Is that really you, Beans?
The early 2000s were undoubtedly the golden era of Disney Channel TV shows, and Even Stevens was one of the best series on the popular network. The show followed the insanely hilarious shenanigans of the Stevens family, and it launched the career of a very young and adorable Shia LaBeouf. The show also introduced the world to Steven Anthony Lawrence, who played the character of Bernard Aranguren (a.k.a Beans). Even though he was the Stevens' neighbor, Beans spent more time at their home — without an invitation, of course — and followed Louis (LaBeouf) around on his many trouble-making adventures.
Obviously, Beans was one of the highlights of Even Stevens. He was a trusty and super nosy sidekick whose hardcore obsession with bacon was borderline psychotic.
Perhaps you've spent some time wondering what ever happened to little old beans. Does he actually love bacon in real life? Is he still a cutie? Well, his personal style has definitely evolved over the years.
Seems like time has stolen the luster of his hair, but he still seems like a fun and jovial fella. Since the conclusion of Even Stevens, Lawrence has maintained a low profile. He currently works as Santa's helper at the Sunvalley Shopping Center in Concord, CA.
As expected, once fans of the show spotted Lawrence, they went totally bonkers. Like, who wouldn't? It's Beans, after all! Many people flocked to the mall in hopes of catching a glimpse of the beloved, bacon-obsessed Disney Channel icon.
Clearly, Lawrence is a good sport because he posed for numerous pictures with his excited fans without making a fuss.
But don't worry because according to IMDB, Lawrence is slated to appear in a holiday movie called Holly, Jingles and Clyde 3D in 2017. He will play the role of Jingles the elf, so this job could just be part of research.
Or maybe he simply enjoys working as Santa's helper? Who knows? All we care about is seeing more pictures of Beans. Let's hope that there's another Even Stevens movie in the future because that would make life so much better. We miss you, Beans, and thanks for all the sweet, sweet memories.