JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER is best known for her series regular role on Disney XD’s Walk the Prank.
Jillian will soon be seen as a lead in the upcoming Disney+ original film Godmothered –alongside Jillian Bell (who plays a fairy godmother-in-training) and Isla Fisher (who plays Jillian Shea’s mom).
AC: What can audiences expect from Godmothered?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – Godmothered is a fun holiday movie for the whole family. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you may even believe in fairy godmothers again!
How does your character fit into the story?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – The story is about Eleanor, a young fairy godmother in training who tries to help a woman named Mackenzie find her happily ever after the loss of her husband. Her daughters both bond with Eleanor, and she helps their whole family heal from the loss of their dad. I play Jane, Mackenzie’s older daughter, who loves to sing but has horrible stage fright, and we find out in the holiday concert scene at the end whether or not Jane is able to overcome this fear.
AC: What do you think is your character’s ultimate goal?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – Jane wants to get over her stage fright and also wants to become closer with her mom.
AC: Can you recall any funny moments from on-set filming?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – We worked with some animals on set, and one in particular was super funny and loved interrupting takes!
AC: As an actor, what are you still trying to learn?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – Every role gives you an opportunity to learn something new, so I hope I’ll always be trying to learn.
AC: How can you tell when you’re reading a great script?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – I can tell I’m reading a great script when I finish it in one sitting!
AC: When did you begin to see acting as a potential career avenue?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – When I first booked my series regular role on Walk the Prank, I knew acting was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It’s hard work but so rewarding when you see the finished product.
AC: What do you want the world to look like in 10 years?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – I want the world to be a place where all people are truly equal no matter their race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
AC: How important is social media to you right now?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – I think there are good and bad things about social media these days, but for me it’s my primary way of connecting with friends and fans, especially during the pandemic.
AC: Everyone seems to have an app idea at the moment, what’s yours?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – I would love to see an app that actually could confirm someone’s identity and birthdate so you can meet friends around the world who are the same age as you.
AC: Do you have a personal fear you’d like to conquer?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – Honestly, I’m kind of fearless – unless someone puts a plate of eggs in front of me!
AC: Aside from your upcoming projects, what are you excited about for the future?
JILLIAN SHEA SPAEDER – I look forward to playing more dramatic roles in the future and hopefully writing great songs, not just for myself but for well-known singers to record.
PHOTOGRAPHY: MAIYA BUCK
INTERVIEW: ADAM CROOKES