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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Asia Monet Ray Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The 2017 Skechers Pier To Pier Walk!

22 Nov

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She’s the QUEEN of being oh, so fierce and fabulous – she’s the one and only, Asia Monet Ray! We can’t even begin to put into words how much we obsess over the outstanding Asia Monet Ray. She is obviously the greatest example of a multi-threat – a magnificent singer, a marvelous actress, a terrific dancer and an excellent YouTube star. The incredible Asia Monet Ray has left us all in awe with her out of this world dance skills. We’ve seen Asia in the highly-acclaimed, brilliant show, Dance Moms, and ever since then, we’ve become the biggest fans of the dancing darling. In addition to slaying the dance floor, Asia Monet Ray is also one of the most extraordinary singers you will ever come across. Her singing voice is unlike anything you have ever heard before. It’s powerful. It’s angelic. It’s harmonious and it’s absolutely breathtaking. In addition, Asia Monet Ray sends some exceptional messages out to all of her fans in her music. Her latest single, “Come Along,” which is a total hit on every music platform, encourages all listeners to give back and help make this world a better place to live in.

Aside from dancing and singing, Asia Monet Ray is also a gifted actress. She has exhibited her talent in fan-favorite projects including Grey’s Anatomy and The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. Anything that Asia Monet Ray works on is always a masterpiece. She also shares so many awesome videos on her YouTube channel and one of our favorite hobbies is getting to binge-watch all of her fantastic content. She works incredibly hard, she’s a total fashionista, and a fabulous inspiration to everyone – our motto is definitely to “Keep Calm and CONTINUE Loving Asia Monet Ray.”

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had an excellent time covering the 2017 Skechers Pier to Pier Walk and had a great time catching up with and interviewing the radiant Asia Monet Ray again at the event. Asia Monet Ray dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what advice she would give to fans on how they can give back to others, what are some of her pre-show rituals, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview. Asia Monet Ray even described the feeling she gets when she performs in front of all of her fans using an emoji – hear what she had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview below. Thanks for another amazing interview, Asia!

Check out my updated VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the stunning and spectacular Asia Monet Ray at the 2017 Skechers Pier to Pier Walk below!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Jason Drucker Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The 2017 Skechers Pier To Pier Walk!

22 Nov

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He’s played the role of a “wimpy kid” and he’s even portrayed the role of a prankster, whatever kind of character he takes on, one thing is for sure, the remarkable Jason Drucker is bound to leave you absolutely mesmerized. The brilliant Jason Drucker is a perfect example of a magnificent actor. He first stole the hearts of fans worldwide with his fan-favorite role in the highly-acclaimed, hit, Nickelodeon TV show, Every Witch Way where he starred as Tommy Miller – the youngest of the Miller family and a part of the T3 pranksters. Since then, Jason Drucker has been taking over the entertainment world by storm and he has been booking so many wonderful roles. In fact, his most recent project is the extraordinary movie, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – the movie version of the book that has made such a great impact in many of our childhoods. Jason Drucker took on the lead role of Greg Heffley and despite playing a “wimpy kid” on the big screen, Jason has definitely proven himself to be the coolest kid in town. Jason Drucker just recently worked on another exciting and spectacular project – Bumblebee: The Movie, a film that is a part of the Transformers series. Needless to say, we’re all so incredibly proud of Jason and we are so happy and humbled to call ourselves big fans of his work.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had an excellent time covering the 2017 Skechers Pier to Pier Walk and had a great time catching up with and interviewing the phenomenal Jason Drucker again at the event. Jason Drucker dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about a memory that sticks out to him the most from working on Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, what it was like for him working on Bumblebee: The Movie, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview. Jason Drucker even gave some advice to fans on how they can get up and get active – hear what he had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview below. Thanks for another super fun interview, Jason!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview with the outstanding Jason Drucker at the 2017 Skechers Pier to Pier Walk below!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Larsen Thompson Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The 2017 Skechers Pier To Pier Walk!

