By Dina Ginzburg
School would be much more interesting if your classmates were supernatural beings! While that can’t happen in real life, at least we have MY BABYSITTER’S A VAMPIRE! We got to chat with the show’s star, Vanessa Morgan about acting, music and what's in store for this season.
What inspired you to start acting?
I started off with singing. I was performing and an agent saw me singing and was like, “You should try acting!” I’ve always been a singer, but I tried it and it quickly became another interest and passion of mine.
How did you become interested in music?
My family noticed at a young age that I had a talent, so I performed all around California and then I moved to Canada and I just kept with it.
Is there a particular scene or episode that you’re really excited for fans to see?
The Egyptian episode where a mummy, who I have a thing for, comes to life.
Is there anything new coming up with your music career or are you focusing on acting right now?
I’m trying to get started on my music again. Hopefully, I can create a demo and go from there.
What’s the most intimidating part of working in the entertainment industry?
The pressure can get to you… You can be a little bit self-conscious and hold yourself back. Sometimes, there are some things that you want to do and be better at and then when you’re in front of people, you get self-conscious and hold back from what you know could be funnier or better. That can get to me sometimes, but I try not to let it.
Your character has to deal with some intense things at school. Was high school a scary experience for you?
I didn’t like the first two years of high school. In grade 11, friendships became stronger. I was always off filming, so it was hard to actually have friends. I didn’t have too many until grade 11. I went to a new high school and didn’t know anyone which really sucked, but I was always gone, so it didn’t really matter. I guess it can be scary, but school was easy for me… I had a couple close friends and that’s all I really needed.
If you could be either a wizard or a vampire, which would you choose?
A wizard would be awesome, but I’d be a vampire because I like the fact of not aging and the whole mysterious side to them.
Thanks, Vanessa! MY BABYSITTER'S A VAMPIRE is currently in its second season, so be sure to catch it on Disney Channel or Teletoon!