Popular Tween: Eliza Pryor
Mar 9, 2020
Meet Eliza Pryor, the cutest gem and amazing actress from the Netflix show Team Kaylie. We had the pleasure to have her in our office and talk a little about her role in the series, her favorites things to do and what are her next projects and plans for the future. She even told us what Popular means to her. Our mini idol!
Check out the full interview with her.
1. Tell us about your role in Team Kaylie?
I play Valeria, a wacky, wannabe witch with a big heart. I’m one of five kids in a middle school Wilderness Club that is led by a reality TV star Kaylie Konrad who is not so into the wilderness. Our adventures are pretty hilarious and can get kinda crazy.
2. How are you similar to your character?
We are actually total opposites which makes her even more fun to play because I get to become a completely different person. I do really love some of her wardrobe options though!
3. What is your favorite part of going to set?
I just love being surrounded by the amazing cast and crew. There is such great energy on set and I have learned so much from all of them. We are like one big family!
4. What is your perfect day?
I would start by sleeping in. I don’t do it much so I really appreciate being lazy. Once I’m up, I would go to an aerial silks class or on a hike, stop by Jeni’s ice cream on the way home and then end the night at a concert in a really cool small venue.
5. If you could instantly learn one talent what would it be?
Ballet for sure! I’ve always wanted to learn ballet. I think that ballerinas are so graceful and they are so beautiful when they dance.
6. Favorite Ariana Grande Album? Song?
Album – thank you, next.
Song – I love all of her songs! If I had to choose, I would say Fake Smile or NASA. I also love a lot of her older songs too.
7. Favorite Movie?
8. Favorite TV Show?
Stranger Things remains at the top
9. Dream role?
A role in Stranger Things or a similar style show!
10. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Peanut butter. I eat it by the spoonful. I also really love peanut butter ice cream, so either one works!
11. What is your favorite TikTok?
I really love all the dances, but the renegade dance is a classic.
12. An embarrassing moment?
When I was filming an episode of Team Kaylie, I had to do a scene where I ran through a bush and I tripped and fell on my face in front of everyone! It was tragic.
13. Your proudest moment?
I’m really hard on myself, so my parents have to really push me to soak it all in and take the time to be proud of myself. But if I have to pick it would be when my Acapop! KIDS friends and I sang a Kelly Clarkson medley live to Kelly Clarkson on her new show. It was truly surreal.
14. What does Popular mean to you?
I feel like the word popular can come with both positive and negative meanings to it. What I hope wins out is saying that being popular means that someone or something is loved, appreciated for what they do, and at the same time gives a positive influence or message that lasts.
15. Can you tell us about any other projects you have coming up?
Right now, I am really focused on promoting the third part of Team Kaylie. I have also refocused on my music and am a cast member of the kid’s acapella group Acapop! KIDS, formed by the founders of Pentatonix. We have released music videos on YouTube and our music is streaming on all major platforms. We have a lot more music coming soon that we can’t wait for you guys to see!
- Photographer Birdie Thompson