Sunday, December 26, 2021

'A Loud House Christmas' Cast & Crew Interviews

"A Loud House Christmas" on Nickelodeon | Good Day Sacramento

The Loud Family is splitting up this Christmas, but not if Lincoln has anything to say about it! "A Loud House Christmas" is a live-action movie based on the Nickelodeon animated series, and two of the stars - Wolfgang Schaeffer (Lincoln) and Jahzir Bruno (Clyde) join Courtney to tell us about the movie!

Wolfgang Schaeffer, Jahzir Bruno talk about 'A Loud House Christmas' | FOX 7 Austin

The popular Nickelodeon animated series is coming to life in a new live-action holiday movie. Two of the film's stars talk about what we can expect.

The Loud's come to life in “A Loud House Christmas!” premiering November 26 on Nickelodeon and Paramount+Click HERE for all the deets!


Carolina Beach native stars in new Nickelodeon live action movie

The Christmas movie is premiering on Nickelodeon network on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A young woman who grew up in the Cape Fear is starring in a new movie premiering soon.

Lexi DiBenedetto, a 22-year-old Carolina Beach native, landed a role as Laurie Loud in “A Loud House Christmas,” a live-action take on the popular Nickelodeon show “The Loud House.”

This is not her first role in front of the camera. Before her movie role, she starred in “Knight Squad” as Prudence from 2018 to 2019, a show also on Nickelodeon. She’s also made guest appearances in shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Criminal Minds.”

Before she made her move to Los Angeles, she began her acting career in Wilmington when she was five with her first acting coach Tammy Arnold.

“Really, it was such a gift for her to look at me at five and be like I’m going to speak to you like an equal because I think it kind of helped me elevate treating this as a career and not just as a hobby because I wanted to do this as a career, I loved it that much,” DiBenedetto said.

To this day, she says Arnold is someone she calls when she needs advice or motivation to continue on her acting journey.

While still living in the Cape Fear, she participated in community theater at places like Thalian Hall. Her first paid project was “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail” presented by Big Dog Productions. When she was 11-years-old, local Casting Director Tracy Kilpatrick told her she should go to LA. Her parents supported the idea and took her out west to kickstart her career.

“It takes hard work and patience because you will get a thousand nos,” DiBenedetto said. “I think people hear that and think it’s an exaggeration but it’s not. You literally will get a thousand nos. I think the fact that I’ve had some yeses is really exciting. I would just like to believe that that will lead me to more, more yeses in the future.”

As a teenager, DiBenedetto spent her summers back on the east coast working at Britt’s Donuts on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

The 22-year-old credits much of her success to her support system. Her parents have had her back and supported her dream since day one, but she also scored an agent at 12-years-old that has stuck with her through all the yeses, nos, and uncertainties.

“She’s supported me through everything. That’s 10 years of growth, awkward pre-teens, she’s really always been there for me,” DiBenedetto said.

Jennifer Patredis at Innovative Artists is the agent she’s worked with for a decade and Mara Santino at Luber Roklin is her manager who joined her support system not long after Patredis.

To those hoping to take on Hollywood, she says it’s hard but the journey is worth it if it’s your dream. She suggests finding an acting class and getting involved in theater, whether it’s community or in your school.

“I believe that anything you want to do in life is kind of difficult and takes hard work,” DiBenedetto said. “Whether you want to be a lawyer, doctor, or educator it takes a lot of hard work so if this is what you want to do, don’t let that hold you back.”

Even though she’s lived in LA since she was 11-years-old, she spends her summers back here in Southeastern NC. All of her family lives here, so DiBenedetto said she would love to work on something filming in Wilmywood so that she could be close to them.

“I will always be a North Carolina girl,” DiBenedetto said.

In addition to acting, DiBenedetto says she does have an interest in writing as well. She says she loves to tell stories. With the main focus on acting, she hopes to tell meaningful stories throughout her life.

DiBenedetto says she does have another project she’s eager to announce. She can’t say much, but she’ll be in an animated Netflix show that will be out sometime next year. For more information on that and her future projects, follow her on Instagram.


Ella and Mia Allan talk about being a part of the live action movie, Christmas traditions, how they picked who would be Lana and Lola, and more!

Ella and Mia Allan are most recognizable from CW’s Jane The Virgin and ABC’s Single Parents but they are also making history by being a part of the second animation turned live-action that Nickelodeon has done in ten years since Fairly Oddparents. This speaks to the popularity of The Loud House since it first aired in 2016. 

Ella and Mia Allan were available for a Zoom interview with host Chae’ Jones to talk about joining the cast of A Loud House Christmas, their Christmas Traditions, how they picked who would be Lana and Lola, and more!

When asked about how they felt about joining the cast in the live-action adaptation of The Loud House Ella said,  “Ok so how we felt about joining the cast we were really excited cause we wanted to work with a ton of the kids. It was mostly girls so we were really excited to make new friends and bond with everyone. So yeah, we loved the whole cast. Especially the boy Wolfgang. He’s so nice. We all bonded really well with each other.”

The Loud House has been a staple on Nickelodeon since 2016 and its fan base has grown a lot over the last five years. When asked if they watched the show before or after they got their roles, Mia said, “So kinda both but we watched the show before off and on and it was a really good show. Really nice family show we liked to watch with each other. When we heard we got an audition for it we were really excited because we love all the Nickelodeon shows especially Spongebob and Loud House. We had to kind of like decide who was going to be who because we are so similar in real life. So it’s kinda hard to choose because Lana and Lola are completely opposite. So we watched a couple more episodes about those specific characters and I feel like we kinda bonded to our characters. I play Lana.”

“I play Lola,” Ella added. 

