JAIDYN TRIPLETT TALKS ‘ICARLY’ REBOOT AND MORE IN EXCLUSIVE BCKONLINE INTERVIEW
If you haven’t heard her name, take note now because she is truly a talented young actress making her mark on #younghollywood. Jaidyn started her career performing in national commercials and then slowly worked her way into television and film. You saw it on The case (Show time), Post 19 (ABC), Blackish (ABC), Family meeting (netflix) and in feature films such as major chord and A frozen Christmas. Recently, Jaidyn sat down with BCKOnline talk about the iCarly reboot and more in an exclusive BCKOnline interview.
Check out what she had to say below!
BCKOnline: How did you get started in the entertainment industry?
Jaidyn Triplet: My father has been playing for a long time and one day, when he came home, he heard me repeat lines from his audition. He then noticed that I was really good at learning/memorizing lines even before I could read. I’ve been in the industry ever since and it’s been the time of my life. [I have] worked on great projects and met so many amazing people.
BCKOnline: What is the most rewarding part of being an actor?
Jaidyn Triplet: I think I can meet sweet, experienced people who really love what they do. During the time I played, I learned so much from those I met on set.
BCKOnline: You play Millicent in the new iCarly, tell us about your character. How similar and different is she to your real personality?
Jaidyn Triplet: Millicent is Freddie’s stepdaughter from his last marriage. I was featured in one of my favorite episodes during the first season which further explained my story. I liked that the audience could see why she is the way she is. She is intelligent, willful and very independent. She’s already a business woman who knows how to get what she wants. We have a lot in common, even though I tell people she’s my alter ego. She does, however, have the best one-liners. I love it.
BCKOnline: What was your favorite moment on the set of iCarly?
Jaidyn Triplet: There are so many funny moments, but maybe my favorites are the pranks and all. With COVID, it can be hard to really connect, so we find time to really have fun when we’re not filming. There have been times when I can accidentally skip a step in the scene or prank Jerry and it’s so funny! I think all the bloopers and little pranks we do are the best part when the cameras aren’t on. Jerry, who is about 7ft 8 😅 will put my phone behind the tray about his height so I can’t find it. We all love each other dearly and pranks are our way of saying it.
BCKOnline: What is the one thing you hope audiences take away from the reboot of this classic/favorite show for so many?
Jaidyn Triplet: I think what I look for in reboots is that nostalgic feeling. When I see original characters or places from the original series, I feel a warm feeling. I hope people watching iCarly feel that too. The response has been really amazing and we just won a Kids Choice award so I think OG fans are really loving it!
BCKOnline: What’s been the best piece of advice you’ve ever received about being in the entertainment industry?
Jaidyn Triplet: The best advice comes from my family and closest supporters, they remind me that I am enough, and acting is what I do, not who I am. So my family does a great job of separating my career from my personal life. Apart from that, do your best and keep going, you can’t think too much that you can stress yourself out.
BCKOnline: If you weren’t an actor, what would you do instead?
Jaidyn Triplet: My dad is a professional singer and when I was about eight years old I wrote my first song. Since then, I discovered my love for singing and songwriting. I also have a strong passion for cooking. I started my own cooking show called, Look who’s cooking now! which has two episodes available on our family YouTube channel called Triplett Family Network! And it has been a dream come true for me. I think being both a singer and a conductor would be amazing.
BCKOnline: You are an Afro-Latina actress. Would you like to work in the Spanish-speaking arena one day?
Jaidyn Triplet: Yes! I have been taking Spanish lessons for about 6 months now and I hope that one day I can participate in a project where I will be fluent in Spanish. My teacher is amazing and I really see the progress.
BCKOnline: What advice would you give to children who would like to follow in your footsteps?
Jaidyn Triplet: My mother told me that when I was little and still tells me today, “You are enough for me”. It has helped me throughout my acting years because there will be negative people in this world. No matter how positive you are, one negative thing can bring you down. It is very important to know that your opinion is the only one that matters. If you listen to what other people have to say, you will never be satisfied with what you are doing. You are enough. This thought process has really helped me throughout my career because there are a LOT of NOs before you get that one yes. In fact, I was in contention for about seven shows at the time I was offered the role of Millicent.
BCKOnline: What is the next step for you?
Jaidyn Triplet: I am featured in the Nickelodeon Slime cup which will be released this summer. I’m a guest star on a new show on Disney, who will come this summer too. My family and I are looking forward to a great film opportunity for me, it would be so much fun. And I just started going to the recording studio to work on new music that I hope to release later this year. You can always subscribe to my family YouTube channel, Triplett Family Network To see what’s going on with us, we post three vlogs every week, including my cooking show and other great content I produce with my family. I can’t wait to see the sequel. It was a very exciting year.
And of course, we can’t wait to see what’s to come for Jaidyn. We have a feeling this is really going to be nothing short of amazing!