This year, I had the opportunity to travel to California and attend the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. I also got to go on the Orange Carpet to interview stars. The KCAs (as they are called) is an annual awards show hosted by a trending celebrity. This year, they were hosted by John Cena, his second time in a row. The unique thing about the KCAs is that everything revolves around kids. Think about it. The kids get to choose from the nominees, and choose what goes on in the live show. Like “Eat it or Wear it.”
I asked all of the stars that I met two or three common questions about them and their careers. They answered very thoughtfully, and I really appreciate it.
Now, onto the glamour!
One of the questions that I asked them was what they like to do in their free-time.
Jason Liles from Rampage loves to cook. He is in the kitchen all the time. He told me that“So, today, I did homemade stuffed-crust barbecue chicken and bacon pizza.” He loves cooking so much, that he has only gone out to eat twice in the last month!
Jojo Siwa loves getting to play with her dog!
I also asked them what was their toughest moment in their career and how they overcame it.
Madisyn Shipman from Game Shakers thinks that the toughest moment in her career is getting rejected for shows. Fun fact, she actually got turned down for the role of Kenzie in Game Shakers five times before booking it. It was very discouraging for her because she really wanted to be somewhere and she tried so hard, and then they told her that she wasn’t right for the role. It really tore her down, but according to her, “…you just have to say strong and surround yourself with people that love and support you.”
Stony Blyden from Hunter Street wanted to move to LA, but people told him not to. He did it anyway, and it worked out pretty well.
I also asked other stars different questions that specified to them. So, here are a few of the responses.
I asked Mackenzie Hancsicsak what it feels like to be part of such a meaningful TV show.
Mackenzie Hancsicsak from This is Us thinks that it’s really cool because it feels so important. She meets women on the streets that are crying because they relate so much to the issues that Kate goes through. She thinks that “it’s really cool to connect to people like that.
I asked Lance Lim about his advice to Asian-American actors/actresses.
Lance Lim from School of Rock thinks that you shouldn’t give up. He says, “If you really love it, keep pursuing it, and you’ll get there.”
After all of the fancy-schmancy stuff, I realized that the stars that I met were just normal people who had a passion for acting! They were just people that were brave enough to pursue their dreams, and also keep everything in the balance. And they were also just people that weren’t (and still aren’t) afraid to reach for the stars!