“I just feel I had a little more Lana in me than Ella had in Lola.” Said Mia.

“That’s how it kind of worked.” The Allan twins finished together.

Christmas is almost upon and with the Christmas celebration comes Christmas traditions. We all have those things that our family does every year that makes the holiday feel even more special. When asked if they had any Christmas traditions Ella replied, “Yes so, one Christmas tradition that we love doing is my grandma and grandpa will hide a pickle ornament in our tree and whoever finds the pickle ornament would get like money, or a treasure box, or something really small. I just remember us getting really competitive and we would go under the tree and like look for the pickle. I have like never won for the pickle. ”

“I’ve always won,” Mia responded.

“She always wins. I don’t know how she finds it. It’s green so it blends in really well but hopefully this year I get to do that. I’m really excited.” Said Ella.

“Another tradition we do for Christmas is we open a present on Christmas Eve and on Christmas day we open the rest of the presents,” Mia added. 

Don’t forget to watch A Loud House Christmas on Nickelodeon and Paramount+ on November 26 at 7 pm (ET/PT). Watch the FULL INTERVIEW here!


Wolfgang Schaeffer and Jahzir Bruno on bringing 'The Loud House' to life in Christmas movie | Good Day Atlanta

In 'A Loud House Christmas,' Lincoln Loud is gearing up for the ultimate Christmas until he finds out that most of his sisters have plans to be elsewhere for the big day. Actors Wolfgang Schaeffer and Jahzir Bruno play the real-life versions of the Nickelodeon favorites and join Good Day to talk about the new movie.


Get to know ‘A Loud House Christmas’ stars the Allan Twins

The Allan Twins have an increasingly impressive resume despite starting their career a mere 10 years ago. Starting their career together at just six months old, this dynamic duo has had recurring and series regular roles on such shows as FX’s Sons of Anarchy, ABC’s Single Parents, NBC’s Parenthood, CBS’s Young Sheldon and The CW’s Jane the Virgin, to name a few.

In 2021, Ella and Mia Allan are preparing to star in the live action version of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series The Loud House. The newest installment of the series takes on the holidays in A Loud House Christmas streaming on Paramount + starting this coming Friday, November 26th.

We were lucky enough to get a few moments with the twins and ask them about their young yet illustrious careers and where they see themselves headed in the future.

Tell us about your history in acting. How did you start your journey?
Our acting career started at six months old on a show called Sons of Anarchy on FX for season 4  where we switched off playing “Baby Thomas Teller”. After that we booked Parenthood on NBC. We first got to play actual twins on CW’s Jane the Virgin and as series regulars on ABC’s show Single Parents. All that led us to playing twin sisters Lola and Lana Loud on Nickelodeon’s The Loud House Christmas.

Who are your artistic influences?
We have always been inspired by Dakota Fanning. It could also be said everyone we have  worked with has been so kind and taken us under wing. It’s easy to be influenced by the actors we  have come in contact with on all of our jobs.  

Was there one movie that you saw that made you want to go into acting?
We were so young when it started we weren’t really watching movies! The older we got the more it just seemed like a natural part of our life. Now we do love watching movies and shows of all types.

How was working on A Loud House Christmas?
It’s always a bonus to be able to work as twin sisters. We really related to our characters and it  was so fun to see how we could bring them to life. Also everyone on the cast got along really  well so being sisters in the movie felt very real because the cast had bonded so well.  And let’s be honest we got to film a Christmas Movie! It couldn’t get any better than that.  

What did you learn from the experience?
There’s always a lot to learn but I would say a good take away would be having to learn to stay  versatile and be able to roll with anything that you are presented with.  

Do you have a favorite Christmas movie? Is there one that is always on at home during the  holidays?
Loud House Christmas of course lol. Honestly, there are so many classics we could watch all throughout the year to keep that Christmas Spirit.

What was working on Single Parents like?
It was a blessing. Number one we got to work as twin sisters. Two, we were very grateful to film  with other kids about our age. We also couldn’t have asked for better producers, cast, and crew.  Everyone seemed to be in sync with each other. Since it was a comedy at one time or  another each one of us would break character because someone would improv and we could not stop laughing.

Do you like playing twins in productions, or do you prefer working together to play one role?  
In our previous experience we have switched out playing the same role and we have worked together as twin sisters. Switching off always created competition between us where we both wanted to go on. So at least at this point we would prefer to work together. There are very few roles where identical twins play twins and we have been fortunate to have that experience and would love to continue on that path.

How is the process of working on a movie different from working on a TV series?
This was our first movie so we don’t have a lot to compare it to. The process with the movie seemed to move very fast and in a series it takes about 5-7 days to film.

Talk us through your creative process. What tips do you have for actors looking to break in?
Our creative process is basically using whatever experience we have had and do our best to  implement that into the characters. Usually we will read the script or (sides) given to us and if  there is a character description to gain some perspective into this person. 

We read the script in  context and try to put ourselves in the shoes of the character which usually brings up some kind  of realistic emotion, happy, sad, angry, confused, etc. We will go over it a few times then begin to  memorize the script as if it’s a story, not just lines on a page.

The only tips we really have are to stay encouraged and have people around you that support you  and can give you honest or constructive feedback. Always remain teachable and remember failure is ok. Lastly, don’t compare yourself with someone else’s journey.

What part of acting do you geek out about the most?
As far as “Geeking Out” we love to watch behind the scenes footage. When you see how things  are filmed, it’s incredible to see the actors so deep into the scene and character that you forget  there is a camera right in their face.

If you could each only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?  
That’s a trick question… The Loud House Christmas lol. Other than that, probably Elf or Dumb and Dumber.

