Thursday, November 30, 2017

Why Nickelodeon Star Lizzy Greene Didn’t Even Need to Audition for Her New Movie, 'Tiny Christmas'

Lots of kids dream about starring on Nickelodeon. Nick is home to some the best TV shows to ever be created and once you’re part of Nick, you’ll always be part of the family. To find out what its like to be part of the Nick fam, Clevver recently talked with Lizzy Greene and got the 4-1-1 on all things Nickelodeon!

You probably recognize Lizzy as Dawn on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, but her new holiday movie, Tiny Christmas, is about to be on your must-watch list. Lizzy spilled on everything from what it was like to get into the Christmas spirit, why there were horse problems and why she didn’t even have to audition for the movie. After reading this, Lizzy is sure to become one of your new favorite actors!

Clevver first had to ask Lizzy what being part of the Nick family really meant, and you’ll be happy to know it’s just as amazing as it seems!

had the @nickelodeon animation studio all to myself today💫😊

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“It’s awesome being part of the Nickelodeon family because we really are a family, it’s like we’re all cousins and relatives,” Lizzy said. “I enjoy being part of the family because there’s no competitiveness. We’re all chill and in the same position, we’re all on shows and we’re all great friends. I would always choose being in the Nick family.”

What’s even more brilliant is that being part of Nickelodeon family is what helped her land her first movie deal!

“I actually didn’t audition for Tiny Christmas,” Lizzy said. “Nickelodeon presented it to me because I had been working with them!”

How fantastic is that? Almost immediately after being offered the role, Lizzy knew that she had to accept.

“I got to see the script, and when I read the part of Barkley, I knew it would be so much fun,” Lizzy said. “Barkley is crazy and much different than Dawn, so it was nice I could have a little change and field trip away from Nicky and Ricky and go to Canada to shoot this movie. The character was so out there that it was so much fun for me to film, such a change.”

Tiny Christmas is about Barkley and her cousin, Emma, played by Henry Danger's Riele Downs, and how when one of Santa’s elves accidentally shrinks them, they must embark on a epic journey to unshrink themselves or else they will be tiny… forever! Although they filmed this movie in the spring, they were in Canada and had no trouble getting into the Christmas spirit.

“We filmed in Vancouver, where it’s very cold and always raining or snowing,” Lizzy said. “One of the most fun scenes was probably when we were outside running up to the door. It actually started to snow and we would sit and make snowmen and it was so cold but so fun! It’s never hard to get into the Christmasy mood for me. It’s not a spirit that comes every now and then; it’s an emotion!”

NickALive! totally agrees with Lizzy’s holiday sentiments, and seriously cannot wait to see this movie. It’s going to be even better knowing about what was really happening behind the camera while they were filming.

“We were shooting on a horse farm, so in between scenes we went outside and there were horses everywhere,” Lizzy said. “It’s so funny because while we were filming some of these scenes, the horses would kick the stalls so we would have to stop and go tell the horses to chill. And then we would have to do the scene again and then they would buck the back of set, too. It was never-ending horse drama!”

Most actors would probably find it hard to film with crazy horses, but thankfully Lizzy and Riele are total professionals and finished filming the movie as best friends.

“Me and Riele didn’t really know each other before the movie,” Lizzy said. “We had done really small promos in a group before, not one on one. This was the first real thing. I knew what she looked like and her name was Riele and that was it, and it was the same way for her about me! We went into the movie not knowing each other and came out as best friends.”

When two actors are friends both on screen and IRL, it makes the movie even better, which is why fans can’t wait to see this movie!

Make sure to tune into Tiny Christmas, when it debuts on Nickelodeon USA on Saturday, December 2nd at 8:00pm ET/PT, and soon after on Nickelodeon channels and blocks around the world!

Also, via Newsday:

Nickelodeon movie ‘Tiny Christmas’ is big on laughs

In an interview, star Lizzy Greene talks about her favorite music, her role models and life on the TV set.

By Caleb Lundberg, Romy Pecullan, Alivia Saunders and Jackson Vasquez
Kidsday Reporters, 9, Port Washington

Actress Lizzy Greene with Kidsday reporters, from left, Caleb Lundberg, Romy Pecullan, Alivia Saunders and Jackson Vasquez in Manhattan. Photo Credit: Newsday / Pat Mullooly

We were able to preview the new Nickelodeon movie “Tiny Christmas,” which stars one of our favorite Nick actresses, Lizzy Greene. We think you should watch “Tiny Christmas” because it is super funny.

We loved the part when Barkley (played by Lizzy) and Emma (Riele Downs) got shrunk by the elf. Our favorite part was when the neighbor found Emma and Barkley on the chocolate and freaked out. It was really funny when the neighbor saw the word “HELP” on the floor and thought the cat did it. We wondered how it felt to be tiny.

Another good part was when Barkley slid into Emma’s bed like a snake, then started playing music, then started burping songs. We really liked it when Barkley was running away from the cat and hid in the wrapping paper roll. Oh, we almost forgot about the cat! You should have seen the cat — he was rocking his Christmas outfit. If you are looking for a funny Christmas movie, “Tiny Christmas” is the movie for you.

Rating: 5 smiles out of 5

After seeing the movie, we were able to meet and interview actress Lizzy Greene at her hotel in Manhattan recently. You probably know her best as Dawn on the Nickelodeon TV show “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.”

She was really nice and friendly because we got to take pictures with her and we even got her autograph. She even let us take as many pictures as we wanted!

We found out that Lizzy loves to dance and sing. Her favorite type of music is hip-hop music, and she loves to listen to Taylor Swift. Scary books and movies are her favorite because she said they make her feel as if she is always at the edge of her seat.

We got to ask her many questions — a lot of them made Lizzy laugh. We asked Lizzy what it was like to film the burping scenes in her new movie, “Tiny Christmas.” We also asked her about school, and she said biology was a hard subject for her because it was totally different from the other sciences she learned. We also asked her if she misses home-cooked meals or if she prefers to go out. She said she likes them both and loves to go out for sushi.

She told us that she works long hours on the set of her show — about nine hours a day. She said she reads her lines every morning to help memorize them. She even looks into the mirror to help. Lucky for her, she can memorize her lines very quickly.

Some of the things she does in her free time is watching YouTube, going to the mall with her friends, going to trampoline parks and relaxing. One of the people she admires is Ellen DeGeneres from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Two others are the actors who play the parents in “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” Brian Stepanek (Tom) and Allison Munn (Anne).

She gave us great advice about life. She told us to always work hard to accomplish your dreams. It was a really fun and memorable day.

Make sure you watch “Tiny Christmas” Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon


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