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Cara and Sienna Gwartz played the role of Holly Jonas on Days of Our Lives. In addition to the soap you have likely seen the girls in one of their other recurring roles on Jane the Virgin, 2 Broke Girls, and Ray Donovan!

1. How did you feel when the girls booked Ray Donovan?

We were so excited that we immediately started watching the show from the beginning. By the time we got to the current season that the girls were on, we were so into the show we nearly forgot the reason we started watching in the first place.

2. What was their experience like working with Dash Mihok?

Couldn’t be better! He has two daughters of his own so he’s a natural and such a nice guy.

3. What was the best part of working on 2 Broke Girls?

The actors, actresses, and the entire crew were absolutely incredible!

4. How did Cara and Sienna enjoy filming with Jennifer Coolidge?

The experience was terrific! She is hilarious and oh so talented.

5. What was it like to have Cara and Sienna recur on a soap opera compared to a primetime series?

The girls got a lot of exposure on the daytime shows between promo videos and on screen time which was a lot of fun.

6. What was their first day on set like for Days?

They filmed a birthing scene! Very fitting for their first day of work.

7. How did they enjoy filming with Ari?

She’s incredible! She was so excited to finally have a baby of her own on the show and was absolutely the sweetest to work with.

8. How did the girls like working with Nadia?

We couldn’t have asked for better on our first show! Nadia has a baby around their same age so she was always looking out for the girls and she is so nice as well!

9. Is there a way to tell Cara and Sienna apart on screen?

Not really… Even we have a hard time telling who is who on screen from time to time, but their personalities are very different. For some reason Sienna does really well with the more serious dramatic shows like Ray Donovan and Grey’s Anatomy, and Cara’s personality really shines on the comedy shows like Two Broke Girls.

10. Do you have a favorite scene that they filmed for the soap?

Anything with Ari!

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1 Day ‘Til Christmas!

Emily Skinner played Kim Marston in an episode of Days of Our Lives. This year she has been busy filming her role in Disney Channel’s Andi Mack which is currently in its second season!

1. What was your time on set like filming Shake It Up?

I was so excited to get to be a part of the show! I was in the Glitz It Up episode and played a bratty pageant girl who suffers her first defeat. The writing was hilarious and I had a lot of fun playing my villainous character!

2. How did you like working with Zendaya?

Zendaya was warm and welcoming. I remember thinking she was so beautiful, hard working, confident and accomplished. I wanted to be just like her one day…

3. What was your time on set like filming Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp?

I was lucky enough to have a scene with Molly Shannon! She was so easy to work with and the dialogue between myself and her felt so natural when we were filming! I hope to get to work with her again someday!

4. How did you enjoy filming a music video for Avicii?

This was such an amazing project and, to this day, one of my favorite experiences ever! I hadn’t ever done a music video before, so I figured that my chances of booking were not great; but I had a dance teacher whose baby was really sick and I was trying to figure out a way to fund raise for her. I actually self submitted for the project with the intent of donating the profits to her. I was overjoyed to hear that I booked it! I grew so much working on that set under director Julius Onah and with Joshua Fredric Smith as my father…I think that it benefitted me as much as my dance coach! Go check out the video…it is a beautiful story about hope, redemption, and what can happen when someone believes in you:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6iKSUoUN48

5. What is it like to be a part of a Disney show vs. working on a primetime show?

Because Andi Mack is a single camera show, all shot on location in Utah, it feels like a primetime show. Andi Mack has also been so much fun to shoot since there are so many kids in the cast…and I truly love hanging out and working with each one of them! Creator Terri Minsky and Executive Producer Michelle Manning; as well as the entire cast and crew, keep the atmosphere professional but also fun and kid friendly!

6. What was your first day on set like for Andi Mack?

First days are always a little nerve-racking…but mostly just super exciting! Sometimes I can barely sleep the night before! But the Andi Mack cast was soooo welcoming from the start, that I warmed up to them quickly and that made the experience even more amazing because I enjoyed being with them so much…it didn’t even feel at all like work!

7. How would you describe your character Amber?

Amber is Andi Mack’s nemesis. First impressions lead the viewers to believe that she is the “it” girl, leader of the popular girl clique. In the first season Amber was Jonah Beck’s girlfriend, and she was jealous and insecure when Jonah and Andi became friends. She tried to pull them apart. But in the second season, Amber is dimensionalized as viewers are given more insight into her tumultuous home life and lack of any meaningful relationships. Amber is more vulnerable this season…she feels lonely and in need of some guidance…

8. What has it been like traveling to Utah to film the show?

The flight to Utah is quite short from California and doesn’t take much longer than driving to LA during traffic hours! I love Utah! Salt Lake City is beautiful and clean, and I love to hang out in Park City with all of its outdoor activities, art galleries, and delicious restaurants!

