Interview: Teen Actress Christine Banquier

Christine Banquier is passionate about acting.

Whether it’s on the stage or the screen, the 13-year-old is determined to make her dreams come true.

Everly Mag loved talking to actress – and Everly Mag AmbassadorChristine all about how she started acting, her role on the Netflix series Alias Grace, her dreams for the future, and more!

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Everly Mag: How did you know you wanted to act?

Christine: I have known I wanted to act from the moment I could speak.  When I was 3 [years old], I starred as Cinderella in a play and instantly fell in love.  From there on, I knew that I wanted to pursue acting.  I love to entertain people, and acting is a way I can do that, and also express myself.

Everly Mag: What are your top 3 acting projects so far and why?

Christine: Alias Grace, Tammy’s Always Dying, and The Sound of Music.  Alias Grace was probably my favorite project to be part of, because there [were] such incredible sets and the cast and crew were AMAZING.  I had the chance to be surrounded by so many talented people, including Margaret Atwood, Sarah Polley, Mary Harron, and Sarah Gadon.

Image: Christine Banquier

In Tammy’s Always Dying, I got to wear a cool costume, which was a band uniform.  I also enjoyed being part of the theatre production The Sound of Music.  I had a chance to play one of the children in the Von Trapp family, and being onstage is such a great experience.

Everly Mag: What are the best things about being an actress?

Christine: I love all the support I get.  Whether it’s from family, friends, or fans, everyone is so kind.  I also love being on set and getting my makeup done.  I feel like I am transforming into a new world.  I also have the chance to make many new friends.  Being an actress makes me feel so happy, because when you are acting, anything is possible.

Everly Mag: What are the hardest things about acting?

Christine: One of the hardest things is the limited time you have before auditions.  Usually I get 24-48 hours to learn and practice my lines before an audition.  With schoolwork, it can sometimes be hard to find a balance.

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I also found it hard at first going to so many auditions and not getting the parts.  Although, I have learned that you can’t take it personally.  Just because you didn’t get the role doesn’t mean you didn’t do a good audition.  It may mean you just didn’t look like the casting director’s dream actor for the part.

Everly Mag: What do you hope for the future of your career?

Christine: In the future, I’d like to get a lead part in a feature film.  I would love to have the chance to work with Emma Watson, Millie Bobby Brown, and Mackenzie Ziegler.

Everly Mag: Who inspires you in your acting career?

Christine: Definitely Emma Watson.  She started acting around my age in Harry Potter, and now has grown to be one of the most successful people of her age.  Not only is she a phenomenal actress, but [she] is also an activist and the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.  She taught me that there is so much more to acting than just appearing on set.

Image: Christine Banquier

Everly Mag: What’s your advice for young people who want to start acting?

Christine: Just go for it.  Don’t waste your time.  If you are passionate about something, then do it.  You can do anything.

Everly Mag: Finally, what do you like to do when you’re not acting?

Christine: In my free time, I love to hang out with my friends and have sleepovers.  I also love to play sports like soccer, and [I] recently started Taekwondo.  Some of my favorite TV shows include Riverdale, Jane the Virgin, and The Mindy Project.  I also love to travel.  Some of my favorite places I’ve been to are London, Mexico, and New York City.

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