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This Year At Star-Kidz!

Happy New Year! 2017 has come to a close and what a busy year it has been. New kids on the soaps, many busy with exciting new projects, and even a couple of staff adventures. It is time to enjoy our annual year end video and take a look back at some of the highlights of 2017!

It’s Christmas!

Ashley Gerasimovich is Alexa’s younger sister. This year she has been busy working on her series The Detour which will make its season three premiere January 23rd on TBS!

1. What was it like filming the second season of The Detour in New York?

I really liked it! It was really nice going home every night and hanging out in my own territory! I got to show everyone from LA how epic NYC is!

2. How did you enjoy working with James Cromwell?

James Cromwell was awesome! Everyone on set called him Jaime, and I really liked his nickname. I felt like it suited him. He was so fun, he would tell us stories about his life growing up!

3. What was it like filming with Jeffrey Vincent Parise?

Jeff was really fun to work with! He was so nice and very cool behind the scenes.

4. Do you have a favorite guest start to film with this season?

All the guest stars were great, I loved working with each and every one of them! One of my favorites has to be James Cromwell. He was so interesting to listen to! He told us what it was like filming “Babe”. He was really cool!

5. How did you prepare for your It’s Fun Being Weird performance?

I prepared by listening to the song over and over again until I memorized it. I showed my family how I would sing it, and made up a dance for it too!

6. What was the experience like filming the Cuba scenes for the season finale?

The actual location in the show was Cuba, but we filmed most of it in NY. Some of the show was filmed in Puerto Rico.

7. If you could film anywhere in the world for the show where would it be?

There are so many places that we can go! I love to travel and see the world! My mom would love to film in Hawaii!

8. What was your favorite scene to film for the season?

I have to say, the song “It’s Fun Being Weird” has got to be my favorite scene! I had so much fun, and it was such a new experience. I will never forget it.

9. What has the experience been like promoting for season three?

There are so many people just as pumped as I am about the premiere of Season 3! I love seeing all the new trailers and posters for the show, and all the fans saying how excited they are!

10. Is there anything you can preview for the upcoming season?

Well, Season 3 takes place in Alaska and that leads to all new adventures for The Parkers. There are new twists in Season 3! Make sure to watch!

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It’s Christmas!

Tate Berney played the role of AJ Chandler on All My Children. This year he has been seen on Young Sheldon, and in commercials for Jeep and Orkin!

1. What was your time on set like working on your Jeep commercial?

The jeep commercial was really cool. First off because I got to work by my house so I didn’t have to drive far! It was a night shoot so it was quick and easy! All I had to do was go on my cell phone which I do all the time anyways! And the guy who played my dad was super chill!

2. What was the best part of filming your episode of Henry Danger?

I didn’t really know what to expect when I started the show because I had never worked on a Nick or Disney show before. I was there all week long. We rehearsed a lot throughout the week before we filmed. It was a fun and easy job because all I had to do was play dodgeball on a trampoline and Im good at doing both ha! I met some really fun people on that shoot!

3. How did you enjoy filming your role in your Hyperlinked episode?

Hyperlinked was different than most other shows I have worked on. It is a new media project so it is run a little differently. Everyone was nice and it was fun going to the premier and seeing the show!

4. Are there any differences in filming a Disney online series compared to a TV show?

Yes, like I mentioned above with these shows its an all week long process of rehearsals, dress rehearsals, doing schooling every day and then actually doing the filming.

5. How did you prepare your log rolling scene for your Orkin commercial?

I was so happy when I booked that job because I like doing things that are challenging. And it was definitely challenging! We had auditions, callbacks and then a 2nd callback where we had to be hooked up to harnesses to show the director how we could handle the log rolling. It was between me and my fake sister and another boy and his fake sister. We ultimately got the job! The day before we filmed they had us come for a rehearsal day so we could practice in the freezing cold pool. It was November, thats why it was cold! They custom made the apparatus that we were standing on and had to continually adjust everything till it fit our bodies perfectly. It was a lot of work rolling and rolling all day long. Super tiring but it turned out to be an awesome commercial! Oh and I lucked out on that one too, that one filmed right by my house too! So it made the 5:30am call time much easier!

