I had the opportunity to chat with Simone Miller, the young actor who will be in the brand new tween focused series Detention Adventure. We discussed her upcoming series as well as her volunteer work and another great project she is involved with. Thank you to Simone for answering all of my questions and make sure to check her out in Detention Adventure soon.
Can you tell our readers a little about yourself?
I have been acting for four years now and I truly love what I do! On my spare time, you will usually find my nose in a good book, my fingers strumming a guitar or a ukulele. I love to sing and kickbox! I have been singing for as long as I can remember and kickboxing is one of my most recent interests.
You’ll be in the new CBC tween series, Detention Adventure launching this spring on CBC Gem. What can you tell me about the show and your role as Raign Westbrook?
Detention Adventure is a great upcoming action-adventure series and CBC’s first-ever children’s scripted series for the CBC Gem streaming service. While targeted towards a 6-12 and tween demographics,I know parents will also enjoy watching the series with its throwbacks and Raigns’ snappy comebacks! Detention Adventure shows the value of teamwork and celebrating our unique differences. I had the honour of taking on the role of Raign Westbrook, a snappy sometimes aggressive but very intelligent girl, determined to reach her goal alongside her friends and the class bully whom she is often bickering with over leadership.
What were some of your favorite moments on set?
Honestly just working with such a great cast and crew made everyday on set fun! We laughed all the time! There was one scene that required Brett and Raign to be hiding in a closet, we were in there so long that when Director (Joe Kicak) came to find us, he was surprised to see us both just sitting there with our arms over our heads and wrapped in jacket sleeves that we had found.. lol!
If there were secrets hidden in your school, would you get yourself put in detention to uncover them?
I know that I would certainly be curious about them, but unlike Raign, I don’t think I would go through that trouble…. unless I was absolutely sure that I could uncover them.
You’re also set to appear in the biopic, The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel. Can you share a bit about that project?
I was blessed to play a very small role as the young Dorinda in this film! I can’t share much about it, but based on the sole fact that it is about The Clark Sisters, it is going to be a fantastic film!
What are some of the things you like to do in your free time?
I love to write song ideas, and learn cover songs vocally and on my instruments: the guitar and ukulele! I enjoy reading and kickboxing, which allows me to get a good work-out and punching the bag is great fun!
You also volunteer your time with the Jamaican Canadian Association, can you share a bit about them and some of the things you done with the group?
The Jamaican Canadian Association contributes and volunteers to the Jamaican community. My father introduced me to this Association through his colleague at work. One of his colleagues is part of the committee and my dad and I had volunteered in painting a Church, which was a truly heart warming and humble experience. More volunteering is set to happen this spring for this organization!
Do you have any other projects coming up you can share?
I am currently working on my music career as well, so that’s something to stay tuned to!
Where can our readers keep up with you and your work online?
On my Instagram account: @simone.mcq or on my IMBD page: Simone Miller
*Header image courtesy of Mai Tilson*