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We recently had the lovely opportunity to chat with Jade Pettyjohn about getting her start in the entertainment industry, working on “School of Rock”, hidden talents, and more!

1. How did you get your start in the entertainment industry?

I pestered my parents for about 3 years to let me become an actress. Once they let me, I pretty much started like every other actor trying to get work. I got an agent and a manager and worked incredibly hard to develop my skills.

2. What was your first project?

Technically my first project was for a talking monkey toy commercial that aired in Europe for a few months. However, my first project on TV or film was a guest star role in The Mentalist which was such a great experience. The cast and crew were so incredibly kind and generous. I was just this seven year old girl that couldn’t keep from asking people questions about everything on set and constantly in awe over the fact that this was real and I was actually working on a TV show.


3. You’re currently on “School of Rock”, what has that experience been like for you?

Working on School of Rock has been incredible. I have learned so much about comedy and being a musician and working with other musicians as well. The fact that I get to drive onto the Paramount lot everyday and work with my best friends doing the two things I love most is really amazing. Each episode is a new adventure and I get the opportunity to do things that a normal teenage girl wouldn’t necessarily do on a regular basis (like shoot a music video with about 300 people or get slimed on a weekly basis).


4. What has been your favorite episode to film and why?

That is such a difficult question! This third season has had so many amazing and crazy episodes and I loved all of them for different reasons. I think our season finale was one of my favorite episodes to shoot. There are so many moving parts in this episode, and filming it was very exciting. I also loved filming the episodes “Puppy Love” and “Surprise Surprise”. I cant wait for people to see them.

5. What can fans expect to see on upcoming episodes?

They can expect a lot more spit-takes, super heros, puppies, guacamole cannons, crazy song and dance numbers, romance, and much much more.

6. Can you tell us anything about the new film that you’re working on?

I am currently working on a film called “Trial by Fire” based off the true story of a man falsely accused of a terrible crime and sentenced to death. I’m working alongside Laura Dern, Jack O’Connel and Ed Zwick is directing. I am having the time of my life. It is a story that needs to be told and I couldn’t be happier to help tell it.

7. Do you have any hidden talents?

Hidden? Hmmm… I am a songwriter and poet.  So far I have kept these to myself and haven’t released them.  So I suppose in that way they are hidden.

8. What are you looking forward to most this winter?

The warm drinks, cold weather, and the cute beanies, coats, and boots I will finally be able to wear now that its not 10,000 degrees everyday.

9. Do you have anything else that you want your fans to know about?

I appreciate their continual support and love.

10. What are your social media accounts

Instagram: @Jadepettyjohn_official

Twitter: @jadepettyjohn

Snapchat: @jadepettyjohn

YouTube: Jade Pettyjohn


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