Nine-year-old Ashlyn Casalegno makes big screen debut in Marvel's Logan, and gives advice for booking roles
By: Daniel Hoyos | PHOTOS COURTESY Allyson Casalegno
- Los Angeles, California
Nine-Year-Old actress Ashlyn Casalegno, shares her experience filming Marvel's Logan. Ashlyn also talks exclusively with We Blab Entertainment Magazine about, advice for booking roles in Hollywood.
You’re older brother Gavin is also an actor whose credits include, The Vampire Diaries. So how did Ashlyn get her start in acting?
Growing up, Gavin was always in acting class, filming or auditioning. I would always try to watch, and do what he did. Once I could read, I started classes and was hooked!
Congratulations on landing the role of Charlotte in Marvel’s Logan. Can you take us through the audition process for Charlotte?
It lasted several weeks actually. I read for more than one role and Charlotte was the best fit for me. I did my part and my agent took over from there. It wasn’t long until I was on set after that.
We always hear if you want to pursue a career in acting move to Hollywood. Can you give us some real world advice on how to book studio roles in Hollywood?
It helps if you have a really great team (agents, managers, etc.). These days you can tape your auditions and film just about anywhere in the world. It’s more about practicing your craft and being prepared. ALWAYS follow your dreams. Never give up.
Logan starring Hugh Jackman is currently in theaters nationwide. Please tell us where your character Charlotte fits in the storyline?
Charlotte fits in with a group of mutant kids that were raised in an institution and escaped from the bad guys.
You attended the New York Premiere of Logan at the Rose Theater. What was it like walking the red carpet for Logan?
It was such an honor to be there. There was so much excitement in the air and I can say it was a great experience for me. One of my best.
Actors tend to get overwhelmed when seeking out representation. How did you find the right agent?
It’s important that they are a good fit. For me, I was fortunate to already have a foundation through my brother. As I’ve grown we’ve added more members to my team. I love all of my team, every one of them work hard to help make my dreams come true!
Hugh Jackman is one of the biggest leading males in Hollywood. Can you tell what it was like meeting Hugh Jackman?
It was super cool! We had a lot of fun, and he’s so nice.
Lastly can you tell our audience what you hope to achieve in the world of acting?
I hope to always keep growing as an actress. Making movies is so much fun and I never want to stop!