October 10, 2014

Sabrina Carpenter

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Sabrina Carpenter singer/songwriter and co-star on Girl Meets World

Judging by your comments and your responses to our Girl Meets World Would You Rather, you guys love Girl Meets World. In honor of your fandom, we have a new interview with 15-year-old Sabrina Carpenter who plays Maya on the show, and also sings the song, “Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying.”

Tell me about Riley (Rowan’s character).
Sabrina: Riley is very different from my character. She’s very sweet, very caring, and she loves school. She’s a very optimistic, curious girl. I’m friends with a lot of people like that in real life. I think it’s important to have those mentally stimulating friends around you like that, and she’s a really great character.

Tell me about Maya.
Sabrina: Rowan is the really happy character, and I am more of the troubled character. I guess you could say I like to get into trouble, but it makes it really fun for me to play. That kind of balance between the two is so great because if I try to get her into trouble, she’ll try to keep me out of it.

Would you be friends with Maya in real life?
Sabrina: That’s a good question. I think I would. I mean, I wouldn’t go to the limit if somebody was being a very bad influence on me, but I think Maya’s character is harmless. She just is a girl looking for an adventure, and she doesn’t really know what’s right or wrong since she’s never had that total parental guidance, as Riley has with her wonderful parents.

Sabrina Carpenter in Girl Meets World

Photo courtesy Disney

You sing with Rowan on the theme song of Girl Meets World. Will there be any more singing in the show?
Sabrina: Obviously, it’s not a singing show. Besides the theme song, we’ve only done one thing. It’s not where my character becomes a singer or anything like that. It’s a totally different situation that I can’t spoil because it’s later in the season. It’s definitely not a singing show but there are some musical parts in it.

Were you ready for the fan reaction to Girl Meets World?
Sabrina: Honestly it’s overwhelming in an amazing way. I never experienced anything like this in my life. It’s really good that kids are finding it relatable. That’s more important than anything because there are stories that we do want the world to hear. All of our episodes obviously have a very important message that we want to teach the kids, so I think it’s good that they like it because they’ll definitely learn from the first season. We’re very, very proud of what we’ve done and just glad that kids are liking it.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Sabrina: I was kind of a joker in class, so I remember raising my hand a lot and instead of giving serious answers, I would make a joke and my teachers would get mad at me. But I was always just trying to lighten up the group. I guess I don’t really get embarrassed because when I’m around such a familiar group of people that I’m so comfortable with, I just laugh everything off. And even if it is embarrassing, you just forget about it and have fun.

What type of music do you sing?
Sabrina: The music I’m making now is kind of a style of all my favorite artists and my sound combined. I always loved Christina Aguilera and Adele and I always loved Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and then I always loved the older singers like Judy Garland and Etta James. It’s a really weird combination, but I’ve decided to make music that is really heartwarming and has a little bit of soul to it, as well as R&B, and just kind of all those sounds mixed together. So I’m really excited to see what people think about it.

What music do you listen to?
Sabrina: When I was in middle school, I listened to Taylor Swift. I can remember listening to “Our Song” for the first time on the school bus. I always listened to Christina Aguilera because I was doing lots of numbers in dance school that were Christina, and obviously, Britney, so I listened to a lot of them in middle school. I would say Adele. Her songs are so classic. I love The Black Keys and I love Vampire Weekend and Queen and Lorde. There are a lot of really cool artists now. I’ve branched out in.

When did you start singing?
Sabrina: I started singing when I was two years old, but I first got singing lessons when I was about six years old. I’m pretty sure the first song I sang was “God Bless America” when I was two.
I started writing songs much more recently. When I was about 10 years old, I would write stuff in my notebook, but it’s nothing that I’d ever want anybody in the world to hear. I really started writing when I was 13.

Do you like to read?
Sabrina: I’ve been reading this whole entire morning before you called. I just started The Fault in Our Stars (for ages 12 and up) last night. My sister told me to start reading it, and I’m really excited because I love it so far. And I do like to read for pleasure. When I was in second grade my favorite all-time books were the Wayside School series by Louis Sachar. I just love those books. They were so fun and quirky.

If you could make your own flavor of ice cream, what would it be?
Sabrina: I’m obsessed with mint, so I think anything mint-flavored and maybe some cookie dough and dark chocolate because I love dark chocolate. Is it weird if I add lemon? Just because I love lemon. So that would probably be my creation. And I’d call it “Sabtastic?” [Laughter] That’s off the top of my head, by the way. I don’t know what I just said.

I might not be first in line if Sabrina Carpenter opens an ice cream shop, but she sounds awesome just the same. Leave a Comment and let us know what you think.

Sonja, STACKS Staffer

Interview by Marie Morreale
Photos courtesy Disney Channel

  1. Potter head demi-god

    Hi Sabrina, did you ever read the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series? You would totally love them

  2. nikki12

    you are soooooooooooooooooooooooo coooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllll!!!

