I’m a full-time mom right now and a part-time actress.
I wanted to be an astronaut and wanted to go to space camp, but then I found out that I was too short to become an astronaut. My mom really made me believe that if I worked hard enough and if I really wanted to do it, I could do it.
My mom used to take me down to the Jersey Shore when I was 7, 8, 9 years old. I can remember being down in that area – Belmar, Seaside Heights, Asbury Park and all those places that I went back and revisited.
Sometimes when my mom finds a fun article and really wants me to read it, I will. But I prefer to just kind of focus on what I want to do and not really what other people are saying, because I don’t want that to affect me too much.
When I was six years old my friend was auditioning for ‘Annie,’ and I decided I wanted to audition with her. My mom was worried I would fall flat on my face because I’d never opened my mouth to sing, so she sent me to vocal lessons. I did the audition and fell in love with the entire process of a show.