Interview: Olivia Sanabia Dishes on Coop & Cami Ask the World

Photographed by Bonnie Nichoalds

Olivia Sanabia, currently stars as Charlotte Wrather, Coop and Cami’s headstrong and high-spirited older sister, on the Disney Channel show, Coop & Cami Ask the World. Olivia has been acting since she was six, but her big break was in the Amazon Prime series, Just Add Magic. Olivia talks Coop & Cami Ask the World, how she’s like her character, Charlotte, her approach to auditioning, and her nonprofit, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Read on to find out Olivia’s dream collaboration and where she can be seen next.

GLITTER: How long have you been acting?

OLIVIA: I have been acting since I was six-years-old. I started with musical theater and then segued into the acting business when I was seven.

GLITTER: What would you say was your big break?

OLIVIA: I’m so grateful for all the moments I’ve had in my career so far. But I would say that booking Just Add Magic was a really special moment. I had never been a series regular before, and the whole experience was truly magical.

GLITTER: What can you tell us about Coop & Cami Ask the World?

OLIVIA: Coop & Cami Ask the World is a Disney Channel sitcom about siblings who have their own web-show where they livestream and ask their fans ‘would you rather questions.’ It is also about the Wrather family and their silly and sweet family adventures together. I play Charlotte, the oldest, who is very head-strong and driven! She loves her siblings and would do anything for them, but she does get annoyed at their craziness from time to time.

GLITTER: How are you like your character, Charlotte?

OLIVIA: Charlotte and I are alike in that we both have big families. We are also very passionate people. Although, she tends to be more high-strung than I am.

GLITTER: What can you tease about season 2?

OLIVIA: Season 2 of Coop & Cami Ask the World is currently airing right now on Disney Channel. We have a super funny season in store and we can’t wait to show you all! This season, the Wrather kids get into more crazy situations. This season we get to see Charlotte sing/perform and deal with typical teenage situations.

GLITTER: How do you prepare for your roles?

OLIVIA: Every approach to a role is different, but the main step is to do your homework and all the necessary research!

GLITTER: What is your approach to auditioning?

OLIVIA: My philosophy on auditioning is that being prepared is everything. In order to be able to play and truly be in the moment, you have to already have done all the hard work.

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