Canadian teen drama 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' is the secret everyone knows, flying just under the radar for nearly a decade, picking up fans from 5 to 50. The show has launched numerous high-profile careers from its enormous cast, like rapper Drake, '90210' star Shenae Grimes and Nina Dobrev of upcoming series 'Vampire Diaries.'



Two of its most beloved stars are Lauren Collins and Adamo Ruggiero, who appear in the new feature-length movie 'Degrassi Goes Hollywood.' Lauren and Adamo stopped by the PopEater offices to discuss the challenges of growing up on camera, how fame in Canada stacks up to fame in the States - and Adamo shares the unique experience of watching his character embrace his sexuality before the actor could. Watch the exclusive video after the jump.