Cliche Magazine Oct/Nov 2017 - Page 90

D etermined, caring, passionate, and social media lover are only a few things that describe Still the King and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star Madison Iseman. Iseman has been a determined actor ever since she started playing with the camera and writing short films as a child. She is caring to the other hilarious cast members she gets to work with during her days on Still the King. Iseman has kept her passion for acting but realized that caring for one’s self is equally as important. She loves expressing her identity through social media and the sharing of thoughts it brings out. However, after speaking with Iseman, we quickly realized there is more to her than meets the eye. BY WILLIAM DUGGAN Cliché: What inspired you to get into acting? Was it something you’ve always wanted to do? Madison Iseman: Growing up, going to the movies was always my favorite thing to do. It still is. Harry Potter was the first movie that hooked me. As soon as I saw the first movie, my only goal in life was to be Hermione Granger. In middle school, I started making my own short films (they are absolutely terrible and I can’t figure out my password to take them off the internet). I was really obsessed with horror films at the time, so my friends and I would come u p with some crazy concept and just improv from there. I’ve been obsessed with the camera as long as I can remember. What can you tell us about your character, Charlotte, in Still the King? Charlotte is the coolest girl in the world. She is everything I wish I was when I was 16. She’s fun and witty and has great taste in music, clothes, and boys. She’s just started a relationship with her father in season 1, but through time, they’ve grown. Now I think she sees a lot of herself in him. What is it like working with Billy Ray Cyrus? Working with Billy Ray Cyrus is amazing. I grew up watching Hannah Montana so I’ve always been a fan. He might also be one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. Our entire cast is always getting in trouble for laughing too much in between takes. He’s a very humble and simple man. If you ever get the chance to meet him, buy him a Dr. Pepper. He will be very happy. What do you love most about the show? The people; 100% the people. I’ve made relationships that I will carry with me throughout the rest of my life. We’re all just a bunch of people that want to make the world laugh and smile. It’s a simple, kooky show and we’re a bunch of simple, kooky people. That was really cheesy, I’m sorry. You’re playing Bethany, the popular girl in the upcoming action comedy Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Can you tell us more about your character? Bethany is your classic pretty, phone-obsessed, kind of mean, entitled teenage girl. But underneath all that, she’s 90