The 15-year-old Dallas native stars as Emma Alonso as she moves to Miami and her life turns upside down.
Not only does she discover that she is a witch, she also has a crush on the boy next door, Daniel (Nick Merico). But his ex-girlfriend Maddie (Paris Smith), who is an evil witch and leader of the school clique the Panthers, is still willing to fight for the boy she loves.
Every Witch Way airs TONIGHT, January 1 @ 7:30PM ET/PT on Nick. Check out a clip below!
Every Witch Way Premiere Clip
Click inside to read our interview with Paola Andino…
JustJaredJr.com Interview – Paola Andino
JustJaredJr: Hi Paola! So when did you start acting and what made you want to be an actress?
Paola Andino: I started acting when I was 10 years old. Ever since I was little I loved performing. I used to dance competitively and I was a part of an honor choir, so when my 4th grade teacher recommended I take acting classes I jumped right on it. As soon I started, it became my main passion and I knew that it’s what I wanted to pursue 110% as my career.
JJJ: How would you describe your character Emma? Are you similar or different than her?
PA: I would describe Emma as a very genuine girl. She’s sweet and honest, but she can be naive. She isn’t very good at dealing with confrontation or defending herself. Emma is responsible and a loyal friend.
Emma and I are similar because we both HATE lying. Emma and I can’t lie, I can’t stand it. I just can’t do it. We also both love butterflies! Emma and I are different because she has trouble defending herself. I used to struggle with that when I was younger but I know how to stand up for myself now if need be.
JJJ: What draws Emma to Daniel so much? What does she like about him?
PA: The funny thing about Emma and Daniel is that before even talking they’re intrigued by each other. He gives her butterflies..literally. Emma loves how kind Daniel is. She likes him for the well-rounded person he is. Daniel’s also responsible, a team player, and a leader. She loves all of that about him and they just click.
JJJ: What can you tell us about Maddie and how she interacts with Emma? Why does she dislike her so much?
PA: Maddie is queen bee in everything and she feels intimidated by Emma, especially because she’s also a witch. Maddie knows Emma and Daniel have chemistry and because she used to date Daniel she’s jealous. Maddie doesn’t like Emma because she wants to be the most powerful witch and she wants to have Daniel, too. Nothing will stop Maddie from getting what she wants, and that’s very scary for Emma.
JJJ: What is your favorite memory from filming the show?
PA: My favorite memory from filming would have to be how close everyone was, not just the cast but the crew too. The cast is a family to me and every scene involved sooo many laughs in between takes and sometimes while we were filming too. It was all a really enjoyable experience!
JJJ: Who are you closest with on set? Any memories you can share?
PA: I would definitely say I’m closest to Daniela [Nieves] (Andi). She is my best friend in real life and plays my BFF on the show too, which is great because our chemistry is so real. Dani and I have soooo many insiders and sometimes it was difficult to shoot with her because we would get the worst urges to laugh during the scenes. I remember there was one scene I was nervous to shoot and they let her on set to crack jokes and it definitely helped me loosen up.
JJJ: If you could have one special power, what would it be and why?
PA: If I could have a special power, I would want to stop time. Everything is so fast paced nowadays. I would want to pause time to let things sink in. I could read as many books as I wanted, travel the world, learn and try new things, help people, etc. Having that power would be awesome.
JJJ: And finally, why should people tune in to Every Witch Way?
PA: People should tune in to Every Witch Way because it’s something you can enjoy with your whole family! There are relatable characters and situations, with a magical twist. It’s a really funny show with lots of surprises in store that you won’t want to miss!
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