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2 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Olivia Trujillo filmed multiple episodes of General Hospital. This year she been seen on Little Big Shots and you may recognize her as a judge from season two of The Toy Box!

1. What was your time on set like filming #REALITYHIGH?

I had a blast. Everyone was so much fun and wonderful to be around. Tatiana Lett (young Dani) and I really bonded and spent a lot of time together. Even today I am still friends and in contact with many members of the cast.

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

Working with the remarkable Wonder Woman, totally awesome!

3. How did you enjoy your summer shoot for Target?

Target is always a blast! Who could ever complain about being at the beach and getting paid for it?

4. What was the experience like working on Little Big Shots?

It is a crazy good time. You get to meet so many talented kids from all over the world. The time goes by so fast when you are there.

5. What was it like filming with Steve Harvey?

Steve Harvey is hilarious! I have to say it is live TV, so I was nervous at first. Translating instantaneously is never easy and you have so many dialects in Spanish. None of it was rehearsed or scripted, I get asked that a lot. Some words just do not translate in English, so I was really worried. But then you get on stage and you start laughing because Steve really is that funny and you forget about everything else.

6. How different is it to work on a show like The Toy Box?

The Toy Box is different because you are working with a lot of other kids who have a different perspective on every toy. You are mainly judging adults and their perception of toys they think kids will find fun, outrageous right? But that is what makes it so unique.

7. What is it like filming with Eric Stonestreet?

Eric is like a big kid. I don’t think everyone gets to see how much fun he is on the The Toy Box, but we had a fantastic time. Think of playing with toys all day with your parents. Crazy fun!!!

8. How long did the season take to film?

It went by really fast, we filmed in just under 3 weeks.

9. What is the toughest part of being a judge?

The toughest part of being a judge is you have to tell someone you did not like his or her creation. It’s not personal. You are trying to pick one toy for kids all over the US. It needs to be universal, unique and be the best toy ever. Then as kids we have different interests and that can be challenging when having to make collective choices. I looked for a toy that could be around for an endless amount of time, that was fun for everyone and all ages could play.

10. Do you have a favorite toy you’ve gotten to see on the Toy Box that didn’t make it to the finale?

Yes, but we are still under contract and not allowed to share just yet.

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3 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Paige Ollivier played the role of Josslyn Jacks on General Hospital. This year she has been busy working for Crazy 8 and GAP!

1. What was the coolest thing you got to do at an audition this year?

I got to do tumbling for Crazy 8 and shoot photos as the photographer. I like to learn how all the equipment works and sometimes Crazy 8 even lets me choose my poses.

2. Do you help your brothers prepare for their auditions too?

They aren’t doing much acting right now but when they do audition I help them remember to look in the camera and speak loud and clearly. My little sister is getting started in acting and we practice with her a lot because she needs more help.

3. What was the experience like doing voiceover work?

It was really fun because you get to wear headphones as you speak into the microphone. Seeing myself as a character was really cool too. The singing was really hard but they worked to make sure I sounded great!

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

I met lots of new friends and it was fun seeing old friends again too! GAP is a great company to work for and I love all their new clothes!

5. Do you have a company you would love to shoot for one day?

I’d love to work with Justice one day! I really like their clothes and style. I also love Target and American Girl.

6. What has been the best part about shooting for Crazy 8?

Seeing all the friends each time! We are like a family! Plus they have the best snacks! The breakfast tacos are my favorite! Their wardrobe and hair stylists are so cool and they always create amazing looks.

7. What does it feel like to be brought back for multiple shoots with them all year?

It is very special and I am very thankful that they keep asking me back! I hope it continues forever.

8. Do you have a favorite outfit you have modeled for them?

Crazy 8 had a shirt made especially for me and I loved that! I also loved the more grown up looking outfits…I got to dress up like I was going to work. I love all the soft cozy clothes.

9. How did you react seeing your images up in their stores for the first time?

Some of them are so big! They are even bigger than my dad! They look really cool and I like it when my friends find me in the stores.

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

I just got my roundoff back handspring and have been working on that all year! Also my soccer and basketball teams kept me busy.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I hope to do a TV show or movie this next year because its been awhile since I’ve focused on that.

