Emily Alyn Lind recently spoke with the National Teen Celebrity Examiner about her newest movie "Dear Dumb Diary" to be aired Sept. 6, 8 p.m. ET as a Hallmark Channel Original Movie (check local listings). During our interview we also had some time to talk about family and friendships and how this teen celebrity gets by with a whole lot of help and support from your family. She also offers up some advice to others who want to pursue and career as a performer.
National Teen Celebrity Examiner: What do you do in your “downtime?”
Emily Alyn Lind: "I have a really small puppy, Georgie and one of my favorite things is to take her to the park and play with her. I take two classes at middle school, math and chorus and I love walking home with her after school.” She also enjoys singing and plans on taking some classes for singing and learning how to play the guitar.
National Teen Celebrity Examiner: My daughters, while a little younger than you like to put together these performances which includes their own scripts, wardrobe changes, and intermission. They say they want to act and do fashion when they grow up. Were you like that too?
Emily Alyn Lind: “Yes, it’s something we have always done. We had this house when I was younger that had a backdrop that was our theater room. My sisters and I would be in there all day. I was the wardrobe girls and Aly (her sister), would be all dressed up and we would act and sing. We knew then that it was what we wanted to do.
National Teen Celebrity Examiner: Your parents are successful in their own right as actors, singers and directors. That has to provide you with some great opportunities for advice. What’s some advice that they have given you that you can share?
Emily Alyn Lind: “My parents really encourage all of us so much. My mom works with us so much supporting all of us with our acting, singing and even homeschooling. We do everything together, run lines and come up with ideas. When one of us gets a job we all get the job, in part because we work together as a team to get ready for auditions but also because we all travel together to wherever the job may be. We are a team. Some advice from them . . . you have to love it, you may have to give up a lot but it worth it if you are willing to do it.”
Find out more about the Lind sisters and their projects and accomplishments at Bright Stars.
National Teen Celebrity Examiner: What’s next for you?
Emily Alyn Lind: Well of course the “Dear Dumb Diary” DVD and soundtrack with an original song on it will be released on Sept. 10, 2013. After that look for “Hidden,” in which a family hides in a fallout shelter to avoid a dangerous outbreak. This thriller also stars with Alexander Skarsgård and Andrea Riseborough.
National Teen Celebrity Examiner: Do you have any advice to give to other kids that want to get into acting?
Emily Alyn Lind: “Take it seriously,” Emily advises. “You can have fun but when it is time to work, work hard and be focused. Always be yourself because they are going to cast you for who you are, not for who you aren’t. She continues, “I’m lucky to have worked with all the people that I have and I really love what I do and that is very important too.”
Want to know more about Emily Alyn Lind and “Dear Dumb Diary?” Join her for a live Twitter party during the show which is being aired Sept. 6, 8 p.m. ET as a Hallmark Channel Original Movie (check local listings). Join in the conversation, tune in and Tweet using the hashtag #deardumbmovie. Follow Emily on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EmilyAlynLind and https://twitter.com/DearDumbMovie. Stay tuned for the National Teen Celebrity Examiner review of the movie "Dear Dumb Diary"