You have seen her on the hit show, Sydney to the Max, but you may not know much about this talented young rising star. Well, BCKOnline had the opportunity to get to know Ruth Righi of Disney’s Sydney to the Max a little better.
Check out her exclusive interview below and make sure that you are following this amazingly talented young lady on Instagram. You don’t want to miss a minute of her journey!
How long have you been acting?
I have loved performing in some form or another ever since I was really young, but I really started acting in community theater when I was seven years old. The first lead role I played was one of my favorite Disney characters, Mulan. Even though I was young, it sparked something inside of me. That being said, my first professional job was “School of Rock: The Musical” on Broadway, when I joined the cast in 2016.
What made you want to become an actress?
On a trip to New York with my mom in 2016, I saw my first Broadway musical and immediately fell in love with the idea of getting to do what the performers did. The show was “School of Rock: The Musical.” After that, I knew what I wanted. It was a few months later that I got to work alongside the kids that inspired me doing the very thing I dreamed of.
You and your cast-mates have been a set family for three seasons now. What has been your favorite moment on set?
I am so grateful to be surrounded by such amazingly talented and kindhearted people every day at work. We really have become a family for better or for worse! Every day they all make me laugh to tears and fill me with such joy, but there is something so special about our season wrap parties. We get to see everyone that we may not always see on a daily basis and just have fun. We dance, watch our bloopers, and really get to enjoy each other’s company.
What is the one piece of valuable advice that you have learned as an actress to date?
I am still learning so much from acting as well as from the people that are helping guide me, but feel I have soaked up a lot of knowledge already. One thing that I have learned is that it is so easy to get caught up in the negatives of certain situations that you may miss out on the great and beautiful positives that can make such a lasting impact on you. I have also learned the importance of being unapologetically yourself and making time for all the people around you.
What are some things that you like to do in your spare time?
When I am not working or doing school, I enjoy making pottery and cooking Chapatti, surfing, playing or listening to music, traveling, and being around people that I love.
You are also voicing the main character in the upcoming Disney Jr. show, Eureka! Tell us about this project.
Yes! I’m so very excited to voice this young inventor living in a wonderful prehistoric world full of possibilities. It’s set to premiere later this year and I am so astounded by the incredible cast and behind the scenes crew working on this show.