Tommy2: Hey, it’s Tommy2 and today we’re being joined by Jada Facer who recently made her debut on ABC Family’s hit comedy “Melissa and Joey.” Jada how are you doing today?
Jada Facer: I’m awesome how are you?
Tommy2: I’m doing well myself. Definitely enjoying the summer, how about you?
Jada Facer: It’s so much fun here, I’m having so much fun.I just got to go to Utah a couple of weeks ago and got to see all of my family so that was a lot of fun.
Tommy2: Any special fun adventures there, any fun things you did?
Jada Facer: Well, I swam every day but on the last day I got heatstroke cause it’s so hot there right now. So I just stayed home for the last day.
Tommy2: So is swimming one of your favorite things you like to do outdoors?
Jada Facer: Yeah, I love to swim. I love to write too, that’s one of the things… like I love to sit outside and look like at the trees and start drawing or writing and it’s a lot of fun.
Tommy2: Definitely one that loves to enjoy nature right?
Jada Facer: Yes, I love the outdoors. Me and my dad always go camping with my dogs, cause my dog is like… a mountain goat we call her. Cause she loves to go up in the mountains and hunt and hike. And she’s just like this little iddy biddy thing, but it’s really funny to watch her in the mountains.
Tommy2: And what’s you’re dogs name?
Jada Facer: I have three dogs….
Jada Facer: One’s name is Pixie, another one is Lulu, and then the third one is Oliver.
Tommy2: Talking about dogs, one thing that dogs don’t like is just around the corner, the Fourth of July. Do you enjoy the Fourth of July?
Jada Facer: Yeah, I love the Fourth of July. Like, we always go to Utah like I said before for like all of the holidays and we get to watch the fireworks up on the mountains and it’s a lot of fun.
Tommy2: So they have the fireworks up in the mountains there?
Jada Facer: Yeah, like me and my family know this spot up on the mountain, so when the fireworks are shooting up it’s like only it us and we’re the only people that can see it. It’s a lot of fun.
Tommy2: Oh wow, that sounds amazing.
Jada Facer: Uh huh.
Tommy2: I thought I’d seen it all… and now you’re telling me you have a secret spot on the mountain for fireworks.
Jada Facer: Yeah, like my whole family goes up there and we have like a picnic and it’s so much fun.
Tommy2: That is great! Now, warlier this month, you made your debut on “Melissa and Joey,” how long have you been acting and what inspired you to get started?
Jada Facer: I kind’ve have been acting my whole life. I fell in love with Shirley Temple when I was three. I would wake up being her, I would dress like her, but I remember this one time there was an “Annie” audition and I wanted to be Molly in “Annie” so bad. It was in New York, so I begged my mom to take me to New York and after like a week she said, okay, you can go. And so we go to New York, I had no idea what auditioning was all about and we’re in this little tiny room with hundreds of kids and even though that experience was crazy and I had no idea what was going on, that’s when I knew I wanted to be an actress.
Tommy2: And what was the experience like joining this cast since Melissa (Joan Hart) and Joey (Lawrence are household names, and at the same time Nick Robinson and Taylor Spreitler are highly recognized for their roles as well?
Jada Facer: It was so awesome getting to meet them all, I’m a huge fan of the show. So, I was a bit nervous to meet them cause I didn’t know how they were in real life. So when I got there everyone was just so welcoming and they were open to have me and it was so much fun.
Tommy2: And was there any special advice that any of them gave to you that stands out.
Jada Facer: Melissa and Joey were always give my like little pointers, like to not be afraid of the audience, or how to act in front of the live audience, or to like cheat out to the camera so that they can see your face.
Tommy2: And you mentioned you had stage experience before, is that kind of different where you mix TV and stage together?
Jada Facer: It’s a little different. When you’re in theater you have to do stuff bigger and a lot more broader. But, when you’re on a live audience you still have to do it big if you’re with comedy, but not as big.
Tommy2: For those people that aren’t that familiar with the show, why don’t describe a little bit about your character and how she fits into the storyline.
Jada Facer: Well, my characters name is Dani, I play Brooke Burke and Joey Lawrence’s daughter. She’s a bit spunky and feisty, she’s like a big ball of energy so she’s a bit opposite from Brooke Burke’s character because Brooke Burke’s character is more like laid back, and all into like Buddha and Peace and Chakras, and so she has more mannerisms towards Joey’s character like her facial expressions or hand motions.
Tommy2: And what’s one thing you enjoy about Dani that’s different from yourself?
Jada Facer: Dani’s a bit more daring than I am. Like I wouldn’t take a cab to go see my dad, or steal flowers from a guy in a hospital that’s in a coma.
Tommy2: Yes, that’s a bit daring.
Jada Facer: Yeah, it is.
Tommy2: These days, it seems that everything revolves around social media and recently you did a live tweet during the season finale of Melissa and Joey. I’ll bet that was a fun experience.
Jada Facer: It was so much fun, it was my first time doing live tweeting so when I got home for the California time, I was live tweeting when I was home too, at like eight o’clock
Tommy2: The one thing about with Twitter that’s kind of interesting is like you have a Twitter, but then when you truly have a Twitter blow up with something like that, it’s like a completely different medium.
Jada Facer: I know, it was so crazy… I was getting, like, every minute I was getting twenty tweets. I was like oh my gosh, this is so cool.
Tommy2: Exactly! And for those people that want to get connected with you online why don’t list all of your accounts.
Jada Facer: Okay, so I have an Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook… and a YouTube channel. And they’re all just JadaFacer.
Tommy2: Oh love it! They’re all the same. And you just mentioned your YouTube channel which has a lot of musical performances on it. How important is music to you?
Jada Facer: I love music. Like I said before, I grew up doing musical theater so that was always a big part of my life.
Tommy2: And who are some of your favorite musical acts these days?
Jada Facer: Well my favorite singers are like Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift.
Tommy2: Have you been to any good concerts lately?
Jada Facer: I have not been to any concerts lately. The last time I went to a concert I was like eight and I really need to go to a concert now.
Tommy2: You’re just too busy working right?
Jada Facer: Yes, I’m too busy to go to a concert, which I really want to go to a concert.
Tommy2: And how big are you’re dreams to one day be putting on those concerts?
Jada Facer: They are sky high, like the sky is the limit.
Tommy2: And I hear you’ve got a new song that you’ll be putting out soon.
Jada Facer: Yeah, we just barely finished doing the video, so we are editing the video right now. But, it’s my original song, I wrote it all by myself, so I’m super excited to be putting it on my YouTube channel.
Tommy2: And when it comes to recording, how involved are you with the process?
Jada Facer: I’m there through like the whole entire process. Each take I always have my opinion on which one I like better. Or when we film the video if I don’t like an angle, I’ll say let’s change it to this side or… I’m really involved with it.
Tommy2: That’s nice that you have a very active role. These days things have changed quite a bit where you’re able to control things a little more than you used to.
Jada Facer: Yeah.
Tommy2: Alright, well we’ll definitely be looking forward to the music video and the song. Jada, thanks a bunch for making some time for us today and best wishes with the great opportunity you have with “Melissa & Joey.”
Jada Facer: Thank you so much.