We have always loved Vampirina and we were excited to talk to Isabella Crovetti about her role as the voice of Vampirina as well as some of her upcoming roles. We also learn that she is going to be in the upcoming Magic Camp movie that we believe is going to air on Disney+ service. We also loved Isabella in USA’s Colony, so we are very familiar with her work.
BSCKids: How did you get the role of Vampirina and had you read the book before starting the show?
Isabella Crovetti: I was already voicing the voice of Shine in, “Shimmer and Shine” and I got a call from my agent to audition for Vampirina. I immediately fell in love with the character and saw pieces of Vampirina in me. She was an easy character to relate to and ultimately voice. I had heard of the book upon getting the audition and made sure I read the book before my audition.
BSCKids: Were you able to spend any time with the author of the books before doing work on the show?
Isabella Crovetti: No, I did not have the opportunity to meet the author of the book. I would love to however. She did send me an autographed book of Vampirina which was very cool.
BSCKids: Do you find it hard doing voice work and how do you prepare for filming?
Isabella Crovetti: Voice work has always come naturally to me. To prepare for VO I read the scripts before recording and then I do several vocal warm ups as well. I also sing for Vampirina, so several days before recording I listen to the songs and practice them at home.
Filming prep is somewhat the same as VO, I flush out the characters and really make them my own. I work on what the characters sound like and their physicality. I bring all this into my VO recordings as well. The only difference is I have to memorize the lines for filming where in VO you do not.
Isabella Crovetti currently stars as the voice of Vampirina (aka “Vee”) in Disney Junior’s “Vampirina” and voices ‘Shine” in Nickelodeon’s “Shimmer and Shine”. She will next be seen in Disney’s “Magic Camp,” along with Jeffrey Tambor and Adam DeVine. When the LA native is not working on roles such as the Young Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russel’s Golden Globe-nominated feature film, “Joy” or Gracie Bowman in USA’s “Colony”, you can find Isabella competing in the Junior Olympics for cross country, playing guitar, baking, or participating in several musicals throughout the year.
BSCKids: If you were able to, can you tell us anything about your character in Magic Camp?
Isabella Crovetti: I don’t know how much I can say about my character. I can tell you her name is Ruth and she is obsessed with a certain type of animal. She is a bit eccentric and totally funny.
BSCKids: Who do you feel like you have learned the most from in the business?
Isabella Crovetti: I can say I have learned a lot from my mom who is also an actress. She taught me everything from slating my name in an audition to calling for line and character development. I will say one of the most fun actresses I got to work with was Jennifer Lawrence. She was so down to earth and so funny. I taught her the dance to my 4th grade choir recital on the set of “Joy.” I would love to work with her again.
BSCKids: What do you feel like your hardest role to date has been?
Isabella Crovetti: There has not been a character yet that has been completely challenging. However, I have had certain scenes, in certain projects, that I knew I would have to take more time to prepare for. We had one scene during filming Colony where I escape from camp with my brother. It was a lot of choreography. We had to do a lot of stunts with pyrotechnics and it had to be timed just right.
BSCKids: What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
Isabella Crovetti: Some people don’t know I play acoustic and electric guitar. Also, I’m a competitive runner and went to the Junior Olympics for cross country.
BSCKids: If you could guest star on any show, which one would it be and why?
Isabella Crovetti: I would love to guest star on Game of Thrones because I would love to play a character with powers and choreographed fight scenes. Plus, the actors on the show are amazing and I would love to work with them.
BSCKids: Tell us about your cross country career and what else you enjoy doing?
Isabella Crovetti: I was all conference for cross country and made it to the Junior Olympics in Reno for Cross Country. I am currently running for track and I made the Varsity team and won the conference Varsity meet for the 1500.
I sing and play guitar. I am about to buy a new Fender electric guitar because my dream is to shred on the guitar like LED Zeppelin and Motley Crue. I love hanging with my siblings and we are an active family. We are traveling this summer to my mom’s home town in Italy and Paris with about 50 of our relatives and friends.
Special thanks go out to Isabella for taking the time out of her schedule to talk with us about her career. We are looking forward to her work in Magic Camp.
You can also check out our interview with the author and creator of the Vampirina character.