I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Ada-Nicole Sanger as she prepares to kick off the new film from Sony Pictures. It’s a comedy called “Grown-Ups” that stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider. Ada-Nicole plays Donna Lamonsoff, on-screen daughter to Kevin James. With a cast like this, you bet it’s going to be a funny one and I can’t wait to see it this summer! Here’s what Ada-Nicole had to share with me…
CTB: Tell us what you can about the movie Grown-Ups.
ANS: Basically its about friends from high school that used to be on a basketball team but then their basketball coach dies so they get together and they bring their families along for a fourth of july weekend and so they get to meet everyone and have lots of fun.
CTB: What was it like working with Adam Sandler and Kevin James?
ANS: They were hilarious and it was so much fun. They were both really funny and really experienced and I learned a lot from them. They are really great actors and they are both really really nice. We were laughing every five minutes, more like every two seconds. It was definitely fun working with them.
CTB: When will the move be out?
ANS: It will be coming out June 25th, I can’t wait.
CTB: Have you always wanted to act?
ANS: Pretty much, I’d have to say yes, ever since I was five. I really got introduced to acting my watching those old movies with Jean Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby. They just inspired me. Ever since I could talk I could sing, ever since I could walk, I could dance. I just love the whole feel of it, its a great experience, I love doing it so I gave it a try and followed my dreams and I am doing something that I love and get to be in a movie with one of my idols.
CTB: How did you get started in the biz?
ANS: I started dancing. Cause I started dancing when I was three in a dance school then I moved on to singing, which was next door. I entered a contest and a talent scout discovered me. I took some acting classes, worked really hard and basically got my dream role.
CTB: Are you working on any other projects or movies?
ANS: Not currently but I am looking a lot, you know there is always something around the corner that you don’t see and then it pops up on you and you get really excited for it.
CTB: Was Grown-Ups the first movie you’ve acted in?
ANS: Yes, but I was on an episode of Brain Surge. Its a Nikelodeon game show so it was a lot of fun. It was a game of wits not acting but it was still a lot of fun.
CTB: Who would you love to work with at some point in your career?
ANS: I would have to say Amy Adams or definitely Drew Barrymore, I love her. Ashton Kutcher, or Will Smith, I love him he is so versatile, same with Amy Adams, they are just like chameleons, ya know. Ann Hathaway, she’s really great too.
CTB: Do you like comedy or more serious acting?
ANS: I like serious pieces but I have to say comedy would be my favorite.
CTB: What or who inspires you?
ANS: Actually Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider are my inspirations because they are so funny and they are such great friends and they really get along and it just seems like it’s they are at home doing that and it comes to them so naturally and it’s easy for them and once I tried it I thought it would be easy, they make it look so easy.
CTB: Now for some fun questions, can you describe your bedroom?
ANS: It is an oriental theme in Florida, asian fans, chop sticks comono’s and it purple and then the one out here in California is typical tween bedroom with posters all over my walls and we are renting so we can’t paint the walls, but if I could paint them it would be yellow or light blue. I love tropical stuff being from Florida.
CTB: What is on your iPod?
ANS: I just got my iPod last month and I am really excited about that! WOO!!! I have a lot of Floridian music, kind of tropical like Jimmy Buffet, cool sounding carribean music and I love Jason Mroz, James Blunt, Daniel Powter, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.
CTB: Are you like the rest of the tweens and teens that have Bieber fever?
ANS: He’s really nice. I actually saw him at the Kids Choice Awards this year and he was really good. I don’t think I have exactly have “Bieber fever” cause I am a fan of all types of music but he is good.
CTB: Are you on Facebook and Twitter?
ANS: I don’t really do all of that. I do Skype sometimes but mostly I text, call and mail stuff.
CTB: Anything else that you would like to share with us?
ANS: I like to design clothes and I’m actually designing a dress for my premiere. I’m not actually making it, I’m having someone help me make it, but I’m designing it. The line isn’t coming out yet, I am still working on it. The premiere hasn’t been announced yet, not sure when it will be but I am looking forward to it.
Thank you so much for taking the time to participate in this interview. It was a pleasure talking to you and I am looking forward to seeing you in Grown-Ups and many other films in the years to come!