Storm Reid creates new show about cooking and conversation called, Chop It Up, for Facebook Watch.
“I’ve been acting for so long. But producing is something that is new to all of us. So to be able to have achieved something and be proud of it, it is a blessing in something that I am excited to do more of,” Reid said in an interview on NBC News’ new Snapchat show, Stay Tuned.
Reid, who serves as executive producer for Chop It Up, told viewers just how the show came to be.
“[Her mother] was sitting around hearing me talk to my siblings and my friends about things that, I guess, young people care about. And she was like, ‘Storm, is there something on television or is there a piece of content where your audience or your supporters or even the older generations can look at and really understand how Gen Z is feeling?’ And I really sat there and I was like, ‘No, there’s nothing out there like that.'”
So, she created something, combining the two things that she loves the most: food and conversation.
Chop It Up falls under Reid’s production company, A Seed & Wings. Reid said in her interview that it has been both challenging and rewarding learning how to create a show during the pandemic.
“I’m not a person who operates from a space of like, OK, I’m going to call l myself a producer for vanity credit but I’m not going to really do anything. Having to learn how to budget and making sure we don’t go over budget and having the right insurance — there’s so many technical things that people don’t think about when it comes to having a project.”
The Euphoria actress continued, “But it also made me realize when it was all said and done…like, yes, we did it, and we can do it again. And it really made me believe in myself and believe in my team.”
Reid features some of her industry A-lister friends on the show, in addition to other Hollywood rising stars. Some of those who have appeared on Chop It Up include Choyce Brown, Marsai Martin and Niles Fitch. Topics include any and everything ranging from relationships and self-care to social injustice and representation in the media. And of course, all topics are discussed as some of Reid’s favorite meals and snacks are prepared in the process.