6. What was it like to have two commercials airing around the same time on TV?

I loved it. I had never had that before. I had friends telling me that they were watching tv and they saw one commercial and then right after saw the other one. I thought that was cool!

7. What was your time on set like filming Young Sheldon?

I was stoked to book Young Sheldon. Its such a great show and will be a hit for a long time! Grateful I got to be a part of it. Everyone on the cast and crew were really nice!

8. Did you get a chance to work with Iain Armitage?

Yes he was there when I was on set. He was nice. I hung out more with my other co-star and Jordan Montana though.

9. Do you have a favorite costume you shot for Palamon Costumes?

I liked them all actually. I probably liked the Morph Suit the best. No real reason though.

10. What else have you been up to this year?

Well I started my first year of high school! I just finished up my freshman football season and just started on the freshman baseball team. I’m having a great time and super grateful I am able to somehow make it all work out so I can do it all!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and an amazing New Year!

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3 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Abigail Eckstein is the younger sister of Alex, Ben and Caleb who played Spike on All My Children. This year she has been seen for Floatimini, Rookie USA, and more! Make sure to catch her in her game show with Ricky Gervais in January!

1. What was your time on set like shooting for Floatimini?

I had so much fun! I loved all of the bathing suits. Plus I got to shoot with a lot of fun girls and Elizabeth Pettey!

2. Do you have a favorite outfit you got to model for the shoot?

For the Floatimini shoot YES!! My favorite bathing suit was the purple & pink with flower print (it made one of Floatimini’s Instagram posts!)! I also liked the coverup dress that I wore! It was so pretty and comfortable.

3. What was your time on set like shooting for Haddad Brands/Rookie USA?

I really liked it and everyone was super nice. I shot 4 different looks with them and had fun with the boy I was shooting with! I got to take home one of the props from the set too!

4. What was the best part of working for Jack & Becky?

This was my first shoot with Sarifka (but not my last!!) The pajamas are super comfy – I got to keep a few!! But seriously though, there were a lot of other kids there and we did some fun and crazy photos! Lyric and I had a BLAST as the only two girls! Sarifka makes these a lot of fun too!

5. How did you enjoy shooting for Boscov’s?

I’ve had two shoots for Boscov’s already and spotted one of the photos in the Halloween ad while I was shopping with my mom! Both shoots I had so much fun with the other girls! (Being in a family with all brothers, this is always fun!) My first shoot my Grandma got to go with me and she liked one of the outfits so much she bought it for me! The second shoot was even more fun! The braided my hair so beautifully!! I got to wear holiday dresses and felt so pretty! Plus the purple (my dad’s favorite color) and black dress was called “Bonnie Jean” which is my mom’s name!! The photographer let me take photos with the item tag! These last pictures should be out for the holidays and I can’t wait to see them!

6. What was your shoot for Dacee Designs like?

Oh boy!! What a fun shoot! Between eating giant sized s’mores and a huge cup of hot cocoa to stepping INSIDE a bird cage with a parrot!! The bird flew all the way to the top of the room! In one shot, I had glitter stars all over my lips and couldn’t talk! Juliana, Brooklyn, myself and the other girls had a blast again with Sarifka!

7. How cool is it to have your image on package tags on coats at Costco for 32 Degrees?

Oh my gosh its so awesome! A lot of my friends and parent’s friends have seen them and told me about it or sent photos to my mom!

8. What is the best part of heading into NYC for auditions?

I really like having lines to work on and remember, its challenging and fun! I love running into actor and model friends on our way or at the audition. My grandparents are in North NJ and sometimes we get to stop and see them a while.

9. Who have been some of your favorite people to work with this year?

Sarifka definitely, Elizabeth Pettey, and last but DEFINITELY not least – Ricky Gervais! I loved working with him – we were always laughing!!

10. What has been your favorite project to work on this year?

That’s a tough one because each one was a new adventure with new friends. But if I had to decide, my favorite project was the ABC Game Show I filmed this year! I made a ton of new friends! We all had so much fun on and off set- exploring NYC and having lunch together, playing games and dance parties!! The crew was a ton of fun to work with. I was sad to say good bye to Sage, Sabrina & Rane, but hope to see them again! Optional #11 – Is there anything else you would like to add? Thanks so much for having me as a part of this years Holiday Q&A! I loved the questions and am so grateful for your continued support!

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