I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Erika Medina to learn five random facts about herself and what inspired her to be a part of the Disney reboot Cheaper By The Dozen film. Check out my interview with Erika below:
Loryn: If you had a magic wand, what movie or tv series would you like to be a part of?
Erika: The Office! It’s my favorite show, I still watch it to this day, and it’s my kind of comedy. I would’ve loved working with Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fisher. Frankly, the whole cast is amazing. I love how much the actors got to play around with improv on that show. I listen to the office ladies podcast, and it’s so cool to hear about all of the behind-the-scenes nuggets and how they came up with certain scenes and jokes. It just makes me fall in love with the show even more. I’m fascinated with hearing how movies and shows were shot. My favorite theme park was and continues to be Universal Studios. The tram tour was my favorite because I got to see the back lot and hear facts about movies and TV shows.
Loryn: What inspired you to be a part of your latest film project, Cheaper by the Dozen?
Erika: It’s always been my dream as a kid to be in a Disney movie. I would love to be a Disney princess someday, but this experience was amazing. Working with Gabrielle Union was a dream. I’ve always admired her work, and to be on set with her was just incredible. I also loved working with Gail Lerner. She was the first female director I have worked with on a movie and hopefully not the last! She was welcoming and open to our creative input which is always nice to have on set as an actor.
Loryn: You have already worked with some phenomenal actors. Is there one you haven't worked with yet?
Erika: There are many people that I would love to work with, but Anya Taylor Joy is definitely at the top of my list. She is undeniably talented and a very intelligent person. She lights up the screen. Hearing her speak in interviews sucks me in. She seems like an old soul, and I love that.
Loryn: What lesson has the entertainment industry taught you?
Erika: Enjoy the process and learn as much as you can. Also, there’s no timeframe on success. I’ve been doing this for years, and it’s been a lot of hard work and rejection. But everything happens on its own time. Just trust the process and know that you already are.
Loryn: What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Erika: I love to sing and dance. I’ve never had any formal training as far as dancing goes, but I would perform for my family when I was little, and I did sing as a child. I would love to do a musical someday.
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