Behind the Scenes of Disney’s ‘Jessie’ with Debby Ryan & Their Special A-List Visitors (PHOTOS)

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Gather your friends and get your popcorn ready because Jessie is almost here! Disney’s highly anticipated sitcom, starring The Suite Life on Deck actress Debby Ryan, follows an 18-year-old girl from Texas named Jessie, who moves to New York City and becomes a nanny for a high profile couple who live in a hotel penthouse. Jessie finds herself teaching them life lessons as they grow up without having their parents around. The new series also stars Peyton List, Cameron Boyce, Skai Jackson, and Karan Brar as the Ross children, and Kevin Chamberlin as their butler.

Check out the gallery to meet the cast and see some stills from upcoming episodes!

Celebuzz recently visited the set of Jessie, where we chatted with the kids and Debby Ryan herself about what we can expect to see on the show and what life off set is like. Debby explained more on her character, saying:

“I have a lot of my phrases on the show. I’m not the kind of person who says you can’t have imaginary friends or any fun in general. I totally foster that, and I think Jessie fosters that as well. There’s a lot of my own personality in her.”

On comparisons to Suite Life’s Bailey, she adds, “I’m never going to forget Suite Life – not just the people I worked with, but the kids who watched it. Jessie is very different than Bailey. I’m older here. It has a lot of relatability with people who saw me as Bailey, but I feel like I’m taking it to the next level. It’s a growing process.”

Debby has not only been playing a mentor to her castmates on set, but she has also become a role model for them off set as well. “She’s definitely a Disney veteran. She’s great. She’s guiding us along the way. I think it’s great to be working with her because she’s just an amazing person,” Cameron told us.

The young actors also recently got a surprise on-set visit from Disney veteran Selena Gomez and her superstar boyfriend Justin Bieber!

Skai talked about the famous couple’s visit, saying, “Justin Bieber was fantastic! I didn’t know they were coming. I was in school and just came down and saw him and was so excited. He wrote me a note to stay sweet and it was nice, so maybe he’ll come back soon.”

Who else is the cast hoping makes a visit to their set and maybe even does a guest appearance on Jessie? None other than Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner! Who wouldn’t love a visit from him?

Stay tuned to find out if their wishes come true! Jessie premieres on Friday, September 30th at 9PM on the Disney Channel.

Check out an inside look at Jessie below!

What do you think? Will you be tuning in to watch? Sound off in the comments!

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