Aubin Bradley is Keeping it All in the Family

Diane W Kelly
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Photo Credit: Photographer: Kelsey Hale Make-up: Courtney Hart Hair: Dicky Collins

Nickelodeon star, Aubin Bradley, got the acting bug from her sisters. Aubin, who plays Lucy Loud on the hit Nickelodeon show The Really Loud House, started out on Broadway before moving into television and film. A talented teen who enjoys both school and acting, is setting her sights on the Ivy Leagues in the hope of becoming not only an award-winning actress but also a rocket scientist. I am pleased Aubin took time aways from her studies and the set for this in-depth interview.

What drew you into acting?

My sisters . . . Both of my sisters were already dancing, acting and singing when I was really little, so it all started with me just tagging along and following in their footsteps starting at like two years old.  Catherine and Alex were both really into theater and I caught the theater “triple threat” bug also.  I remember watching Catherine in the Broadway Tour of “A Christmas Story” and Alex as Gretl and Marta in the Broadway Tour of “Sound of Music”, and I was like I want to do that too.  All three of us would also sing together in cabarets in New York city and that was so much fun! When the audition for the Broadway Tour of “Les Misérables” came in, I was determined. Alex was the one who told me I got the part of Little Cosette.  We were both laughing and crying together.   A week later, Catherine booked “Harry Potter” on Broadway. It was crazy.  All three of us were on different Broadway shows in different locations at the same time. 

What is your process for breaking down a character?

I honestly don’t try to over rehearse or overthink it. I only audition for roles that I feel a connection to, and feel are right for me.  If I feel connected to the role, it comes more easily, and I just learn the lines and do it!  I think for me it makes my performances more natural. Usually, I only read the scene once or twice to understand the character, their motivations in the scene and just go for it.  I have learned to trust myself.  

What do you look for in a film or TV role? 

This is hard. I love playing all types of roles.  I love drama and more grounded roles, but I also love comedy.  I would love to be the heroine in a sci-fi show, or a superhero show that has a lot of physical acting as I love stage combat and am really good with movement.  But I would also love to be someone with a hidden mystery inside of them or something different that no one can figure out and keeps the audience guessing until the end.  I love playing unique characters!

Tell us about your role in The Really Loud House.

I love Lucy Loud so much, and it is an honor to bring her life.  Lucy is dark, spooky, mysterious, super smart, and is obsessed with the supernatural. She also has many special abilities like conjuring demons and teleporting which makes scaring her siblings quite easy.  She also has a very deadpan delivery when she speaks.  While Lucy does not show a lot of emotion, underneath her calm exterior she does have a mischievous side like I do.  Lucy also has a vampire statue named EDWIN that I am obsessed with!  Another fun fact, you NEVER see my eyes.  Lucy has long bangs that cover her eyes.  This makes doing all my stunts, dancing and acting a HUGE and very fun challenge!!!

Photo Credit: Photographer: Kelsey Hale Make-up: Courtney Hart Hair: Dicky Collins

What is your advice for keeping a healthy work/life balance?

Balance has to be a priority. I have to have time to just do kid stuff – like reading, video games, swimming, rock climbing, goofing around with friends! But in addition to acting, I am really into school and my school activities.  When I grow up, I want to be a NASA rocket scientist and an actor (and yes, that may also be a challenge to balance.)  I want to go to a college like Yale, so I have to keep my grades up and be in the accelerated classes.  That can be a challenge when on set.  But I have a great support system of teachers on set (Craig and Scott) and teachers at my regular school that really work with me to make sure I am learning everything I need to and keep up.  My mom is also on set with me, and she is a total nerd. She reads every book I read so we can discuss all the books together.

Tell us something people would be surprised to learn about you.

I am a Swiftie.  I have every one of Taylor Swift’s vinyls, sing her songs in the shower, and am obsessed with her merch! I just went to her Eras Tour in Philadelphia (was literally on the front row) and it was one of the greatest nights of my life. I live in New Jersey now, but I was born in New York and will live there when I get older. I also run track at school and really love it – especially the long jump! I also love dancing and dance conventions and am kind of a “convention junkie.”  When I am not acting, singing, running or studying, I am dancing!!!

What are your goals for 2023? 

I have quite a few.  I want to finish Season 2 of The Really Loud House. I would love to work on another project (a guest star role when I have some time off) or a feature film, maybe a cool indie film. I also want to perform on Broadway.  I did the National Broadway Tour of “Les Misérables”, but a major goal of mine is to perform on Broadway in New York.  Personally, I want to end 6th grade with straight A’s and continue dancing (my first love.) 

Any upcoming projects you can share?

The past two years, I have been very focused on The Really Loud House and just wrapped up filming the Halloween movie! Halloween is my favorite holiday!  Season 2 is also in the works! I also have an animated series coming out soon where I voice a cute white fluffy bunny named Coco on the brand-new American version of Bing. You can also see me on the Apple TV+ dramatic sci-fi series Hello Tomorrow!and on the Netflix series The Watcher, which are both streaming now.

Where can we follow you on social media?

You can find me on Instagram at @aubinbradleyofficial

Photo Credit: Photographer: Kelsey Hale Make-up: Courtney Hart Hair: Dicky Collins

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