What has been your biggest failure?
Unrealistically having a fear of failing.  

What has been your biggest success?
Working as twins on our last 3 projects!

What’s your next project?
We don’t have anything planned as of yet but we are constantly learning and very hopeful.  

What’s your five-year plan?  
We would love to book another movie or two as twins. We would love to travel, or on some kind of twin branding/brand, and we want to work on a project together with our brother Justin who is also a really good actor.

What do you love to do outside of acting?
We love anything with makeup! We have really been into collecting squishmallows and we love riding our horse Chili. We are taking singing lessons and dance lessons which are pretty fun. We also love jumping on our trampoline and swimming.

What music inspires you?  
We both like a lot of the same music. Most of the time modern pop music music (as long as it is the clean version) Contemporary music and we usually have Christian music on when we go to sleep.

What other Nickelodeon roles would you like to see the twins play next? Let us know in the comments!


Meet The Cast of Nickelodeon’s Live-Action Holiday Movie ‘A Loud House Christmas’ | J-14 Magazine

Nickelodeon’s ‘A Loud House Christmas’ cast sat down with J-14 to discuss the magic of the live-action holiday movie, based on Nickelodeon's beloved long-running animated series, and detail why fans will love watching the series brought to life in movie form!

Nickelodeon’s ‘A Loud House Christmas’ Cast Play ‘Impressions’ With J-14! | J-14 Magazine

Nickelodeon’s ‘A Loud House Christmas’ cast plays a game of ‘Impressions’ featuring some of the most beloved Nickelodeon characters and stars!


The Loud family gets merry in Nickelodeon’s ‘A Loud House Christmas’

The cast of 'A Loud House Christmas' shares their experiences on the show, how they found out about being casted and more.

Nickelodeon’s “The Loud House“ is getting real in “A Loud House Christmas,” an original live-action holiday TV movie based on the Emmy Award-winning animated series.

A Loud House Christmas brings the town of Royal Woods to life for the holidays and follows Lincoln Loud as he gears up for the ultimate Christmas until he finds out that most of his sisters have plans to be elsewhere for the big day. Determined to remind his family that they all need to be together, Lincoln and his best friend Clyde McBride embark on a mission to preserve the family’s holiday traditions. I spoke with the cast about what makes The Loud House important to them. 

Wolfgang Schaffer

What drew you to this project?
I was drawn to the fact that it was based on the cartoon. I watched it so much as a kid; I would wake up in the morning and turn on Nickelodeon to watch The Loud House. I was shocked that they were rebooting this and that I was reading for it. I never thought I would, because you never think you’re going to book something. But I did, and the rest is history. 

What do you think makes The Loud House special?
It’s grounded in reality. This could actually be a family somewhere: 10 girls, 11 kids living in a small environment. That’s what I think makes the show really stand out, and that’s probably one of the reasons why I love it so much. 

What do you think fans will love most about this movie?
I think that fans will really love the time and energy put into our characters, both in replicating them but also in making them our own. I hope that they appreciate the time we took to make it like the animated series. 

Where were you when you got the call for this role, and what went through your mind?
When I got the call, I wasn’t on some roller coaster or anything. I was just sitting around in my house. Probably watching The Loud House. My dad got a call saying they’re just going to call for a few minutes about The Loud House, and that I couldn’t listen. After some time, he got off the phone and he showed me the email that said “Wolfgang Schaffer is Lincoln Loud,” and reading those words I started crying. I was so happy about it. 

Jahzir Bruno

What drew you to this project?
When I was younger, I watched The Loud House a lot. It was one of my favorite shows, so when I saw the email and that it was for the role of Clyde McBride, I was surprised because it said ‘live-action.’ So I’m like, ‘Whoa, I’m going to be able to live as Clyde.’ That gave me the motivation to audition for it. 

What do you think makes The Loud House special?
What makes it different from the cartoon is that you’re actually playing it, you really have to envelop yourself in whatever character that you play. I had to think like Clyde, I had to react like Clyde, I had to think, ‘What would Clyde do?’ That’s what makes it different.

What do you think fans will love most about this movie?
There’s actually a message behind it, and it’s very real. It’s that family is really everything and I think it’s something people can watch and it’ll bring families together and tighten bonds. 

Where were you when you got the call for this role, and what went through your mind?
We got an email that I booked it, and a lot of things were racing through my mind. I was like, ‘Whoa, I’m going to be able to live as Clyde. Wow, this can’t be real right now.’ It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I’m very grateful for it.

Lexi Dibenedetto  

What drew you to this project?
I was drawn to this project because it was so fun and I was really looking forward to doing something I could really play around with. I’ve worked with Jonathan before, so that made the project really appealing, and coming back to Nickelodeon was really exciting for me. The trip was so much fun, and I knew that if I became a part of it, I was going to have a blast for two months. 

What do you think makes The Loud House special?
Family definitely. It’s important to a lot of people and I think that’s why they’re so special. There are so many different characters for people to relate to, so I think that really draws it in because you can always find the character that you’re most similar to and be like ‘Wow, I love to sing like Luna’ or ‘I want to go to fashion school like Leni.’ I think there’s something for everyone. 

What do you think fans will love most about this movie?
I think people are really going to love the humor. We have a lot of amazing physical comedy happening, but we also have really, really well-timed one-liners, a lot of which Lola says, and that was my favorite part personally. I hope it translates to others as well. 

Where were you when you got the call for this role, and what went through your mind?
I had just come back from school, and I was going to my friend’s restaurant. As I was sitting there, I got a call from my manager. I was like, ‘Oh, this is weird.’ So I left the restaurant. I was supposed to be going on a trip to Costa Rica at the end of May,  and she goes ‘Unfortunately, I don’t think you’re going to be able to make it to Costa Rica because you’re going to be in Atlanta shooting a Nickelodeon movie.’ I started freaking out, and my friend was filming me on her phone. 

