How would you feel if you found out you or a love one at such a young age was diagnosed with cancer? In abc family’s Chasing Life, April (Italia Ricci) discovers this terrifying news at such a wonderful time in her life, and has to deal with staying strong and still living life to the fullest, despite her growing leukemia.
I absolutely have been loving this inspiring show, and lately I have had the privilege to interview Italia herself about the show and her life.
What inspired you to be an actress?
Wanting to experience as many lives in the universes as I could. I wanted to be everything when I grew up. This is the only way I knew how to do that.
What character traits do you share with your Chasing Life character, April?
I’m super organized. 🙂
How does the story connect to your life? How does the show impact your life?
It’s taught me not to sweat the small stuff.
Who inspires you?
My family, friends, and fans.
What is your favorite on-set memory so far?
My birthday when they had McDonalds cater it!
If you were write an autobiography about your life, what major life moment would you have to add?
Moving to LA.
What is your best auditioning advice?
Do your homework.
What would you say to inspire young actors and actresses?
No one said it would be easy, they just promised it’d be worth it.
Keep up with Italia at the following…
…and don’t forget to tune into abc family’s Chasing Life Tuesday nights at 9! (this is not a sponsored post! photo courtesy of Italia’s Facebook icon!)