9. How do you enjoy filming with Peyton Elizabeth Lee?

It is the best getting to work with her! I love Peyton…she is one of my best friends! It is so much fun playing her nemesis on set, but it’s sometimes hard to keep a straight face when playing the mean girl character with her. We both work hard and keep it professional when filming…but we laugh a lot after the scenes are cut since our onscreen relationship is so opposite of our offscreen friendship.

10. What has been your favorite scene to film for the show?

The Ferris Wheel scene in “The Snorpion”, because it was a night shoot on a ferris wheel and we got to have a pizza party after we wrapped!!!!

11. Is there anything else you would like to add?

I feel very lucky to be a part of this groundbreaking show! Thank you so much for interviewing me!!!!!

Happiest Holidays to all of you!!!!

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1 Day ‘Til Christmas!


Lauren Boles portrayed Ciara Brady on Days of Our Lives. This year Lauren has appeared in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and NCIS: Los Angeles.

1. What was your time on set like filming for Grey’s Anatomy?

It was great! I got to lay in bed all day while everyone else had to stand! Plus, I had actually started watching the show even before I got the audition so I was sooo excited to try our for it. When I found out I got the part, I actually started crying because I loved the show so much.

2. How did you prepare for your role?

Well I didn’t have very many lines, so I did not have to memorize too much, ? but I did have to work on my facial expressions. Because of my lack of lines, that’s the only way I could express my character.

3. What was it like working with Kevin McKidd?

Kevin really seems like an expert who knows what he’s doing and he wasn’t too strict!

4. How did you enjoy filming with Sarah Drew?

Sarah’s so sweet and down to earth. She and Jesse have a lot of fun together, which made it very entertaining for our whole cast.

5. What was the best part of working with Jesse Williams?

Jesse is HILARIOUS! (He’s not so bad to look at either??) He was constantly cracking jokes and he would make us all laugh right before we had to be serious and cry!

6. Is there anyone in the cast you got to meet, but didn’t get to film with?

Since we were filming on location, I didn’t get to meet the rest of the cast, but Dr. Bailey walked through our area a little, but unfortunately we were filming and didn’t get to see her.

7. What was the experience like doing voice over work for Target?

I had never had a voice over job before so it was different because I didn’t have to go through the wardrobe, makeup, hair process. I also didn’t have to memorize lines because they were right in front of me!

8. How did you enjoy working on NCIS: Los Angeles?

I was very happy that I was going to be part of the crime scene because that would make it more action filled and intriguing. This was another project that we worked on location for so we were in some forest in the middle of nowhere, so it was more natural than a set.

9. What was the best part of filming with Caleel Harris and Zachary Hinrichs?

Caleel and Zachary are super sweet boys with personality and it made our “three musketeers” group even more enjoyable.

10. What have you been up too recently with your acting? Any new projects coming up?

I’m in eighth grade now so I am very focused on school and my grades. I want to get into a great high school. But when pilot season comes along, hopefully l’ll be back out there!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I just want to say thank you to the fans who watch and support me. Hopefully I can come back to be Ciara on Days of our Lives again someday!

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2 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Christian Ganiere plays the role Parker Jonas on Days of Our Lives. This year he has been seen in Darkness Rising, and has multiple films in the works!

1. How did you enjoy working on your film Darkness Rising?

It was cool. I really liked having the prosthetics on. I loved how scary I looked in them.

2. What was your time on set like filming The Bay?

Cold and windy. Haha. It ended up being a really windy day. We had to put a hat on my head to try and keep my hair down. I loved the opportunity.

3. How did you enjoy filming with James Nigbor?

He was so fun. It was like having a real brother which I’ve always wanted. He’s super nice.

4. What was the experience like working with Gregori J. Martin?

Gregori is nice and I loved working with him. He’s been great to me and inviting me to the premier and everything for this season. It was fun watching how the episodes turned out.

5. How does it feel to continue to be brought back to Days of Our Lives to film?

I love Days. It’s my favorite. Nadia is so sweet to work with. Everyone is so nice. The directors and producers and crew, it’s like a big family.

6. How do you feel when you get to see your scenes air?

It makes me smile. It’s fun to see myself on TV or Netflix or the Internet or even a movie screen. Sometimes I look at myself and think, wow! I look so young. Or man I look so creepy. It makes me laugh.

7. Do any of your friends or family get to see your episodes of the soap?

My mom finds out when my episodes will air and she watches them. Then she shows them to me. A lot of my friends parents watch them online. Or fans will contact me and say, I saw you! It’s kind of funny.

8. If the writers wrote a storyline for Parker what would you like it to be?

Not where I die. I die in a lot of stuff. Haha. I don’t know. It would be fun to have a storyline with Holly. I’ve always wanted a little sister.

