Unless you live under a rock, you’ve most probably seen this talented 14 year old actress on ABC Family’s Hit TV show Pretty Little Liars. Sasha Pieterse plays the queen bee of Rosewood Day with the strong personality- Alison DiLaurentis. Besides Pretty Little Liars, Sasha has appeared on numerous of TV shows such as Heroes, CSI Miami and Medium. Besides TV shows Sasha has done movies like Good Luck Chuck and The Adventures Of Shark Boy And Lava Girl.
· When did you start acting?
I started acting when I was 4 1/2. I can’t believe it’s been 10 1/2 years since I started!
I have been very blessed with so many good experiences.
· How did you get the role of Alison?
What’s interesting is that I originally auditioned, and tested for the role of Hanna. Then they had me try out for Alison, and the rest is history! I love all of the characters in the show but I thoroughly enjoy playing Alison. She has so many layers and characteristics, so it’s always a challenge, but I love it!
· Did you ever expect Pretty Little Liars to be this big?
Not at all! I don’t think any one of us did. The popularity of the show is so much more than we could ever have hoped for, and we are all so thankful for our fans! We would never be here without them, and it’s and honor to be pleasing our audience!
· When your filming do you ever get scared/creeped out?
No actually, all of my friends who watch the show always tell me they can’t watch it alone! It makes me laugh, but I’m glad the right point is getting put across! I think there definitely is that thrill factor, especially since the girls don’t know who they’re dealing with. However, as an actress I’m used to seeing behind the scenes and I was taught from a young age how “movie magic” works.
· If Alison was a real life person, do you think you could’ve gotten a long with her?
You know, I’ve never been asked this question! I always get asked if I can relate to her! Alison has a very strong personality, you either love her or you hate her, and in some cases both. To be completely honest, I don’t think it would be very easy to get along with her. She’s very hard to please, and if you’re lucky enough to please her, your usually sacrificing your own morals, comfort, and self esteem. And as a big lesson to all the other young ladies out there, don’t do it! It’s definitely not worth it. That being said, there is something about her that everyone loves! You just can’t help it. She has a sweet side, that very few see. It’s unusual but it’s there. And I think that’s why the girls couldn’t break away from her bond. She just has that air about her that everyone is drawn to.
· Besides Pretty Little Liars, do you have any other projects that you’re working on?
There may be a few things in the near future! I have so many interests, and I’m just waiting for the right time to show all of you!
· If you could work with any actor/actress who would it be?
I highly respect lots of actors and actresses, and just to name one is tricky! But I would have to say Charlize Theron is one of my favorites. And not just because she’s South African, but because of her talent. She’s also a very classy lady and respect that.
· Is there anything you would like to see happen to Alison?
Interesting question! Speaking from an outsiders point of view, I think everyone wants to know who “A” is, and I think people would want to see some justice come to Alison. Because even though so many people in Rosewood hated her, no one deserves to be murdered.
· Do you have any social networking sites where fans can talk to you at?
Yes I do! I’m on twitter and you can follow me @SashaaPieterse. Ironically, someone had already taken my name before I registered so I had to add the extra a, but it worked out since A is Alison’s first Initial. Also, I have a website, sasha-pieterse.com and youtube account, sashapieterseweb!
· If you could only watch one TV show for the rest of your life what TV show would it be?
Hands down, “Friends”! I absolutely love that show! I still watch all the reruns!
· What can we expect from Alison in the up-coming episodes?
You can expect to have a lot of questions answered about the night she went missing… we are just finishing our season finale, and you won’t believe what happens!!!
Be sure to watch Sasha on Pretty Little Liars every Tuesday at 8 PM on ABC Family and follow her twitter @SashaaPieterse
Jacque Rae Pyles, Born in Murrieta, CA is a talented 16 year triple threat, who can sing dance and act. She has starred in two movies which both premiered on Nickelodeon and has performed in places like Cabo all the way to China! She has appeared in commercials (such as the Sears Back To School commercial with Vanessa Hudgens) and music videos (Most recently Cody Simpson’s All Day music video). Jacque recently left group band The School Gyrls which formed in 2008 and are signed to Nick Cannon’s label NCredible.
Now that you’re done with The School Gyrls what are you working on?
Music projects, movie deals coming out, going on a lot of auditions, dance projects, music videos, everything.
· Is there anything you miss of being apart of The School Gyrls?
The one thing I will miss about being apart of The School Gyrls, is traveling. Because I got to go to so many places like China, Florida and Cabo. Places that I wouldn’t normally be able to go and I thank Nick and the group and everybody that made it possible for me.
· Would you ever join another group like the school gyrls?
I don’t think right now I would join another group in general. When I started in the entertainment business, I wanted to do acting and dancing. So right now I’m just focused more on the acting part instead of groups and music.
· When did you start singing/acting/dancing?
I started dancing when I was five, I started acting when I was eleven and I started singing in 2008.
· Would you consider yourself more of a singer, dancer or actress?
I consider myself an actress, dancing is more my passion. It’s like what I do to relieve stress and I’m still building up my singing.
· Who do you look up to as an artist? (Music)
Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross. I like the older artists because they were more about singing then actually showing their talent then just.. Looking pretty
When you were back In The School Gyrls you had a nickname- “Jacque Nimble.” How did you come up with that?
· One day we were recording Get Like Me and Nick (Cannon) was like “Well we have Mandy Rain and Mo’ Money So what’s your nickname going to be?” So he thought about it for a little and he came up with Jacque Nimble because of the way I dance. And he made little raps with it that went “Jacque Nimble, Jacque quick , Jacque do a handstand, And slap that chick” So it was all jokes.
· If you could work with any musician for a collaboration who would it be?
