Hey TWIST Girls,
We just got a chance to chat with Sterling Knight from So Random! who told us about what it's like to be on set!! Sterling is currently a mentor for the Acuvue 1-Day Contest and he spilled all about it only to us! Read our exclusive interview below!
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TWIST: What made you decide to be a mentor for this Acuvue One Day Contest?
Sterling Knight: When I was growing up there wasn't really a whole lot of help or advice for kids who wanted to act. And there's all these secrets and tips and tricks that you never know, I never had that and it's hard to figure it out on your own. So to help someone who is aspiring to do the same thing that I aspired to do, and to have an opportunity to help them, its one of the greatest things in the world. It's the best part of being in a position like this, to be able to help the next generation or affect someone's life in a positive way.
TWIST: Can you tell me about the actual experience of mentoring someone?
Sterling Knight: It's fantastic. Morgan was the girl I got to mentor. She's a really, really talented young girl, we had an amazing time. We actually took her to a performance out here in Los Angeles, and not only did she work with a member of the cast and the directors, they gave her some really fantastic training and coaching and they actually put her in the show, which was just incredible to watch this girl have this chance to be on stage, in her favorite production, Les Mis, in this big scene. It was incredible to watch how excited she was and get her to live out that dream. I was actually kind of jealous.
TWIST: I know you said you were from a small town and didn't have that mentor advice, so how were you able to stay focused on your dreams as you got older and got into this business?
Sterling Knight: It's really easy for me to stay focused, mainly because this is the only thing I think I can or would want to do with my entire existence. So when the stakes are that high its' pretty easy to stay focused and this is what I have to do. And that's basically what I told the girl I mentored. This is something you can do for fun but at the same time you can only go as far as you let yourself. And the more you commit, the more opportunities you have to succeed.
TWIST: What advice do you have for other teens on how they can accomplish their dreams and goals?
Sterling Knight: Teens are in a rough spot, you're not a kid anymore and but you're not an adult. I'm 22 and I'm still not naÃ¯ve enough to assume that I'm an adult in anything other then the legal sense. It's a really rough time, you're looking at colleges and what you want to do with your life and what you want to major in. I think its important for teens to know that. It is very serious and should be taking seriously but at the same time its more important to just be honest with yourself and just give yourself a chance to do what makes you happy. There's so many people in the world that have to go to a job that they hate. Find the joy in whatever school subject it is or anything and really, really go for it.
TWIST: That's great advice! So, what is the best part about being on So random?
Sterling Knight: It's the sketches. It's the whole thing. We get to play goofy characters. It's a lot more plug and play. Its fun getting a change if pace from a sitcom to a sketch comedy show.
TWIST: Is it hard to make it through the scenes without laughing?
Sterling Knight: I almost can't do it. I used to be really good, when we were doing Sonny With A Chance I was good at keeping a straight face but there's too many really, really talented and funny people and funny stuff that's going on and usually people get right in my face and start screaming and just make hilarious faces and I just cant take it. We were actually doing a scene the other day and the director and producers had to come up to me and be like, "Dude stop laughing." And I'm like, "I dare you to try to stand next to Matthew Scott while he's doing this, I dare anybody to! Because you will laugh." And they're like, "I know I'm laughing from 50 feet away but you have to do it." So I just have to figure out a way. I usually don't look at them I just cross my eyes or focus on something else.
TWIST: That sounds so funny! Thanks for talking with us Sterling!
Sterling Knight: Thanks TWIST! You rock!