9. Do you have a favorite event you have attended this year?

My favorite event has come up yet. There’s a big Christmas party I’m going to at the Science Center that I’m pretty excited about.

10. Can you share anything about your role in Wish Man?

I play the Michael he’s based on the first child that inspired Frank to make the Make a Wish Foundation. Michael loved motorcycle cops and gum. I am so honored to be able to play the role of such an inspirational kid. And to have gotten to work with and spend time with Frank Shankwitz he’s just a great human being.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Christmas.

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3 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Vivienne Rutherford played Older Arianna on Days of Our Lives. This year she has been seen in commercials for Turbo Tax, Tile, Visit California, and voiced her first animated role!

1. What was your time on set like filming your Turbo Tax commercial?

Well, it was fun! Probably the most fun I had on a set because I met Alana and Connor (two of the other haunted kids) and we played a lot while we waited!

2. What was the experience like filming with Kathy Bates?
I didn’t get to see her a lot, it was kind of all about just scaring her, but she was nice to me when I met her. She said “Are you gonna scare me!?” Then, in one of the scenes where I was shooting with her, she had to drop plates because she was scared of me, because I was a ghost in the window, and I had to keep my eyes open the whole time. I couldn’t blink, because I was a ghost, and ghosts do not blink! And it was really hard, because when she dropped those plates on the ground, it was VERY loud!

3. How did you enjoy filming your Visit California commercial?

They were really nice to me – everybody was nice. But I had to swing around the whole time, and sometimes the waves would crash into me while I upside down. One time, the director said “Action!” and I could see a wave coming at me, but I just went ahead and started saying my lines – and the wave hit me right in the face! And nobody noticed for a moment because they were all concentrating on the camera – but my pretend dad saw what happened, and he pulled me up out of the water IMMEDIATELY!

4. How did you like voicing Waddles the Puffin for Disney Jr?

That was my first animated role! I was in a little studio, and they played the lines from the other kids, so I could hear how everyone sounded and roll right into my lines. They showed me on the computer what Waddles looked like, so I got a sneak peek!

5. What was the process like shooting your commercial for Honda?

I had to wear a big blue cape because they were only filming my head. And I had to sing while this little light went around and around my head. They told me, “Don’t be scared, but the camera is going to go right by your face.” But it wasn’t too scary, I honestly wasn’t afraid of it, even though it did come really close.

6. How did you react to seeing the final cut for it and special effects?

It was weird for me because everybody at school saw it, and everyone kept saying “I saw your head!” or “I recognize that head!”

7. What was the experience like going to Romania to film a commercial?

It was weird having to travel so far to shoot, but I got to fly in the top level of the plane, which was really cool! When I was on set, people would talk to me in Romanian, and I didn’t really know what they were saying, but luckily, my pretend dad spoke English and Romanian, so he would translate for me. We went to a tea shop that had all different kinds of teas, and there was a restaurant that had a kitten who lived in there. He was really cute, but he liked to bite people as they came in! It was August, so it was really hot, and my costume was a long sleeved red shirt with flannel pajamas AND a flannel coat over that. So even though it was night-time, I was still boiling hot!

8. What was the best part of working on your set of Tile commercials?

The best part of the Romanian shoot was having the experience of traveling, and I loved working with my director Mark.

The best part of the Los Angeles shoot was getting to hold Panda Ernie and spending so much time with the crew.

9. How did you prepare all of your lines?

I worked on them at home, and then on set the director would take time to talk me through the lines I was about to say – and then that would echo through my head as we started rolling.


10. Do you have a favorite commercial you have done?

Tile! It’s my favorite because the crew in both Romania & LA – they were so nice (even though sometimes I couldn’t understand them sometimes.) I just loved them!

3 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Teo Briones played Timmy Bernardi on Days of Our Lives. This year he was seen in the film Wind River and he starred in the Amazon pilot Will vs. The Future!

1. What was it like working on the film Wind River?

It was great. We filmed in Park City, Utah and I had never been there before. It’s a cool place. I was there for about 4 weeks all together. I had a lot of scenes to shoot, most of them didn’t make it into the final edit though. The director, Taylor Sheridan, is so wonderful to work with. He made me feel really comfortable around all those amazing actors. The whole cast and crew were really nice. It was such a great experience.

2. How did you enjoy working with Jeremy Renner?

I loved it! He is such a great actor and inspiration. He was always very serious on set. I think this film was very important to him, and you could see that on set, and it shows in the film as well.

3. How did you react when you heard you booked Lethal Weapon?

I was very excited! It was such a great part and I felt a connection to it already through the audition process. Once you start to do something so many times for auditions, callback after callback, it starts to be a part of you already.

