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Popular Tween: Lidya Jewett


May 22, 2020

Lidya Jewett is our Popular Tween for the day and we are so happy to have her here! The actress told us everything about her character in the NBC series “Good Girls”, her must have items, and some upcoming projects!

1. Tell us about your character “Sara Hill” in the NBC hit series Good Girls.

Sara is the daughter of Stan and Ruby Hill.  She is the same age as I am.  The series started with Sara being very ill and needing a kidney transplant.  She got it and has recovered very well.  Even though Sara was sick, I think she is very strong.  She had to be in order to go through her illness and still maintain some sort of normal relationships with friends, school and sports.  She is super smart.  Not only in school but also in life.

2. Tell us what can we expect in the third season of the series and what Sara will be doing.

Like I said, Sara is smart so she is catching on to what might be going on behind the scenes with her parents…especially her mom. You can expect to see her go through normal early teen attitudes at home…that is to be expected.  She also has a big heart and viewers will see that as well.

3. How are you and your character similar? And how are you different?

We are both smart in school.  I love school and work hard at it. So does Sara.  We are both kind people and we love our families.  Sara can be a little sassy sometimes and while I may feel that way at times, I don’t verbalize it to my family.  No way…

4. What is like working on set and working with Retta? 

Retta is the best!  She is funny and kind and super professional.  I have watched her for 3 seasons do a scene, laugh between takes, and then step right back in and be professional.  She is a good role model for me.  She encourages me without even knowing it.

5. Any memorable moments?

Ah!  so many!  The Hill family is always having fun…even when we have crying scenes.  We are always singing, dancing, doing yoga poses, or playing the piano in the Hill’s living room.

6. How do you deal with such adult themes being a kid actor on this show?

Well I have good parents that help monitor that.  The themes in Sara’s scenes are not too adult.  If a particular scene is too adult, my mom will have me leave the room for a minute.  I am fine with that.

7. We know that you’re really into TikTok and have become quite popular on the app. Who are some of your favorite Tiktokers and who would you like to collab with on a video?

I have so many!  I love TikTok!!  Of course I love Charlie D’Amelio and her dances but I also like Loren Gray.  She is an amazing singer.  I would love to collab with any of the dancers!  But I also like the smaller TikTokers.  Their content is good, too.

8. If you can pick any other career other than acting, what would it be and why?

Right now I would lean towards law.  I don’t know which area of law but I can debate pretty well and form a good argument so I think I would be good at it.

9. Favorite musical artist and why?

I like Alec Benjamin right now.  He sounds really young but he is in his upper 20’s.  His music is between pop and chill music and sings about bigger issues.  I like that.

10. If you could plan out your perfect day, what would you be doing?

I would be at the beach with a good book and my boogie board.

11. What are the must-have items you have in your purse or backpack?

My iPad, phone, AirPods, hand sanitizer, lip balm, and a book. 

12. What’s your most embarrassing moment?

When we were doing some behind the scenes footage for Season 1 of Good Girls,  I was being interviewed and I used the word “Determinated” which I don’t think is even a word and it certainly isn’t in the way I tried to use it.  The video is on YouTube forever and ever for all to see!

13. What is your proudest moment?

I am very proud of all the roles I have booked and proud of my team but I would have to say I am most proud of getting into my current school.  It is an international Global school and it is academically aggressive.  I love it and work hard.  That makes me proud.

14. Tell us one thing your fans don’t know about you.

While I’m not sure if they know this or not before I came to my family in America I lived in an orphanage in Ethiopia. I was 4 when I was adopted.  

15. Do you have any other upcoming projects or music you are working on now?

Yes!  Last summer I spent 3 months in Toronto shooting a movie for Netflix.  It is called Feel The Beat and stars Sofia Carson and has an ensemble group of kids.  We do a LOT of dancing and I think the audience will be happy to see a lot of representation in this case.  There are kids of different races, body types, and differently-abled cast.  I think it is coming out sometime this Summer.

Keep up with Lidya @lidyajewett on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.