Interview with Emilia McCarthy

Emilia McCarthy is best known for her role as Abby, Shred’s older sister, on Nickelodeon’s Max & Shred. Did you know that Emilia was also on Disney Channel’s Zapped? She played Taylor Dean. Did you also know that she can speak Spanish? Don’t let her blonde hair fool you. Emilia is Latina and proud of it! J Read on to find out more about this talented actress!

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GLITTER: How is it acting on Max & Shred?

EMILIA: Acting on Max & Shred has been the most upbeat and high-energy experiences of my life.  But all together with the multi-cam comedy environment and all the crazy awesome people from the cast and crew, it makes it one of my favorite environments to be in.

GLITTER: Who do you play?

EMILIA: I play Abby Ackerman, Shred’s older sister. She is the love advisor and philanthropist who is always available to help. She has a big heart and a sarcastic mouth, which is so fun to play. Abby is definitely one of my favorite characters I’ve played so far.

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Photo credit: Russ Martin/Max & Shred Productions Inc.

GLITTER: What other movies and TV shows have you been on?

EMILIA: Most recently I played mean girl Taylor Dean on Disney Channel’s Zapped, another one of my all-time fave characters. I’ve also been on things like Hemlock Grove and Babel, which were great experiences of a different type of production. Breaking out from comedy and experiencing other genres as an actor is always cool.

GLITTER: Do you have any celebrity crushes?

EMILIA: Liam Hemsworth and Dylan O’brien, no doubt.

GLITTER: Is there something about you fans would be surprised to know?

EMILIA: A lot of people would never think I’m Mexican and speak Spanish because of my blondness, but my mom is from Mexico and I’m a proud Latina!

GLITTER: Best advice you were ever given?

EMILIA: “Hope for the best, expect the worst.”

GLITTER: What would be a dream role for you?

EMILIA: A dream role for me would be one where I would be recognized as an individual, a unique identity separate from all the other blonde haired 17-year-old girl actresses; one where I could be respected as an actor with real talent and passion behind the art.

GLITTER: Is there someone you’d like to work with that you haven’t worked with already?

EMILIA: I would love to work with Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling! They’re both from my hometown of London, Ontario, Canada and they were both in their breakout role together. I want to continue the small world and work with them as well!

GLITTER: What projects are you working on next?

EMILIA: At the end of April I’m starting up the second season of Max & Shred, so stay tuned for new and even better episodes!

GLITTER: What is your definition of self-love?

EMILIA: Self-love for me is knowing I am being the best me I can be, and accepting it and being happy with it.

GLITTER: How can your fans follow you?

EMILIA: You can follow me on twitter and Instagram @emiliaamccarthy

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