4. What was it like working with Clayne Crawford?

He Is an awesome guy! I learned so much from him. They do a lot of improv on set, if you have seen the show you have probably guessed that. It is really fun and also challenging. Trying to keep up with it, and also trying not to laugh when it is funny are both hard, but when you feel like you really nailed it and can fit in with the adults, it feels good. I think it was probably one of my favorite acting experiences in my life so far, probably because of how Clayne and I got along, (and all of my scenes were with him). But also because of the awesome crew and other cast members-even ones I had no scenes with. Everyone is just so nice over there, and seemed like they really were enjoying what they were doing, and everyone wanted to be there and make a good show.


5. How did you prepare for the role and the action?

Well, there really wasn’t too much action for me, just a lot of running and I guess a little jumping. But, I do gymnastics and XMA, so I am pretty athletic in that way. As far as preparing for the role, I just study my lines and try to figure out who the character is. What his motivations are. Things like that.

6. What was the casting process like for Will vs. the Future?

It was pretty short for me, I sent in a tape and then a while later I got a call to come in to audition. I did not realize the audition I was going to was already the final callback, and some people already had contracts! There were a bunch of people there, a few of each of the main 3 characters. They kept mixing and matching people, but throughout the time I did keep going back in with either Lexi or Ashlyn, until it ended up being just the 3 of us a lot.

7. What is the best part of filming with Lexi Underwood?

I don’t know if I can name a best part, it was just fun! We just really hit it off and became good friends through the process. Obviously we were together a lot of the time, so it’s a good thing we get along!

8. How do you enjoy working with Ashlyn Faith Williams?

She is so nice and has such a bubbly personality. Even though she wasn’t on set as much as Lexi and I, the 3 of us grew very close.

9. What was your favorite scene to film?

I think the scene in the teacher’s lounge was my favorite. I like doing action and I did all of my own stunts, so that was cool.

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

Well, I have spent a lot of time in New York. My dad is in Miss Saigon on Broadway at the moment, so my mom and I travel back and forth all the time. Luckily I am homeschooled, so it is not too hard. It does make auditions difficult sometimes. I do a lot of taping of auditions while I am there. Other than New York it has just been schoolwork and auditions!

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4 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Jonathan Tysor did an episode of Days of Our Lives for the carnival. This year he has been seen for Old Navy, Skittles, and has been busy working on A Doggone Adventure!

1. What was the experience been like doing a live theater production of Beauty and the Beast?

It was so much fun to perform in front of a live audience! I also loved being super dramatic and singing/dancing. I played Mr. Bundles, Wacky (had a great time learning the basics of being a ventriloquist!) and Eddie.


2. What was opening night like?

Everyone was super nervous before opening night because if you mess up on stage are no redo’s, however we all worked together and it turned out to be a huge success!

3. How did you enjoy doing a new shoot for Old Navy?

Doing Old Navy shoots is so fun because I get to travel to San Francisco and sometimes I have time to explore and do fun things there! Everybody on the shoot is also very nice and fun too.

4. What is the most challenging part of working with a green screen?

I love working on green screen. The most challenging part though is to look at the same things as everyone else when there’s nothing there. I have a vivid imagination and have no problem pretending to see things but coordinating with everybody else is can be a challenge.

5. What was the best part of being on a game show for Totally TV?

Being part of “What’s the Word” on TotallyTV was a blast. It’s unscripted and we just had fun. Smoochie the Clown was definitely a highlight too.

6. If you could film a project anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

I love to film in LA because I am closest to my friends and family. If I had to choose another place it would probably be somewhere in Scandinavia or Britain. I love Sweden and would like to travel more around in the Nordic countries. I would also like to travel in Britain because I LOVE their accents and I might get to see some Harry Potter attractions!

7. Do you have a favorite part of filming your Skittles commercial?

Of course I really enjoyed eating a lot of Skittles but I also got to work with Ashley and Edward (of Winterstone Pictures) who did my first ever commercial and they are the BEST!

8. What has your time on set been like filming A Doggone Adventure?

The Doggone team has become family by now. A Doggone Adventure was directed by Tony Randel (the first two were directed by Jim Wynorski). We all know each other well. This is the last movie in the trilogy and will be out very soon. It should be a fun one!

9. What is it like to return to your third film with the same cast and crew?

This cast has become so close and I have made great friends so returning to another film is great because we have so much fun and hang out together! In between takes on A Doggone Adventure my friend Walker (who plays David Hill) and I got to go explore an area with lots of rocks and our cast mate, Kurt (Yaeger), told us a lot about the different kinds of rocks and how to find gold!

10. Is there anything you can share about the documentary you have been filming?

I play the role of an astounding scientist as a child escaping Iran. He has an amazing story (and some incredible theories). We filmed out in Johnson Valley at a place called Dry Soggy Lake with an award-winning European film team. I got to meet the scientist I’m playing (hoping to take him up on the offer to visit him at Princeton one day!) and feel very lucky to have been part of this project. The documentary should be out sometime next year.