Dora Dolphin

What drew you to this project?
When I read the breakdown of my character, Leni, I was drawn to her special sparkles. I just get these special feelings when there’s certain roles and I just wanted to play her, I could just feel it. It felt right. I love The Loud House and I knew I’d get a big family if I got to work on this project, so I was really hopeful. I’m so incredibly grateful for this experience.  

What do you think makes The Loud House special?
There’s one boy and 10 girls, as the theme song says, and every single character has a different personality. I think fans and viewers can relate to each one and I bet it’s super fun to find the character you relate to the most. I also just love how they always love each other and come together, and I think that is so special with such a big family. 

What do you think fans will love most about this movie?
Fans are going to look forward to seeing their favorite characters come to life. We put a lot of hard work and dedication into our roles, and the cast, crew and creative team put their hearts and souls into this movie. They’re also going to love seeing our bonds on-screen. We all have different bonds with each sibling and they’ll be able to see how close we are. There’s also little easter eggs for super Loud House fans. I’m super excited about that. 

Where were you when you got the call for this role, and what went through your mind?
I did a callback, and when I finished it, I was like, ‘Okay, I’m not going to get my hopes up too much because it’s such a big role and there’s probably a lot of other people auditioning.’ I was actually at a movie theater, and it was the first time I’d been in one in a year and a half. When I got a call from my managers, I ran out of the theater. They said, ‘Dora, you’re playing Leni Loud and you’re flying to Atlanta!’ I still kind of get emotional talking about it because it was an incredible moment. I was mind-blown. 

Sophia Woodward

What drew you to this project?
What meant most to me was how beloved the Loud family is and how cherished it was. I saw people’s response to the cartoon and I was like, ‘It would be amazing to emulate these characters and bring new aspects to them while still staying true to the character.’ I think that’s what really drew me to it was how beloved they were across the world and how everyone can connect with them. 

What do you think makes The Loud House special?
Family for sure. I think why the Louds are such a good family is because there are so many different personalities and they mesh together so well. This film was cast flawlessly and all of us are our characters, and I can’t imagine anybody else playing the characters that they play. I think that really shines through our movie and I hope that everybody acknowledges and recognizes that.

What do you think fans will love most about this movie?
They get to see the Louds in a totally different form than they ever have. For this role, they chopped my hair off. I used to have long brown hair, but now I love it; I thought it was super fun. But we look so much like them. It’ll be really interesting to see the transition between cartoon and real life versions of the characters. I think that’s so exciting and hopefully really exciting for everybody who watches the movie, and I hope everyone loves it. 

Where were you when you got the call for this role, and what went through your mind?
Both my parents happened to be visiting me in Los Angeles for my birthday, and they had traveled from our hometown in North Carolina. I was getting a call from both my agent and my manager, and when you get a call like this, it’s either really good news or really bad news. I was like, ‘Oh no, it’s both of them on a Sunday. Something bad must have happened.’ Then they told me the news, and they said they just wanted me to know right away because it was my birthday. I was really overjoyed, and I got to celebrate with my parents being there.

Catherine Ashmore Bradley

What drew you to this project?
When I first saw the audition, I was super excited. I’ve loved the Loud House ever since I was little; I kind of grew up on it. It was one of my favorite shows, and my family reminds me so much of the Loud House. Especially with Luan being probably my favorite part of the show, I was so excited about it. I went into my sister’s room, I grabbed her little flying pig stuffed animal and I sat in the mirror practicing ventriloquism.  That audition really meant something to me because I just really wanted to book it, and especially because I knew my little sister had an audition for her character in the movie. 

What do you think makes The Loud House special?
What makes it special is actually getting to play not one but two characters. I get to bring in not only the iconic character of Luan being a silly jokester that a bunch of kids can relate to but also getting to play her best friend and alter ego Mr. Coconut, getting to learn how to be a ventriloquist and keep those two characters alive. The bond I have with my sister really shows on stage, so we got the chance to improv together throughout the movie. You can really see our sisterly love, not just with me and her, but with everybody on set because it really felt like a family.

What do you think fans will love most about this movie?
One of the things I think they’ll love the most is getting to see their favorite characters come to life. Everyone in the cast does such an amazing job of adding their own personal flair to their characters and making it their own. I mean, in this pandemic, we’ve all been so spaced out whether we’re in zoom, whether we’re behind masks, and we can’t all group together. But this movie reminds us how important it is to stay connected to your family, especially during the holidays, because ultimately family love is what really gets you through life and you can definitely see that in the movie.

Where were you when you got the call for this role, and what went through your mind?
The audition process was kind of like a normal audition process. When I found out I booked the movie, not only was I super excited to get to work with this awesome cast and recreate the role of Luan since she’s just so iconic, but also to be able to share this with my sister. It’s kind of hard to explain, but being able to share something so beloved to me, which is acting, but do that with my sister, it was kind of crazy. It was so cool to be able to think of how that was going to play out on set.

Morgan McGill

What drew you to this project?
I’ve been a huge fan of the show ever since I was ten. I used to come home and watch it every day, so my mom said, ‘Oh, you should audition. Tape it.’ I was like, I have to book this; no is not an option. So I worked really hard on getting the role, and now here I am.

What do you think makes The Loud House special?
It fascinates me on how they cast all these amazing people and how they fit so perfectly into their roles. It was such a fun time filming it together, and it was literally one of the best six weeks of my life.

