Zenon Cast Reunited And Shared Behind-The-Secrets


Our fave supernova girl is back!

Any ’90s kid will tell you that Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century was THE movie to watch growing up.


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The 1999 film — about a teen girl in 2049 who grew up on a space station and is “grounded” to Earth — was only the fifth-ever Disney Channel Original Movie and became an instant classic.

Well, in luminarious news, three members of the OG cast just reunited! Kirsten Storms, who played Zenon, Phillip Rhys aka THE Proto Zoa, and Gregory Smith — who played Zenon’s love interest, Greg — came together for the first time in 21 years to talk about the movie.

In the exclusive PeopleTV interview, the trio revealed a ton of fun behind-the-secrets about the movie. For example, a lot of the Earth scenes were shot at Gregory’s real-life high school, which he was attending at the time.

“It was such a fun shoot. I remember we all kind of hung out together,” the 36-year-old said. “Because we shot it at my high school during the summer break, they let a bunch of my friends be extras. So in all those scenes, that’s all the kids that I palled around with growing up.”

And Kirsten — who has since gone on to star in General Hosptial — revealed what she took from set all those years ago: “I have some of the wardrobe in my storage unit saved.”


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She also revealed that Disney “did send me the bus stop posters, so it’s extremely large and it was framed.”

As for Phillip, the 48-year-old talked about the iconic major (see what I did there) music number at the end. “I think I got the song maybe the night before [shooting the scene],” he began. “I’m not much of a dancer. I had two left feet. So I was trying to remember the song that I had just been given, plus these dance moves.”


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“If you look at the video, you see the band are dancing, and I’m just really going to the left, to the right, doing a lot of pointing. The choreography, for someone like me, was a bit tricky,” he continued.

Even though the movie aired over two decades ago, Kirsten revealed that she gets recognized by fans to this day.

“But I think it’s funny, I get asked to say ‘cetus-lupeedus’ all the time, and I just go with it. I love that this movie stuck around for so long. And now people are playing it for their kids, which I think is really cool.”


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The movie and its two sequels are currently available to stream on Disney+.

But the million-dollar question came when the group was asked about reprising their roles in a possible Z4, and their answers were simply stellar. “I would be down for something like that,” Kirsten said. “I think they’re rebooting a lot of the OG Disney stories, so I think that would be fun.”

“There’s definitely something there,” Phillip added. “There’s a reason why it connected with so many. It really is. The story, the sensibility — it was this universal tale. Ultimately, [that] there’s no place like home.”


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“It was almost like Wizard of Oz. She’s been grounded, so she’s a fish out of water, and then yet, she still gets to go back home, learning the lessons that she has done. So, everyone can identify with that,” he concluded.

I know people have some strong opinions about their fave shows and movies being rebooted, but if the original cast is on board….sign me TF up!!! I’m ready to be a supernova girl again.


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You can watch the full reunion here.

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