Interview: Mani’s Brianni Walker

Last week, Everly Mag posted an interview with Mani’s Sophie Ferguson.  This week, we continue our Mani interview series by getting to know Brianni Walker.

Brianni plays Jenna on the popular Brat YouTube series Mani, which starts Piper Rockelle, Hayley LeBlanc, Txunamy, and Coco Quinn, among other young social media stars.  Many of the episodes have received over 2 million YouTube views.

In this interview, Everly Mag talks acting, inspiration, and Mani Season 2 with young actress Brianni Walker.

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Brianni Walker plays Jenna on the YouTube series Mani.  Image: Brat

Everly Mag: How did you get the part on Mani?

Brianni: The director, Mitch Parks, saw me interviewing celebrities at the NAACP Image Awards.  He contacted me to offer me the principal role of Ashley in Mani Season 2.  After some changes to the cast, the role of Ashley was changed to Jenna, a recurring role in the series.

See Brianni interview celebrities on the red carpet here.

Everly Mag: How many days did you spend on set?

Brianni: I spent 5-6 days on set.

Everly Mag: What was the best part of filming Mani?

Brianni: The best part of filming Mani is every day we’re on set.  Mitch Parks is the best director ever.  An awesome day is when we went go-kart driving and played at the arcade.

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Brianni with fellow cast members on the Mani set.  Image: Brianni Walker

Everly Mag: What was the hardest part of being on the Mani set?

Brianni: When I first got there, it was hard because I hadn’t watched the show yet so I didn’t understand it.

Everly Mag: Who is your inspiration for your acting career?

Brianni: My inspiration is Jesus and my grandmother YaYa.  Jesus for giving me talent, and my YaYa because she knew Hollywood would adore me and makes sure I stay well-rounded.

Everly Mag: What advice would you give to young people who want to act?

Brianni: Stay in school, work hard, and never give up on your dreams.

Brianni is proud to stand up against bullying and to be an ambassador for Rock Your Hair, among other brands.  She recently finished shooting a national commercial.

Check on Brianni on Instagram and in Season 2 of Mani.

Brianni’s interview was conducted over email in January 2018.  The interview was parent-facilitated and edited for spelling and grammar only.

Feature Image Credit: Brat
Feature Image Credit: Brianni Walker


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