We get a chance to talk to Cameron J. Wright about his enjoyable Netflix series Family Reunion as well as his upcoming music and TikTok.
Cameron and his castmates recently took home a NAACP Image Award win for his breakout role in NETFLIX’s “Family Reunion,” and he is spending this time gearing up to release new music from with producer Nick Cannon on board to promote.
BSCKids: Cameron, tell us a bit about your character on Family Reunion and how you got the role?
Cameron J. Wright: My character is Mazzi McKellan. He is a curious kid who loves his family, music and baking. Mazzi and his older brother Shaka are always getting into sneaky shenanigans. I landed the role of Mazzi by going on several auditions. When I first read a scene from the show I thought it was really funny and I really wanted to be a part of it. After the final audition I heard the news that I booked the role and was extremely excited!
Do you feel like you have anything in common with your character?
Yes, Mazzi does share some similar traits with me. We both love music and our families. Mazzi also plays a couple of instruments which I do as well.
How do you get in character for your scenes, and what has been your favorite episode so far?
To get into character I study my lines and try to put myself in whatever situation Mazzi is in. Also just being with the cast on set helps to get into character because we feel like a real family so that part comes naturally. I love all of the episodes but one of my favorites is episode 6, “Remember That Crazy Road Trip?” because it was really cool to film using a green screen to show all the special effects. It is such a fun and hilarious episode.
If you could guest star on another Netflix show which one would it be and why?
I would love to guest star on Stranger Things. It is one of my favorite shows on Netflix and it would be a completely different experience for me.
We would love to hear your thoughts on TikTok and how you feel like it brings people together as well as letting everyone know where they can find you on TikTok.
I think TikTok is a great app! It’s fun to have a platform that showcases the creative side of this generation. It’s also a great place to spend time watching funny content and creating videos. You guys can find me on TikTok at @cameronjwright
How would you suggest people on TikTok get to grow their presence on the platform?
I would suggest for people to follow the latest trends and do videos about them. Something else people can do is unleash their creative side. Making original and unique videos that nobody has seen before can can also help to grow their presence on TikTok.
Who are some of your favorite people you follow on the platform.
Some of my personal favorite people on TikTok are @collin_c_storm @juliathekindafunnyperson @mikfila and @ash.alkk because they are all very creative and unique. I really enjoy watching their videos.
Tell us about Ncredible Crazy Kids and how you got involved with that. Can you tell us anything on how it was working with Nick Cannon and anything about the album.
Ncredible Crazy Kids is an upcoming band founded by Nick Cannon. Nick reached out to me on Instagram and set up a meeting to talk about the new band. I was excited and blessed for the opportunity. Working with Nick has been amazing! He is a great mentor for all of us and has given us such helpful advice. I can’t give too many details yet about the music but I really think people are going to love it.
Do you find singing or acting to be harder?
Both singing and acting have their challenges. If I had to pick one I would say acting because you have to play so many different characters with so many different traits and personalities which can sometimes be difficult. You also have to memorize a lot of different scripts. But I love acting and singing so I don’t mind the hard work and challenges.
Why should everyone tune into see your show and buy your album?
Everyone should tune in and watch Family Reunion because it is a funny show for the entire family that brings up great topics for discussion and life lessons. Everyone should buy the NCK album when it drops because it combines an old school vibe with new school popular hits. It also creates a unique sound that people will love.
Thanks to Cameron J. Wright for making the time to speak to us!