  3. nikki12

    i really want to see you in FAN-FEST but it is in Australia i live in NZ so i cant come!!!! i’v also always wanted your autograph!!! but now i cant have it!!! sad face

  4. nikki12

    Wow i put a-lot of comments on!!! i put 6 on !!!!!!!!!!!! I think i should stop now!!!

  5. herlineda

    Do you love sabrina carpenter because she is great
    and ansome. she is my favorite meet girl world.Do you love her but not
    that means you have to watch sofia carson and you will see
    sabrina carpenter

  6. herlineda

    sabrina is the best because I really love heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer

  7. herlineda

    I like them because there were babysitting 3 children
    but then a boy came out of the window and he want to go to the conest
    and he really missed it but he did not cry when he missed the

  8. S

    Sabrina is awesome!!!! She is my favorite celeb. I mean she sings and acts! Plus great personality. :)

  9. iris

    i love you sabrina and want you to know your my star in life you keep me going in so many ways

  10. Izabella

    Sabrina i love your work as a singer and as a acttress keep doing what u do now and i think u have a great future ahead of u.Keep writing songs.

  11. Pinkmoonrise55

    Sabrina! I LOVE YOUR SONGS! YOU ROCK, GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!! keep on SINGING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “I keep my eye’s, wide open!!!”

  12. Boyswagg

    Hey, Sabrina thanks about those interesting facts about yourself.You are a great inspiration for most people. The actual question is can you give me tips on how to become on Disney Channel because I always love watching you and other characters make me and other children feel good about themselves. I just wanted to be somebody like you someday, and I also wanted to know since I write songs and dance and play multiple instruments can I get a record label.Well if you get this can you reply please.

  13. Nina

    Hi Sabrina, I don’t know if you are reading this, or you ever will, but I just want to say you are my hero. I love you so so much and I’m tottaly siked that you like TFiOS (Teen). I love your music you are amazing and beautiful! I voted for you on RDMA like a million times! I hope you win so so much! Keep being awesome!!!

  14. lily

    I love waching girl meets world it is amazing and I am a big fan of you and rowan Blanchard

  15. e

    I love to read to. when i was in 4th grade[ now i'm in fith] my teacher read wayside storys. I was so happy when you said you read it.

  16. taylor

    i love your show and your also an amazing singer don’t stop singing your an amazing role model!

  17. Chloe

    Hi Sabrina my names Chloe and I was wondering what to do if you want to be a actress but there are never any auditions where you live?

  18. Jayleigh

    I honestly think sabrina carpenter is an awesome actress/singer/songwriter and I listen to her music and I watch “Girl meets world” all the time because I love her character maya hart she is funny, confident, loves to draw, and she does what she wants and I’m trying to be exactly like that

  19. swag money J

    I really liked reading her advice and her comments of what they asked her and I really enjoyed reading your blog!

  20. Anonymous

    i love singing i loved it for 4 years now and im 11 years old i am a class joker as well so i love all the classic jokes in girl meets world

  21. Sciencerising20

    Hi Sabrina, you look like little Lucy Gluckman off of the one America’s got talent episode of Austin and Ally.

  22. Skyler

    Hi um i really like your charecter your chrecter is the girl i am in real life im sweet and also have a boyfriend and we prank call each other

  23. Sabrina carpenter fan

    l love Sabrina!!! I have her ep and love it!!!u should defenitally get if u don’t already

  24. BLUECAT5073

    I love the episode when Sabrina called farcal the biggest nothing in the whole school..
    the part I MOSTLEY LOVE was when she apaligized to him and happly ever after

  25. seapiglet4

    Omg!! I love girl meets world. Maya makes me want to never give up on anything. I have watch boy meets world when I was little and seeing girl meets world on Disney Channel, it’s amazing.

  26. wrestling wearwolf67

    My favourite caretcter in the show is Lucas Fryer. oh and Sabrina try to get him to post.

  27. girlmeetsworldfan01

    HAY! I just love girl meets world.I would never miss a show.You and Maya are so COOL!Sometimes i just feel like i am in the show.And i think my attitudes is mixed with maya and riley.

  28. polly

    hi so i also <3<3<3<3 the show and i just wanted to say that bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. bluedolphin 7256

    OMG Love Sabrina I love the show it seriously relates to real life.
    And I wish I could be friends with Sabrina.but it will never happen:’(
    I love your song In “The Middle Of Starting Over” because my big sister wants to start over.You are me and my big sis’ hero Sabrina.wish I could meet you.

  30. jadejoyful145

    I love you Sabrina Carpenter!Sometimes I even want to be you!Can I ask you a question?Just a simple question, what is your favorite color?Mine is Pink!Please let me know!I’ll have a guess!Blue?I can’t wait to get the message!

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