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4 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Rowan Smyth did multiple episodes of Days of Our Lives. This year he was seen in an episode of Teachers and his film I Believe is now available on DVD!

1. How did you prepare for performing in the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards?

We had an all-day rehearsal the day before. There were a lot of us on stage so we had to learn our spacing and cues. It was a fun job to work because I have watched the awards many times and it felt so awesome to be up there.

2. What was the best part of working on your film Dismissed?

It was such a nice crew. I got to meet Dylan Sprouse (who I play in a flashback) which was exciting because my brother and I used to watch Suite Life a lot when we were younger.

3. What was it like to attend the screening at the San Diego International Film Festival?

So fun! They introduced the cast after the film and brought us up for a Q&A session at the end. It was so interesting to hear from the filmmakers and the vision for the movie.

4. How did you enjoy working on Comedy Bang! Bang!?

I had worked with the director on a commercial before so it was fun because I already kind of knew him. I also got to work with Weird Al who was really nice. My parents showed me some of his old videos from when they were kids so it was fun to meet him after that.


5. What was your experience like working on Teachers?

Teachers is such a funny show. The Series Regulars also produce the show so it’s really cool to see them all work and put so much into the show.

6. How did you like working with Kathryn Thomas?

She was great. I had to cry in the scene so she gave me some advice which was really nice.

7. How did you react when you booked I Believe?

There were quite a few callbacks and chemistry reads before I booked it so that added to the anticipation. I was SO excited when I heard. I really felt connected to the character so I was hoping it was meant to be (and it was!).

8. What was your time on set like working on the film?

Amazing! The other actors were so talented and I learned a lot. To get to be a lead in a film at my age felt really incredible.

9. How would you describe your character Brian Webber?

Brian is smart, curious and he loves his family. He was also very conflicted in the film because he was learning about God and became a Christian but his father didn’t support it.

10. Is there anything you can share about your role in Saturday at the Starlight?

I’m not sure what I am allowed to share but I can say it was fun filming and will be a funny movie.

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4 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Stella Hopton did episodes of Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. This year she has been seen in a commercial for Buick, worked for Nickelodeon, and more!

1. What was it like to see your photo in store windows for Stride Rite?

Really cool because friends & family from around the country saw it too.

2. What was your time on set like filming your Panera Bread commercial?

So much fun! Met a new friend my pretend sister & my pretend dad looked like Will Ferrell & was hilarious!

3. How did you enjoy filming your Buick commercial?

It was cool to work with someone famous.

4. What was it like working with Ellie Kemper?

Really fun, she’s super nice & played my pretend mom.

5. What was the experience like meeting JoJo?

Didn’t meet her just went to taping of Lip Sync Battles where her & Nick Cannon are the host. It was a fun day being behind the camera not in front of camera.

6. How did you enjoy shooting at Mammoth Mountain?

Well there was lots of snow but so much we couldn’t work on the outside shots until the snow storm passed. It was a long but fun week!

7. What is the best part of doing voiceover work?

Like being in the booth it’s sound proof.

8. What inspired you to get involved with your band Miss Martian?

Every year I’m in a band with my school.

9. Do you have a favorite song to preform together?

We performed Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

10. Is there anything you can share about the Nickelodeon show you were working on?

Not at this time.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Thank you for interviewing me & Happy Holidays!!!

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6 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Kenley Smyth is Rowan’s younger sister. This year she has been seen in commercials for Nissan, Calzedonia with Julia Roberts, and she recently booked a film!

1. What was your shoot for your Calzedonia commercial like?

Really fun! I got to make a lot of funny expressions and it was exciting to see which one they chose for the commercial.

2. What was the experience like filming with Julia Roberts?

She was really sweet and beautiful. She and the director had worked together before so it was a really smooth shoot.

3. What was your time on set like shooting for the Red Nose Day special last year?

I liked that a lot because there were several kids in the scene. My favorite part of the business is making new friends.


4. How did you enjoy working with Anna Kendrick?

She was so funny! She asked us lots of questions and had everyone laughing.

5. What was it like to work on your episode of Santa Clarita Diet?

It shoots in my hometown so it was nice to be working so close to home. I shot flashbacks so all of the clothes I wore were vintage which was fun. There was also a really sweet dog who hangs out on set every day. I had fun petting him.

6. What was your shoot like for your Nissan commercial?

That was one of my favorite jobs ever because I had so much fun with the other girls. We were instant friends!

7. How did you react to seeing yourself on the packaging for a Baby Born doll?

It was so exciting! I love going to the store and seeing the doll. My mom bought one and I love her.

8. How did you enjoy working for America’s Got Talent?

It was great! It was improv so we weren’t sure what we were going to be doing but we got to just be ourselves and talk.