22 Nov

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You’ve seen her as the lovely, leading lady in BORNS’ “American Money” music video, in several Juicy Couture and Hollister campaigns, and most recently, in music phenomenon, Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma” music video. It’s clear to see that the multifaceted and stupendous Larsen Thompson is one of the most in-demand models and dancers on this planet. Words aren’t enough to describe just how incredible Larsen Thompson is. She’s a brilliant model who books some of the greatest gigs and we always enjoy seeing her beautiful face and her million-dollar smile in various, renowned projects. From Dior, to BCBGeneration, GapFit, and many more, Larsen Thompson’s unrivaled beauty has shined in so many campaigns for some of the biggest, haute couture brands out. Aside from being a stunning model, Larsen Thompson stands out in the industry as she isn’t just a pretty face, she’s insanely talented too. In fact, she’s known for being a dancing sensation who has showcased her indescribable, dancing talent in many music videos, award shows, commercials and beyond. It’s clear to see that Larsen Thompson seriously can’t be beat.

Larsen Thompson is also one sensational, fashion icon and she definitely has and continues to make fashion history with all of her outstanding OOTDs. We seriously wish we could live in Larsen’s closet and spend a day going shopping with her because anywhere and everywhere she goes, she always looks so chic and classy. In addition, Larsen Thompson is definitely one of the greatest role models anyone can ask for. She shows what it’s like to work hard and see positive results come from it and despite all of her massive success, Larsen never fails to be one of the most down-to-earth and kind-hearted individuals out. Larsen Thompson is the life of the party and her radiant and outgoing personality makes her someone you always want to be around. Larsen is everyone’s happy pill and she truly deserves all of her successes and the many, many more coming.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a fantastic time covering the 2017 Skechers Pier To Pier Walk and had a wonderful time catching up with and interviewing the remarkable Larsen Thompson again at the event. Larsen Thompson dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what it was like for her working on Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma” music video, which celeb she would like to work with in a future project, her exciting, upcoming projects, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview. Larsen Thompson even took on a fun speed round and revealed what her go-to dance move is, what her beauty product must-have is and more – hear what she had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview below. Thanks for another super fun interview, Larsen!

Check out my updated VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the spectacular and dazzling Larsen Thompson at the 2017 Skechers Pier to Pier Walk below!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: “Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie” Cast Gives Advice To Help Arnold Find His Parents In Their Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess – Tune In To The Movie 11/24!

22 Nov

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It’s one of the most highly-anticipated TV movies and 15 years later, we find ourselves back in Hillwood with our good friends like “Football Head,” we mean, Arnold, Gerald, Helga, and Phoebe. Without a doubt, Hey Arnold! is one of the greatest masterpieces that has ever been created. Nickelodeon is known for bringing out some of the most iconic, animated shows and Hey Arnold! is truly one of them. This brilliant show has made such an incomparable impact in so many of our lives and to see it back on our TV screens is definitely the greatest Thanksgiving gift that we could ask for. Hey Arnold! has made us laugh. It has made us cry. It is a show that has joined so many of us together and has created everlasting memories that we will never forget. Hey Arnold! is unlike anything else and the creator, Craig Bartlett and the magnificent cast has brought to life a show that has gone down in history as one of the best.

Now, we get to join the Hey Arnold! squad during their adventure of a lifetime as they head out on one of the most exciting field trips… ever! Seriously, can we please have our field trips just like this one?! In the remarkable movie, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, Arnold and his buddies head out on a field trip in San Lorenzo, South America. The field trip gets extra exciting as this also happens to be the last place where Arnold’s parents were seen. Arnold gathers up his friends and they set out on a mission to make his dream come true of finding his parents and finally being reunited with them yet again.