What do you think fans will love most about this movie?
It’s such a family-friendly movie and I think kids and parents will definitely enjoy it. Everyone can. It connects with people and helps them realize that it’s important to savor that moment with your family and friends. 

Where were you when you got the call for this role, and what went through your mind?
I had just come back from tennis, and I remember because my mom was videoing me. She’s like ‘Morgan, guess what? You booked Lynn!’  And I remember I had all these racing thoughts going through my head, and we went to Baskin Robbins afterward to celebrate. It was the best day of my life.

Aubin Bradley

What drew you to this project?
I also watched The Loud House when I was younger; I would see it on the airplane when I came home from a vacation or on the Nickelodeon channel. I always thought Lucy was the coolest on the show, so to see myself as Lucy was so exciting. Especially when I learned that it would be a live-action movie, I knew it’d be a step up from before. 

What do you think makes The Loud House special?
Catherine and I come from a big family, so we can totally relate to the craziness of having one. There’s six of us and there’s always something happening, whether it’s tests from school, doctor’s appointments, work appointments. We all do different activities like dancing, sports, acting; each day is a new adventure. Going into this role, I was like, ‘I’m ready to show this experience.’ 

What do you think fans will love most about this movie?
They’ll definitely love the adventure in this movie. Lincoln wants his family to be together on Christmas to continue the Loud House traditions, but everybody wants to do this or that and not everyone can do it together. It makes Lincoln a little upset because he just wants everything to be the way it is. I think that thrilling adventure Lincoln loves and the scenes for it were crazy. But overall it was all done purely out of the love Lincoln has for his family and to have them all together again, and I think that was really special. 

Where were you when you got the call for this role, and what went through your mind?
When I get auditions, they come through email offers, so I just tape it and send it. I recorded it as usual, sent in the tape and then came to producer sessions, which was crazy. The wi-fi went down, it was glitching. Then some time passed and my mom said, ‘Your agents called, you booked Lucy.’ I was about to drop dead on the floor. 

Ella and Mia Allen

What drew you to this project?
When we got [to] the audition and read the script, we realized that it related to our family. Even though we don’t have as many brothers and sisters, we have one little brother named Justin and we’re two sisters. Certain people can really relate to it and we love it with all our hearts. We also fell in love with the script. It was so heartfelt and the family has such a strong connection without even knowing who was going to be cast. 

What do you think makes The Loud House special?
The Loud House is so special because of how the family bonded, especially how Lincoln always wants them to be. It’s really special because it shows other people that being with your family is the most important thing over everything else, and I feel like our movie does its best to show that. Every person that is watching can relate to a certain Loud, so they will feel connected to it. Another thing that makes it special is how Lincoln always tries to find a way for his family to be happy and to be together, and that it’s important to make time for the people you love in your life. 

What do you think fans will love most about this movie?
I feel like each actor plays their character amazingly. The casting was phenomenal, and I’m so thankful that altogether it will make itself an amazing Christmas movie and we’re so excited for it to come out that way. It’s going to tell kids and families to gather around and it’s something that fans are going to cherish and want to keep watching. 

Where were you when you got the call for this role, and what went through your mind?
My sister and I were doing a blindfolded makeup challenge, and it was horrible. So I (Ella) was the one doing the makeup blindfolded on Mia and my parents were like ‘Ella, Mia, come over here!’ We were so confused. We walked out to the living room and our dad was crying. I (Mia) was like, ‘What’s wrong with your face?’ Our mom says ‘Just got a call that unfortunately you’re gonna have to pack your bags and go to Atlanta.’ We couldn’t believe it and we started crying. 

Lexi Janicek

What drew you to this project?
I watched this show back in 2016 when it started to come out, and I thought it was a great show. When I got the audition, I was like, ‘Lisa was one of my favorite characters when I watched it.’ I actually started watching it again, and I was like, these new episodes are amazing. I really wanted to do justice for my younger self, so I was super excited for the audition. I also thought it would be cool to be in a family of mostly sisters because I live in a family with all brothers. 

What do you think makes The Loud House special?
At the end of every episode, the family comes together, even if they had a very chaotic time because they love each other. I don’t think there’s many families that are going to be closer than the Loud family. 

What do you think fans will love most about this movie?
Viewers will love how close the family is and they’ll love to see their favorite characters come to life. I feel that it’ll just enhance the relationship that fans have with the show by seeing them in real life, like ‘Wow, this is what they would look like before they start to grow up.’ 

Where were you when you got the call for this role, and what went through your mind?
I got the call from my manager and she was like ‘Hey, can I speak to Lisa,’ and I was like ‘I think you have the wrong person.’ I looked at my mom, and I really thought she made the wrong call, until my manager said ‘I want to speak to Lisa Loud,’ and my mouth dropped in my mind. I was so excited because I wanted to do one of these roles forever; I was screaming and jumping all over the place.


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Nickelodeon’s A Loud House Christmas Mother brought to life, Muretta Moss talks about taking on the role of ‘Rita Loud’ in the new film, what viewers of all ages will loves about the movie and more!


VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Jahzir Bruno & Wolfgang Schaeffer How They Transformed Into Their ‘Loud House’ Characters

Jahzir Bruno and Wolfgang Schaeffer discuss how they got into acting and their favorite moments from the set of A Loud House Christmas in their new uInterview.

Bruno, 12, and Schaeffer, 11, star in the live-action Loud House movie special, where they aim to show the Loud family the true meaning of Christmas. Schaeffer plays Lincoln Loud, which he called “honestly pretty daunting at first.”

“And then they dyed my hair white, and that’s when I immediately clicked with the character,” he told uInterview Founder Erik Meers.

The young actors revealed their favorite memories from set. “My favorite behind-the-scenes moments, I don’t know why, it’s just going through hair and makeup,” Bruno said. “Like for some reason it just feels like everything just feels like 100 times better in there.”