9. What was the best part of filming with Nick Cannon?

He was so funny and I like that he laughed at my “catchphrase” which was “boom that was awesome!”.

10. Is there anything you can share about your role in Funny Story?

Just that my character is really funny. Comedy is my favorite!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I have a really cool project shooting after the new year. I can’t wait to tell you about it next time!

7 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Mason McNulty played the role of Nicole’s Dream Son on Days of Our Lives. This year he has been busy with episodes of Teen Wolf, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and Lethal Weapon!

1. What was your time on set like working on your episode of Teen Wolf?

My time on Teen Wolf was amazing. It was so far one of my most favorite roles.

2. What was it like to film with Tyler Posey?

Tyler is a great guy. I actually had started the same acting school that he was at when he got Teen Wolf, but I was only 4 so I am sure he doesn’t remember me from then. But he is a very caring and awesome guy. I like to think we are still buddies.

3. How did you enjoy filming Speedy-Snacks!?

I liked filming Speedy Snacks. This was a film camp I attended, so it was a week full of fun and filming with my friends.

4. What was the experience like filming your Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders episode?

Filming Criminal Minds Beyond Borders was another one of my favorite shoots. The whole cast is “AMAZING!”

5. What was the hardest part of doing the night shoot for the show?

The hardest part of doing the night shoot on CMBB was staying a wake. I was only 10 at the time. 😉

6. How did you prepare for the role?

How I prepared for the role on CMBB and pretty much any role that requires a lot of emotion is my mom and I talk secretly and we don’t share with anyone. It helps me get into the place where I can connect emotionally.

7. What was the best part of working with Gary Sinise?

The best part of working with Gary Sinise is a very nice man. And to work next to someone who has so much talent blows my mind.

8. How did you enjoy working on your episode of Lethal Weapon?

The best part of the role I had on Lethal Weapon was working in the made up arcade. The cast and I were playing with all the prizes that were set up as props…They are a really funny bunch.

9. What was it like to work with Clayne Crawford?

Clayne Crawford is great. Super kind and very funny.

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

My favorite project so far this year that I have worked on has been Teen Wolf. It was a great story line. And I really liked playing the creepy ghost kid.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I would like to THANK YOU so much for including me in your Holiday Q&A’s. It is a lot of fun. 🙂

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13 Days ‘Til Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Isabella Cuda filmed an episode of Days of Our Lives playing a friend of Ciara’s. This year she has been busy working on the short films Capri Sunday and Irreconcilable Devices along with a performance at the Kids’ Choice Awards!

1. What was the experience like doing your Wonder Woman live performance at the Kids’ Choice Awards?

It was amazing! I loved seeing all the smiles of the kids and stars when Gal Godot said that we were going to have a laser battle. I really love making people smile!

2. How long did it take to prepare the performance?

Dress rehearsal took a day long including fitting, practicing formation, stage rehearsal, lunch, and schooling.

3. What was your shoot for Omni Cheer like?

It was really fun! I loved dressing up in all these cheerleading uniforms. I met so many great people who made the experience amazing!

4. How did you feel seeing yourself on the cover of San Diego Family for the first time?

At first I was like, oh who’s this and I realized it was me and I went completely ballistic.

5. What was the best part of filming Irreconcilable Devices?

Probably just filming the scene itself. It was so funny watching the final product!

6. If you could film a project anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

Switzerland and Croatia because I’m from there and they are beautiful countries.

7. What was your time on set like filming Capri Sunday?

Filming Capri Sunday was an amazing experience, the cast and crew were totally amazing!

8. Is there anything you can share about your role in the film?

Jennifer Larson is very laid back, does the least as possible, wants the credit but doesn’t want to work for it kind of girl.

9. How did you and Gage Magosin get involved in doing multiple projects together this year?

Our moms Nicole Cuda and Leela Magosin work together and find projects that we would like to work on and they submit both of us for it and we tell them that me and Gage are great friends and work well together.

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

Probably the Kids Choice Awards because it was so fun to be a part of! I loved being Wonder Woman!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I look forward to the release of my feature film “Willie & Me”, starring Willie Nelson and Darby Stanchfield from Scandal.

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15 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Cheyenne Nguyen played the role of Molly in an episode of Days of Our Lives. You may have also seen her on Teachers, in a commercial for Target, and most recently, in an episode of Walk the Prank!

1. What was the best part of filming The Cookie Mobster?

The cast, crew and location was in Malibu.

2. How did you enjoy working with Mackenzie Foy?

Mackenzie Foy was really nice and personable. She opened up and share her hobbies, like how much she loves Tae Kwon Do.

3. What was it like working with Danielle Parker?

Danielle loves schools and she’s is so smart academically.