The extraordinary movie, which continues off where the show ended back in 2004, is co-written and executive-produced by the original series creator, Craig Bartlett. The original voices of Helga, voiced by Francesca Marie Smith, and Phoebe, voiced by Anndi McAfee, will be returning and reprising their roles. New voices will be heard as Mason Vale Cotton will be voicing the legendary role of Arnold and Benjamin Flores Jr will be voicing the role of Gerald. In addition, Lane Toran, the original voice of Arnold, and Jamil Walker Smith, the original voice of Gerald, will be returning to the movie and taking on the roles of Che and Paulo, two members of the boat crew in San Lorenzo.

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie will leave you at the edge of your seat with a whole lot of excitement, action-packed moments, and a lot of heart-warming scenes. One of the many excellent things about this movie is that it brings out several, great messages including that friendship is the best thing that anyone could have. This phenomenal movie is one that you don’t want to miss and trust us, you’ll be watching it over and over again.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the honor of interviewing the cast of Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie and they dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what it was like for them to bring this remarkable show back to life in this awesome movie, what would be their number one advice they would give to Arnold to help him find his parents, which Hey Arnold! character they would go on an adventure with, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. The Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie cast even revealed what other kind of adventure they would like to see Arnold go on in the future – hear what they had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below.

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the sensational cast of Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie below and be sure to tune in to the terrific movie premiering on Friday, November 24th at 7:00 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nicktoons. If you missed the premiere or just simply want to watch it again, there will be encores on Saturday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Dec. 1, at 12:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on TeenNick.

 

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Actress Gemma Forbes Talks About Her New Movie, “The Truth About Lies” In Her Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess!

21 Nov

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Ever created a fantasy world with everything you’ve ever wanted in life just to impress someone? Well, that’s exactly what Gilby Smalls does in the phenomenal movie, The Truth About Lies. In the remarkable film, things definitely have not been going right for Gilby – he was just fired from his job, he lost his apartment from a fire, and now, he even has to move in with his mom! When he meets his friend’s sister, who he finds himself enamored by, he decides to take the situation into his own hands and lie about his life. Things don’t go as planned when Gilby finds himself tangled in his web of lies and the hardship of now having to tell the truth.

Starring in the excellent movie is the brilliant Gemma Forbes. The wonderful Gemma Forbes has truly established herself as one marvelous and gifted actress. She once again left everyone in awe with her impeccable acting skills in The Truth About Lies. She always impresses everyone with how much of a stellar actress she is in any and every project that she works on. We’ve also seen the incredible Gemma Forbes in projects including the hit movie, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, the movie, Allure and many others. Gemma Forbes is absolutely stunning, both inside and out, and she truly stands out as one exceptional actress in the entertainment industry.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a fantastic time interviewing the spectacular Gemma Forbes and she dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what inspired her to focus her life around acting, what the atmosphere was like working on set of The Truth About Lies, what would be her dream role to portray, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview.

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the sensational Gemma Forbes below and be sure to catch her in The Truth About Lies out now on VOD!

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Alexisjoyvipaccess: You’re a brilliant actress. What inspired you to focus your life around acting?

Gemma Forbes: Oh goodness, that’s very flattering. I was always interested in acting, but the inspiration to make it my main focus was when I came to New York for an acting workshop. When I came back to Scotland (which is where I’m originally from) I decided to give it a real go. Funnily enough, I ended up back in NY, which is where I’m based now.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Your film, The Truth About Lies just recently had its Los Angeles premiere and released on October 27th. Can you tell us a little bit more about your character in the movie?

Gemma Forbes: Yes. I play Ann. She is sweet and innocent but can come of a little pretentious. She was a lot of fun to play because together her and her boyfriend, Andy, played by Adam David Thompson, are blissfully unaware of how annoying and patronizing they are.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: What was the atmosphere like working on set of The Truth About Lies?

Gemma Forbes: It really was a lot of fun, a lot of laughter! Phil Allocco, our director, really set a great vibe, and I think that makes such a difference in getting the best performances from the actors, especially since there was some improv throughout the film.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: You also worked on the amazing film, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. What was that experience like for you?

