Get to know 5 year old dancer & actress, Sunnie Pelant!

What made you want to become an actress?

My older brothers used to audition for jobs and I wanted to do what they did!

What was your first role?

My first ever acting audition was for Bones and I booked it! I had just turned 4!

What’s your favorite thing about acting?

I love being with the other actors and actresses on set. There is always amazing food and snacks and everyone is so nice!

What do you like most about playing Christine on Bones?

That I get to play with Emily while we wait. She is such a kind person!

What’s the most difficult part about acting?

When I have to learn my lines fast.

What actors or actresses do you look up to?

I definitely look up to Natalie Portman. Also Ysa Penarego, an incredible dancer and actress. I’m amazed by how she does it all! Emily Deschanel was also amazing to work with!

If you had to give advice to someone else who wanted to get into acting, what would you say?

I would tell them that acting is really fun. There is always good food and candy on set. You need to pretend you are someone else, the character, but you still need to be yourself! Be natural!

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