“Me and Aubin Bradley just we had a spur of the moment arm wrestle and that was one of my favorite behind the scenes moments,” Schaeffer said.

Bruno revealed that he first wanted to get into acting after he saw Samuel L. Jackson on TV. “And I really was inspired by that,” he said.

On the other hand, Schaeffer says he started acting for different reasons.

“My dad has been acting for a long time and he took us to set, and I loved eating the craft service there, so that’s what I’m like ‘This is what I want to do! If we get craft services on every project I’m doing this. This is great!'”

A Loud House Christmas is available on Nickelodeon and streaming on Paramount+. [...]


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A Loud House Christmas Mom, ‘Rita Loud’ (Muretta Moss) talks working and learning from such a large group of young co-stars and her experience working alongside Julianne Moore & Bette Midler in 2020 Sundance Film ‘The Glorias.’


VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Muretta Moss Talks About Working On Nickelodeon’s Hit Film, “A Loud House Christmas,” Her Podcast And More In Her Interview With AlexisJoyVIPAccess!

The holidays are here and in addition to the gift-giving, the yummy treats, and spending time with loved ones, one of the best parts about the most wonderful time of the year is getting to enjoy tons of amazing, holiday movies. One film that should definitely be at the top of your “must-watch” queue is Nickelodeon’s A Loud House Christmas, based off of the highly-acclaimed, Nickelodeon animated series, The Loud House! With an incredible cast bringing all of the Loud family fun to our screens, it’s clear to see why A Loud House Christmas became TV’s top kids entertainment telecast of 2021, according to Deadline. On its premiere weekend, the very merry film garnered over 3.1 million total viewers, and fans continue to watch the marvelous movie on Nickelodeon and streaming on Paramount+ to ring in the holiday season.

It just goes to show the great impact that The Loud House has on all viewers. Needless to say, taking on such iconic characters and bringing them to life is no easy feat, and yet the brilliant Muretta Moss was able to portray the fan-favorite role of none other than Rita Loud so effortlessly in the film. Moss does justice to her role as the lovable matriarch of the Loud family and she brings so many laughs and memorable scenes to our screens. Moss’s acting skills are truly impeccable. The work that she and the entire cast put into this movie paid off in creating a Christmas miracle of a film and they all have made the Loud family like a second family to all viewers.

In addition to her exceptional work in A Loud House Christmas, Moss has also shared her talent in the series, Intersection. Not only did the remarkable actress star in the show, but she also took on the roles of co-creator and writer of the series. Talk about being one multi-talented and multi-faceted individual! The series is bound to be a massive hit across the festival circuit. Moss has also worked on the CBS show, The Inspectors, short films including The Transition and Peggy, and a web series she wrote with two friends titled, Dyed, Highlighted, and Hopeful.

When she’s not busy on set working on another stellar project of hers, the outstanding Muretta Moss is hosting her terrific podcast, Counter Parenting. The podcast dives in and talks about co-parenting for the step-parent and is truly something so fantastic and informative to listen to.

Muretta Moss is unstoppable! Whether she’s acting, writing, creating new projects, or hosting a spectacular podcast, she does it all with such grace and her own magnificent Muretta Moss flair. She has brought so much joy to us all this holiday season with her phenomenal work, so it’s time to get those cookies ready for Santa and watch the wonderful Moss in Nickelodeon’s A Loud House Christmas.

AlexisJoyVIPAccess had an awesome time interviewing the lovely Muretta Moss all about what it was like for her to have taken on the renowned role of Rita Loud in A Loud House Christmas, what’s a memory that sticks out to her the most from working on the film, what kind of treat she thinks her character would leave out for Santa, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Moss even revealed what holiday gift she would like to give to Rita Loud – see what she had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below.

Read my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the extraordinary Muretta Moss below and watch her in A Loud House Christmas streaming now on Paramount+!

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Congratulations on all of the outstanding success with your career. First off, can you tell us what inspired you to focus your life around acting? 

Muretta Moss: Thank you so much. You know, I don’t really understand why we are pulled to certain things in life — it feels like a cosmic force that pulls me to acting. I’m also pretty “woo-woo,” so I like to think of it that way, being divinely guided. The creative process of film and TV is so interesting to me: so many people, different departments all working together from the spark of an idea, a story. The first time I stepped onto a film set was when they were filming at my college. It was a game changer and when I started taking acting seriously. Sometimes you have to see it in action to know that it is possible. I think anyone who has the urge to be an actor or creative should follow that urge!

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: You star in Nickelodeon’s A Loud House Christmas that brings all of the holiday cheer and magic to our screens. The Loud House is such an iconic show, so can you tell us what it was like for you being able to bring such a legendary character like Rita Loud to life? 

Muretta Moss: I slid pretty easily into the role of live-action Rita Loud. I was not expecting to and I definitely felt intimidated to play this beloved animated character. I wasn’t familiar with The Loud House series and now realize I’ve been missing out on some good TV. Because Rita is an established character, I have the distinct benefit of knowing her life and background, who Rita is. But on the other side of that, what is the balance between being a cartoon character and a real person? Luckily, I found it. Rita is very relatable with or without eleven children. She does her best, she’s not perfect, and she’s pretty fun. Plus, she’s always bending those elbows and doing something quirky with her arms, which I can definitely relate to unintentionally.

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Do you have a behind-the-scenes fun fact or special memory you can share with us that sticks out to you the most from working on the movie? 

