No matter how busy an actor’s schedule gets, there is always room for a new, fun project. Although I’m not new to working on a set of a web series, I am however, new when it comes to “Unplanned Motherhood.” Maybe this fresh and family friendly project was just what I needed.
Lena Sledge is a very busy director and writer. She recently had been working on her parenting blog. The blog was going to turn into a book, but instead the director was inspired to turn it into a web series. I was very fortunate to grab one of the leads; the parent blogger Layla’s best friend, Sarah. Sarah is known for her helpful, but too detailed advice. With myself being nicknamed the Walking Encyclopedia by friends and family, I was teased to no ends that this role was right up my alley.
With a simple filming schedule, the first season was completed and ready for the festivals and YouTube. Working alongside Lena Sledge and a talented group of children actors ranging from the ages of four to fourteen, I had my taste of fun and humor both at once. Each child has quite the unique personality for the show’s diverse family.
What makes the show stand out and fun, is that each episode is based on the real, quirky adventures of Lena’s own children. With her giving great parenting advice on her blog, Lena gave the show its twist by having the episodes displaying the complete opposite of her parenting advice! Learning that no family is perfect, but is full of love, fun, and humor, we learn that this is what life is all about.
With the show now over a 100,000 views and still climbing, we prepare to start filming Seasons 2 and 3. Despite not having worked with a lot of children on set (but have nineteen nieces and nephews!), I was up for the challenge. Amazed at how we became a family on and off set made this series fun to film. With interviews, a Red Carpet premiere, and more filming to come, I look forward to what the next two seasons will bring. Catch the first three episodes now available on YouTube. You can also follow us on Facebook to meet all of the talented actors and keep up with all the latest about the show.