Thanks so muchfor chatting with me.
I appreciate it, I knowyou're super busy.
Of course, thank you.
First off congrats on seasontwo, super super exciting.
First off, I hada question about your age.
Your acting on a show thattakes place in the 1990s, and that's before you were born right? Yes.
So what's that like? It's really fun.
I really like it becauseI was born in 2001, so it's not that muchahead of when I was born, so it's really cool to see how muchof the change was from the show, what that time era is to when 2001 is.
It's really cool seeinghow quick it changed, so I really like it.
Was there any kind offashion trends or music that, through this show, thatyou're into now? Yeah.
Oh my gosh, yeah.
The fashion in the show, it's crazy, it's totally different fromfashion that I wear now.
And definitely the music.
On the show, the music is insane, the hip-hop music, it's really cool.
So what is your favorite thing so farabout working on the show right now? It seems like the whole castgets along really well, meshes really well together.
Yeah my favorite show–I mean, my favorite– wait, what was the question?What was the question? Just your favorite thing aboutworking on the show so far.
Definitely seeing my cast all the time.
I love my cast, it's such a fungroup of people to be around all the time and the agedifferences are really not– we're not all the same age, so it's reallyfun all seeing each other and talking.
Having a really awesomecast is really fun.
I've read some ofyour other interviews, and I know that certainly you'renot like Nicole and she might not be like you a whole ton, but if youcould think of a way that maybe you're like her or she's like you.
Have you thought about that before? I definitely have thoughtabout that before.
Nicole is very confident.
She's very confident in herself,and I'm very confident in myself, but she has a little bit more ofa spark than I do, I don't know.
She's very rebellious, and I don'tknow if I'm so rebellious yet, but she's very outgoingand I'm very outgoing.
Those types of things, but I also lovebeing the opposite of my character so I can like bring itto life, you know? Right, of course.
What about if youcould describe her in three words, how would you describe her? Three words to describe Nicole.
Rebellious, definitelyshe's very rebellious.
Confident, and I don't know.
Rebellious, confident, and outgoingI would say she's very– oh no, yeah rebellious, confident, and outgoing.
For her rebellious side you'veprobably already seen the show, you know, you'll see it.
For the confidence, you'vedefinitely seen it in season one.
And for the outgoing, she's really nice, she can be nice sometimes– Totally, the first episode of season two, when she was talking about Eddie as herfriend, right? Sticking up for her.
Yeah, for sure.
You see that andyou see a little bit of a change.
From what I understand, you've donesome theater in the past.
Is that true? A little bit? Yeah, a little bit.
A little bit, yeah.
And you've done somework with drama, comedy.
Do you have a preferencein any of those? Drama or comedy.
I'm on a comedy show so I love comedy and I love making people laugh.
It's really fun doing that.
But I also love the change of drama.
I love getting serious on atelevision show or a movie.
I love dramas.
It's really, really awesome.
It's a challenge for both.
It's a challenge changing fromwhat you're doing all the time, like comedy, to change toa drama, but I love it.
Yeah, that seems like it wouldbe tough to go back and forth.
Yeah, but it's really fun.
Yeah, I'm sure you learn a ton from it.
Speaking of that, though, inaddition to Fresh Off the Boat, you're in an upcoming filmwith James Franco, right? Yes [crosstalk].
Which is so rad.
I saw it on the lineup forAustin Film Festival this fall.
Can you tell us a littlebit about the movie and just what it waslike to work with him? Yeah.
It was amazing working with him.
It was so much fun.
It was such an amazing experience.
I was 11 at the time, and I was supposed to be playingwhat my age is now – 14-year-old.
All my fellow cast wasa lot older than me.
It was definitely a challengegetting to the place where I needed to get to, but it was such an amazingexperience and I learned so much from it.
I'm always going toremember the time filming.
It was so much fun.
I know that this was a few years ago, but how did you prepare for that,especially when you were 11? I don't know, I have areally good acting coach, and she definitely got me to theplace where I needed to get to.
I didn't even– My mom and dad, they reallysupported me in the whole thing, because it's a really intense rolethat I had to do, for an 11 year-old.
Like for now, if it was me doing itI think I could've done it a little bit more by myself and I could have taken the ground more.
But since I was 11 I didn't knowwhat any of the stuff meant, I didn't know anything, sodefinitely my mom and dad, for sure, helped me on that.
But it was a really funthing to do, I loved it.
I know you're a big StevenSpielberg fan and Drew Barrymore, who I adore, is there anyone elsewho you might want to work with? Because I'm sure you wouldlove to work with them.
I would love to work with them.
That'd be a dream come true.
Or just other people youadmire in the industry? Yeah.
I don't know.
You like so many people.
I like so many people.
I kind of stole yourtop ones.
I am sorry.
I don't really know.
Think about comediansthat you really love.
Think about a female comedian.
I'd love to work with Tina Fey.
I would love to work with Tina Fey.
And Amy Poehler.
I'd loveto work with both of them.
They're kind of like a duoso does that count as one? Totally.
Why not? I love them both so much.
They're so amazing.
Think of maybe a dramatic actor.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, I'ddefinitely love to work with them.
Drama? Oh, Anne Hathaway.
I'd love to work with Anne Hathaway.
Oh, my god, Meryl Streep.
I'd love to work with Meryl Streep.
That was a definite.
This might answer the next question,but people you get starstruck over.
I think I heard that you saw Drew Barrymore gettingice cream or something.
Oh, my gosh.
I was getting Salt & Straw – that's an ice cream place- and she was there.
