Anna Cathcart: The 411
Anna Cathcart is the star of Zoe Valentine, premiering in January! We had a one-on-one chat with her to get the 411 on all things Anna, scroll to learn what we learned:
What was it like to film Zoe Valentine?
Well, it was crazy. First of all my character’s name was the name of the show, and that was so exciting! We shot it all so fast, it’s been such a blur but so much fun.
How did you get into acting?
My older sister was into acting before I was. I was always too shy, but when I was about six or seven I got an agent and did a few commercials. I think I was twelve when I did an audition for Odd Squad on PBS, and I ended up booking the lead! It was really intense, I had to go to Toronto for seven months to film, so my mom and I just packed up as fast as we could. I left my school and my sister and my dog…it was just me and my mom headed to Toronto…such a whirlwind!
What do you love about being on set?
It’s so much fun laughing and giggling. I really hope there’s a blooper reel because there are some really good moments.
The cast and crew have been so welcoming on Zoe Valentine. Everyone’s just so nice and it all went by so fast!
What do you hate about being on set?
Nothing. It’s been hard to balance school, and hard to miss my sister and my dog. But that’s a sacrifice I’ve chosen to make, and I think it’s a fair trade off. Plus my sister is coming to visit me today! I still miss my dog all the time.
What’s your dog’s name?
Mia. She’s a maltese.
Who’s someone you admire and look up to?
I really look up to my sister a lot, she’s a great role model and is always there to guide me through whatever I’m going through. I also admire Zendaya. She’s a triple threat but also an activist and always stays true to who she is and stands up for what she believes in. I hope I get to meet her one day!
If you could be a character on a brat show who would it be and why?
I really like Total Eclipse. i’ve been watching it recently, and think it would be cool to be part of that cast. But with that being said I really relate to my character! She’s awkward like I am and I think a lot of teenage girls can relate to that, so I’m very happy I get to play her. I’ve never played a mean character, so I think it would be fun to be Diana.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
A lot of people ask if im going to act for the rest of my life but I honestly don’t know. I could see myself taking a break and going to college, but I just want to see where life takes me one day at a time. I do know that I want to live with my sister and a ton of dogs, maybe in a cute condo somewhere. That would be such a great future.
What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not on set or working?
I’m super close to my family, so I like hanging out with them and watching Netflix. My main kind of fun is wearing pajamas and chilling out at home. I’m also into photography! I took photos on the set of Zoe Valentine and I’m pretty proud of my collection.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I’m a homegirl, i like Vancouver. I love the vibe in London too, I think it would be cool to live there.
What’s your current favorite TV show?
Besides all the Disney Channel shows that I love, I’d say my favorite show right now is Gilmore Girls. I’ve seen every episodes many times. I’m also so obsessed with This is Us. It’s so sad but so good, and so clever from a filmmaking perspective.
If you could be someone else for a day who would it be and why?
I don’t know…would I have my brain in someone else’s body? What does it really mean to be someone else for a day? Would they know I inhabited their body? I overthink everything…
But I’d love to hang out with Zendaya for a day, I think we’d get along and be good friends!
Do you have a celebrity crush?
Tom Holland as Peter Parker!
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
Dogs, my sister, and music. Whenever I’m home alone I blast music and dance around, I’d just be so sad without it.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Mint chocolate chip. Though, to be honest, ice cream is not one of my favorite foods.
Do you have a favorite ride at Disneyland?
You know, when I was younger I loved Space Mountain, but they changed it and now it goes too fast! But I’m a sucker for Disneyland, I just love everything about it.
Before we wrap up, can you tell us one last fun fact about yourself?
I do competative hip hop and want to get into other types of dance too!
Watch Anna light up the screen on Zoe Valentine this January 16th!