"LazyTown": What Are The Stars Of The Popular Series Up To Today?
Do you remember the famous children's series "LazyTown"? In it, hero "Sportacus" fights against "Robbie Rotten". But where are the stars of the show today?
"Welcome to LazyTown, A Place Where You'll Wanna Stay"
That was the first line of the intro song to the popular children's series "LazyTown". Colorful and playful, the show encouraged its viewers to have fun by playing sports and giving up sweets. The series offered a mix of cartoons, CGI and movies, as well as great entertainment in the fight between good and evil, embodied by "Sportacus" and "Robbie Rotten", among others. From 2005 to 2014, the Icelandic series also paraded on English screens. But since the end of the broadcast, many fans are wondering what the TV stars are up to today.
Here we go with the first character:
Magnus Scheving alias "Sportacus"
The similarity to the name of the Hellenistic hero Spartacus is obvious. Magnus Scheving took on the role of the hero "Sportacus". His role model function for children was achieved mainly through his healthy diet and sporting activities. We still like to watch clips of him on YouTube.
But what role did he actually play in the series?
"Sportacus" in "LazyTown"
With his airship, "Sportacus" lives above the city. Thanks to his magic crystal, he is informed every time that the city of "LazyTown" is in danger. He is always ready to come to the aid of the town's inhabitants and save them from any threat.
Here is what Magnus Scheving has been doing since the end of the series:
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Magnus Scheving Today
Apparently, the actor's penchant for sports activities was not limited to his role as "Sportacus". On his official Instagram account, the actor can be seen practicing his greatest passion: healthy eating and a sporty lifestyle. Today, the 54-year-old works as a book author and entrepreneur. In addition, he even led aerobics classes in Iceland. In fact, the actor Magnus Scheving has a lot of the character traits of his role as "Sportacus". For his fans, he is also a great role model in real life. Scheving was even "Sportsman of the Year 1994" in Iceland and starred in the 2009 film comedy "Spy Daddy".
Let's continue with the antagonist of the series.
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Stefan Karl Stefansson alias "Robbie Rotten"
"Robbie Rotten" was the villain of the "LazyTown" series. He stands for the "lazy" in "LazyTown" and does everything for his city to be calm and relaxed. That's why he tries to do damage by manipulations in order to get rid of the active "Sportacus". But his efforts are often in vain, because he has no chance against "Sportacus".
[magnus_scheving via Instagram]
Stefan Karl Stefansson
In addition to his activities in "LazyTown", the actor also worked as a dubbing actor for the comedy "Night at the Museum" and the film "Thor".
Unfortunately, the actor passed away on August 21, 2018 from pancreatic cancer. Previously, the disease had made this father of four children increasingly discreet. He had lived only 43 years.
We also did not forget the last important character of the series.
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Julianna Rose Mauriello alias "Stephanie"
As the mayor's niece, "Stephanie" arrives in town as a newcomer. The character is characterized by her pink clothes and pink wig, as well as a constant smile on her face. She was one of our favorites in "LazyTown" and doesn't just do cool sports moves in the trailer!
But what was their mission in "LazyTown"?
"Stephanie" in "LazyTown“
A friend of the town's hero "Sportacus", "Stephanie", a newcomer to the town, brings new life to urban life. Thanks to her cheerful nature, her passion for movement, music and dance, she inspires the inhabitants of "LazyTown" to move a lot.
But she also knows how to take vigorous action when the situation requires it:
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"Stephanie" isn't always in a good mood either. When "Robbie Rotten" is working on one of his plots to rid the city of "Sportacus" and his colorful activities, she gladly helps the protagonist to stop his evil maneuvers so that the city is safe again.
But what is the actress doing today?
[stephanie_meanswell via Instagram]
Julianna Rose Mauriello
The actress, born in 1991, is no longer active in the field of comedy. She has had small roles in commercials and has worked as a voiceover artist on the side. Today, she is a full-time dancer and participates in honors classes at the Professional Performing Arts School in New York. In addition to ballet, she takes classes in jazz dance, Irish dance and tap.
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