Nickelodeon’s “Alex And Me” Star Jessica Treska Talks Filming And More In Exclusive Interview!
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- How did you get your start in the entertainment industry?
Since the age of five, I have been involved in some form of performance such as theater, singing, competitive dance, piano, and even performing in a Rock Band. At the age of nine, I auditioned for a professional acting class and was accepted. I loved the class and everything about acting so I decided that I wanted to become a professional actress. I was signed by an agent at the age of ten and later got a manager and everything took off from there.
- What was it like getting to work on Nickelodeon’s Alex & Me?
Working on “Alex and Me” is something I’ll never forget. I filmed for about a month in New Orleans, so I got incredibly close with the cast and director. Every day on set was so much fun, especially playing soccer with the cast. The movie has such a great story and it was so much fun filming with other actors who quickly became good friends.
- What is the movie about?
“Alex and Me” is about a girl who loves soccer and the US woman’s soccer player, Alex Morgan. One day when she hits her head, Alex Morgan appears and helps train her.
- What was your favorite scene to film?
A scene that stands out to me is a scene that we had to film at a real high school. We couldn’t disrupt the students at the school so every time the bell rang for passing period, the cast and crew had to hide in 3 or 4 classrooms that were empty until passing period was over. I loved filming this scene because it was really fun to run and hide in the classrooms, so the students wouldn’t see that a movie was being filmed at their school.
- What are some of your other favorite Nickelodeon movies?
My favorite Nickelodeon movie is Drake and Josh Go Hollywood. My brother and I used to love watching Drake and Josh so it’s definitely our favorite.
- Do you prefer to work on television or film projects?
I love working on both. I usually work on television projects but if I had to choose, I would say film projects because I usually film all at once. It’s easier for me as a student – I don’t miss as much school, instead of random days or weeks scattered over a period of time. Also, it’s nice to go to movie premieres.
- Are you working on anything else you’d like to share with us?
There are always new and exciting auditions and opportunities coming my way. I am very excited about this month in particular because the HBO Series, Sharp Objects premieres on July 8th. I will be attending the premiere of “Alex and Me” on May 31st and a short film that I was the Lead in called Broken will be completed this month and circulated at film festivals soon.
- Do you have any fun summer plans?
Yes! I am going to Miami to visit my sister in college and I am also going to a ranch in Wyoming with my family and a couple of my friends.
- What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
On the weekends, I love to have lunch with my friends and then go see a movie or maybe even go roller skating. I enjoy doing anything with my friends!
- What are your social media accounts?
My instagram is @Jessica_Treska
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