Dakota Lotus stars as Cooper Wrather on the hit Disney Channel series Coop and Cami Ask the World. Currently airing its second season, the show follows two siblings interacting with their millions of followers online.
We spoke with Dakota about what viewers can look forward to from the upcoming episodes of season 2 of Coop and Cami Ask the World, what his fans can expect from his upcoming EP and music career, and what it’s like to be a member of the Disney family.
Read on for our exclusive interview with Dakota Lotus below:
What would you say initially motivated you to pursue acting as a career? Was there anyone who influenced or inspired you?
I started musical theater at 5 and had the amazing opportunity to study for 8 years with Janet Adderley. I don’t think I realized that I wanted to start auditioning until I played J. Pierpont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying! That role made me realize that acting is what I want to pursue! Some of my inspirations for acting are Chris Pratt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Jim Carrey!
Can you tell us a little about your role as Cooper on ‘Coop and Cami Ask the World’ and what viewers can expect from them as a character? Would you say you and Cooper are alike at all?
Cooper is a kind-hearted and generous kid who loves his family and his “Would you Rather” live stream! He’s always getting himself in the sticky situations and he’s a full-on goofball! Cooper and I are alike because we both are very loyal to our family and friends and we both have a love for music!
Coop and Cami Ask the World is currently airing new episodes of season 2 on the Disney Channel. What can you tease about what viewers can expect from the new episodes? What are you most eager for the audience to see?
I’m so excited for Coop & Cami fans to see all of the crazy and fun Would you Rather’s in Season 2 along with some awesome new characters and some awesome stunts!
What are your hopes for your character as the season progresses? What would you love to get the chance to do or see in an upcoming episode?
I would love to see Cooper and the Wrather Family do a crossover with another Disney show like Raven’s Home or Sydney to the Max.
A lead in a Disney Channel series is such an amazing opportunity. How exciting and fun is it to be a part of the Disney family?
The Disney family is honestly the best! I make so many new friendships and bonds with different people and it truly is an honor to be a part of such an amazing family!
You are also branching out from acting and plan to release an EP later this year. Can you talk a little about what inspired you to explore music and what listeners can expect from it?
Music has always been a huge part of my life! I’m super excited to share what I’ve been working on with everyone! I hope you guys like it!
Who would you like to collaborate with musically in the future?
It would be so awesome to collaborate with someone like Charlie Puth or Billie Eilish! That is a dream of mine!
Thank you so much to Dakota Lotus for taking the time to answer some questions for us!
Be sure to check out Coop and Cami Ask the World currently airing on the Disney Channel.