5 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Cooper Friedman is Quinn’s younger brother. This year he has been seen in episodes of Adam Ruins Everything, Teachers, and the film Fun Mom Dinner! You may also recognize him from his recurring roles on Colony and Shameless.

1. What was your experience like working on Fun Mom Dinner?

Fun Mom Dinner was a blast to work on. I got to work with new friends and I thought everybody did an amazing job.

2. Do you have a favorite scene you did for the film?

My favorite scene was when my family got locked out of the house and we had to stay in the backyard until 3:00 A.M.

3. What was your time on set like filming Adam Ruins Everything?

Adam Ruins Everything was a lot of fun. One thing that I have a lot in common with Adam…. is that we both love to play the Nintendo Switch. For hours upon hours, me and Adam played Legend of Zelda and Arms on our Nintendo Switches. We both brought our games to set, and we had a lot of fun!

4. What was the pilot shoot for Raised By Wolves like?

I loved filming Raised By Wolves. After a few days, everybody on set became a big happy family. We all had a blast together on set. Also, we all made great life-long friendships together and see each other all the time. Filming Raised By Wolves will always be a great memory in my heart.

5. How did you enjoy working with several other kids in your scenes?

Filming with other kids is such a blast! I love playing and hanging out with other actors that are about the same age as me. I have made so many great friendships with other kids on set!

6. What was the best part of working on your episode of Teachers?

My favorite part of working on Teachers, is all the improv me and the actors do together. Improving is so much fun, and the show Teachers loves improv. They loved my improv so much, I’m coming back on set to film another episode later this week.

7. Were you nervous at all walking the runway at LA Fashion Week?

I’m never nervous! No matter what I do, I’ve never been nervous about anything. I’m never nervous at auditions or filming on set either. To be an actor, you can’t be nervous when your going inside auditions. You have to be confident and feel the room.

8. How did it feel to return to set for another season of Shameless?

I really loved working on another season of Shameless. I ate a lot of Pop Tarts on set and I loved seeing my acting mom again. We talked so much on set and I loved hanging out with her. Oh and craft service had….. SUSHI! I love CA Rolls!!!

9. What is your favorite thing about playing Lucas?

My favorite part of playing Lucas was all the Cherokee we did on set. We sang and played instruments together!

10. Do you have a favorite scene you did for season two of Colony?

My favorite scene was when I was in a car, and there was a gun fight outside the car. There was a lot of stunt people and special effects! There was a lot of big military vehicles that were really cool on set.

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7 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Devin Weaver is TK’s older sister. This year she has done multiple ommercials, episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and a live taping of A Little Advice!

1. What was your time on set like filming How We Live?

Well I ended up being too young for the lead role so I’m hoping I get another opportunity to really show off my acting skills. I just had a small supporting part in the film.

2. What was the best part of filming your Chubby Puppies commercial?

I just love the people at Spin Master. They are so nice and generous with me. I also had a good friend on set with me.

3. How did you enjoy shooting for Twirly Girl?

That was my first print job and I had a blast. I don’t have a print agent yet but I hope to do more print in the future if time allows.

4. What is it like to film for a show like Jimmy Kimmel Live?

It is so fun and funny!! Jimmy Kimmel is one of my favorite things to do.

5. Were you nervous at all doing your latest skit live in front of the audience?

No! I love being on stage. I do a lot of stage shows so this was nothing new to me. I really enjoyed it. I’d love to do more.

6. What was the experience like taking part in a live taping of A Little Advice?

It was so fun!! I was actually a little nervous for it since I had no idea what questions would be directed at me but it went really well and I’d love to do it again. Everyone was laughing a lot.

7. What was your shoot for your Brightlings commercial like?

It was so fun. I worked with Kailey on that one too. We met at Mattel. I’ve done about 4 jobs for Spin Master so working with them is always a treat. The director on Brightlings was super nice too. He lives in Canada but I hope I get to work with him again sometime.

8. How did you enjoy filming your commercial along side your brother?

Oh that was amazing! We can’t wait for it to come out! Probably won’t see us much but it was a blast doing it.

