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Katherine Abbott Newman

January Q&A – Sienna Mercuri

Sienna Mercuri plays the role of Katie Abbott Newman on The Young and the Restless. This past year she has also filmed multiple commercials including one for Garanimals!

1. What was Sienna’s time on set like filming her Garanimals commercial?

Well it started off with a good vibe because we got into Sienna’s “first ever trailer” and on the radio was playing the theme song for “The Young and The Restless”- that was comforting. They a had child wrangler on set to entertain the kids with animal balloons, etc. Sienna liked the end of the day too because we got to take a bunch of Garanimal clothes home. The best part was the commercial filmed ten minutes from home!

2. How did you react seeing it for the first time?

When we saw the Garanimals commercial for the first time, we were excited and laughing. We didn’t know if Sienna would be in the final cut so we were very happy. The grandmother Sienna worked with was so nice and funny!

3. What was it like filming the NHTSA commercial?

We had a good experience working on the NHTSA commercial, there was another little boy same age as Sienna she made friends with and then there were many teenaged girls that entertained her and vice versa, oh yeah the craft services was top notch! Plenty of treats!

4. What is the experience like filming the big family gathering episodes on Y&R?

The big family episodes on “The Young and The Restless” are always fun because you get to giggle and play with all of the kids on the show and the adults seem to enjoy it too- amused by all of them.

5. What was the best part of filming the Halloween episode?

The best part of the Halloween episode is of course the real candy on set, seeing all of the cool costumes everyone wears and keeping the costume!!!

6. Does Sienna have a favorite set she likes to work on?

Sienna prefers the “Young and the Restless” – she is always excited to see Ryan and Holden Hare (“Johnny”)

7. How did Sienna enjoy working with Gina?

Gina is super sweet and fun-loving, we hit it up right away with her. She is very personable and attentive to the kids. She is great not to mention gorgeous!

8. What is it like filming with Tristan?

When asked, Sienna said Tristan is great!- she crushed on him when she met him and had fun with the “fort scene” in the family room.

9. What is the best part of working with Alyvia?

What’s not bad working with Aly? She is so sweet to the little kids on the show and always makes a point to say Hello to everyone. She’s humble, kind and jumps in and plays when she can. Just a joy to be around.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Sienna had a great 2017 with four commercials and ten episodes on the “The Young and The Restless” – we are very grateful and blessed with the opportunities we have had. We just found out we will be filming in February again so Cheers! To a great 2018!!!

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!