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The Young and the Restless

2 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Bianca and Chiara D’Ambrosio played the role of Summer Newman on The Young and the Restless. This past year the girls have been busy working on their music, web series and attending events. They also already have an episode of a popular Nickelodeon series set to air next year!

1. How do you choose what gets filmed for your Day in the Life episodes?

Our schedules can get so crazy after we do school and on the weekends that we just look and see what fun stuff we have planned to share with everyone. Sometimes it’s an event we are invited to, sometimes it’s something we have scheduled (like recording a song) or just hanging out with friends going somewhere fun. The Museum of Ice Cream is a perfect example. Who doesn’t like ice cream???

2. Which has been your favorite episode to release this year and why?

We are so lucky to have so many amazing opportunities to share. I have to say The Museum Of Ice Cream and the day we all went to Beautycon was super fun.

3. How did you come up with your Twin Talk series?

Twin Talk was something that we started doing because we love talking and sharing things we love like Stranger Things. We could do an entire series just on Stranger Things. Lol. But we also are really into doing challenges. I think one of the best ones was the Egg challenge, because our dad joined us and he’s just awesome. Watch that one and you can see him crack eggs on our heads. Lol.

4. What was it like meeting Britney Spears?

That show was so amazing. Getting to meet and greet someone we have grown up loving was so cool to be able to meet her and get a photo with her. The show is great. She has so many songs that are just incredible and she’s such a pro.

5. What was the experience like collaborating with Hayden Summerall for Young and Free?

Hayden is a great guy and a friend. It’s funny, the video is a lot like Hayden. We wanted someone to be in the video with us and he came in and saved the day. Lol. We had so much fun doing that shoot with him.

6. If you had to choose between acting or singing, which would you choose and why?

Hmmm. That’s such a hard question because we love both. Music is around all day long (just watch us on musical.ly and you’ll see!). We both love playing our instruments and learning covers to do, but we have recently been focusing on originals too. So that’s something we can always do on our own whenever we want. Performing is so much fun too, especially when we go to schools and see other kids just having such a great time. It’s so immediately rewarding.

Acting is such a passion and we have been so fortunate to work on so many different shows. We just did a guest star role in Ricky, Nicky, Dicky and Dawn which was so much fun. We actually worked with the same crew we worked in See Dad Run with as well, so that made it bonus special.

Have we answered yet? Lol. I guess it’s both!

7. Do prefer working together in the same scenes or sharing a part?

We were just talking about this and being twins, we love working together, but if one of us gets an acting job, we are happy and excited for the other because in the end, it benefits both of us!

8. How did you enjoy attending the Mattel Party on the Pier event?

Oh yes! Giving back is such a huge part of our lives. So being a part of the Mattel event with so many other friends is so rewarding and we are always thankful to be asked to be a part of events like that.

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

Hayden, the cast and crew of R,N,D and D, Paul Boyd (who directs all the music videos we have made) and all of our teachers!

10. Can you tell us anything about your upcoming episode of Nicky Ricky Dicky & Dawn?

We play twins! Spoiler alert! Lol. It’s a really funny episode and we were so happy to be a part of it! Now if we only knew when it airs! Lol.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Watch Stranger Things. If you ever meet us and want to talk for hours… mention Stranger Things! Lol!

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2 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Jared Breeze played the role of Max Rayburn on The Young and the Restless. This year he has been busy working on Critical Mass and Another Period!

1. What was it like working on a project with your younger brother?

Of course working with my brother was fun, but there was always a little competitive feeling in the air, as we both tried to out do each other.

2. Do you have a favorite location you got to film at for your film The Boy?

I loved filming in Medellin, Columbia but around the motel set, which was a three hour car drive to the north in the idyllic town of Antioquia, my favorite place was the small hut with Sammy the bunny (named by yours truly).

3. What was your first day at Y&R like?

Honestly the first day I was really only feeling ecstatic and then on the second day I started felling a little intimidated because all the actors there were so talented and established.

4. What was the best part of filming with Aidan Clark?

It was really cool having another kid on the set. Most of the other actors were adults. So we got to play around a bit. Much to the dismay of the adults.

5. How did you enjoy working with Michael E. Knight?

He was such a funny and enthusiastic dude and I think that his personality carried over onto everyone working with him.

6. What was your time on set like filming Feud?

It was as if I had stepped into a time machine. Every actor was wearing something from the 1930s and it was so fun just to look in the mirror and see myself wearing mustered colored pants.

