Amelie Anstett stars as Sadie on the current season of Brat TV‘s hit series, Chicken Girls. The 16-year-old actress is also a trained dancer, model, and creative force who has worked with a number of choreographers and even danced on stage with Justin Bieber on his Purpose tour.
Keep scrolling to get know this rising teen sensation in our interview with Amelie!
Watch the season 6 trailer of Chicken Girls and see what kind of trouble Sadie is causing!
Hi Amelie! Welcome to StarShine Magazine. First, let’s start at the fact that you got to dance with Justin Bieber on stage. How did that opportunity come about?
Hi, thank you so much for having me. Ah yes, my big break into the entertainment industry was when I was 12 years old and danced on stage with Justin Bieber. That moment changed my life forever and allowed me to really see my true passion and calling. There was a YouTube submission contest, and I submitted a self-tape of one of Nick Demoura’s dances. A few weeks later, we received the email saying I had been chosen. It was one of the most surreal moments of my life.
When did you start dancing, and what classes have you taken?
This question is amazing. My whole career started with dance, and being able to dance is a feeling I cherish every day. I began to dance at the age of seven, when there were no gymnastics/acrobatic studios in my town. However, there was a dance studio, so I started to take dance classes.
At ﬁrst, it was just one or two classes, but soon, teachers called my mom and invited me to participate in their other classes. Sometimes things work in funny ways. Eventually, I was dancing every day except Sundays, for over five hours a day, and as I got older and started competing, it became a lot more hours of training.
I train in literally almost every style of dance, and I absolutely love performing every style and think it’s so important to do them all.
If I had to choose, my favorite styles would be contemporary and hip hop. They are both opposite styles of dance; however, they allow me to express myself in completely diﬀerent ways. Dance is a way for me to deal with any stress or emotions that I am feeling.
Out of all of the choreographers you’ve taken classes with or worked with, do you have a favorite?
Ooooh, what a hard question, I am so grateful to dance with so many amazing choreographers and artists. If I am totally honest, I don’t think I could choose just one because they are all so diﬀerent and creative in their own ways.
Let’s talk about Chicken Girls on Brat TV. You play Sadie. For those who don’t know about the show, tell us about it and your character.
Chicken Girls season six is a crazy one (in a good way 😂). It has so many new elements and twists compared to other seasons. It also addresses a lot of diﬀerent issues and situations that many teens and young kids might be going through as well.
Topics include eating disorders, getting involved with people that are bad inﬂuences, and other situations that we all go through or will, at some point in our lives. Understanding right from wrong, lying to your parents, or just the normal romantic feelings and relationships teens go through.
It is a great avenue for our generation to know that they are not alone, especially right now, during a time where so much is changing for us and our world. It is very important for our generation and people, in general, to know they are not alone.
I think when fans see these characters they adore, go through all of these trials and tribulations, it helps the fans be able to relate better to our characters, and feel a connection to them.
The moment I got oﬀered this project, I had no doubts about wanting to do it. I was immediately invested and excited to join such an amazing cast of beyond-talented individuals.
Sadie is TK’s (Hayden Summerall) girlfriend in the show, and man does she have a personality on her. She comes from Texas, so she is a cowgirl. Getting to play her is so much fun. She is deﬁnitely a country girly girl, that is very conﬁdent/sassy.
What’s the vibe like on the set?
Oooh, what a fun question. The vibe on set is amazing; it’s chill but always super fun. We all love making fun little videos and talking about life, etc. Set days are always my favorite days.
Have there been any particularly diﬃcult scenes to ﬁlm?
All the scenes went really smoothly, and none of them were really diﬃcult to ﬁlm. However, the scene where Annie (LeBlanc) and I were in the supply closet was really funny to ﬁlm because little did everyone know I was squatting the entire time because I was too tall. It was a great workout. 🤣🤣🤣
Do you have a favorite scene?
Of course, I love all of the scenes we did and ﬁlmed, but if I had to choose just one, I would deﬁnitely say the ﬂag football scene because we had a blast ﬁlming that scene, and it was so genuine and fun.
I know everything has been on hold with quarantine, but do you have any upcoming projects you’d like to share with us?
Yes, quarantine has been so surreal, and of course, I am so thankful to be healthy and safe, and I hope everyone else is staying super happy and healthy! I am hoping everything will go back to somewhat normal soon. I am working on some really fun new projects, and I was actually shooting a few of them right as the lockdown started, so they went on hold. But everyone is on the lookout. I can’t wait to share with everyone soon what I have been working on.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I have many BIG career goals, and I am so thankful to be given the opportunities and have such an amazing support system. I am a big believer in “everything happens for a reason,” so I continue to follow my path and work incredibly hard to make my dreams come true.
One of my big goals is to be able to use my platform to spread positivity and lift people up. I love interacting with my fans and those who support me because I want them to know I support them just the same. I think that this generation is diﬀerent from the rest, and I would love to use my motto, “Be Original,” to share that it is amazing to be who you truly are.
What’s your advice to young girls wanting to get started in the entertainment industry?
Awww, what an amazing question. I think that the biggest advice I could give to anyone is to COMMIT. Commit to your goals and accomplish them. Don’t just wish to make them happen, and always, always, “Be Original.”
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