How hard is it to juggle your work in theatrical films and television shows, on top of all else in the busy life of a teenager?
There are times when it is hard to juggle everything. Getting schoolwork done, hanging out with friends, spending time with my family, playing sports, and all that is very important. Working on the set, recording music, reading scripts, meeting with directors and producers, attending events, is all very important as well. The thing that I do to juggle it and live every moment to the fullest is that I focus on who I am, the gifts I’ve been given, and what I’m born to do. Keeping those things in my focus, I choose what I’m going to do and do it in the biggest and best way I can at that moment. I do not over-plan or over-think. I just don’t ever lose sight of love, passion, and peace and I work, not to accomplish it, but to live it every second I can.
At your website, you discussed working on ABC Family's Melissa & Joey: "Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence are amazing actors and comedians, and have dead-on comedic timing. I am learning from them every single second I’m on their set." How has working with that cast helped educate you?
Thank you for your amazing research and finding that quote that I said on my website!
The cast of Melissa & Joey is amazing. I could not have dreamed of working anywhere better! It is one of the best shows on TV and the Melissa & Joey ratings going through the roof is the evidence.
When I watch Joey Lawrence work, I see him take a line or a scene and, with the ease and happiness of someone who is doing exactly what they’re born to be doing, he changes each take each time, to work it into a funnier or edgier or better place than it was the time before. He’s never trying too much or too little, he just delivers good, better, best, bester, and so on. Each time the comedic timing is dead-on and as funny or as important as it should be. The editors of Melissa & Joey must be in a quandary when he or she is trying to choose Lawrence’s takes to put into each episode because each take is more amazing than the last one.