4. What was your time on set like filming the pilot for Teachers?

That was a fun pilot, I was on set with Isabella Alvarez and we did set schooling together. All the female series regulars wrote their own stories and they were all hilarious in real life too. They made the set very fun place to be.

5. How did you feel when you found out they were bringing you back for another episode?

That was a very nice surprise and I enjoyed it more for the second episode.

6. What was your shoot for your Target Back to School commercial like?
It was very interesting, it was directed by a teenager and this is the first time I worked with a green screen. The monsters were adults in green suits and holding a monster puppet.

7. Which role that you’ve played so far has been the most challenging?

Days of Our Lives, I had to cry on cue and it took several cuts before it was a wrap.

8. What was your experience like working on Walk the Prank?

All the cast members were very friendly and invited me to eat lunch with them and be goofy like regular kids.


9. How did you enjoy working with a cast of all kids?

That was the best, it felt like I was hanging out with friends. It did not feel like I was working on set.

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

This year is very challenging, lots of callbacks but nothing is for sure until you get that contract.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Every day there are new opportunities so I’m optimistic that the right door will open for me with a break out role.

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17 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Kingston Foster played the role of Heather in an episode of Days of Our Lives earlier this year. She has been seen in multiple commercials, and you may recognize her from her recurring roles on Great News and Fuller House!

1. What was it like filming your episode of Days Of Our Lives?

It was a tight space and an old sound stage, but it was fun and everyone was nice.

2. How did you enjoy working with Casey Moss?

He was very nice and a great actor.

3. What was your experience like working on your episode of Criminal Minds?

It was my very first TV show and I got kidnapped!

4. How did you enjoy filming your Little Tikes commercial?

I got to see how the people who help with voice overs word; I became friends with them because there was a lot of voice over work for the commercial.

5. How did you feel returning for the second season of Fuller House?

I was very excited to get to know in real life the characters I had seen on Full House.

6. What is the best part of filming with Dave Coulier?

The best part was that he would always do cool things and make sounds.

7. Do you get nervous at all filming the show in front of the live audience?

Sometimes I get a little nervous, but one time my grandma and my brother came to the live audience.

8. What would you like to see happen for your character Joan in a future season?

I would like her to torture Ramona a lot when she (Joan) visits; also I would like to dance with Ramona.

9. Do you have a favorite episode you’ve shot for Great News?

My favorite episode is “Carol’s Eleven” because I got to switch places with Katie to show what Katie was like as a 6 year old.

10. Can you tell us anything about your character in the film Zombies?

Her name is Zoey. She wants to be a cheerleader but zombies aren’t allowed to be cheerleaders. Also she really wants a dog, but Zombies can’t have those either. I loved playing this part.

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18 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Gabriel Maddox Maier has appeared in episodes of both Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. This year he has been seen in the short film A Scholar’s Journey, an episode of Teachers, and already has projects in the works for 2018 including an episode of Cool Dad!

1. What was the experience like filming A Scholar’s Journey?

It was a great shoot. The director, Ryan Hawkins was so cool! I liked the way the short was filmed. It was a great experience.

2. How did you prepare for the role?

Not much to prepare. The character was so like me, so I was just myself.

3. What is the best part of auditioning?

Seeing the casting directors face when they smile and say “great job”!

4. If you could film a project anywhere in the world where would it be?

Hawaii!!!!!

5. What was your time on set like filming Teachers?

Lots of kids, so I got to socialize. I had my own trailer and got to hang out in there in between scenes.

6. How did you react to seeing your scenes in the episode?

I get a little shy seeing myself on screen. But I think I did a good job!

7. What was it like working with Katy Colloton?

She was so funny and awesome! Hilarious!

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

I worked with Jerry O’Connell last week. He was super cool and friendly.

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

Earlier this year was so busy (pilot season). Had a few pins and producers sessions. Came oh so close!! I am now homeschooled, so my curriculum is spread out so its really manageable and I get more free time.

10. Is there anything you can share about your upcoming episode of Cool Dad?

It’s super FUNNY!

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20 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Presley Chasson is the sister of Autumn who did some work for Days of Our Lives. Presley has been in the business since she was a baby with a huge resume that only got bigger this year with work for Rime Arodaky, H&M, Jakks Pacific and more.

1. What was the experience like filming A Christmas Break-Out?

Filming A Christmas Break Out was a lot of fun! The entire time we were shooting it was raining so it really felt like holiday time!

2. What was the best part of getting to work with your sister on it?

The best part of working with my sister Harmony was going to the grocery store and getting any of the treats we wanted without mom knowing!

3. How did you enjoy shooting for Matilda Jane?

I always like to work with Matilda Jane cause I love the fun hairstyles and comfortable dresses!

4. What was your time on set like shooting for Rime Arodaky?

Rime Arodaky is my Fav job so far I got to go on location for 3 days with my mom and I alone. We shot in Santa Barbara and we stayed in a great little hotel and the photographer Greg Fink was so nice.

