ABC Family is introducing yet another sitcom for its Wednesday comedy block, as State of Georgia premieres tonight. Raven-Symone, who plays quirky aspiring actress Georgia, recently had a Q&A session to discuss specifics on her hilarious upcoming series.
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How would you compare the role of Georgia with some other roles from your past?
Raven-Symone: She is a strong-willed individual, she could be flighty at times, but at the same time she is very gallant and she knows that her core is the passing moment. And that's probably a characteristic in characters that I choose all the time, because it's very important for females to stay confident and to go off and venture into the world, but to come back knowing that you have family to come back to. I think some forget to venture and then they just get stuck; because you have to go and enjoy yourself.
What's it like being an actress yourself, who is playing an aspiring one on State of Georgia? Can you relate to her?
Raven-Symone: Of course I can. It's very difficult in this industry to do what you like or become anything or to get a break and she's very determined, but sometimes unnoticed. And then it's enough to where I can maneuver in situations that I don't want to be in, and she's still learning; it's quite funny.
What are you enjoying the most about working on State of Georgia?
Raven-Symone: I enjoy working with Majandra Delfino and Loretta Devine. They're absolutely amazing; I'm learning so much from Miss Loretta and Majandra and just how to morph myself into different things and relearning more acting tips and tricks, and being able to create a new family.
Could you tell us a little about the relationship between Georgia and Jo (Majandra Delfino)?
Raven-Symone: Georgia and Jo have been friends since they were four years old and they were inseparable, they always were chilling together and they went to school together. Georgia became one of the popular girls but kept Jo close because she knew that that was her best friend for life. So when Georgia decided to move, Jo went right along and got a scholarship, I think, to a college, and there it is, and that's how they're here together. They are the bestest of friends, kind of like sisters from another mother.
What role do you think Georgia would do really well at? What popular movie or theater or blockbuster hit do you think Georgia would love to go to?
Raven-Symone: I've only done nine episodes; I'm going to need you to ask me that question when we're in the third season. I don't know just yet. She's still growing, let's say that. I don't know if she's supposed to be comedian or whatever, she does about anything right now. We know she can sing though, but drama-wise, we'll see.
Don't miss the trailer for State of Georgia
below, and catch Raven-Symone as she tweets live with creator Jennifer Weiner
as the show airs tonight at 8:30pm. Send over your questions and pay attention to #GeorgiaChat on Twitter.
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. Catch the series premiere tonight on ABC Family.
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