9. How do you prepare for your theater parts?

I practice A LOT! Every day. You have to be big on stage. It may be my favorite thing to do.

10. Do you have a favorite part you’ve gotten to play in any of the shows?

Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, the Genie in Aladdin, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Look for me on Facebook and Youtube @DevinDreamWeaver. I just started my pages. Thank you!

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10 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Elvis Martinez played the role of Lucian on General Hospital. This year he has been busy getting back in the business with auditons, and worked on a project for Nickelodeon!

1. How did Elvis get started with acting?

He was 9 months old when he was scouted by an agent and started as a baby model.

2. What was it like to have Elvis be part of an iconic soap opera?

It was very exciting to a have him be part of General Hospital, a soap opera that many have enjoyed & watched including myself at one point or another. It was also exciting to see him in Soap Opera Magazines on magazine stands featuring the story plot.

3. Do you have a favorite scene that he filmed for General Hospital?

They were truly all my favorite, with the beautiful and talented Vanessa Marcil & Adrienne Barbeau, and the handsome & talented Maurice Benard choosing one scene is difficult. 🙂

4. What was the experience like filming his Wells Fargo commercial?

Filming the Wells Fargo commercial was exciting as it was in the heart of downtown L.A. The street was blocked off and transformed into the set. The ATM was not real!

5. How did you decide to get back into acting?

I took a break because my family moved and I was getting use to my new school. I really missed acting and I asked my mom if I could start auditioning again. So I did! I’m so happy and having fun doing it.

6. What has been the hardest part of auditioning so far?

Scheduling with other activities that I have going on like baseball and guitar practice can be a challenge but I always choose the audition because it’s another opportunity that I’m grateful to have to do what I love.

7. Do you ever get to watch your episodes of General Hospital?

Yes! I’m able to see clips on Youtube.

8. If you could work with anyone in the industry who would it be?

Definitely Will Ferrel! I love comedy and his movies, he is so funny!

9. What is your favorite part of acting?

I like using my different emotions in a character role. I get to practice in a program called Drama Maniacs and with my acting coach. I also like the audition process, it’s on the spot acting or improvising.

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

I was in the Allstars for my baseball team, I’m in my school play that is premiering Saturday at the Barnsdall Theatre in Hollywood, I made my first stop motion movie at my school and won “Best Picture” in the contest (it’s up on my page) it meant a lot because it’s against bullying. I’m also getting ready for the variety show at my school, there’s a lot of practice before February!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Yes, I’d like to thank star_kidz for your support and feature! I would also like to encourage other kids to follow their dreams! Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a great 2018!

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12 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Sofia Naccarato has done episodes of both General Hospital and The Young and the Restless. This year she has been busy with a commercial for A&W, performing at the Kids’ Choice Awards, and doing live theatre!

1. What was your time on set like filming your A&W commercial?

A&W was really fun because first I got to work with one of my friends Ruby Jay, and also because all the kids on the set we also do musical theater and like to sing so we sang a lot during our breaks.

2. What was the experience like performing at Universal City Walk?

That was really cool because the tech on their stage was amazing the lights the sound for a live performance was probably the best I’ve ever experienced.

3. How does it feel to have worked on two iconic soap operas?

I feel really proud to have been able to work on such iconic soap operas. The professionalism on set is just an amazing experience.

4. What was the experience like being involved in the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards?

That was an incredible experience because not only was it a live television performance but it was also filmed in front of a huge crowd on stage. The energy was exciting and intense.

5. How did you enjoy getting dressed up as Wonder Woman?

That was really cool because the costumes were handmade for each person to fit you exactly and the details on the costumes were like nothing you can buy in any store. I still have mine. They let us keep them.

6. Did you do anything special to prepare performing in front of a crowd that large?

No, I actually didn’t realize how large the crowd was until I was out on the stage.

7. How did you prepare for your role in Shrek the Musical?

Well musical theater preparation is a lot of work I actually worked on that role for about three months before we opened the show.

8. What was it like taking the stage on opening night?

It was actually really hectic because I was working on the A&W commercial that day and I had to rush straight from filming to opening night and I actually missed walking the red carpet. I think we have some funny footage of me running down the red carpet all by myself as I was late for call time.