7. What was the experience like working with Susan Sarandon?

It was a learning experience because she was such a good actress just being in her presence helped me get better. Kiernan Shipka was really nice, too. Very fun to work with.

8. Do you have a favorite part of attending the YEA Awards?

Since I didn’t win, the best thing was going to the Universal Park afterwards. But seriously, I really had fun doing all the interviews on the red carpet.

9. How did it feel to be nominated?

I felt really exited I got nominated and it warmed me up inside.

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

You mentioned the pilot for the National Geographic channel “Critical Mass” and FEUD. In addition I also filmed an episode for Another Period on Comedy Central, which will air early next year. You will not guess, which historical figure I played!

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3 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Dax Randall played the role of Moses Winters on The Young and the Restless in 2016. This year he has been busy working for Walmart, Hollar, Fotex, and more!

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

It was so fun because they were super nice and let me pick out three of the costumes I wore for the shoot.

2. Do you have a favorite costume you got to model?

Yes. I loved modeling the Superman one because he’s one of my favorite characters.

3. What was your shoot for Fotex like?

That shoot was really cool because it was on the beach and I love being outside. I just couldn’t understand most of what they were saying because they were from the Scandinavian area of the world.

4. How did you like shooting at the Santa Monica Pier?

Nothing beats being at the ocean for me. It my most favorite place of all.

5. What is the best part of auditioning?

Oh… probably using my imagination since I don’t get to do that at school.

6. How did you enjoy working on your Walmart commercial?

That was very fun and we had our own trailer and everything. I loved playing around with my brother when we filmed.

7. What was it like filming with your brother?

The best. We never, ever got to do anything together and we’re best friends so it was a dream come true.

8. How did you feel seeing it on TV for the first time?

Is it on TV yet? I didn’t even know that. I’m going to have to watch for it and tell you later.

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

My brother of course and the dog I got to work with. He was very sweet.

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

The Walmart commercial with my bro. That’s what I call him sometimes.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Yes. Thanks for checking in with me and I can’t wait to have more to share with you.

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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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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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14 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Brandin Stennis played the role of Charlie Ashby during the 2016 Christmas episodes. This year he has been busy with projects for Nickelodeon, the Food Network, and you may have seen his recent commercials for Hyundai and Build-A-Bear Workshop airing on TV!

1. What was the experience like being a part of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards?

It was so exciting giving out awards to celebrities and athletes on stage. I was able to meet Olympians Michael Phelps and Simone Biles and celebrities and actors, to name a few; Nick Cannon, Odell Beckham, Michael Strahan and Russel Wilson.

2. What was the best part of filming your Build-A-Bear commercial?

I was able to do commercials for many of the Build-A-Bear Workshops, such as, Transformers, Star Wars, My Little Pony, Christmas Holiday, Easter and more. It was fun.

3. How did you enjoy filming your Hyundai commercial?

I loved working on the Hyundai commercial and it was fun working on set with the cast and cars all day. It was nice to portray great father and son bonding with sports and cars.

4. What was the coolest part of filming That’s The Word for Totally TV?

That was a fun set. It was fun working with cool kids and a really funny cast but most of all winning prizes was most fun.

5. How do you like doing voice over work?

I love doing voice over work and was able to portray Zuma from Paw Patrols for a box office preview for Cars 3. I was fun to hear my voice at the movie theater during the movie previews.

6. What was your time on set like at Y&R?

It was Amazing!!! The cast are the nicest people and they treat you like their real family. It’s a special unique experience and one to remember always.


7. How did you enjoy filming with Christel Khalil?

I loved working with her!!! She is so beautiful and so nice and it was a pleasure to be cast as her son on Young and the Restless.

8. What was it like working with Daniel Goddard?

I loved playing his son on the Young and the Restless. I love his accent and he is very funny and kind.

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

I love watching my episodes and commercials air on TV and watching them with my friends and family. It’s fun.

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

The Young & The Restless was pretty cool.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

In October I recently performed in a live stage theatrical celebrity play with actors, to name a few, Marla Gibbs, Dawnn Lewis, Theresa Ford, Vincent Ward and singers Angie Fisher, and American Idol’s Jacob Lusk, which was written and directed by Don B. Welch called “Lord Don’t Move My Mountain.” You can look for me in Don B. Welch’s next theatrical Christmas play called “I’ll be Home for Christmas” on December 16, 2017 in Los Angeles. I can also be seen in a commercial on FOX TV for “A Christmas Story Live” to air on December 17. 2017. In 2018, I’ll also be co-hosting a kids educational science show. Doing cool science experiments that you can do with your friends.

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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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