Muretta Moss: This on-screen family really became a bonded family off-screen too. One of my favorite memories was the first day of shooting. It was the infamous snowball fight we had in the middle of May in Atlanta. I was holding Lily, the youngest, played by Charlotte Ann Tucker. When you play a mom on set, you automatically take on some motherly duties, like protecting the young ones at all cost from vicious snowballs! Turns out, Charlotte did not need any protection. She wanted to be put down and get in on the action. I trepidatiously let her because it’s the first day of shooting and I wanted this perfect child to like me, but also didn’t want her to get blasted with a snowball and be out for the count on my watch. Well, she had one of the best snowball-throwing arms out there. I needed her to protect me. 

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: One of the many things viewers will be gushing over in this movie is how the essence of the characters were really able to be translated from animated to IRL, even down to the details in each of the characters’ rooms. If you could keep anything from the set of A Loud House Christmas, what would it be? 

Muretta Moss: The family photos on the wall would be my first take. The art department dressed the house in photos of us, the live-action family. There were a few photos of the entire family. I know I have the movie as a memory, but those photos were sweet. Though if I hung them up in my own house, my actual family might have some questions. Also, that kitchen, the cabinet color, and black and white checkered floors — love it.

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: One holiday tradition we all know of is leaving cookies out for Santa. What kind of treat do you think Rita Loud would leave out for Santa? 

Muretta Moss: Leftovers. Not because she’s lazy, but because she knows Santa would really like a hearty meal — and who doesn’t love some leftovers? Well, I don’t, but I think Santa does. There would be a sugar cookie for dessert, but I definitely see a plate of meat and mashed potatoes. 

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: If you could give your character a holiday gift, what would it be? 

Muretta Moss: A spa weekend to herself. Rita needs to be pampered! She does a great job at delegating chores around the house, but sometimes you just need the peace and quiet of a sauna and the touch of a masseuse. Totally talking about Rita…not me…Rita, but also hint-hint.

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Aside from working on A Loud House Christmas, you also co-created, wrote, and starred in the series, Intersection. What was it like for you wearing so many hats while working on this project? 

Muretta Moss: Intersection was a challenging and rewarding project. I did wear a lot of hats and I loved doing it. All of these hats were parts of a whole and I’m thankful to our executive producer, Meg Messmer, who put all the parts together into a great, final work. We worked together and during production when we weren’t acting. We were production assistants, talent wranglers, and craft services. Working an indie set is in and of itself a workout. 

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: You’re always keeping busy on so many excellent projects. In fact, you’ll also be launching a podcast called Counter Parenting. Can you tell us a little bit more about that? 

Muretta Moss: Counter Parenting is a podcast about co-parenting for the step-parent. I’m trying to take the “evil” out of step-parenting for everyone. There are these invisible lines that a step-parent must walk to keep everything in balance and it is really challenging. I speak with divorce lawyers, therapists, life coaches, successful step-parents, and pick their brain on all things co-parenting to help all those step-parents out there feel empowered. I think it’s needed. There’s a lot of information about co-parenting, but not so much real, practical information for the steps. 

AlexisJoyVIPAccess: Lastly, if you could bring out one message to all of your fans, what message would that be? 

Muretta Moss: You have a home in the Loud House. I hope anyone out there that might feel a little lonely or different around the holidays, or anytime really, can turn on A Loud House Christmas and know they are accepted and loved. XO.


Actress Muretta Moss Opens Up About Her Role In Live-Action Movie ‘A Loud House Christmas’ (Exclusive)

“We hope that everyone can just crawl up on the couch and enjoy it, and I hope they visit it year after year.” shared Muretta Moss with Celeb Secrets about Nickelodeon’s family-friendly film .

Picture this: a household of 11 kids bouncing off the walls during the holidays. Well, in Nickelodeons’ latest original movie, A Loud House Christmas, there is a super mom named Rita Loud (Muretta Moss) that keeps all her children in check while also maintaining the holiday spirit. 

Alongside director Jonathan Judge and writer Liz Maccie – Moss was one of many who helped bring the Emmy award-winning The Loud House  cartoon to life. The way that Moss tackled her role as Rita Loud elevated the action-packed picture and turned it into a holiday must-watch. 

“I’m playing a cartoon character that is really loved and has a great fan base,” shared the talented actress with Celeb Secrets. “So, I wanted to do her justice. When I talked to the director before we started filming, he’s like, ‘you’re not a cartoon… .you’re a real person.’ So, I think that grounded me, knowing that I wasn’t trying to be the cartoon character. I was just trying to be the real-life version,” she adds.

Just in time for the holiday season, the festive film premiered on both Nickelodeon and Paramount+ on Friday, November 26. Throughout the film, movie-goers witness the Loud family adapt to change, as their Christmas plans suddenly alter after Rita’s oldest daughter (Lori Loud) shares with her parents and siblings that she won’t be traveling home from college for the holidays. Her decision had a domino effect, as her sisters Luna (Sophia Woodward) and Luan (Catherine Bradley) backed out of their holiday plans. 

Once the three daughters decided to go their own way, the Loud household quickly got twisted upside down, leaving Lincoln Loud (Wolfgang Schaeffer) to call up his best friend Clyde (Jahzir Bruno) to help save Christmas and their long-lasting traditions. 

Following a handful of chaotic scenes that displays Lincoln doing whatever it takes to get his family back together again – Rita and her husband (Brian Stepanek) teach their son and the rest of the Loud family a valuable lesson about change and the true meaning of Christmas.

Celeb Secrets sat down (virtually) with Muretta Moss to learn more about her role as Rita Loud in the family-friendly Nickelodeon film. Read the full Q&A below, and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the movie by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @Celebsecrets

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Celeb Secrets: This is based on The Loud House cartoon, which is also an Emmy Award-winning animated series – So, what was it like to play a real-life version of Rita Loud? 

