Another interview? Yes! This time with Abby Donnelly, who plays Darbie in Just Add Magic. One of the great parts about working on this pilot was meeting all the cool girls on the cast, and I simply MUST share these awesome young ladies with all of you! Here’s my chat with my new friend Abby!

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Cindy: What was your favorite part about working on Just Add Magic?

Abby: My favorite part of working on the set of Just Add Magic was working with my new besties Aubrey and Olivia.

Cindy: What was your favorite secret recipe?

Abby: My favorite secret recipe has to be the Nighty Night Noodles. I love noodles…and sleep.

Cindy: That’s funny because that sounds just like something Darbie would day.  Do you think you’re similar to Darbie, your character in Just Add Magic? If so, how or how not so much?

Abby: I am Darbie. I love food and hanging out with friends. I am a total klutz, and cooking is one of my favorite things.

Cindy: Ha!  That’s so funny.  So, tell me, was it fun taking a book to the screen? How is it different than acting in a film that is not based on a book?

Abby: I loved making this book come to life. Since I was acting as a character you had created, I had an idea of what Darbie was like and I portrayed her that way. Also Darbie is a lot like me, so that helped!

Cindy: I find it very impressive that you are already well on your way to an acting career at such a young age, how did you get into acting?

Abby: One of my closest friends acts and I saw how much fun she was having. I started doing theater at my school and that’s where I discovered how much I love acting!

Cindy: I can totally tell that you love it.  What’s your favorite part about being an actress?

Abby: Well, I get to do the thing I love to do all the time. It’s also fun to put myself in a new perspective and a world that is different than mine.

Cindy: Which famous actors or actresses do you look up to?

Abby: I look up to Tina Fey, Lucille Ball, and Billy Crystal.

Cindy: There all comedians.  That doesn’t surprise me, because you are one funny girl!  So, really, do you like to cook?

Abby: I love to cook! I love baking sweets and also decorating them! I am best at baking chocolate cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies.

Cindy: Okay, last question, if you could have any magical power, what would it be?

Abby: I would want to control time.

Well, speaking of time, we’re out of it.  Thanks Abby, for taking the time to chat with me. I’m so glad I met you, and I hope we can stay in touch. And, of course, I wish you much success in your career, and I’m sure there will be a lot of it!


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