Keke Palmer strikes again! Palmer hosts a new show coming to Disney Plus this December titled “Foodtastic“. The series will feature competition-like challenges between contestants creating larger-than-life sculptures and artwork with food. The series is set to premiere on Disney + December 15th. The Knockturnal caught up with the actress to talk about her new project.
The Knockturnal: How are you Keke?
Keke Palmer Good. Good to be speaking with you.
The Knockturnal: Good to be speaking with you. I haven’t seen you since, uh, the last time we went viral!
Keke Palmer: Oh my gosh!
The Knockturnal: How are you doing?
Keke Palmer: So good. So good.
The Knockturnal:I was just telling somebody, I said, you are never not working. You stay with a job!
Keke Palmer: Girl. Thank you. I need to sit down somewhere.
The Knockturnal: Well, tell me about this. How does it feel? And, you know, I was, I literally was just saying this, I’m talking to my friend. You are literally on track to becoming like the Oprah of our generation.
Keke Palmer: Oh my gosh. Stop it. Thank you. That. Really, to kind of you to say, I only wish that I could have that level of impact. So I thank you for even seeing a sliver of that in me, but I’m very excited for Foodtastic, very excited. It’s literally a collection of all the things I love from food, art posting and acting or doing sketches. I remember when I first heard about the show from Endemol and Disney, I was okay. food, Foodtastic, art shows, you know, But I had no idea how different it was from other food competition shows. It shows the real aspect that they are creating art pieces, like the kind of sculptures in big extravagant pieces that you would see in a museum, except they were going to be using food and changing food elements to actually create the pieces. So that was like, you know, to me, next level, I knew that people were going to love to watch that.
And I was excited to host that because I love competition and. But then you add an element of also me doing the sketches that kind of set up the stories for our artists to actually then create their art from, you know, whether it was me being a character, a new character in a star wars, IP, or beauty and the beast or toy story.
I mean, that aspect of it really was kind of like putting the icing on the cake, excuse me, because it felt so specific to me as well as, you know, giving the audience something that they’ve never seen before. So I’m excited to see how people are talking.
The Knockturnal: When I was watching the clips I saw, I was like, I absolutely love this. And it kind of reminded me of like, there’s art in any aspect of life. You know, we kind of feel that way as well?
Keke Palmer: Absolutely. Absolutely. I mean, I knew it growing up just like hair shows, going to hair shows with my family. You know what I mean? Back in the day, or, you know, obviously going to theaters and, you know, watching musicals and plays, but I had no idea what people do. No idea what people actually deal with food. That was like, to me again, like you said, when you, when you see something like that, you’re like, wow, there really is something for everything in this world. You know, there really is an avenue in a world, you know, a whole, you know, stratosphere, a hierarchy, you have when they call it for every particular subject.
And it was just so cool that Benny and Amirah knew some of the contestants like, so Benny would be like , “I’ve competed with him before” it’s insane, like you guys have history and stuff like that. Very cool.
The Knockturnal: That is amazing. That is amazing. I’m super, super happy for you.
I wish you nothing but success. You are, like I said, you are, and I’m claiming this now you are literally the Oprah of our generation. So I’m just so blessed to talk to you again. And, you know, you always have really good energy and just such a bright light. So, you know, just congratulations of all, everything that is to come.
Keke Palmer: Thank you so much, girl. And I can’t wait till next time I see you. Hopefully we go viral again, girl.
The Knockturnal: All right, I’ll talk to you later, Keke.
Keke Palmer: Bye-bye. Thank you.