Q: What has been the most recent project that you've been working on?
A: “Make It Or Break It” is probably my most recent project.
Q: I know that you have “Divorce Invitation” as well. Is that something that you already have worked on?
A: We worked on that quite awhile ago, actually. I just worked in a flashback, I was one of the main girls when she was younger.
Q: We were super-sad that “Make It Or Break it”, the series finale came about. It was so sad. I have a friend, she’s so bitter.
A: We were hoping that we were going to be able to come back, but yeah, because we just got those eight, but hopefully… I keep hearing people on Twitter talking about probably a movie so, I don’t know. Get some buzz on that, I would be grateful!
Q: What kind of feedback from appearing on the show have you been getting?
A: At first, my character kind of had a strange part in it. Like at first I was the sweet, young, innocent girl who looked up to everybody, I knew everything about everything that was going on and at times she could be pretty annoying with being so upbeat because she was very peppy and such. Then at one point my character turned and I became the villain, and then the comments sort of changed. At first it was oh, you’re so cute and bubbly and stuff, and then when they found out I started poisoning one of the girls, it was like oh my gosh, she’s pure evil! They’re like I want to kick her off a cliff. One really funny one was, I want to jump into my TV and punch her in the face. I enjoy reading them, they were kind of funny.
Q: I guess that means you’re doing a great job? Is that a compliment?
A: That’s it exactly. When I saw that myself I was like, well, if you guys take me as the villain then that means I did something right.
Q: So many people love the show “Make It Or Break It," what do you think it was about the program that really drew in so many viewers?
A: I know that everybody who watched the show, they watched the previous first two seasons, they kind of were with all of the main characters through this whole journey. Then in the third season where I joined, it was about what the main girls have all been fighting and working for, because they’ve been training and things have gone on with their personal lives and their goal is to get to the Olympics. Here in the third season we saw who made the Olympic team and I think, you know everybody kind of has that dream, that aspiration, to do something big and go after their dreams. I think it’s cool when people get to watch that on TV and watch these other girls that are their age going after what they believe in and what they want in life.
Q: So many people watched the finale and were like, alright, they made the Olympics, but now what? I want more!
A: Yeah, exactly. I would have liked to see them all go to the Olympics as well. When we shot the show and stuff, there were a few little things, little cliff hangers and stuff, but when we found out that it was going to be the series finale, they kind of tied those, you know, closed it up into a nice, good happy ending.
Q: I suppose then it’s subjective for some people, because it’s a happy ending for some and maybe not so much a happy ending for others.
A: Yes, yes. I would have definitely liked to see some revenge on Wendy’s part. I don’t think that she would have taken being kicked off so lightly.
Q: Well yeah, she’s going to the lengths to poison someone, she’s just going to be like okay, I’ll see you later.
A: I wanted them to show what happened after, but, you know...
Q: Was there anything that you found challenging about your role as Wendy?
A: I wouldn’t say challenging. She was fun, because I kind of got to play two characters in one. I got to make that transition because when I first auditioned for the part I didn’t know that she was going to be the villain, that wasn’t in the breakdown when I tried out for it, it was just this sweet, young, happy girl, possible recurring. Then when I was on the show the writers came up with something really great. I was noticing when I was reading the scripts and Wendy kept getting a little bit challenged by the other girls for being sweet and stuff, and I was like, I wonder what Wendy would do after being left out by the other girls, I wonder if one day something snapped, and then low and behold I read the script when I got it, the one with Kathy Najimy in the episode “Dream On," I read that for the first time where she reveals this whole master plan, and I was like oooh! I was so excited.
Q: Did the chemistry with the cast come naturally or did that take a little bit of time to develop?
A: The cast was amazing. I mean the whole cast and crew, like the very first day of table read, everybody came up to me. They were so sweet. That atmosphere on that show was like a big family unit. It was probably one of the best sets I’ve been able to be on and thank God he put me there because everybody on the show was just so great and happy every day. It was very warm and inviting coming in to work every day.
Q: Is there any specific memorable moment that you have from working on the show that you may be able to share?
A: There’s so many! I remember the first day on the table read because usually for the table read it’s all the cast and the producer and the director and everybody on the show, and we’re all inside the sport room and we’re going through the script together for the first time, all together with each other. This was during the first table read on the first episode and only the select few who had cast me as the role had heard me do it, so the first time when all those words just started blabbering out of my mouth, that big ol’ peppy monologue I had, I remember all the girls. I remember looking over and around me and them being just like, oh my God, what is that coming from that girl? They were cracking up because nobody expected that just, I don’t know, Wendy is such a crazy character and nobody had heard it before, and then all of a sudden they just laughed.
Q: What's your latest guilty pleasure, are you into any particular TV show, sport, book or activity?
A: Oh, yeah. I have a guilty pleasure for scary movies, so “Ghost Adventures," or The History Channel with shows like “Pawn Stars” and “Storage Wars." I’m addicted to The History Channel and SyFy. It’s so funny. And of course the “Ghost Adventures” stuff I always psych myself out too because those are usually always on at night, and I’ll be like, oh I’m not going to get freaked out, and I’ll totally watch it. I’m sitting down and I’ll watch like five episodes in a row, and I’ll be totally creeped out afterward, but I still do it anyway.
Q: I love watching "Parking Wars," "Storage Wars," all of those shows on A & E.
A: Yes! They’re so addicting!
Q: Are you also into any particular music groups or any particular songs that you really like?
A: Oooh, yeah. Definitely. I remember some of the girls on set was really surprised when she heard that I really love heavy metal, lock, and screamo music. My iPod is very bipolar. I’ll have instrumentals, like electric violins or electric cellos, and then it’ll go to heavy metal, screamo music. I love Escape the Fate right now, Apocalyptica, Dead by April, that’s kind of it right now. It kind of changes constantly, you know? You have your favorite bands for that month.
Q: Is there anything that you'd like to say to your fans and supporters?
A: Yes, definitely. I’d like to say thank you to all my fans for the support and the love that they gave me, and I’ve got some really amazing tweeters and I’m really happy and thankful for all of their words and they’re all awesome.