Emilia McCarthy – Max and Shred
Tommy2: How’s it going, it’s Tommy2 and checking in with us this afternoon we have Emilia McCarthy from the new Nickelodeon series Max and Shred. Emilia how are you?
Emilia McCarthy: I’m great! I’m down in L.A. right now for the Young Artists Awards and Kids’ Choice Awards and I’m loving the weather.
Tommy2: Yes, you just won an award right, at the Young Artists Awards a couple of nights ago.
Emilia McCarthy: I did! I won for Best Actress in a TV Movie for Zapped.
Tommy2: Which I’m sure many people are familiar with, we’ll get to that in a second here. Let’s talk about the new show you’re involved with, Nickelodeon’s Max & Shred. Why don’t start out by sharing the things you enjoy about this new TV series?
Emilia McCarthy: Well, I love the cast. We get along so well, we’re really like a mini on set family and I’m so excited to see all of them again and get back on it.
Tommy2: Yeah, it’s not often that you go away and then come back together and this is kind of special as you were saying cause you’re getting together in L.A.
Emilia McCarthy: Exactly, we’re all coming down to the Kids’ Choice Awards which is so exciting, I can’t wait, and it’s going to be a blast!
Tommy2: And the big question – do you want to get slimed?
Emilia McCarthy: Umm…. No. But I will if I have to just to say I did.
Tommy2: It’s part of the experience right?
Emilia McCarthy: Of course, it’s part of the experience – exactly!
Tommy2: Now why don’t you tell us about how long ago you starting shooting the new series?
Emilia McCarthy: We started like a year ago in May and it six months. We ended in October and we start up in April again.
Tommy2: And the shows been on for about six months now. How anxious were you for it to start airing on TV?
Emilia McCarthy: I was very anxious just because we put so much hard work into it. Like I said, it was six months, so to not only just see the final product, but to see the response to it was very nerve racking but I’m very happy with how it’s turned out so far. It’s exciting to see how well it’s been doing.
Tommy2: And one of the great ways that people like you track the response is with Social Networking. What was it like seeing people talk about the show when it first aired?
Emilia McCarthy: It was really funny. I mean, it was, you know for us it was kind of like we were just doing it for ourselves. So when people started seeing it and commenting on it, it was just kind of like the cherry on top.
Tommy2: And on that note
Emilia McCarthy: You can find me on Instagram and Twitter at @EmiliaaMcCarthy.
Tommy2: And so far with Max & Shred, do you have a favorite episode?
Emilia McCarthy: Yes, I have a favorite episode which is the biography episode where I write Max’s auto-biography but I make up a bunch of stuff that is not true and yeah, I just laughed really hard at that specific episode. I don’t know why?