I was like, "Oh, my gosh.
" I was like, "That is Drew Barrymore.
" I was getting my ice cream.
Oh, my God.
It was amazing.
Did you say anything to her? I didn't say anything to her, butshe was right there behind me.
She was like, "Is this ice cream good?" I was like I didn't eventhink it was her.
You couldn't even talk.
And then I realized afterwards.
Iwas like, "Yeah, it's really good.
" Then I was like, "Wait, hold on.
" I was like, "That's Drew Barrymore.
" That's an awesome story.
You have thousands of followerson Instagram and Twitter, so I imagine people recognizeyou more and more.
What's that like? What's it like? It was really crazy at first because I didn't realize that people knew who I was.
I was like, "Wait, you know who I am?" I was like, "Okay.
" But I've sort of gotten used to it by now, people coming up to me andsaying, "Can I have a photo? I love you on the show.
" But it's really fun, justthe experience of it all, just knowing that thisis what you're doing and this is part of the whole package.
I really enjoy it.
It's fun to know that people watchthe show and how much they love my character or other characters, andI don't know, it's really fun.
And speaking of that and peoplekeeping in touch with you and your character, on Twitter people canfollow you at your name, right? Yeah, Luna Blaise.
And you do some live tweeting.
And it's #LunaGab,is that correct? Yes, it is #LunaGab.
So peopleshould check that out.
I was looking at your Twitter and I saw that you met Jodie Sweetinfrom Full House.
I did meet Jodie Sweetin.
That's so rad.
What was thatlike? Because you watched that.
I love Full House.
My mom, she– you know Jodie.
I've met her a few times, yes.
My mom has met Jodiea few times so they.
We're Facebook friends.
They're friends basically.
So my mom was like, "Letme introduce you to Jodie.
" I was like, "Okay.
" I met her and I was like, "Oh,my God.
This is so awesome.
" I'm just a humongous fan of Full House.
I love it.
And I can't wait for FullerHouse.
That's going to be so fun.
Oh my gosh, me too.
I'm with you.
I feel like Full House and your show,super great shows to binge-watch when you want to catch up on seasons.
Do you have any favorite showsthat you like to binge-watch? Grey's Anatomy.
The best, the best.
Grey's Anatomy is myfavorite show of all time.
I named my fish after George O'Malley- so my fish's name is George.
I'm just a humongousfan of Grey's Anatomy.
My dream is to gueststar on Grey's Anatomy.
If I had the chance to go on anyshow, it would be Grey's Anatomy.
Yeah, I want that for you.
I wantthat for you so bad.
I would love it.
That's the best.
Okay, so I know that both your parentsare in the entertainment industry and you've been a part ofit since you were little, about five years old, so you've beenworking for a good chunk of your life.
When you're not working -and I know you love it – so it maybe not alwaysfeels like work to you.
But when you're not acting, whatkinds of things do you do for fun? Since I'm a teenager I love doingthe normal things teenagers do, you know binge-watch shows all the time, hang out with friends alot, go to the beach, I love going to the beach.
I don't know, just hang outwith friends mostly.
And you do ballet aswell, is that right? I do, I do.
I just came froma ballet class actually.
Oh wait, I love baseball.
I love baseball.
I saw your interview withMLB.
That was so cool.
Huge fan of baseball,oh my God, I love it.
We watched the seasontwo premiere of Fresh Off the Boat and we can't wait for more obviously,and I'm sure you can't reveal too much, but is there anythingyou can share with us of what we can expect or just likekind of a– I don't know.
Yeah, you can definitelyexpect some changes but they're really awesome changes.
I don't know, the show is justbecoming into this huge amazing mesh of amazingness.
It's just a really fun thingto do, and it's hilarious, and just everyone a partof the show, it's like– everyone a part of the showthat's in front of the camera, behind the camera, the writers, the crew, everybody involved with our showhas made it to where it is now, so we wouldn't be anywhere without them.
It's a really amazing thing.
But yeah, just expect some reallygreat things coming for season two.
I love that.
Okay, last question.
If anyone hasn't watched theshow yet, for whatever reason, and they really need to give it a chance, but what would you say to them? What's one thing you want peopleto know about the show? One thing I want peopleto know about the show.
I don't know.
It brings up some pretty key topics todiscuss in a really different way.
I think everybodycan relate to the show.
Even if you're not Asian, you candefinitely relate to the show.
Because it's a family.
It's family going througheverything a family goes through, like meeting new friends and going throughthe whole entire family moving thing.
I definitely think every type of ethnicity or any type of person can relate to it.
It's basically just a journeyof life going through the show.
But yeah, if you watch the show,be ready to be crying laughing.
You're going to be rolling around.
It's so funny.
When you watch the show, is there anyone that you think isso hilarious character-wise? It's really funny because when Iget the scripts, I die laughing.
I'm laughing with the scripts even ifit's not my line – I'm just laughing.
But, Constance, oh my God, she'shilarious – she's so funny.
It's crazy the way shebrings everything to this– Her and Randall together is hilarious.
All the kids on the show are hilarious.
Chelsea, my mom, but Ilove working with Chelsea.
When me and Chelsea do scenes together, I definitely love that becauseyou'll definitely see some changes in season two, but it'slike seeing everything just the way me and Chelseaare with each other– Hilarious.
Those are some of myfavorites scenes, of you two together.
I love it.
I love it.
Well, Luna, thankyou so much.
We're so grateful.
We know you're super busy,so I appreciate it a ton.
Yeah, of course.