this kid in my drama class said “i relate to loki on a personal level because we’re both adopted and yearn for world domination”
harriettstella said: But I’m not the director though hahaha pearl priceless moments AAH I MISS YOU
Oh you’re one to talk, you know what I refer to. Also just all of Cattack and pushing you off your chair and pillow throwing hahaha. I MISS YOU TOO. You will be there on Friday yes?
My dad just said: at your age you’ll probably wanna try a lot of things. Boys, girls, being a girl, being a boy, being punk or goth or spunky. And im okay with that. As long as you don’t come home and tell me youre a republican
parents who care
dude i so feel you on not being tall enough for roles! my dream role is beatrice in MAAD but i'm tiny (like barely 5') and haha as you know hero is "the short one"
Ah that is annoying, an obstacle to overcome! I’m not actually that short really, though I’m sure Jake/Ben would tell you otherwise, I’m about 5’5”/5’6” or something. It’s just that "painted maypole" Helena is supposed to be “the tall one”. I actually got to play her a couple of years ago, but I got away with it with heels and because of how short Demetrius and Hermia were.
Hello Pearl! You do such a fantastic job in nmtd :) I was wondering what kind of music do you listen to? Favourite artists/bands?
Hey there! Thank you so much. Oh buddy, you may want to be sitting down for this one.
Okay I’d say I have quite an eclectic music taste, a lot of different stuff.
Right now I’m listening to a lot of Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield, and Etta James. Okay here comes a list. The Beatles, Cream, the Cure, Jolie Holland, Grimes, Elvis Presley, Blondie, the Clash, Laura Marling, Arcade Fire, the Shins, Arctic Monkeys, Noah and the Whale, and many others.
I've just thought of a question: What ships do you ship in Harry Potter, if any?
Okay, this is kind of my ultimate OTP. Luna and Dean. Listen, the two of them were captured by snatchers and ended up living in Shell Cottage for quite a while together so would have become very close, also in the battle of Hogwarts Dean calls out to Luna and they run into the battle together holding hands. We know Luna paints and Dean draws, they’re some of the only characters in the series that are said to be artistically creative in that way. Luna is eccentric and believes in things, she is also very kind. Dean believed Harry about Voldemort returning, or at least didn’t treat him any differently while his best friend openly disbelieved him, was awful to Harry and distanced himself from him. Dean still joined the DA and prepared himself to fight, as did Luna. Also I think that as Dean was raised in the muggle world he would have a wider view, that would work well with Luna’s own view of the world. Also I’ve always loved and related to Luna a lot and had a bit of a crush on Dean so that could be it too.
I have a small mountain of questions. I don't know if you are still looking for questions to procrastinate your homework with, but: What is your favorite thing about NMTD? What is the hardest thing about playing Hero/ acting in general ( or are you just so fabulous that everything is easy) ? What are your favorite books? Do you have any pets?What is your favorite color of jellybean? What would you look like if you were a dragon?
Well hello and thank you very much.
I don’t know what my favourite thing about nmtd is, the whole thing? Sally, Minnie, Claris, and Elsie all spent so much time and effort creating it all and I am so proud of them because it’s going so well. Also the opportunity to work with such amazing people. I love them. It’s all been so much fun and actually having an audience and getting to interact with you guys is also so much fun.
The hardest part about the acting was probably how close the camera was to my face and how there’s a room full of people and equipment and you have to pretend there’s not. I’ve never done screen acting so the camera was the hardest part. Also forgetting lines and stumbling over words.
My favourite book is the Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, I also love the Secret History by Donna Tart, and the Harry Potter series is and always will be a massive part of my life.
I have an awful cat, her name is Stella, she’s terrible but I love her but I also hate her.
My favourite colour of regular jellybean is black, and I also really like the green ones and the pink. My ultimate favourite is the cinnamon jellybelly.
I do not know what I’d look like as a dragon, I’ll give it some thought, let me know what you think.
Everyone had a weird obsession as a child, what was yours? And what is your all time favorite place?
Hello, hello. I was always obsessed with Harry potter as a kid but I still am. Honestly, queen of Harry Potter trivia. I was pretty obsessed with fantasy worlds, and orphaned girl characters who discover their magical past. And making weird potions. And I was really into horses, I stole a book called ‘Horse Identifier’ from my school library when I was about seven and still have it.
I’ve not traveled much at all, never been out of New Zealand. I do really want to travel, all around Europe especially and will be doing that in the next couple of years. My favourite place is probably where I used to go camping in the summer with my family when I was younger. It was a farm but also had surf beaches with white sand and rope swings and an estuary with a sand bar that you could swim out to at low tide and there were hills and pine forests and beautiful things. I have lots of fond memories there.
Thanks for asking!
Are we ever going to see Hero again? Because I miss her lovely face in the videos. Okay, but real questions: If you could play any role in anything, what would you choose and why? What subjects do you enjoy the most? What's your favorite breakfast food?
Hey! I’m sorry, I’ve not been too sure which questions to answer publicly and which privately. I’ll mix it up a bit.
Any role in anything? Blimey. Wow, okay, well I’ve always been properly obsessed with Harry Potter, the books mostly but any role in a Harry Potter film would have made my life. Also a companion in Doctor Who is a bit of a dream for me, not with bloody Moffat though. In terms of Shakespeare, Helena in a Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe is a fantasy, but for one thing I’m not tall enough. Alright I’ll stop here because I can see myself getting very carried away with this question.
The subjects I enjoy most at school, I used to love English a lot but not so much this year. Drama is brilliant but can be stressful. Also I love history classes.
My favourite breakfast food, this is subject to change but at the moment I’d say French toast with maple syrup, fried bananas, bacon, and thick yogurt, but maybe that’s just what I want to eat right now. I don’t have a lot of exciting breakfasts but that’ll soon change as I’ve started working in a cafe and get to have lovely food there.
Thanks! And sorry I can’t give you any information on the Hero front, you’ll have to wait and see.
How did you get involved in NMTD? Which was your favorite episode to shoot?
Hello there. I got involved in nmtd because I was lucky enough to know the Candle Wasters through school, they knew that I liked to act so invited me to audition, there were open though so anyone who knew about it could audition if they wanted. I was absolutely blown away to get a call back, I wasn’t expecting to actually be cast. My favourite episode to shoot… not too sure. The first video I ever filmed with Harriett was so funny, the first take of the two of us together, as soon as Sally called action we both fell apart laughing for no reason, tragic. The makeup video with Matt was also very funny, a huge amount of it was improvised and he really ran with the creative freedom, you could say… Literally everything was so much fun, I can’t pinpoint one moment, I have stories about every single video. Thanks!
Hey guys, there are lots more of you following me these days because of nmtd. Thanks for that, you are cool.
If you ever want to say hello or are curious about anything please do send me a message. You’re always welcome to but RIGHT NOW can be special question/hello time. I may or may not be trying to avoid writing an essay. Please.
Also I’m thinking over the summer I may do a daily photo thing and post that here, hope you’ll enjoy that.