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Amber Ojeda – Singing Sensation

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Q.  Are there any recent projects that you are working on?

A.  I just finished filming my third episode of Veronica Mars, wrapping up a second shoot for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, as well as completing my first album.

Q.  You mentioned guest co-starring on the show Veronica Mars, can you tell us a little bit about your character Jasmine?

A.  She’s a member of the ’09er crowd and at that school it’s the most popular kids. They are “too” cool and don’t need to talk to anybody outside the click.  She’s definitely a little bit of a bitch.

Q.  How did you get to appear as one character in the pilot episode of Veronica Mars, then play another character in later episodes?

A.  Fate I guess, I think I must have the right energy and vibe, whatever they are looking for I’m excited to be a part of it. 

Q.  Do you have a most memorable moment from working on Veronica Mars?

A.  Well, I’m really short so every time they have to stick an apple box under me to make me the same height as somebody else, it’s kind of a running joke for me, it’s pretty funny. 

Q.  You also recently worked on a commercial for M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), are you a big advocate for the group and if so, why?

A.    It’s actually not a commercial, it’s a national campaign called Backstage Pass so it’s going to air in every high school across America.  I’m a huge advocate, I’ve actually lost two friends to drugs and alcohol and if I can keep that from happening to anyone else I’d love to be a part of it.

Q.  What was it like getting to work on the campaign with all those celebrities like Vanessa Carlton, the Williams sisters, etc.?

A.  Unfortunately in film they do a lot of cut outs and segments. So I filmed in L.A. and Texas and they actually filmed somewhere else.  So, they kind of put it all together, unfortunately I didn’t actually get to meet them.

Q.  You’ve done some modeling and dancing, what made you want to make the transition into acting?

A.  Right out of high school I started as a professional cheerleader and it was fun but it’s not a good living for yourself.  I found that I was more passionate about acting and singing after my first year of cheerleading so I decided to go for it. 

Q.  What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

A.  Definitely when I find the time I like to spend it with my friends. 

Q.  Is there a show that you are a fan of that you’d like to make a guest appearance on?

A.  King Of Queens, I love that show. 

Q.  With all of the training that you have had, what is the most important aspect that you have learned when researching a role?

A.  I would say definitely to find your past in the character, in most scripts you’re given a real time.  But, you can’t move forward without knowing where you came from.

Q.  You’ve had some voice training, are you planning on recording an album in the near future?

A.  I’m actually about done with my album, so I am working on a distribution deal right now, but definitely, love music.  It’s a great outlet for me to just be myself.

Q.  Who would you most like to do a collaboration with in the future?

A.  Nas, I love him!

Q.  What would you like to say to fans of yours and supporters?

A. Thank you for all of the support that you have shown me, everyday it strives me to do more and  better myself.  Definitely thank you, I appreciate everything, (especially you Mom).

 

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