“I’m so proud of my friends and of everyone involved in this production and of the message of this show, #Love ! We have so so much of it and we can’t wait to share it with you tonight,” Ariana wrote on Instagram ahead of the show. “I’m so thankful to have so many new people in my life who are literally going to be around forever. No option. I love you. So much. Crying.”
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Did you know that Katherine McNamara got her start on Broadway? She starred in the musical A Little Night Music six years ago!
The 21-year-old Shadowhunters actress stepped out to support her former co-star Aaron Lazar at the opening night performance of the musical Merrily We Roll Along on Wednesday (November 30) at the Wallis Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Both of the musicals were written by the legendary composer Stephen Sondheim!
The 23-year-old actress opened up about her first jobs, the roles that defined her and more. Check it:
On her first acting job: “When I was first getting started, I was auditioning mostly for commercials and theater, so that was the majority of the work I got. The American Girl [live] show was a trip because I grew up playing with the dolls and going to the store, so I figured it would be a nice, light experience. Turned out to be one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had. They were so strict, it was wild. I was also juggling it with school, so it was a lot of work. As far as the cellphone commercial goes, it was for Virgin Mobile, and I threw a milkshake on a mime. That was a little easier.”
On what she learned from her experience on Victorious: “Enjoy it while it lasts. We had such a good time doing that show. We all loved each other and loved what we did. Sometimes you get comfortable when you have it so good for so long, and you definitely miss it once it’s gone.”
On her favorite and most challenging aspects of her Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll role: “Favorite? Performing the music. Most challenging? Recording the music. When it comes to recording, I can be a bit of a handful because I’m such a perfectionist.”
The 23-year-old actress opens up about her music, always making time for friends, her show Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, and more. Check it:
On always having time for her Victorious cast: “I think that’s why we have such strong, lifelong bonds, because we went through a lot together. If too many months go by, no matter where everyone is, we will always make a point to see each other and to hang out.”
On what’s happening with Gigi this season: “It’s so different this year. Its all the same characters but were all sort of split up into our own worlds…She’s completely caught off guard. She doesn’t know how to stand, she’s fumbling and this girl breaks down her walls, slowly, and they have this really interesting friendship.”
On her music: “Songs are like tattoos. You write it and I think you have to live with it for a little while before you put it out. I have a couple songs now that I’ve loved for three years and I think I can put them out…I went on a full trip where I was like ‘Coming this summer!’ and that was like four years ago. I have to put out music, if not just for guilt.”
Who desperately still wants an album from Liz Gillies? Us too!
During her visit to The Lowdown with Diana Madison recently, the 23-year-old actress opened up about postponing her music, being an old soul and more. Check it:
On moving on from Nickelodeon: “I was ready for it. After I think, altogether maybe five years with Nickelodeon I felt older and I have an old soul already so I was very excited to do something different and this is definitely quite different from Nickelodeon. The title alone… I know, all my parents, family, friends, they would ask me what my next project was expecting me to say it was on Nickelodeon or Disney or something. I’d be like ‘oh it’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ they’re like oh! But they like it now. They all watch it, it’s something the parents can watch.”
On promising fans music: “Yeah, I’ve been toying, not toying, I’ve actually promised, very seriously an album on Twitter and to my fans for years now and I haven’t, have never done it because I went back on my word I guess that’s not a good thing. But I just want to make sure I love it. Whatever I put out has to be great, maybe I’m being too much of a perfectionist, I should lighten up and just put something out and I’m going to.”
On being an “old soul”: “When I go home, I like to shop online for furniture and watch the Food Network as opposed to go to clubs it’s very sad. I’m gonna be 23 it’s cute but I shouldn’t be doing that right now.”
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