Okay, one more interview before a weekend filled with naps and rewatching Friends for the fifteen billionth time!
Actor Jadiel Dowlin is currently starring in the new Nickelodeon television series Star Falls which premiered last Saturday (March 31st) and airs every Saturday. It centres on Sophia Miller a strong-willed teen who persuades a Hollywood movie star, Craig Daniels, and his family to live in her house while he shoots a movie in town, all with the hopes of setting him up with her mom. Jadiel plays the role of Craig's son Phoenix Brooks, a deep and thoughtful kid who grew up with his father's stardom.
I chatted with Jadiel about the show and his experience at the Kids' Choice Awards. Check out our Q&A below:
1) You were recently at the Kids’ Choice Awards - what was that experience like?
I've been to several similar types of entertainment events for children/youth and adults, and it's unlike any carpet or artist related event I've attended! KCA’s focus is on the kids and to engage with them. I was surprised how many adults were also at the awards show, and they were really having lots of fun! It was as if they were kids all over again! The orange carpet felt like it took only a few minutes to walk, so I was very surprised that it took us over 1½ hours to complete due to the number of interviews and photos.
2) Can you tease your role on Star Falls?
Phoenix Brooks is the older son/brother on Star Falls. He grew up with his father’s stardom and is a unique teen because he’s a strong-willed teen and a true philosopher that’s insightful and way ahead of his age. He’s into yoga, meditation, and being at one with the universe…he’s definitely an interesting character!
3) How is Star Falls different from other Nickelodeon series?
It’s nice to have the adults engage directly with the children, while not being portrayed as clowns or immature guardians. The show also brings people from widely different classes together so they have the opportunity to learn from another, and more importantly, to become friends… and who knows… maybe some characters will fall in love! It is called… Star Falls for a reason (don’t worry, this is not a spoiler). After all, Phoenix’s dad is a movie “Star” and starts to “Fall” for Beth (a local veterinarian) after getting to know her better.