At 15-years-old your family must be so proud of your already young fame. How did you get started in entertainment?
Thank you! And yes, my parents are very supportive. I’ve been acting for about eight years now, and it started off with me wanting to have some fun, and the more I did it, the more I fell in love with the art form.
What’s the best thing about being an actress? Who is your favorite actress or actor?
My absolute favorite thing about being an actress is creating characters and telling stories that in some way make an impact. I love going to the movies and watching actors and actresses like Brie Larson or Leonardo DiCaprio, and leaving the movies feeling something…you know what I mean?
Who do you admire and get inspired by?
Emma Stone and Brie Larson are two women I admire so much! They are beautiful artists, but I think I get inspired most by people in general. So, human beings inspire me!
Do you have any sisters or brothers? If so, are they in the business?
I don’t know if my dogs count as siblings. If they do, then I think they have a good chance at becoming Instagram famous. If not, then I guess I’m considered the only child 😉
How has your experience been acting in the “School of Rock’ Nickelodeon TV series so far? Did you see the movie?
Working on the Nickelodeon series “School of Rock” has been a rocket ride. I have been having the time of my life working with such a poppin’ cast and crew. I can’t wait for you guys to see more! And yes, “School of Rock” was one of my favorite movies when I was growing up! I definitely had a geek out moment when I auditioned for it, and I had an even bigger geek out moment when I found out I booked it!
What is your all-time favorite movie or TV show? Why?
Such a tough question. Lately I have been obsessed with “The Flash”… (I may possibly have a small GIGANTIC crush on Grant Gustin). As far as movies go I love “500 Days of Summer,” “Whiplash,” “Dead Poets Society”…. ahh the list goes on and on!
How often do you get to just be a kid?
All the time. I’m just doing what I love.
Any other latest projects coming up in addition to “School of Rock”?
I have an independent film called “Girl Flu” hitting the film festivals soon, which I loved shooting. I also launched a YouTube series called Jade’s Jukebox. That has been a blast.
Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what are they besides being a very good actress?
Some people may confuse me with my character Summer on “School of Rock,” but I actually do play the guitar and sing. Another hidden talent that many don’t know about me is that I can say my ABC’s backwards, just as fast as forward.
How can fans reach out on social media to find you?
YouTube Channel: Jade Pettyjohn / Jade’s Jukebox
Facebook: Jade Pettyjohn