Gemma Forbes: I played a waitress in a scene with Rob Riggle, his character is hitting on me in the most unsubtle way possible while taking his girlfriend’s kids out to lunch at Dave & Busters. He was so funny, it was a challenge to keep a straight face. My character also becomes an animated cartoon, so that was totally new for me and fun to see.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: What would be your dream role to portray?

Gemma Forbes: She-Ra. She has awesome powers and rides around on a unicorn, what more could I ask for?!

Alexisjoyvipaccess: If you could work alongside any other actor / actress in a future project, who would you like it to be?

Gemma Forbes: Glen Close

Alexisjoyvipaccess: What are some other upcoming projects that you are working on that fans can stay tuned for?

Gemma Forbes: I have a few things coming out in 2018, unfortunately nothing I can talk about just yet.

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Lastly, if you could bring out one message to all of your fans, what message would that be?

Gemma Forbes: Follow your heart!

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Lizzy Greene Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards!

17 Nov

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She’s an incredible fashionista and she stars in one of our favorite shows ever – she’s the sensational, Lizzy Greene! We seriously can’t express into words how much we adore Lizzy Greene. We’ve been able to see her grow throughout all of the fantastic seasons of Nickelodeon’s highly-acclaimed and hit TV show, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and as the only girl in a set of quadruplets, we’ve loved seeing what kind of excitement and adventure Lizzy Green’s character would get into in each and every episode. Lizzy Greene’s talent is truly indescribable. She has the amazing ability to make everyone smile oh, so big as soon as we see her on our TV screens. In addition to working on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Lizzy Greene has and continues to work on many other Nickelodeon projects including her upcoming holiday movie titled, Tiny Christmas with Riele Downs premiering soon.

Besides being a wonderful actress, we also know Lizzy Greene for being a total fashion icon. She always looks so chic and sophisticated anywhere and everywhere she goes and we can’t help but find ourselves constantly gushing over her excellent OOTDs. Lizzy Greene exudes such class and elegance all of the time. Lizzy Greene is a true role model to all of her fans and we’re so happy for her and all of her terrific successes.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the great honor of covering the 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards and had an awesome time catching up with and interviewing the beautiful Lizzy Greene again at the event. Lizzy Greene dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what it was like for her being at the outstanding HALO Awards, what are some ways she HALOs (Helps And Leads Others) and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview. Lizzy Greene even revealed what her number one fashion advice is – hear what she had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview below. Thanks for another fun interview, Lizzy!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview with the remarkable Lizzy Greene at the 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards below!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Singer Alexa Friedman Talks About Her New Single “Enraptured” In Her Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess!

17 Nov

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If there’s one awesome singer you should definitely be keeping an eye out for, it’s the incredible Alexa Friedman! At 14-years-old, Alexa Friedman is making magnificent waves in the entertainment world. She has brought out several, outstanding songs that showcase her brilliant talent and her wonderful, singing voice. Each one of Alexa Friedman’s songs bring out a terrific message. It’s so excellent to see how Alexa uses her music as a way to inspire all of her listeners. From betrayal in a friendship to bullying, Alexa Friedman touches on topics that she has dealt with in her life and those that can resonate with so many. Her single “Enraptured,” which is about heartbreak in a friendship is a massive hit and has been receiving so many praises from everyone. Not only is the song extraordinary, but the music video is just as phenomenal. Alexa’s “Enraptured” music video was even nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Best Independent Music Video” for her stellar and creative work. The fabulous Alexa Friedman has a lot of other amazing, music projects up her sleeve. In fact, she has another upcoming single titled “Meant To Be” that we all will be listening to on constant repeat. “Meant To Be,” which focuses on bullying, is a song that will truly touch the lives of many. With her exceptional and harmonious, singing voice along with her passion for what she does and the powerful messages she brings out in her songs, Alexa Friedman truly stands out in the music world. In addition to being a spectacular singer, Alexa Friedman is also a remarkable actress. The dazzling Alexa Friedman truly defines what it is like to be a multi-threat and we know that she will continue to have many more well-deserved successes throughout her excellent career in the entertainment world.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a great time interviewing the sensational Alexa Friedman and she dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what inspired her to focus her life around music, who some of her musical inspirations are, what the creative process was like making her song, “Enraptured,” and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Alexa Friedman even revealed which musician she would like to create a song with and what advice she would give to fans on how they can help put an end to bullying – hear what she had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below. Thanks for the fun interview, Alexa!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the fantastic Alexa Friedman below and be sure to listen to “Enraptured” out now on iTunes, Spotify and more!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Owen Joyner Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards!

