Interview: Lilimar on ‘Knight Squad’

Rowan Daly

Lilimar who is best known for her series regular role on the Nickelodeon series, Bella & The Bulldogs can be seen starring as Sage, a very interesting witch, full of fire and fury, in the new Nickelodeon series, Knight Squad, which returns for season 2 in early 2019. Beyond the show, Lilimar is dedicated to giving back to her fans spreading a message of positivity and love in everything she does. Read on to find out more about this amazing actress and where you can see her next!

GLITTER: Did you always want to be an actress?

LILIMAR: Ever since I was four, I would always watch cartoons, TV series, and pretend to be my favorite characters and act out their lines along with them. I’d even create my own characters sometimes and pretend I was part of the main group! Like how I always pretended to be the fourth Powerpuff Girl whose color was lilac!

GLITTER: What can you tell us about your role in Nickelodeon’s Knight Squad? Who do you play?

LILIMAR: My character Sage is definitely more on the dark, moody side & the only person she can truly stand is her bubbly best friend Buttercup. She may have quite a cold, even mean personality but she’s an incredibly strong female character that will do anything it takes to become a knight that fights for her kingdom.

GLITTER: What can you tell us about season two without giving anything away?

LILIMAR: Can you believe none of the actors know anything about the script yet? It’s all a pretty big surprise, so we’re all dying to get back to work to see what kind of adventures the writers have got prepared for us!

GLITTER: What can you tell us about your #FreshFaceFriday and #StarGazeSaturday video posts on Instagram?

LILIMAR: Well, ever since my awesome little fandom started growing back when I was on my first nick show, I noticed that a lot of my fans put themselves down quite often. They were struggling heavily with insecurities & self-hate. They were struggling in school & even with social activities. So I immediately wanted to think of something that they can be excited about & help them see a positive image whenever they look in the mirror. I came up with #FreshFacedFriday where you dare yourself to post a selfie every Friday, with no makeup, nor any face editing. We’re so used to fixing everything about ourselves in order to put out this perfect image, & that’s what I wanted to get rid of. To learn to accept our natural beauty, & flaunt it to the world fearlessly. #StargazerSaturday is one I came up with recently, where every Saturday I talk, in-depth about a serious topic or issue that has been on my mind & encourage my stargazers (my supporters) to leave their feelings/thoughts on that topic in the comments. I usually use this to bring more attention to serious topics, educate, & let the young generation that follows me have their voice heard over social media.

GLITTER: How do you stay grounded in this business?

LILIMAR: Definitely my family. My fam goes with me absolutely everywhere & I tell them everything. Having this connection & trust with them has kept me grateful for everything life has given me, and has reminded me to appreciate those closest to me. I really love having them as my constant guide in life.

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GLITTER: What positive message do you hope to send women who follow you?

LILIMAR: That they’re filled with so much strength, beauty, and worth. Even though there are many situations and people that try to constantly tear women down and everything we stand for; there are still so many opportunities for us to thrive. There are other women that will constantly lift us up & always cherish the beauty of sisterhood. Keep working mama, all your hard work and sacrifice will be worth it. Please look into the mirror & celebrate your body, not leaving out a single curve, scar, or bone.

GLITTER: Many women are coming forward in media and standing up for their rights as women. How important is this issue to you?

LILIMAR: This is crucial. The more women that come forward with their stories, with their struggles, the more other women will find strength in that and come together to work towards a better future for females. It’s so important for women to know that their voices matter, that they’re heard and believed in. During brutal times, we need to be there for each other & lift each other up, not tear each other down and create more fear.

GLITTER: What is one thing your fans may not know about you?

LILIMAR: I’ve always liked to listen to music from anywhere in the world, no matter what language. Since I was little I would listen to music in Spanish, then once I moved to the United States I started listening to English music. Although, my young mind wondered why I hadn’t heard any Italian songs on the radio, or Korean, or even Albanian. Soon enough I started searching all of these on YouTube & listened to any artist I thought was great!

GLITTER: Favorite places to travel?

LILIMAR: Ahhh, this one’s hard! My family and I love to travel on every one of our birthdays! Doesn’t matter if it’s a city away or an ocean away, we love visiting new places & appreciating different cultures. I must say though, Italy was definitely the most breathtaking place I’ve ever visited.

GLITTER: One highlight of your career so far?

LILIMAR: It was something that came into my life so unexpectedly as I was doing very small jobs back in Miami that I wasn’t very passionate about, and thought that I wouldn’t even be able to touch LA until way after 18 years old. Getting the chance to start off on Nickelodeon was really what created the beginning for me & I could not be more grateful to have been chosen for such an opportunity at a young age.

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GLITTER: Who’s on your top 5 Spotify playlist?

LILIMAR: BTS, Lolo Zouaï, Kali Uchis, NCT, DEAN.

GLITTER: Who would you love to work with and why?

LILIMAR: Wow, this is a hard question. There’s so many people that inspire me and that I fan girl over on the daily… but I would love to work with Robert De Niro one day since he’s one of the actors that inspired me to pursue a career in acting.

GLITTER: What new projects can we expect to see you working on?

LILIMAR: Apart from Knight Squad’s second season, there are quite a couple exciting projects that I’m working on that can’t be talked about quite yet… (a couple animated projects that I cannot wait for everyone to see!)

GLITTER: How can fans follow you?

LILIMAR: I’m on both Instagram & Twitter as @IamLilimar 🙂