Interview with Erika Tham of Make It Pop!
Erika Tham can be seen playing Corki in the upcoming Nickelodeon series, Make It Pop! Did you know she’s lived in seven different countries and she’s only fifteen? Or that she’d love to have her own fashion line someday? Read on to find out more about this talented actress.
Photo credit: Steve Wilke/Nickelodeon
GLITTER: When did you first start acting?
ERIKA: Make It Pop was one of my first auditions! Last year I decided to start pursuing an acting career and I sent in a self-tape for the role of Corki.
GLITTER: What’s it like being a fresh new face to the Nickelodeon network?
ERIKA: I’m so happy to be apart of the Nickelodeon family! Everyone I’ve met from the nickelodeon team has been so knowledgeable about the industry and so kind, welcoming and energetic. Growing up, Nickelodeon was one of the few networks that played in every country I’ve lived in and so I’ve loved and enjoyed it for so long. It’s such an honor to get to work on a network that is so highly respected and also loved by so many kids around the world.
GLITTER: What’s it like acting on Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop? Who do you play?
ERIKA: Working on Make It Pop is such a joy. I’ve always loved to sing and dance and getting to be on a show that combines singing, dancing and acting in such a unique and entertaining way is such a privilege.
I play Corki Chang on Make It Pop. Corki has lived a very sheltered life (we find out why later on in the show!) and therefore hasn’t experienced a lot of normal teenage girl things like having to deal with cliques, boys etc. Corki is very girly, sophisticated and smart and her naivety brings a lot of humor to the show. She is so fun to play and it’s so great getting to work with the rest of the cast! We’ve really become a family.
GLITTER: How alike or dislike your character, Corki, are you?
ERIKA: I think that like Corki, I can also be very girly at times. We share a love of performing and a love for our friends. Corki finds herself in a new environment, as do I. For her it is a new school and for me it is living in a North American country for the first time.
GLITTER: Is it true you’ve lived in seven different countries in your 15 years? If so, what’s your favorite country and why?
ERIKA: Yes, it’s true! Every Country has been so different it’s hard to choose! I loved living in China; the culture there is so exciting and the juxtaposition between the modern and the historic is amazing! Bangkok is also great; it’s so unique to be so close to both the beaches and the city! Overall, I don’t think I could pick one country as each place holds such special childhood memories.
GLITTER: What’s currently on your iPod?
ERIKA: Everything Drake! I love his new album, If You’re Reading This Its Too Late, and it’s always great to hear someone repping Toronto (growing up I spent many summers in London Ontario and Toronto, since my Mom is from London Ontario).
GLITTER: Will you be attending Coachella this year? If so, what is the one act you can’t miss?
ERIKA: Yes, I will be! I definitely don’t want to miss SBTRKT and Marina and the Diamonds, but there are so many artists there that I’ve always loved and wanted to see live.
GLITTER: We understand that you’d love to design your own clothing line someday. Do you have a line named planned out and any details you can share?
ERIKA: Yes, that’s true. I’ve always loved fashion and the fashion industry. I don’t have a line name planned out yet but I hope to have a design aesthetic that will reflect all that I love about fashion.
GLITTER: Do you have any upcoming projects you can tell us about?
ERIKA: You’ll have to stay tuned! Many exciting things to come.
GLITTER: What do you love to photograph the most?
ERIKA: People and places!
GLITTER: How can your fans follow you?
ERIKA: You can follow me on instagram, twitter and vine @erikatham.