Jeremy Piven, Jake T. Austin

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The cast of Entourage may want to practice toning down the dirty language.

If Wizards of Waverly Place star, Jake T. Austin has his way, the HBO boys will do a guest gig on the hit Disney Channel series. "That would be incredible," Jake told us recently. "I'd love that."

We caught up with Jake, 14, recently to talk about the new Wizards TV-movie (premiering tomorrow night), about what happened when he spilled a tray of smoothies all over Selena Gomez and about why Jeremy Piven is his idol.

You've mentioned in interviews that Jeremy Piven is one of your favorite actors. Have you met him?
I haven't. I worked with Kevin Dillon on Hotel for Dogs, and I was bombarding him with questions...Jeremy Piven is incredible. It's hard to take your eyes off him.

Why Jeremy Piven?
He's done so many different characters and roles in his career. He's done more than 40 movies, and he's got so much diversity. He's really incredible. I love Ari Gold speeches and how he chews people out. I think it really makes the show.

Do you think Jeremy would be good for a guest role on Wizards?
Umm, they're two different demographics [laughs]. I think it'd be interesting to see, and of course we'd be open to it. We'd love that. Their schedules are probably so busy it'd be hard to book them, but that would be incredible. But even Adrian Grenier or Jerry Ferrara.

What's the craziest or funniest thing that's happened recently while filming the Wizards of Waverly Place movie?
We had a scene in Puerto Rico where I had to carry this tray of smoothies, and I'm standing next to Selena, who's wearing this beautiful dress and all this makeup. Someone bumps into me, and I spill the entire tray all over Selena. It was in the middle of a scene, so we had to go along with it and pretend it was written. That's one of those times where your acting skills are really put to the test. We actually made it work.

—Reporting by Dahvi Shira


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