16 Nov

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He became our favorite actor as we watched him in the hit show, 100 Things To Do Before High School and now we get to look forward to seeing him in the highly-anticipated, magical, Nickelodeon show, Knight Squad. It goes without saying, Owen Joyner is one brilliant actor who has stolen the hearts of thousands and thousands of fans. Owen Joyner has such a magnificent charm and charisma and undeniable talent that he brings to every project that he works on. It’s clear to see why Owen Joyner books so many incredible roles as he can take on any character and do justice to it. We’ve also seen Owen Joyner in his many exceptional appearances in the terrific show, The Thundermans, and we always get so giddy every time we see Owen Joyner on our TV screens. Owen Joyner has an acting talent like no other and his remarkable gift for acting truly makes him stand out in the entertainment world. We can’t wait to see Owen Joyner take on the lead role of Arc in Knight Squad and we have no doubt that Owen will continue to mesmerize us all in each and every episode of the show.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the great honor of covering the 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards and had a great time interviewing the remarkable Owen Joyner at the event. Owen Joyner dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what it has been like for him working on his amazing show, Knight Squad, what advice he would bring out to fans on how they can HALO (Help And Lead Others) and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Owen Joyner even sent out a stellar message to all of his fans – hear what he had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below. Thanks for the fun interview, Owen!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the extraordinary Owen Joyner at the 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards below!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Amanda Troop Talks Improv Acting And More In Her Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess!

15 Nov

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From improv acting to voice-acting, the remarkable Amanda Troop has proven herself to be one incredible and awe-inspiring actress. At a very young age, Amanda Troop was bitten by the acting bug and her passion for acting began when she first got started in theater as she joined her local theater’s production of The Crucible. Ever since then, Amanda Troop has been mesmerizing us all with her brilliant talent. She has such a natural and genuine gift for improv and has performed at the Impro Studio, The Odyssey, The Theater at Boston Court, The Walt Disney Concert Hall and many other renowned venues. Amanda Troop is so skillful at bringing any kind of character to life. Give her any character or scenario and you can bet on it that Amanda Troop can portray it so magnificently. There is never a dull moment in Amanda Troop’s life as she is constantly working on so many terrific projects. She has worked on the series, “Fiasconauts” that is a fan-favorite on the Easy Allies YouTube channel. She even appeared in the exceptional series, BAMF Girls Club. Amanda Troop definitely has a spectacular resume of projects under her belt. In addition, Amanda Troop also directs an all-female improv team and she shares her expertise with fellow talented ladies. Amanda Troop’s talent is truly unrivaled and we always enjoy staying tuned with all of the excellent projects that she is working on.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a fantastic time interviewing the marvelous Amanda Troop all about what inspired her to focus her life around acting, what it has been like for her directing the female improv team named Ripley Improv, what her dream role would be to portray, and so much more. Check out our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below!

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Alexisjoyvipaccess: You are a spectacular actress. Can you tell us what inspired you to focus your life around acting? 

Amanda Troop: I saw Bernadette Peters in a recorded performance of “Into the Woods.” She played The Witch, and I immediately decided that I wanted to be The Witch when I grew up. Later, I realized that she was an actor, and not actually a witch. Acting didn’t really appeal to me until my mom put me in a musical theater class when I was 11. I remember getting on stage and turning to face the audience for the first time and suddenly feeling my stage fright melt away. After that, I was hooked!

