The adorable Mimi Kirkland who plays Lily on Austin & Ally answers your questions.
Q: How old are you?
Mimi: I am 10 years old.
Q: When you first came on Austin & Ally how excited were you?
Mimi: It just happened to be my 10th birthday when I got the call that I would be playing Lily on Austin & Ally. I started screaming and jumping for joy!! It was the best birthday ever!! I have seen every Austin & Ally episode so it was a dream come true to find out I would be working and acting with them.
Q: How long does it take to make 1 episode?
Mimi: It takes one week to film one episode.
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Q: How would you describe each of your co-stars?
Mimi: Laura: Sweet and nice.
Raini: Exciting and energetic.
Ross: Musical and cool
Calum: Funny and entertaining.
Q: Do you have to memorize your lines or do people hold up cards?
Mimi: We have to memorize our lines.
Q: When did you start acting? Do you like singing? Can you give me some tips?
Mimi: When I was on stage at my preschool graduation, I was 5 years old and the teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up. I said I wanted to be an actress so my parents found an agent in Raleigh, NC. I’ve had to audition for over 150 roles. Yes, I love to sing. Be yourself, be confident, and have fun! Keep working towards what you love because there is always something that you have to sacrifice to pursue your dream and it’s not always easy. Stick with it and stay positive!
Q: What are the names of your sisters?
Mimi: Coley & Kate
Q: What do you do in your free time? Do you like to read?
Mimi: I love to read!!! I also like playing outside, swimming, riding my bike, dancing and playing with my friends and my sisters.
Q: What is another talent you have besides acting?
Mimi: I like to sing and dance. I’m currently taking hip hop and ballet.
Q: Do you like pizza?
Mimi: YES! Cheese pizza, regular crust!
Q: What’s your favorite color?
Q: Why does Ally never like anyone to touch her song book?
Mimi: I really don’t know why. Maybe because she writes personal things in her song book and it’s more like a journal.