Austin Butler breaks silence on if he would reprise his role in the upcoming Zoey 101 sequel
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Austin Butler has revealed where he stands on reprising his role for the upcoming Zoey 101 reboot.
Alongside Spears, Sean Flynn (Chase), Matthew Underwood (Logan), Christopher Massey (Michael), Erin Sanders (Quinn) and Abby Wilde (Stacey) will all be back for the movie.
In a statement last month, Spears said: “I’m beyond thrilled to be back alongside my PCA family and continue the story of Zoey and all the characters fans know and love.
"As an executive producer, it’s been an exciting opportunity to work with such incredible talent as well as Paramount+ and Nickelodeon.”
However, one star who wasn’t mentioned in relation to the reboot is Butler, who played James Garrett - Zoey’s love interest in season four.
Butler is best known for his depiction of Elvis Presley in the biopic Elvis, for which he earned wide critical acclaim, including a Golden Globe for best actor and a nomination in this category for this year’s Oscars.
In a recent interview with Variety, Butler was asked if he’d ever do a ‘cameo’ in the Zoey 101 movie, to which he replied: "I haven't heard anything about that, I don't know.
"I'm so grateful for all those stepping stones that I had throughout my career.
"Zoey 101 was a big turning point for me cause it was the first time I was ever a series regular on a show so I got to be a part of an entire season. I remember getting my first line on a TV show and that was huge for me.
"You have all these different moments that are pivotal… but now I'm just going after whatever story resonates with me or whatever director or actors I really want to work with."
Is he trying to say the story of Zoey and James no longer resonates with him? How could you, Austin.
Austin is in the running for the coveted best actor award at this year’s Oscars and faces tough competition from fellow nominees Brendan Fraser, for his role in The Whale; Colin Farrell for The Banshees of Inisherin; Bill Nighy for his role in Living; and Paul Mescal for Aftersun.
Elvis has earned itself eight nominations in total, including best picture.