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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Interview - Sammi Hanratty

Today, Mindy interviewed Sammi Hanratty, who plays Chrissa in Chrissa Stands Strong "the first-ever Girl of the Year® movie, [where] Chrissa Maxwell™ learns how to stand up for herself—and others."

The new doll "Chrissa" is made in part to look like her after she got the roll. Sammi got her own trailer during the making of the movie, loves to act weird in real life by going up to groups of her peers (peers she doesn't know) and trying to fit in until they realize she's an outsider. She loves to rollerblade too.

Sammi loves playing rolls that are the opposite of what she's like in real life, hence her con-artist character in The Suite Life of Zach & Cody. Acting in movies is just like pretending when you're playing "house" with your friends only you have to follow a script.

The most exciting part about getting the roll of Chrissa was that she found out she was getting her own AG doll! The new AG movie is about standing up to bullies, and the movie even has llamas that spit, (I've gotta see that!)

From the American Girl website:
When Chrissa moves to a new school in the middle of the year, she is greeted by the girls in her fourth-grade class with teasing and tricks. The “Mean Bees” really know how to sting—and they bully her in class, on the bus, online, and even at swim club. Then the biggest bully becomes Chrissa’s swimming rival, and the teasing and taunting finally go too far. Will Chrissa find a way to stand strong and stop the bullying?

HBO Films. Movie. © 2009 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® is a service mark of Home Box Office, Inc.

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