Jyllina Skye Rodriguez did an episode of The Neighbors. This year she has been seen on Fresh Off the Boat and has recently been working on the film Little Cousin!
1. What was the best part of filming your VTech commercials?
It was like playtime! I loved the merry-go-round. They attached the kiddie zoom action cam to the merry-go-round to film us as we were going around and I got to hold one as I went down the slide. The version with the slide is in the French version of the commercial. Its so cool to see yourself in a commercial that is not in English! LOL!
2. What was it like shooting for Fishman and Tobin?
I got to shoot this with my friend Jax. Getting to work with your friends is always pretty awesome. We shot all the scenes in a school in LA. One of the rooms we shot in was a music room and we got to play with the instruments. I play the drums so I chose the drums while we were shooting.
3. How did you enjoy being interviewed for LA Talk Radio?
It was my first time doing a radio interview. I got to wear headphones and they gave me a microphone to speak into. I got myself pumped up right before the interview by entertaining myself in the lobby. I did mucialily’s while I waited for my turn. I tried to give my best answers without giving away any of the stories to the questions they asked me. One of the cast members to 22 years was with me.
4. How did it feel seeing your photo in the South Philly Review?
Oh my gosh, that was so exciting! Dawn Noel texted a picture of it to my mom while she was in Philly. So cool to see a picture of yourself in a newspaper.
5. What was your time on set like working on Fresh Off the Boat?
Filming Fresh off the Boat was cool, I made new friends and met new people. I was part of the Fresh off the Boat debate team. They gave us real debate books that I read in between takes.
6. What was the experience like filming with Constance Wu?
Working with Constance Wu was so exciting. I drew a picture for her while we were filming the classroom scene and I gave it to her after we wrapped the scene. She loved it. Shes soooooo funny!
7. How did you enjoy working with Ian Chen?
Ian is super nice, he was telling jokes between takes. He’s very professional and I loved that about him.
8. What has been your favorite project to work on this year?
The Pastor for sure. There is so much that I want to say about this project but I don’t want to give away any spoilers. You will be surprised for sure.
9. Is there anything you can preview about your upcoming series in Probable Cause?
What I can say is that it is a super cool police TV show. The lead characters are Alex Hudson and Lindsay Davis. I’m in the first episode that comes out. It will have some pretty cool surprises which end up being bigger then the people who watch originally thought. The cast and crew are pretty amazing. They have already begun filming. My scenes will film towards the end of December. I can’t wait!
10. Can you share anything about your role in Little Cousin?
My character and her best friend have a crush on Isaac. The girls are best friends and have a tight bond. My favorite part was getting to ride my bike in some of the scenes. It was my first time being mic’d on a bike. It was super fun.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Definitely go see The Pastor! It should be out by the end of this year or beginning of next year. This was my first feature film and I learned and grew so much during filming. I most definitely want to continue filming movies. You really get to bond with the cast and crew because you spend so much time with them. I have a small cameo in my sister’s feature film which films in December too.
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