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"When, against all odds, Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African-American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store.
“I would have people I haven’t spoke to since the fifth grade — haven’t spoken to since the 5th grade and is literally not asking for themselves but asking for a friend or their cousin. “I feel like I’m going to have to get another five years removed to understand truly the effect that has had on the world,” he said.
He added that it’s become so popular that he was only able to get his mother in twice.
“I was on a plane just the other day going over the music and got to the song ‘I Know Where I’ve Been,’ and just the thought of [Jennifer Hudson] singing the song next to me is…it’s giving me chills right now,” he says.