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23rd Nov 2023

Dylan Sprouse refused to make weight jokes about his Suite Life mom

Anna Martin

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Dylan Sprouse is officially our favourite twin!

Even when he was just a wee child on the Disney Channel he refused to make any weight jokes about his on-screen mum, Kim Rhodes.

Speaking on the latest episode of the Back to the Best podcast, Kim explained that Dylan and twin brother Cole -who played the titular brothers – “defended [her] all the way through” the show.

The 54-year-old who played the twins’s mum, recalled one of her favourite memories from her years on The Suite Life.

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“I got pregnant when I was on the show, and of course, the show dealt with it by making fat jokes,” Kim explained.

“And one of my favourite memories is Dylan had a line that was a fat joke and he just kept skipping over it. It was, like, in the middle of a chunk of dialogue, so he kept skipping this laugh line.”

“When they went to film the scene in front of the studio audience, Dylan, who played Zack on the show, skipped the line again, and the executive producer yelled at him from backstage. 

“He goes ‘Cut! Dylan! Say the line!’ and [Dylan] goes, ‘I would not disrespect any woman that way, let alone this woman. You write something funny and I’ll say it,'” Kim said.

“That’s my little man.” The actress continued by explaining that it wasn’t just her they looked out for, they also defended Ashley Tisdale and Brenda Song.

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Credit: Kim Rhodes

“They understood that – like, early on, Phil [Lewis] was like, ‘Look, you are the only two people on this set that are not expendable, so you take the bullet, every time.’ And they took that so seriously,” she shared.

“And so the fact that they, at such a young age, understood that it was their job to make sure everybody else was able to do their job was really impressive.”

Though Kim said she’s not in contact with Dylan or Cole anymore, she has a lot of respect for them for being so mature at a young age.