5. Do you have a favorite part of getting to do flower girl shoots?

My favorite part of shooting flower girl dresses is the clients always gives me a dress to take home. Last shoot I even got to keep shoes!

6. What was your shoot for Lali Kids like?

Lali kids shoot was awesome cause I got to shoot with Gretchen Easton she has been shooting me since I was 6 months old. We shot a a beautiful house in Pasadena with a pool.

7. How did you feel seeing yourself on the Jakks Pacific/Disney Princess Palace Pets boxes for the first time?

I think its funny seeing myself on toy boxes its fun when my friends go to target and see me!!!

8. What was your time on set like shooting for H&M?

It was so fun shooting H&M back to school we danced and talked about fashions for back to school and I got to keep all of my outfits.

9. How did you enjoy working with Tia Mowry?

Tia Mowry was so nice to us and she was totally outgoing and fun!

10. What has been your favorite recent print job to do?

My favorite recent print job was with photographer Adam Hendershott for Chaser Brand amazing clothing and such a fun shoot!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I have been auditioning for general hospital and the casting director really likes me I get to meet with producers each time I hope to be on the show one day!

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21 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Greyson Foster is the older brother of Kingston who did an episode of Days of Our Lives. This year he was seen in an episode of The Fosters and you may recognize him from his multiple national commercials or his recurring role on the series Heartbeat!

1. What was your time on set like shooting your Clorox commercial?

It was really fun. I got to be exposed to raw chicken! I played a nurse whose patient was a chicken!

2. What was the best part of filming your Liberty Mutual commercial?

It was the second time that I had worked with a green screen on a sound stage. I also made good friends on set.

3. How do you prepare for an audition?

Preparing for an audition I get focused and run over my lines. I also get into character and find ways I can connect to the character.

4. What was your experience like working on your episode of The Fosters?

It was one of my more challenging characters. I had to play a kid who had autism and was helped by the use of music.

5. How did you enjoy filming with David Lambert?

I could tell that he was a very caring person, After we were done filming for the day he walked into my trailer to tell me I did a good job.

6. What was it like filming your Jell-O commercial?

The Jell-O commercial was the first big commercial that I had booked. They even made the actor who played my dad dye his hair to look more the color of my hair.

7. How did you feel when you heard you booked a recurring role on Heartbeat?

I felt shocked and excited, In fact, at that time I was home schooled with my dad and we ran around the house celebrating.

8. How did you enjoy working with Melissa George?

I connected with her as my character’s mom – especially when we had a scene playing a video game together.

9. Do you have a favorite episode you got to film?

“The Land of Normal” This was my favorite episode because I got to be on the medical set and even go in disguise as a surgeon!

10. What has been your favorite project to work on so far?

My favorite project so far has been Heartbeat because I got to keep going back to develop friendships with everyone. It was neat to be a part of different plots each week. My character even got lice in one episode!

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24 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Seth Carr played the role of Randy on Days of Our Lives back in 2014 and since then has worked on multiple television shows, films and commercials. Next year Seth will be seen in the new Black Panther movie and the Nickelodeon series Knight Squad!

1. What was your time on set like filming for Days of Our Lives?

It was my very first tv show I had ever booked, I got to film for 2 days it was a lot of fun.

2. What was it like working with Shawn Christian?

He was extremely nice and made it fun on set.

3. Do you have a favorite part of filming your episode of Code Black?

My favorite part of filming was getting my makeup done to make me look very sick, and accidentally falling asleep while in the gurney which made it much more real while filming.

4. How did you enjoy working with Sherri Saum?

She was nice.

5. What was it like to film for a movie (Black Panther) that’s a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

It was epic and surreal. My favorite part was flying back and forth to Atlanta to film. Playing Young Killmonger was such an honor and Michael B. Jordan is so funny and really cool to work with.

6. What was your time on set like filming your episode of Superstore?

I loved working on Superstore because it really feels like a store instead of being on a set. And waving at all the trams on the back lot of Universal Studios while they were on tour.

7. How did you feel when you saw your Walmart commercial airing for the first time?

I was at a restaurant with my family when it aired on tv during the World Series. It’s always fun seeing my commercials on tv.

8. What was the best part of working on your episodes of Bosch?

I get to work with my friend Mateo who plays my older brother Jack. It’s always nice to have someone close to my age on set.

9. Who is your favorite person you have gotten to work with so far?

There are so many talented people I’ve gotten a chance to work with, so in fairness they are all my favorite.

10. Is there anything you can share about your role in Knight Squad?

All I can say is be ready to laugh!! It’s a hilarious show.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

My film with Gabrielle Union “Breaking In” will also be in theaters 2018. I play Glover Russell (her son). Can’t wait to share more details.

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