Brenda Song Celebrates Single Awareness Day

Brenda Song Celebrates Single Awareness Day is back with more of our interview with Brenda Song.

The 20-year-old Suite Life starlet dished on her two younger brothers, how she spent her Valentine’s Day and plans for her 21st birthday. Check it:

JJJ: You reportedly recorded a couple of songs once, and the album was never released. Fact or fiction?

BS: Here’s the thing, it’s not even true! I recorded A song, and it was literally a test track for one of my friends. It was like a joke, and they totally mixed it! I did like, a verse, for Disney Channel, but there was no album or anything like that. My last name is Song, but there is no song coming out of me! (laughs)

JJJ: Would you ever want to? Have you ever had any vocal training?

BS: I never say never, but right now I am focusing on acting. And I did! It’s the scariest thing! I always think that practice makes perfect, but I really feel like singing is something you need to be passionate about. And I feel that if i don’t sound like Christina Aguilera, I don’t get to call myself a singer!

JJJ: Do you play any instruments?

BS: I wish! I’m so not musical at all! You have no idea, I wish!

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JJJ: Your mom is Thai, what is your dad?

BS: He’s Hmong, and my mom was adopted into a Hmong family. Hmong are kind of… mountain people between Laos and Thailand.

JJJ: Being an Asian actress, are there any obstacles you have to overcome?

BS: It was difficult being 7-years-old and walking into a room and knowing that they weren’t listening to you because you weren’t the look they wanted. It just makes you work ten times as hard! And I realize now that when you go in there, it’s not about what you look like, it’s about what you can do. I think that’s an important thing that people need to remember. It’s not about what you look like or where you’re from, it’s about what you can do!

I mean, it’s a difficult thing to learn at a young age, but I think that especially with channels like the Disney Channel and other great networks, they are really expanding. There’s almost no such thing as an “ethnic barrier” anymore, which is really wonderful because that’s what the world is like today! I can walk down the street and meet someone from New York, from Germany, from LA, Japan, and that’s what the world looks like. I think that people are starting to see that, and that makes me happy.

JJJ: Do you have or keep any Asian traditions?

BS: Well, our dad only speaks Hmong to us at home. I speak Hmong. And we don’t have a written history, so my dad is very big on the fact that we need to keep it in the family. Tradition-wise… all I need to do is call my grandma! (laughs)

JJJ: What advice would you give to an aspiring Asian actress?

BS: Not even just to someone who wants to be an actress, or someone who wants to be a singer, or doctor, or lawyer, or President! Whatever! Anything that you want to be: just stay focused! Work hard and surround yourself with good people, and anything can happen! I was 3-years-old and watching TV, and I wanted to be on TV. My parents didn’t know how to get on TV! They thought we had to somehow climb into the TV. (laughs) Regardless of what ethnicity you are or where you come from, as long as you stay focused and work hard, I truly believe anything can happen.

I’m so fortunate that I get to wake up every single day and I get to live out my dream. Who gets to say that? I wake up and I get to go to work, which is doing what I always dreamed of doing. So whatever it is you want to do, stay focused! I mean it! Anything can happen.

JJJ: Who are your favorite actors?

BS: It’s so hard, but I love James McAvoy, Matt Damon…I love Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman.

JJJ: Would you model your career after someone else’s?

BS: Oh my gosh, I wish! It’s really so hard because everyone is so different, and everyone has a unique story to tell, but I love Reese Witherspoon. I think she’s made a great transition from being a child actress to a teen star to now being an adult actress and a mother. She’s just so talented.

JJJ: Do you have any celebrities that you look to for fashion inspiration?

BS: I love Victoria Beckham, I love J.Lo… They have the most amazing style! I feel like the thing I love about Victoria Beckham is not just her style, but regardless of what she’s wearing, whether it’s something outrageous or whatever, she rocks it. She loves it! She truly loves what she’s wearing. There are a lot of people who wear stuff because it’s the hot thing to wear, but she and J.Lo love what they’re wearing all the time.

JJJ: How did you spend your Valentine’s Day?

