On Sept. 18, 2013, Examiner.com was honored to interview nine year old actress Arielle Watts. Watts, daughter of Richard and Danielle Watts in Naples, Fla., has been acting over half her life and has many experiences to share. One of her most recent experiences is that of her role in a feature film currently in pre-production.
First, Arielle Watts shares a bit of her background in the entertainment industry.
"I started acting when I was five years old. My first role was a principal one as Queen Cabbage in a first grade play called 'How does your garden grow?' After that I was in a 1930s film study video playing Myra Daniels. That video was a five minute clip, and I had a main speaking role."
Young Arielle is versatile, as she has also been in a television-related project.
"I was the main character in a Dorito commercial. That clip was submitted in a Super Bowl commercial contest, and in it I played a girl with a pet gorilla. The clip was called 'Skateboard Bully 360.' Everyone loves this commercial, and you can see it on YouTube."
"At seven years old I attended a drama workshop outside Atlanta, Ga. We wrapped it up with a play called 'Toy Story.' My role was as a puzzle piece that talked. At eight, I played Lucy in 'Tis the Season Charlie Brown' with the Marco Island Players Theatre, and at age nine I read the role of Orchid Lancaster in the feature film, 'The 4th Letter of Ponce de Leon' (Richard Watts is the film's writer and director.)."
Acting is not the only thing that interests Arielle Watts.
"I am learning to play the guitar, and I like to sing. I have sung in several talent shows at school. In the future I would like to model. I like to write too. Last Christmas I wrote a short story that was sent to the Barbara Bush Reading Contest. I wrote about my dog Leo and his big head. I called it 'Choosing to Chew.' I didn’t win anything, but it was a lot of fun. I plan to write another story this year if the contest is still running."
Arielle even finds time to have a hobby, plus she shares about her fave kind of acting.
"[I do not have any other entertainment projects] at this time. I just started back to school, and I’m involved in a 4th grade reading competition. I spend a lot of my spare time reading chapter books trying to win points. When I read fiction books I feel like I’m in the story. Too, about my future, I want to get a role on the Disney Channel."
When asked if there was anything else she would like to tell the readers Arielle said she likes to work with older actors, because she learns how to put feelings inside her words.
Enjoy slideshow of Arielle Watts, other actors and the film-related project, "The 4th Letter," that she is currently part of. Also enjoy a clip of Arielle as a talent show contestant when she was only eight!