Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a Disney star AND work on some of Disney's biggest sitcoms? Well, Kiersey Clemons is living the life we all yearn for and I caught up with her to find out more about herself, 'Austin & Ally', music and her upcoming film!
Kiersey guest-starred in two episodes of 'Shake It Up!' as Danielle, a snobby cheerleader whom Gunther (played by Kenton Duty) takes a fancy to. The 19 year old actress also portrayed Alicia in 'Good Luck Charlie', whom Teddy (played by Bridgit Mendler) tried to set Emmett (played by Micah Stephen Williams) up with. More recently, Kiersey played Kira Starr in 'Austin & Ally' and she is Austin's (played by Ross Lynch) girlfriend in the series... for now ;)
Kira has appeared in four episodes of 'Austin & Ally' so far, and Kiersey promises that we will be seeing more of Kira in future A&A episodes! While I am a huge Auslly-shipper, I love Kira's character in the show. She's a really nice and sweet girl who is willing to give second chances and you can tell that she's a caring person from the way she agreed to date Austin only if he doesn't have feelings for Ally. Can you say aww? Kira is also the daughter of Jimmy Starr, who is the head of Austin's record label.
Apart from 'Austin & Ally', Kiersey has just wrapped up a snowboarding movie titled 'Cloud 9', which is a Disney Channel Original Movie that will premiere on Disney Channel in the winter of 2013. Not many details have been released yet, but Kiersey has a starring role in this film!
You guys might want to keep a lookout for Kiersey Clemons because she is a star on the rise!
How did your acting career begin?
I always lived outside of LA, therefore my mom was a little hesitant to let me start auditioning. So, I did musical theatre for a couple years and finally she let me sign with an agency and start doing television/movies when I was 16.
What's a typical day for you like?
My days can get pretty busy! But a typical day... I walk my dog, meet with my managers, go to an audition/callback and I have a Disneyland pass so I somehow always end up at Disneyland haha.
Describe each member of the 'Austin & Ally' cast in one word.
I've done this before so I have to switch up my answers haha. Mmmmm, Ross is eccentric; A word to describe Laura would be "Ally" because she is just like Ally! Calum is 'red' obviously and Raini is fabulous.
Tell us more about Kira, your character on 'Austin & Ally'.
Kira is just your typical teenage girl. She's very humble, sweet and forgiving. Everyone should want to be friends with Kira... I do at least.
Will we see more of Kira following the next episode ("Partners & Parachutes")?
Yes and even more after that!! Yay!
I am a huge fan of 'Austin & Ally' as well as "Auslly", so on the behalf of all the fans, I'll ask the question that we are all dying to know: Will Austin & Ally get together or will Austin stay with Kira?
I wish I could tell you, but where's the fun in that!? It's all a surprise. There's definitely a few twists and turns.
Apart from 'Austin & Ally', you also guest-starred on 'Shake It Up' and 'Good Luck Charlie'. Which was your favourite show to work on and why?
I think Austin and Ally because I spent a lot more time with the cast. I was with them a lot of my summer, working! I got more time to get comfortable and really create friendships.
Kiersey with 'Cloud 9' co-star Dove Cameron
Do you have any plans to embark on a singing career in the near future?
Oh of course, I'm always writing and we're recording music as well. I'm just making sure everyone gets the right idea of who I really am through my music, so I want everything to be very precise.
Who's your celebrity crush?
Ummm HELLO, Ryan Gosling! Who else?!
Do you have any upcoming projects?
I just finished filming a movie so I can't wait until everyone gets to hear all the deets on it! It's going to be great.
Who are you closest to on the 'Austin & Ally' set?
Ugh, that's hard. I don't have an answer, pass!
If you could play any character that you've never played on a TV show or a movie, which character would it be?
Cat Woman!!!!!! I WILL be the next Cat Woman.
Follow Kiersey on Twitter at @KierseyClemons!