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Article | Fri August 18, 2017, 08:54 AM EST


  • Skye Popov

    Skye Popov

August 18, 2017 -- Thirteen-year-old Skye Popov has been defying stereotypes from the beginning. Her family moved to sunny Los Angeles to escape the frigid East Coast winters, not necessarily to become part of the Hollywood industry. But as fate would have it, soon after they settled into the warm weather, Popov auditioned and was cast as the male lead in a community production of “The Jungle Book,” when she was only eleven. She then signed with Paloma Models and Talent, one of the top ten children’s agencies in Los Angeles and began auditioning for more mainstream roles. She even got a callback for one of her favorite series, “Stranger Things.” As with most kids that thrive in the film and television world, Popov has the vulnerability and the innocence of child, but she also has a professional maturity and grace that belies her youth. This levelheadedness helped her book her best-loved role to date: a latchkey kid named Izzy in the short film, Wyrm, by director Christopher Winterbauer. As her life expands to include a steady stream of both commercial and theatrical bookings, the sky’s the limit for Skye Popov!

 

Where are you from originally? 

Philadelphia. 

 

When did you come out to Los Angeles?

 About three years ago, my family and I drove all the way from Philly to LA. The car broke down twice. 

 

What inspired you to be in the industry? 

Well, I did a play once in elementary school and got the lead role that was meant for a male. People said I was good at it and I loved it. I liked the attention and I was so enthralled by the idea of being able to portray another person.  

 

What are some of the projects you worked on in the past? 

I guess the one I’m most proud of is a short film called, “Wyrm.” The writing was incredible and the final product was better then anything I could have imagined, plus I met some really great people working on it!

 

What have you been working on? 

Improving myself and craft. Most recently, I worked on a Walmart commercial, and personally, I’m working on accepting rejection better because that’s a huge part of the industry. 

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 

I feel like this question really cannot be answered because one minute you could be down, and then the next minute you could be up. But hopefully, as I grow and mature, I want to stop worrying so much about what others think. 

 

How do you feel the industry is changing and how do you feel it benefits you as an actor? 

The industry is becoming a lot more diverse - which is fantastic! WithYouTube and social media now, you can definitely help promote yourself in more ways. 

 

 

Interview by: Giovannie Espiritu


Article | Fri August 18, 2017, 08:54 AM EST


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