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Olivia Sanabia is a young actress who landed the starring role of Kelly Quinn in the Amazon Studios televisions "Just Add Magic". She has previously guest-starred in Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and Sam & Cat.
Q: In addition to ‘’ Just Add Magic’’, what are the projects that you are currently working on? Please tell us a little about it.
A: Well, in addition to Just Add Magic, I have recently been working on music and proud to be involved with Cookies for Kids' Cancer.
Q: Please tell us what do feel is your biggest achievement?
A: I think that inspiring other girls may be my biggest achievement.
Q: Besides acting, what are you passionate about?
A: Piano. I have been learning piano and my Youtube channel (Olivia Sanabia), has videos of me singing, playing piano, and more.
Q: What do you think the viewers will love about the show, ‘’ Just Add Magic’’?
A: I think viewers will love the mystery. I think it’s exciting trying to figure what will happen next! It’s a show that always has a cliffhanger, so you’ll just want to click to the next episode until you have binged the whole season!
Q: It’s great to see you perform National Anthem on a LA Galaxy Game. And we have heard a plenty of your cover songs on Youtube. Do you have plans to become a singer?
Q: Have you ever taken acting classes before? And do you think it is necessary for aspiring teen actors or actresses?
A: Absolutely! I have taken acting classes before I started my acting career. I think that, although acting classes are important that it can help you act more professionally, it’s not really necessary. Acting classes can help you with your career, but you can still be successful even if you don’t take any classes.
Q: If you were not a teen actress, what would you be up to now?
A: I would probably go to regular school, hang out with my friends, and maybe audition to be on the road to broadway.
Q: How do you prepare for auditions?
A: Depending on how many days I have to prepare, first thing I do is research the role and learn about the character. Depending on the role and if I have time, I get coached to help me better prepare.
Q: What do you think of Kelly Quinn, the role you played in the show, ‘’ Just Add Magic’’?
I relate to my character Kelly Quinn in many ways. Such as my family, friends and doing what is right are some of the most important aspects to my life, just like Kelly. The only difference between Kelly and me is that Kelly sometimes will worry about many things, yet I won’t.
Q: As a teen actress, how do you strike the balance between schoolwork and acting career?
A: Well, for me, education is really important. I love knowledge and am always eager to learn more. I have some great studio teachers that will help me stay on track with my assignments.
Q: So many young actors are committed to public service, setting a great example for their peers in terms of being involved with charities and the community. What causes are important to you, and what do you do to support them?
A: I work with the charity Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a non-profit organization that raises funds for research to develop treatments for children battling cancer. I have a friend who died of pediatric cancer, and therefore I will try my best to do what I can to help Cookies for Kids’ Cancer to hopefully find a cure.
Q: How can your fans interact with you online? And what is your fan mail address?
Q: What do you want to say to those who wish to pursue their careers in Hollywood?
A: Keep working, and I’m sure you will find success in this industry!
Q: Thanks for participating in this interview. It's a pleasure to have you share your story with us.
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