 

Alexisjoyvipaccess: You also star in the show “Spouse Quest.” Tell us what it’s like working on that show.

Amanda Troop: My husband, Brandon Jones, is a co-founder of the company Easy Allies. The group is comprised of the former staff of Gametrailers (also co-founded by Brandon), and they do live streaming, reviews, previews, and content creation, all around video games. Brandon is a pro at console games, but I grew up playing on a computer, with an emphasis on the games created by Sierra. When I learned Brandon had never played any of the “Space Quest” games, I couldn’t believe it! It was his idea to live stream his first experience playing “Space Quest,” and “Spouse Quest” was a fun play on words with that title. Since then we’ve live streamed a number of games together, including the VR “Star Trek” game.

 

Alexisjoyvipaccess: You have also worked on the series, “Fiasconauts” on the Easy Allies YouTube channel. Is there a moment that sticks out to you the most from working on the series? 

Amanda Troop: Live streaming “Fiasco” is great because it combines gaming with improv. Ian Hink always manages to bring in fun people for “Fiasconauts,” and I love seeing the choices people make when they get to be storytellers.

 

Alexisjoyvipaccess: You also direct an all-female improv team called Ripley Improv. What is it like for you sharing your expertise as a director yet also being an improviser yourself? 

Amanda Troop: We created Ripley Improv because we wanted to tell stories about women who save the day—whether that’s saving the world, saving their best friend, or simply saving themselves. Our first genre was “Dystopia,” based on YA Dystopia novels and films, and I directed that show. Dystopian fiction is a reflection of the world we live in, with the societal issues we currently face, heightened. It was a challenging and exciting experience helping the members of our team find ways of tapping into the mundane offers from the audience (we would usually get the suggestion “what’s an everyday object,” and start our shows based on things like “book,” “pen,” or “mirror”) and then using that object to find imagery and metaphors for the show, and to also illuminate the deeper problems of the Dystopian world we improvised together. YA Dystopia almost always has a heroine who overthrows the Dystopia (think Katniss from “Hunger Games”), and it was so satisfying to improvise a female led revolution once a week! Ripley has just launched its latest genre, “GLAM,” which is based on the Netflix show “GLOW,” and it’s directed by two other members of the group. Glitter and arm wrestling! A pretty big departure from “Dystopia,” and a lot of fun.

 

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Let’s also talk about the BAMF Girls Club. Do you have a favorite episode that you’ve worked on from the series? 

Amanda Troop: I loved playing Hermione Granger on “BAMF Girls.” As a huge “Harry Potter” fan, it was a delight to get to be Hermione for a while. My favorite episode is episode 7, when Willow from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” comes to the house, and she and Hermione get to do magic together.

 


Alexisjoyvipaccess: What would be your dream role to portray? 

Amanda Troop: Something that combines magic and comedy—tell a joke, cast a spell, then fly away on a unicorn. That kind of thing. I’d love to be on a show like “The Magicians,” or any “Star Trek” show.

 

What are some other upcoming projects that you’re working on that fans can stay tuned for? 

Amanda Troop: We’ve been in the booth recording “Box Peek,” a new animated show that’s going to be on Easy Allies. I play the lead and a bunch of other characters. This week I finished recording 3 out of 6 or 7 characters I play. I can’t wait until the show starts to air, so I can talk more freely about it! I also have another animated project coming out next year, and a part in a new TV series.

 

Alexisjoyvipaccess: Lastly, if you could bring out one message to all of your fans, what message would that be?

Amanda Troop: It can be hard to live in a time where every time we go to our computers or phones, we see updates from friends who seem to be doing so much better than us. It’s tough not to feel down, or excluded. But who you are is already great, and we have to remember that our online lives are only a small window into our complete selves. You are already whole, and exactly who you are supposed to be.