Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lexi Jayde booked her first commercial as a baby and has been in acting and singing since. Lexi got her first real taste of the entertainment industry as a Junior Hollywood Reporter for a teen magazine. After having the opportunity to interview so many young stars, Lexi knew she wanted to walk the red carpet in her own right, and soon landed her first movie role in Lifetime’s Lucky Dog. We had the wonderful opportunity to interview Lexi. Check out her interview below.
Hi, Lexi! We viewed the Baby, It’s Cold Outside video. We love how you created a beautiful fusion of modern and classic. Tell us what inspired you to do your own rendition of the song?
The movie Elf definitely inspired me to create my own version, but this has been my favorite Christmas song for as long as I can remember! It’s a timeless and classic piece that I wanted to bring to my generation. Of course being 15, we needed to make some changes in the lyrics but everything else just fell into place. I lucked out with Emery and his crooner style and we brought old Hollywood to 2017!
Tell us about the choreography. Did you do your own?
I would love to take credit for the choreography, but we had two amazing choreographers, Becca and Michael. We rehearsed with them and they were also on set with us. I loved the dancing and the way they had us interact with each other! Emery is just a natural and I felt like I was on Dancing with the Stars.
You have been acting ever since you booked your first commercial as a baby. What’s the name of the commercial?
As the story goes, I was a baby and they stopped my mom to ask to bring me in for an audition. The commercial was for a bank and they had me in a crib. The commercial aired in the Midwest which happens to be where some of my family is, so they got to see it all the time. A commercial you may still see me in is Toyota’s Just Go Places.
You were also a junior Hollywood Reporter for Teen Magazine. You covered red carpet events. Tell us about some of your fondest coverages.
It’s so hard to choose! Some of the standouts are definitely Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Bella Thorne and Dylan and Cole Sprouse. I was once asked to cover the animated movie Elves, and there were Pixar executives asking to do interviews with me! I was 7-years-old and missing my two front teeth, but people were lined up to talk with me. I will never forget it!
Your first movie Lifetime’s Lucky Dog paved the way for other film roles. Tell us about the film.|
This movie was my first big role and I will always be grateful to the amazing Michael Feifer who directed the film and taught me so much about being on set. Plus, the film was a blast because it was about talking dogs, so we had dogs on set all the time!
Growing up, what music genres inspired you?
There are so many artists that have inspired me along the way. When I was younger, Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana was a huge inspiration. I love all types of music from Country to Rap to Broadway to Pop. Just recently I watched both Demi Lovato’s and Lady Gaga’s documentaries and their stories are incredible.
You starred in over 20 musicals, including Alice in Wonderland and The Sound of Music. If given the opportunity, is there a particular musical you would like to star in?
I would love to star as Eponine in Les Miserables or Galinda in Wicked! In fact, I was just in New York City last week and we were lucky enough to sit row at Wicked.
What is your most favorite performance in your career to date?
Starring as “Annie” in Annie was my all-time favorite, but playing Ariel in The Little Mermaid was a bucket list role!
List the 5 things you need to have with you on a film set.
1. My script
3. Phone charger
Do you have any upcoming projects that we haven’t mentioned?
Now that I am finished with Baby, It’s Cold Outside, I am going to dive back into acting again! Pilot season is right around the corner and I can’t wait to get back on set! There are a couple things in the works, but my lips are sealed until it’s in writing.
Complete this sentence, if I had an opportunity to change anything, I would change ___________.
If I had an opportunity to change anything, I would change the way we treat each other. I want to bring awareness body shaming, and continue to be an advocate for anti-bullying causes. I hope to use my platform to make a difference.
Thank you for some fun questions! Really enjoyed these!
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Featured Image Credit: Alex Kruk.