Scarlett Estevez, the actress Trixie on FOX’s Lucifer, and Megan in the film Daddy’s Home & Daddy’s Home 2, took some time at of her busy schedule to answer some questions for our readers.
BSCKids: Scarlett…tell us a bit about how much fun you had working on Daddy’s Home and Daddy’s Home 2 with such a wonderful cast of comedic characters.
Scarlett Estevez: Both movies were so much fun! We were like one big family. I remember when I found we were making a sequel. I was so excited but also sad because it meant we would have to say goodbye again.
BSCKids: What was the most fun that you had on set of those two movies?
Scarlett Estevez: The turkey hunting scene was very fun to shoot. Also, the basketball scene in the first movie we filmed at a real basketball game and got to meet Kobe Bryant.
Scarlett Estevez was born in Los Angeles, California, and from a young age she displayed a knack for the performing arts.
Scarlett booked her first national commercial at age 3 and has appeared in more than 25 national commercials. Her first film role was in a short film for the “Make-A-Film Foundation” called The Magic Bracelet. The cast included James Van Der Beek, Hailee Steinfeld, Jackson Rathbone, J.K Simmons, and Bailee Madison. She went on to shoot her first feature film And Then There Was You, staring Garcelle Beauvais. Scarlett co-starred in the pilot Redeeming Dave, which was written by Dominic Russo (Workaholics). She co-starred on the Nickelodeon Web series Junior Eye. She was a supporting lead in the films Daddy’s Home (2015) and Daddy’s Home 2 (2017), playing the daughter of Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini’s character and stepdaughter of Will Ferrell’s character. She can also be seen as a series regular on Fox’s Lucifer (2015). The show is in its third season.
BSCKids: Who did you learn the most from while acting on those two movies?
Scarlett Estevez: I learned so much about improv from Mark and Will. They always do a couple takes that come from the script and then some that they make up as they go.
BSCKids: How did you get started in acting and how supportive has your family been?
Scarlett Estevez: I got started because I tagged along to an audition for my older sister and was asked to audition and booked the role. My family has been so supportive. The first day Daddy’s Home 2 came out in theatres we all went to see it and the first 5 minutes of the film my family would cheer every time I came on the screen.
BSCKids: What is something you never leave the house without?
Scarlett Estevez: Clothing?
BSCKids: Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Scarlett Estevez: I love Vancouver Canada. I hope to live there one day.
BSCKids: Who are you listening to music wise now?
Scarlett Estevez: I love the Paul Simon song “Me and Julio down by the schoolyard.”
BSCKids: How did you get your role on Lucifer and tell us about the character?
Scarlett Estevez: I auditioned. When you audition for a film or TV show, there are many auditions and callbacks before you get the role. Trixie is smart, loves adults, and is a little sneaky.
BSCKids: Do you have anything in common with your character?
Scarlett Estevez: All of the above.
BSCKids: How is it filming a show like that? Do you get to hear the whole story or are you brought in just for your parts?
Scarlett Estevez: I know some of the story that’s going on, but mostly just my parts.
BSCKids: Have there been any scenes that have been scary for you to film?
Scarlett Estevez: In Lucifer, my scenes are not really scary. In Daddy’s Home 2 it was scary to play drunk because I have no idea what that feels like.
BSCKids: Do you get noticed for your part on the show in public? Any good fan stories?
Sometimes I get noticed. People are always very nice. I am always amazed that people in other countries watch me.
BSCKids: If you could guest star on another show which one would it be and why?
Scarlett Estevez: Stranger things!! I am a huge fan and love Millie Bobby Brown.
BSCKids: You are the niece of someone famous, tell us who and what she has helped you with in terms of becoming a better actress?
Scarlett Estevez: Liza Weil from “Gilmore Girls” and “How to get away with Murder” is my aunt. I recently had a scene where I had to cry on “Lucifer” and she gave me some pointers.
BSCKids: Where can we find you on social media and what projects do you have coming up in the future?
Scarlett Estevez: @ScarMestevez on Twitter and @scarye07 on Facebook (https://facebook.com/scarye07) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/scarye07). I have a few things in the works, but can’t really talk about them yet.
Special thanks to Scarlett for taking time out of her busy schedule to talk to us.