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

I was involved in a really cool film project and the director Natalia Hermida and her team were absolutely amazing. I learned so much from being on set with them and watching the way they all work together.

10. Is there anything you can share about your upcoming short film?

I was so thrilled to be involved with this project because all of my acting had to be done without any lines. It was all emotive through facial and body gesture.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Thank you to Star-Kidz for including me again this year in the Holiday Q&A.

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16 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Reagan Fernandez is Scarlett’s older sister. She has done episodes of The Kicks, The Thundermans and you may have spotted her in various catalogs for American Girl!

1. How did you get started acting?

It was actually my mom that got me started. Wherever we went people were always telling her that she should get me started in acting. Our friends knew some managers and the rest was history.

2. Do you remember your first audition?

I was five months old when I started acting so I don’t remember my very first auditions but I so remember some very early ones.

3. How did you enjoy filming your episodes of The Kicks?

Filming the Kicks was super fun. We got to shoot at this beautiful school. All of the girls were around my age and we all did school together and talked in between scenes.

4. What was your experience like filming your Old Navy commercial?

Filming the Old Navy commercial was so cool. I already knew some of the kids from auditioning and from past jobs. We filmed on the Warner brothers lot in the little city of facades and working with Julia Louis Dreyfus was amazing.

5. What was your time on set like filming for The Thundermans?

I definitely remember this audition. I auditioned and the next week was the table read. I remember being really nervous for the table read because everyone already knew each other, but everyone was super welcoming and they showed me around and we hung out the whole week. When I came back to film more episodes, we basically picked up where we left off.

6. What was it like attending GHFCW with your sister?

It was awesome. I already knew some of the cast from visiting set, and I got to meet new people too. It was so nice to see the people that support her and the show.

7. What was the best part of shooting for American Girl?

I shot multiple times in multiple beautiful locations for American Girl. One of my favorite was a huge mansion in Malibu.

8. How did it feel seeing yourself in their catalogs for the first time?

We have always been big fans of American Girl at our house, so it was so cool getting to see myself in the catalog along with the other girls. My friends all got the catalog too and would always tell me that they saw me.

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

The Thundermans would probably be my favorite project to date. It was my first tv show role and I was ecstatic when I found out that I got the part.

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23 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Kayla Torres played the role of Marisol in two episodes of General Hospital this year. You may have also seen her in an episode of Tosh.0 and she has also done some work for Lowe’s!

1. How did you get involved in the industry?

Well, me and my brother always made shows when we were little and I always liked performing since I was a gymnast, so I decided to give it a try.

2. What was the experience like going on your first audition?

My first audition I was very nervous, although the people there were very nice, but I had no idea what I was doing.

3. What was the process like to film your Lowe’s video?

It was very long and a lot of sitting around, but everybody was super sweet and helpful and it is always fun being on set and doing what I love.

4. How did you enjoy working on your segment for Tosh.0?

I loved working on Tosh.0 because it was hilarious and everyone on set was super funny and friendly and Daniel was great.

5. What was your time on set like filming for General Hospital?

It was again a ton of waiting around, but when I got on set I was nervous because the moment that I have been waiting for and working for finally came.

6. How did you react when you found out you were brought back for a second episode?

I was just so exciting that I was given the opportunity to come back on one of the biggest soap operas there is and I was just so thankful and happy I started jumping up and down and I almost started crying happy tears.

7. What was it like filming with Matt Cohen?

He is just such a great amazing person and he is great to work with. I just felt so blessed that I got to work with him, he is one of the sweetest people I ever worked with.

8. How did you feel seeing your episodes air on TV?

It was a little frustrating because I am so used to criticizing myself and I was just thinking of how I could have done things better, but I was also extremely proud and happy for how far I have come.

9. Who have been some of your favorite people to work with in the industry?

I have loved everybody I’ve worked with and I could not choose who is my favorite because they are all so sweet and great.

10. Do you have a favorite project that you’ve done?

I would have to say that my favorite project I’ve had so far is probably Tosh.0 because it was so fun and funny to be on set although I loved all of my jobs.

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