BS: Oh, it was really sweet. I went out to dinner with a friend, and usually on Valentine’s Day I spend it with my girlfriends because we call it “S.A.D.” – Single Awareness Day. And usually we watch our favorite Valentine’s Day movie…which is like, Titanic or The Notebook, and we eat ice cream. And we also…either crush or dump on boys!

But this year was great, I went out with my friend, and it was very chill. I was saying that Valentine’s Day is the day you focus on love, but every day should be that kind of day! We went to a restaurant, because I love to eat, and I always try to find any way to eat.

JJJ: Was it a male or female friend?

BS: Ah! You’re going there! It was a male friend. (giggles)

JJJ: What is your favorite place to shop?

BS: (deep breath) The internet! is my favorite.

JJJ: Favorite candy?

BS: Oh, that’s hard! Twix? Rolos? I love candy.

JJJ: Celeb crush?

BS: Kobe Bryant.

JJJ: Favorite breakfast food?

BS: Ooooh…crepes!

JJJ: Favorite go-to dish that you make when friends come over?

BS: Macaroni and cheese.

JJJ: You’re turning 21 later this month, what are you going to do for it?

BS: I’ve always been into small little soirees, but I actually have no idea what I’m doing. I’m turning 21 and I have no idea what I’m doing! Probably just hanging out with friends.

JJJ: You have two brothers, what do they do?

BS: They’re in school right now – they’re 18 and 13. They’re both younger, but they’re both bigger than me!

JJJ: Are they ever going to get into the entertainment business?

BS: Well, I convinced Nate, because Nate and I cook all the time, so he’s done a Pass the Plate with me. But…probably not. They’re into Jujitsu and all that crazy stuff.

JJJ: Those were all my questions, that was fast.

BS: Oh my gosh, I know, I do talk fast!

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  • a

    Brenda is so gorgeus and funny. Wish she would make a careermove by auditiong for more serious parts. Then she’ll get the fame she deserves.

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  • bb

    #1, dude she has a movie coming out in the cinemas, this summer, are you even a fan of her? dude she is starring in a blockbuster, and her movie is no where near the disney kids channel, its a serious dance movie, she plays a 19 year old, and she makes out with an african shirtless dancer. and FYI she doesnt audition for roles roles come to her, she gets offered roles. ur an idiot. she used to audition for stuff, when she was a nobody, now she doesnt because her face is famous

  • QueenBfan

    I love Brenda Song. I can’t wait until Boogie Town comes out. She sounds like such a great rolemodel when Jared asked her about her being an Asian actress. She gives great advice. Everything together; Brenda is amazing and one of the best rolemodels of Disney! Love her.

  • dance

    Seriously why are you so called fans always whinning about how she isn’t dancing in tables and making headlines? Shut up and get over it. She is smart she can do whatever she wants the sky is a limit

  • a

    @ #3 Sorry, didn’t know you’d get mad. I was just saying. She is so much more than just the Queen of Disney Channel. No need to call me an idiot. I was just simply suggesting something and I gave a compliment.

  • hanni

    i love BRENDA!!! she celebrated V-Day with Joe Jonas, I have pix and proof. Awww Jorenda is back on, Camilla and Joe is FAKE I have pix ill post on ocean up next week. HAIL QUEEN B!!! Screw overrated dizney losers I LOVE YOU, BRENDA

  • bb

    #5 I am so sorry, A, im just so sick of ppl on here who are always complaining about brenda, ”oh she should date joe, oh she should sing, oh she should do this, and do that” just accept who she is ppl.

  • Lizzie

    Can Brenda get any more beautiful she is so hot and pretty, so hot!

  • a

    #7 It’s ok:) I totally agree with you but I was just saying. I do think Brenda gets ALOT of roles offered to her. I just didn’t really think when I said ‘auditioning’. But you’re totally right!

  • baby


  • Sos

    I love you, Brenda :D x I’m your biggest fan I love you to death.

  • Kiki

    brenda is the hottest babe alive

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  • Briley

    is queen b serious? who is she dating whos the guy, she went to a restaurant with some guy, who is the guy? who is the guy? who is the guy? who is the guy? who is the guy? who is brenda dating who who who? i luv crepes too! valentines shouldnt be celebrated with gfs, its bfs time, queen b! who is the guy?