· Rapping wise I like Lil’ Wayne and Eminem, to be on a song with them would be so amazing. Or Chris Brown.
· Do you have any social networking sites where fans can contact you?
· Yes! I have my twitter which is twitter.com/MissJacqueRae and I have a facebook, but I reached my friend limit so I’m trying to create a fan one where I can still talk to everybody.
· Any up-coming projects coming out soon that we should look out for?
· Yes, just a lot of things that I can’t go in to detail about such as the movies. But if you check my twitter, I’ll post updates as much as I can and let everybody know.
Pink army is formed with two very talented members Alicia and Charisma (Now three with new member Maddie) Their first four song EP was realeased on May 2009 (now on iTunes, Rhapsody, CD Baby, and more) also in 2009 Pink Army performed in over 40 shows throught California. Pink Army was one out of the four bands selected nationally to perform at Legoland California’s acclaimed kid’s new years event, They have also performed on the PACE Education Music Tour; Viejas Concerts; Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside, and Imperial County Fairs; San Diego Zoo; Lancaster Baseball Stadium; San Diego Sockers Opening Night, and many more.
• Who inspires your music the most?
We love the sounds of Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, and Justin Bieber as we love the upbeat newer sounds. We have also been influenced music icons such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Christina Aguilera. Our sound and lyrics to some of our songs are inspired by wanting to get the message to girls that they are strong and should always follow their dreams
• Favorite song you’ve recorded?
Our newest song “When You Smile”. We got to collaborate a lot in this song. We also love “Be Mine”. We had a blast in the studio with this one (see our video on Youtube of the recording).
• Any places where your dying to perform in?
Hopefully soon, we’ll be able to perform in Time Square (New York), London, and Japan.
• Any musicians, past or present that you would like to collaborate with?
We would love to record a song with Allstar Weekend since they are from San Diego. We recorded a part of their song in the studio with them for a promo. Our styles are similar. For past artists, we would have loved to work with Michael Jackson. He was such a performer!!!
• If you weren’t doing what you were doing now, what would you want to be?
We couldn’t imagine doing anything but this, but we would probably still wanna be involved in the entertainment industry where we can express ourselves through performing.
• Any future projects you can tell us about?
We’re releasing another EP the early part of 2011. Were also going on school tours in the spring for Los Angeles and Orange County schools. We will also be filming our music video in the spring for our new song “When You Smile.”
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Amber Lilly is a very talented singer and actress, isn’t it hard to believe she’s only thirteen?! This thirteen year old starlets has been heard on radio disney and has been seen on The Next Big Thing & we’re so thrilled we got to ask her a few questions.
Now that your done with the next big thing, What’s next?
Although NBT was a great experience, I’m not stopping there. I’m still
working on my music and hopefully be releasing my songs very soon!
Favorite part of being apart of The Next Big Thing?
Definitely meeting all of the other artists! Its nice being able to meet
other teens who share the same passion as you, and has been the start of
When did you start singing?
I’ve been singing ever since I could talk but as far as performing goes, I
started at a first grade talent show when I was five years old.
Who inspires your music?
My influences are definitely Beyonce and Taylor Swift. Beyonce’s style is so
much like mine and i definitely look up to her as a performer. As a
songwriter, I admire Taylor Swifts ability to make her songs so real and
touch the hearts of millions, so I try to incorporate that into my music.
Most played song on your iTunes- or a song/band/artist that’s your current
My favorite song right now is probably What’s My Name by Rihanna, I love it!
How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
I’m definitely spunky, creative, and hardworking.
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Savannah Outen is an 18 year old youtube sensation with over 200,000 subscribers and has sang the national anthem for the Seattle SuperSonics, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels. Her first song that she recorded- “Goodbyes” debuted on Radio Disney and it stayed on Radio Disney’s countdown for 18 weeks and peeked at number 5 (that’s the record for an unsigned artist)
When did you start singing?
I’ve been singing ever since I could talk. I grew up singing in school plays, talent shows, etc. It’s always been my favorite thing to do.
Who influences your music?
I have tons of influences. My main influence right now is John Mayer, The Beatles, Bruno Mars, Celine Dion, and Norah Jones.
What’s it like hearing yourself on Radio Disney? What was your reaction when first heard yourself?
It’s an awesome feeling! I was so excited when I first heard “Goodbyes”, my first single, on Radio Disney. I was definetly screaming and so thankful.
If you got to go and join a specific artist/band (past or present) to feature in their song, which artist&which song? (For example, you could turn the clock back to May and record California Girls with katy perry) Oh, I like this question! I would have loved to be featured on Bruno Mars track, Just The Way You Are… It’s my favorite song and I think our voices would sound good together :)
Do you base your songs of real life experiences? Absolutely. I write about what’s going on in my life. So, boys, friends, the industry, etc. I also write about what my friends are going through. I just get inspired by anything haha.
Are your own songs a different type of songs as to the ones you listen to everyday? Well, I have a wide variety of music I listen to. My favorite is Alternative, indie/acoustic. So Iron & Wine, Elliott Smith, Bon Iver, The Shins, etc. But I love The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Celine Dion, Hall & Oates. And then I like Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, John Mayer.. So I listen to completely different music then my own at times. But I think it’s a good thing, because all these different styles inspire me.
Describe your style of music
It’s pop/rock. Something fun to rock out to!
favorite song of all time?
Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars, Taking Chances by Celine Dion, Be Be Your Love by Rachel Yamagata and Chemicals React by Aly & Aj.
Up-coming projects we should look out for?
Right now there’s just a lot of things going on behind the scenes. I’m trying to figure out what projects I want to do, etc. But there are tons of great opportunities that I’m stoked about.
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