We recently had the chance to chat with “Young Sheldon” star Gabriella Martinez about getting her start in the entertainment industry, working on “Young Sheldon”, upcoming projects, and more!
Check it out below!
- How did you get your start in the entertainment industry?
I started performing on stage when I was 4 years old with my dance school. When my parents realized that I was serious about becoming an actress I started training for TV and Film. I eventually found a manager to represent me and immediately started auditioning for several projects. I have to say that most of my short and feature films began in my hometown of Las Vegas where I have had the opportunity to work with some up and coming great directors.
2. What was your first major project?
My first major project was Young Sheldon as my episodic debut. The Immortal Wars, starring Eric Roberts is another big project. It was the first movie where I did my own Stunts and worked with a fight choreographer. It is now available at select stores and on Amazon.
3. How did you land your role on “Young Sheldon?”
My agent sent me on the the audition for Young Sheldon and I was so excited because the show is so funny and well written. I had the opportunity to audition for some killer casting directors and it was one of the best filming experiences.
4. Who do you play on the show?
I played the role of Kate who was Sheldon’s friend in the theatre program where he attends school. The set and the script took me back to my theatre days.
5. What is a typical day like on-set?
Being on set is my favorite place to be. A typical day on set is hanging out with your amazing co-stars and eating a lot from the craft table. It’s amazing watching the crew set up each scene, it takes a village.
6. What is a behind-the-scenes secret that most fans wouldn’t know?
A behind-the-scenes secret that not a lot of people know is that it’s not all glam and glitter. Sometimes you could be waiting to film for several hours or be jumping into freezing cold water in the middle of November and still have a smile on your face.
7. Are you currently working on any other projects that fans can look forward to?
I just booked a feature titled “Real Talk.” I am so fortunate to be working with a great production company on this project and I’m excited to dive deep into this role.
8. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
When I am not working I am hanging out with my best friends adventuring or attending events. I recently attended the Green Carpet for the Fur and Feather Animal Sanctuary to help raise funds for the shelter. I am also a big foodie and I love to try new vegan foods.
9. Do you have any hidden talents?
One of my hidden talents is that I draw and love to do arts and crafts. You can catch me on Friday nights watching Netflix and trying to learn how to crochet.
10. If you could meet another person in the entertainment industry, who would it be and why?
If I could meet another person in the entertainment industry it would be Gina Rodriguez. She is a big inspiration to me as an actress, director, and as a woman.
11. What are your social media accounts?
To keep up with me and the projects I am working on you can follow me here.
My Instagram is: @gabriellaimartinez
My facebook: Gabriella Martinez
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