Steven Anthony Lawrence is an Los Angeles-based actor who you might recognise for his role as Beans on Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens.” Since the show ended in 2003, Lawrence has continued acting with roles in “Kicking and Screaming,” “That’s So Raven,” and “Weeds.” He also offers acting classes for all ages. For more information contact Lawrence directly at [email protected] Following is a transcript of the video.
Steven Anthony Lawrence: Hi guys, my name is Steven Anthony Lawrence I was Beans on “Even Stevens.” Everybody has a Beans in their life or they are the Beans. If you can’t think of one you are.
“Even Stevens” aired on Disney Channel from 2000-2003.
You know you work five days a week with people for four years and it’s a set like that, you become very, very, very, very close to people. You know, it was like a family. There was not a dry eye in the studio on the last finale.
Shia has a wacky side. Maybe I like him because I kind of have a wacky side too, I guess. But, you know, he has a huge heart, he’d literally give you the shirt off of his back. I still lived in Fresno, actually, when I was shooting the show. My dad was driving me back and forth, you know, putting a lot of miles on cars. Shia one day just kind of surprised me with an Xbox on Christmas.
The audition process was pretty cool, actually. You know, you have pre-reads and then you have your call backs. My thing, my personal thing that I always did as an actor, as a kid at least, was I kind of feel out the room, see if they were kind of in a rush or not, if they were kind of connecting. Then I’d ask if they wanted to hear a joke. So, I told this pirate joke.
Lawrence liked to do his own stunts.
It was the first kind of stunt thing I had to do, they lowered me down like “Mission: Impossible” while the girls were sleeping. It was the most jerry-rigged stunt ever. It was like one of those pulley systems. All this grip needed to do was for me to just piss him off one day or something.
Lawrence’s other roles include appearances in “Kicking and Screaming,” “That’s So Raven,” and “Weeds.” He recently appeared in a music video for Marshmello & Lil Peep. Lawrence also offers acting classes for all ages.
I am still doing classes. I do only charge 40 bucks a week. I teach kids, I teach all ages. Anybody that’s hungry. I think it’s a big, big, big blessing to get kids to start learning technique at an early age instead of just making faces in front of the camera. We underestimate kids. Kids can be pretty darn smart at times.
Any chance of an “Even Stevens” reunion?
Maybe. Maybe, I can’t actually say anything right now about that.
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