Muretta Moss: “She’s the mom of 11 kids, she’s got a great husband, and they’re really family-oriented. It’s based on the award-winning The Loud House cartoon. In the cartoon, the parents didn’t come on until maybe the third season… it might have been the second, but she became a whole person in the cartoon. I like her because she’s got 11 kids, but she still has a good sense of humor. She lets all these kids be who they are, which is my favorite part. 

It was really fun to play the real-life version of Rita Loud. I’m playing a cartoon character that is really loved and has a great fan base. So, I wanted to do her justice. When I talked to the director before we started filming, he’s like, ‘you’re not a cartoon… .you’re a real person.’ So, I think that grounded me, knowing that I wasn’t trying to be the cartoon character – I was just trying to be the real-life version. The hair, makeup, the costumes, and just the general casting made it so easy for all of us to transform into these characters. Just hats off to all of them because I was able to just look like her from head to toe.” 

Celeb Secrets: Did you reach out to Jill Talley, who is the voice-over character in the cartoon series while preparing for the role? 

Muretta Moss: “I Instagram messaged her, but I didn’t hear back. I just messaged her, saying, ‘hey, I just want to do you justice. You’re so talented. You took this character and made her full, and I hope that I can just honor you. That’s what I really wanted to do because the cartoon is still going strong, and she is doing it. So, it was really fun, and I was honored to play a character that she’s voices cuz she’s so talented.”

CS: Could you walk me through the production process? What was it like to film on set?

Muretta Moss: “Filming in May was really fun because it was May and June. It was so fun filming in the spring and summertime, and I just had this Christmas cheer. It was just a good time, and it was really fun. Even outside of the mall, which was in Atlanta – was a huge Christmas tree and presents. So, that was always really fun to drive up to. It was so big what we were creating, and as far as the turnaround – they immediately started working on it.”

CS: Do you believe this role elevated your career? 

 MM: “Being cast in a Nickelodeon film definitely has elevated me. I have always played a mom, I have been doing this for a really long time, but we are all leads here. We were an ensemble cast, but we were all main characters. So, a lot of times, I get to play supporting characters in full-budget films.

I do a lot of Indy work and it was just really great, mainly because there’s a fan base. It is just very lovely to have the support, to see people liking the movie. Everyone just wants to level up and create work that they love and enjoy. I just hope that this opens more doors.”

CS: What was it like to work with Brian Stepanek? 

MM: “Brian is a really talented director as well. So, he did just a great job. He has worked on so many kid shows and just managing 11 kids. His voice was definitely needed as the dad in the film and also when the cameras weren’t rolling. I think one of the biggest compliments he made was on the first week of shooting. He was like, ‘you sound just like her,’ and I was like, ‘WOW, thank you so much.’ He is so talented and just so funny, especially in physical humor. It was just great watching him and seeing where he went.”

CS: You take part in pretty chaotic scenes. What was your favorite to film and why?

MM: “When Lisa, played by Lexi Janicek, knocks on the car door and says ‘we need to go and follow the sharkodile.’ Also, we were running into the mall in one scene, and it was just chaotic because all these kids have times they have school. So, there are specific times they have to be wrapped up on set. Sometimes we only have one take on a massive scene with everyone there – you always have to be on and just prepared. 

I’m just in awe still, the cast is so talented, and they are so smart. These girls are just so good. I can hold my own, but I was like, ‘okay, I can learn some things from you girls.’ Both Charlotte Tucker and Lainey Knowles, who play the Lilies, were the most professional. They advocated for their needs if they needed a juice box, and they were just always ready to go. I’m so excited to see where they go, and I hope that I always get to play their mom. I’m so honored that they think I can be their mom.”  

CS: What do you hope movie-goers get out of the action-packed film? 

MM: “I hope fans feel like they are back in the Loud House and at home. I hope that people who might feel a little on the outside of their families feel at home and like they can turn on the Loud House and feel like that family togetherness, feel good like they have a place. I would say you have a place in the Loud House because we are for everyone, and we love everyone.

Even during Christmas time, we hope that everyone can just crawl up on the couch and enjoy it, and I hope they visit it year after year. It also talks about the change in growing up, and you can’t fight it.”

CS: It’s no secret that Lincoln was doing everything in his power to keep some special Christmas traditions throughout the movie. So, do you have any holiday traditions you do with your family?  

MM: “So, I’m not a huge traditionalist. Of course, you have to have the lights, our street is really tight, and they want those Christmas lights.

One of the things that I personally love is my Christmas tree! There’s a skirt underneath the Christmas tree, that you’re supposed to have and my cat does zoomies through the skirt. I’ll wake up in the morning and the Christmas skirt will be in the kitchen. I’m like, ‘I love this! You had the best time.’ I don’t care if there are pine needles everywhere.” 

CS: Could movie-goers expect a sequel?  

MM: “The family of Loud’s and Clyde, because he is part of the family…we all want it because we want to create this magic again. So, I really hope so!” 

CS: Since we are Celeb Secrets – Are there any behind-the-scene moments that would surprise us fans about The Loud House?  

MM: “I’m obsessed with these kids! When we’re doing press junkets or something, I just want to be on with them or be on a text chain with them. Instead, I text their moms! That’s probably the biggest secret…of how obsessed I am with them. They are all so awesome!”


Nickelodeon 'A Loud House Christmas' Star Muretta Moss Plays Finish The Lyric! | J-14 Magazine

Nickelodeon A Loud House Christmas star Muretta Moss (‘Rita Loud’) plays an amazing holiday-themed game of ‘Finish the Lyric’ with us. Check it out!

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Originally published: November 17, 2021.

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