With her signature, white sunglasses on top of her head and several shopping bags in hand, Leni Loud is always ready to take on the day with a whole lot of style. Nickelodeon’s highly-acclaimed, hit series, The Loud House has made its mark as the network’s longest-running animated series, bringing a countless amount of laughs and familial fun between Lincoln Loud and his 10 sisters. Now, the excitement continues even more, but this time IRL in Nickelodeon and Paramount+’s live-action series, The Really Loud House.
Bringing all the joy of fashionista Leni Loud to our screens is the marvelous and effervescent, Eva Carlton. The vivacious Carlton so effortlessly takes on this fan-favorite character. Every scene she’s in is always a blast to watch and it’s so great being able to see the wonderful Eva Carlton transform into her fun-loving character. Life is a whole lot brighter with Leni Loud’s great positivity around, and Carlton truly was born to play this magnificent role. The outstanding Eva Carlton shines portraying this amazing character and her talent is one-of-a-kind.
The lovely Carlton showcases her passion for fashion not just on-screen, but off-screen as well! Carlton has actually designed some of her own clothing using upcycled materials to create show-stopping pieces that have a positive impact on the environment.
Eva Carlton always gives a knockout performance in any and every project she’s a part of. Aside from working on Nickelodeon’s The Really Loud House, Carlton has also shared her talent in Dreamworks’ animated series, Where’s Waldo?, and has appeared in the Universal film, Little starring Marsai Martin and Regina Hill. A true multi-threat: an exceptional actress, a remarkable designer, a fantastic singer, and a stellar dancer, there’s no doubt about it that we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of the incredible Eva Carlton with her success continuing to skyrocket.
AlexisJoyVIPAccess had a terrific time interviewing the spectacular Eva Carlton all about what it’s been like for her getting to play the role of Leni Loud in Nickelodeon and Paramount+’s The Really Loud House, what’s a memory that sticks out to her the most from working on the awesome series, how she got her start in creating her own clothing, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Carlton even revealed what is one thing she would like to keep from The Really Loud House set – see what she had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below.
Read my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the extraordinary Eva Carlton below and be sure to catch her in Nickelodeon’s The Really Loud House with new episodes airing Thursdays at 7/6c!
AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Congratulations on all of the outstanding success with your career! Can you tell us what inspired you to focus your life around acting?
Eva Carlton: Growing up, I always did theatre camps because I loved to sing. Then, one day, when I was eight or nine, I told my dad I wanted to be on TV, to which he responded, “then, let’s make that happen.” I’ve been acting ever since. I knew it would be very time-consuming, so I did have to be intentional about my extracurriculars. I quit cross country, swimming, and tennis to act full-time.
AlexisJoyVIPAccess: You star in Nickelodeon and Paramount+’s series, The Really Loud House, which is a live-action series based off of the hit, animated show, The Loud House. What has the experience been like for you working on this brilliant series?
Eva Carlton: It’s been great! Everyone in the cast has been so kind and welcoming to me. It has also been amazing to learn via experience, like watching Brian Stepanek and Jolie Jenkins on set. I’ve also gotten to see a lot more of the writing world and the directing and producing tracks of this industry.
AlexisJoyVIPAccess: You play fashionista Leni Loud in the series. Similarly to Leni, you also have a great love for fashion. Can you tell us how you channeled in your work in fashion to bring Leni to life?
Eva Carlton: Interestingly enough, my work in fashion hasn’t contributed a ton to Leni‘s appearance. The costume designer does all of my costumes. What my love for fashion has influenced is how I play this part! I understand fully what it’s like to always need to look amazing. I love to dress up, and I need for all of my outfits to look cohesive and fashionable.
AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Do you have a memory that sticks out to you the most from working on The Really Loud House?
Eva Carlton: Actually, yes. One day after self-tanning a bit too much (don’t self-tan if you’re a working actor), I came to work and the makeup department had to wrap my fingers in acetone and tin foil to remove the self-tanner. It was a funny day. My cast-mates were telling me I looked like a traffic cone, basketball, the sun, etc.
AlexisJoyVIPAccess: If you could keep anything from the set of The Really Loud House, what would you like it to be?
Eva Carlton: There’s one shirt that I wear in the chore episode of The Really Loud House, episode 102. It is a white shirt with puffy sleeves and a frilled collar with a pink ribbon tied around the neck. It feels very vintage to me and I love it! It is tailored to fit me, and so I would love to keep it after we wrap.
AlexisJoyVIPAccess: You also design your own clothes using upcycled materials. Can you tell us how you got your start in creating your own clothing?
Eva Carlton: In [the] summer of 2020, I became very aware of the negative impacts of fast fashion. So, I decided to start buying second hand. However, a lot of clothing from second hand stores and thrift shops don’t fit me, so I bought a sewing machine, and now I alter my clothes to fit me.
AlexisJoyVIPAccess: What would be your number one fashion advice you’d like to send out to fans?
Eva Carlton: Stick with timeless fashion! There are so many micro-trends right now that it’s hard to find your own sense of style, and the clothes you buy go “out” really quickly. So, stick with timeless articles of clothing.
AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Lastly, if you could bring out a message to all of your fans, what message would that be?
Eva Carlton: Honestly, it sounds cliché, but be yourself. It’s really easy to let the personalities of your peers influence yours. I used to have a problem where I would mirror everyone’s personality; and I only later learned how to really be myself. But, it’s better in the long run if you stay true to yourself and change for no one.