Meet Caitlyn Taylor Love the pretty starlet from the upcoming Disney XD series, I’m In The Band.
JustJaredJr.com had a chance to sit down with the 15-year-old actress recently and we found out all about her character, Izzy, her friendship with costar Logan Miller and how to successfully punk superstar Rihanna. Check it:
JJJ: Hi Caitlyn. Can you tell us about your character, Izzy.
Caitlyn Taylor Love: Sheâ€™s so cool. Sheâ€™s a very outgoing person; very edgy and loves music. Sheâ€™s obsessed with rock â€˜n roll. Sheâ€™s just a really fun girl, I love her. I relate to her so much, itâ€™s kind of crazy. We listen to the same kind of music â€“ at least, I think we do. I think we have the same type of personality and of course, weâ€™re both friends with Logan. (laughs)
JJJ: What kind of music can we expect on the show?
CTL: The music on the show â€“ they lyrics are kind of silly but itâ€™s like heavy rock. Itâ€™s definitely 80s rock and my kind of music is rock too. I love the 80s music. Itâ€™s cool that Iâ€™m on a show where the music is something I like.
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JJJ: What is your favorite 80s band?
CTL: There are so many! I could go on and on. I love Pat Benatar. I have this book of all the singles from the 80s and love to listen to that.
JJJ: What did your past with pageants do for your career?
CTL: The Miss Texas Pageant was a lot of fun. I know a lot of people think that pageants are bad for girls and all that but it taught me so much. It taught me to have more self confidence and be able to speak in public. It makes it easier because you are on stage talking to thousands of people and gives you more self confidence.
JJJ: What has your favorite episode that youâ€™ve filmed so far?
CTL: My favorite episode would have to be where I got to sing. I was trying to audition to get the bandâ€™s old manager to like me. So instead of talking, I sing everything. That was so much fun. It would be so hard to go around singing everything in real life. (laughs)
JJJ: What do you like to do in your spare time?
CTL: Thereâ€™s singing, obviously. I love writing music. I love swimming and paddle boarding. That is all I do. Music, work, write and paddle board.
JJJ: We’ve heard that you were the girl who Punk’d Rihanna. What was your reaction when you heard it was going to be Rihanna?
CTL: That was one of the coolest things I have ever done. I was 12 or 13 at the time and she was still huge at that time. I auditioned for Pnkâ€™d and didnâ€™t really know which episode or celebrity it was going to be. When I got there, I found out it was her and I freaked out. I had to keep telling myself not to say anything because itâ€™s all one take. Itâ€™s crazy because I saw her again at the Cheesecake Factory at the Grove about a year later and she remembered me. She was like, â€˜Oh my gosh, youâ€™re so big now!â€™ It was pretty cool for her to remember me. Sheâ€™s very sweet.
JJJ: If you could take a vacation anywhere, where would you go?
CTL: I want to go to Australia so bad. I donâ€™t have a reason, I just want to go. Either there or an island somewhere.
In the sneak preview episode, “Weasels in the House,” Tripp Campbell’s (Logan Miller) dreams come true when he wins a radio contest to have dinner with his favorite rock band Iron Weasel, and manages to impress them with his musical skills. Amazingly, he lands the lead guitar role, and before long, the band is staying in the guest room at his house and playing a gig at Tripp’s school.
The sneak preview of I’m In The Band will premiere on Friday, November 27 @6:45PM ET/PT on Disney XD. The series will premiere in January 2010.