  • Jojo

    Brenda is hotter than Megan Fox, ew. Brenda is adorable, she is drop dear gorgeous. And she dresses better than Megan. Brenda is the hottest woman alive at this moment. Sexy!!!!!!

  • JorendaLove

    Beautiful, I love her

  • Dalal

    Brenda is an amazing role model, she makes inspires me and she encourages me to become a better person. Brenda is so amazing like seriously.. shes a star. She is all like giving great advice to her fans and followers. She rox like heaven on ice shizzle Queen B tizzle Queen B!!!!

  • Miles

    I love ya, Brenda, J’adore Brenda !!!!!!

  • iwanna

    BUT HOT!
    shes a fake nice person
    she is dating a guy
    and not even sayin his name
    she is hot
    she is whining like a baby about how its hard being a actress
    get a clue, dellisional much?
    fake fake but hot hot

  • Haley

    She’s gorgeous and so sweet =)))) winder who she is dating? who is it.. love her and lol about the song she recorded, girl like me

  • lolo

    She is the Angelina Jolie of her generation. I LOVE BRENDA

  • lolo

    P.S. she recorded ONE song, which is Girl Like Me!!! Get the hell over it freaks. She’s not recording an album because she isn’t interested in being another talentless singing disney girl, (COUGH THAT ASHELY GIRL, COUGH SELENA GOMEZ) she doesn’t need a lame album, Brenda thinks that she need a real HUGE voice, she CAN sing ive heard those songs she recorded as a joke, she CAN sing and she HAS a great voice, she sounds like Hilary Duff. She ROCKS. She is a GOOD PERSON

  • Amy

    Ahh.. so gorgeous Brenda is amazing I love the interview, thank you jared I love it, she justg sent another positive message to her legions of fans.

    #14, calm down slowly breathe, no one knows who Brenda is dating yet. But they will soon, calm down honey. Don’t cry, and that album is not coming anytime soon. She is working so hard to finish Boogie Town and season 2 of SLOD. Calm down, honey.

    #19 Brenda is many things but she certainly isn’t fake. She is a very open positive person, she is private when the media are sneaking in and ruining her privacy the Joe/Brenda incident.

  • Amy

    #22 no one is a freak. Wheres the love??? you dont suceed by calling other people freaks.

  • Holly

    Brenda, why would you crush or dump on hot boys? Oh because one of them broke your heart, Joe Jonas! It’s so obvious. Glad she is not recording a album and following every disney stars steps, she is creating her own path. She is the only Disney star who is starring a serious-esque movie and not a child’s movie. She is a legend, the Queen. I love Brenda and I will like always loath her. B is stands for Brenda, S stands for Song = BS!

  • hannah

    Love Brenda!!!!1!! Thanx Jared!!!!!

  • love

    hah ha ha love her so cute!!!!! love brenda forever!!!!!

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  • heaven

    I love brenda song

  • drift

    OMG Brenda dates! Finally!!!!! Hail the queen she is my dream.

  • JustGonnaSay

    Everyone who knows her loves her!!!:D I had to say dat because my grandma doesn’t know any of these stars.:P

  • drift

    #34 ur so right man

  • bbgood2me2

    Hollywood is racist, thanks for admitting it Brenda.

  • Jorenda

    I love u BRENDA

  • leah


  • Jorenda

    #15 — no one knows the boy yet…

  • baby h

    she’s fun ^^

  • = ]

    she seems REALLY nice :)

    & cool to be around.

    & she’s soo prettyy

  • hanni

    brenda is more outgoing and fun to be around the miley


    i love brenda

  • brendasongfan4eva

    love you brenda!!!

  • brendasongfan4eva

    I love Reese Witherspoon too, shes amazing like Brenda, so who’s the guy shes dating, does anyone have any deets and scoop on that? Im so desperate to know… WHO IS IT? I love love crepes, and so looking forward to Boogie Town.

  • hatchesss

    omg looooove brenda!

  • Amy

    #44 and others, these are the people who will succeed in life because they aren’t bashing other people. #23, please go somewhere else.

  • killin

    woah hottie alert!!!!

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  • Jones

    He he so adorable, and kind beauty!!! She is the desire of my affection.