Debby Ryan

On the upcoming Disney Channel series Jessie, Debby Ryan plays the titular character, who moves from her small town to New York after high school graduation and falls into a new job as a nanny. Though she has no experience, she brings the blended family together in ways they never imagined possible.

"Ultimately, at the end of the day, she loves the kids and they love her," Ryan tells TVGuide.com. "Her saving grace is the fact that she's resourceful and she's bright and while she's very different than anyone they've ever met before, she very much is relatable to them."

Exclusive: Debby Ryan's Disney series Jessie gets a premiere date

Watch our video interview in which Ryan talks about her love of physical comedy and where she envisions herself in the future.

Jessie debuts Friday at 9/8c on Disney Channel.