Ask Brooke / April 2000
Thanks to everyone who participated in the first 'Ask Brooke' type thing! (I have no clue what to call this) Sorry if your question didn't make it the first time around, there were so many and I tried to pick those that were asked often and I thought fans would find interesting. Brooke has kindly agreed to do some more Q&A's as time allows so if your question wasn't asked the first time around, you can submit it again :) Anyways, enough of my babbling, here's the Q&A for April 2000:
Do you know why Animorphs has not been renewed? If Animorphs does come back, would you be interested in reprising your role?
I don't know the specifics as to why Animorphs was cancelled but I think it basically came down to numbers. It was slow to catch on and the ratings were likely not good enough to convince the networks to continue the show for another season.
I recently finished filming a guest spot in the Disney television series "THE FAMOUS JETT JACKSON". The episode was called "Step Up".
I have no idea when "Guilty Hearts" will be airing!! (They never tell us actors that sort of thing) I can tell you a bit about my role though. I play the part of Missy Carrow, the younger daughter of a father who is accused of having an affair with another woman and of murdering his wife.
I was lucky to be able to work with Ben Cook. "A Shocker on Shock Street" was Ben's third Goosebumps episode, so he was very familiar with the studio and crew and was able to give me some helpful tips on set. He helped make my "Goosebumps" experience much less intimidating (it was my first principal part) and I ultimately had a great time filming our episode!
If I weren't acting professionally, I'd be more involved in school theatre productions. I'd also devote more of my time to dance classes and piano lessons which I've had to limit considerably.
The thing about watching myself on t.v. is that I always tend to analyze the whole situation - what parts I did well, where I could have done better, and so on. (I think most actors do this!)
As with most film/t.v. projects, my agent submits me for the part she feels I am suited for. When I was asked to audition for Animorphs I was very excited. I initially started reading the book series to prepare for my audition. When I landed the role I continued to read the Animorphs books in order to get a better handle on the character of "Rachel".
I've enjoyed all the parts I've played. I think a character most like me would probably be a comedic one.
It's funny that this question was asked - it was just a couple of weeks ago that I spotted the film on t.v.. Before then I didn't really know the plot of the film , but from what I could gather it's about the subculture of people in the arts field waiting and hoping for their "big break". I had a small scene in the film that was shot in the wee hours of the morning. I was a member of a dysfunctional family dining in a restaurant where much of the film takes place.
I like to remain an A-student and I really enjoy acting, and so I have to set priorities for myself. Weekends are usually devoted to catching up on homework, but I do set time aside for fun!! The key to managing it all is organization and hard work!
I LOVED New York!!! Except the traffic, there's A LOT of traffic!
As you can appreciate, between acting and school I don't have much time to devote to any relationship. I do, however, have a special guy friend that I like to go out with when I can.
For all those wanting to break into showbiz, the key is commitment and a true desire to act. Start with school plays definitely and local theatre if you can. Workshops are also a great way to start - anything to get involved! It's possible to promote yourself independently, but essentially, getting an agent is the most important step. After that, it's perseverance and a positive attitude!