Kid Reporters

A Royal Rivalry

TFK chats with the pint-sized stars of the new DVD movie Sophia Grace and Rosie’s Royal Adventure

May 19, 2014
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Kid Reporter Amelia Compton meets with Sophia Grace Brownlee (left), 11, and Rosie McClelland, 8 (right).

Sophia Grace Brownlee, 11, and Rosie McClelland, 8, danced and sang their way to fame on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Now the British cousins are starring in the direct-to-video movie Sophia Grace and Rosie’s Royal Adventure.

Sophia Grace and Rosie’s Royal Adventure is available on DVD and Blu-Ray May 20.
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Sophia Grace and Rosie’s Royal Adventure is available on DVD and Blu-Ray May 20.

The story takes place in the fictional country Switzelvania. The girls are sent there as correspondents for The Ellen Degeneres Show to report on the coronation of a new queen. Three sisters—Abigail, Cornelia and Imogen— are competing for the crown. Sophia Grace and Rosie team up with Princess Abigail. The talented twosome must train the comic-book fanatic to act like a queen. It’s the only way to defend the throne from Abigail’s greedy sisters. The pair’s challenge is tough. But with a little spirit, a magic duck and lots of pink, the girls just might succeed.

You’re cordially invited to Sophia Grace and Rosie’s Royal Adventure on May 20. The DVD arrives in stores on that day and will be packed with fun-filled bonus features fit for a princess.

In the meantime, check out TFK’s interview with Sophia Grace and Rosie. The girls talk about filming Royal Adventure, the challenges of acting, and how anyone can act like a princess.

TFK:

What’s Royal Adventure about?

SOPHIA GRACE:

The movie is about me and Rosie and our trip to a [fictional] country called Switzelvania. We meet three princesses and end up helping one of them to become queen.  

TFK:

What does it take to be a princess?

SOPHIA GRACE:

You have to wear nice, pretty dresses. You also have to act royal, sit up straight, and cross your legs. You have to learn how to sit on the throne. The princess we were trying to help in the movie slouched and didn’t cross her legs. We had to wrap her legs together with cellophane.

TFK:

Do you have any tips for viewers on how to act like a princess?

ROSIE:

Be kind and nice to your friends. Be grateful for everything you get.

TFK:

What did you enjoy most about acting in the movie?

ROSIE:

I liked the dungeons. In one scene, I had to climb through a tiny hole. That was quite hard to do.

TFK:

What did you find most challenging about acting?

SOPHIA GRACE:

We had to say lines over and over again. They’ll say one more time, but it actually means a hundred more times!

ROSIE:

Sometimes, I would get my lines mixed up with Sophia’s lines.

TFK:

Did anything silly happen when you were filming Royal Adventure?

SOPHIA GRACE:

In one scene, we got locked in a room. We climbed onto a window ledge to escape, and [the filmmakers] threw pigeons at us. They just threw them! They threw seeds to make the pigeons walk along. We were trying to act scared, but it was really funny.

TFK:

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Amelia Compton

What do you think kids will like about the movie?

SOPHIA GRACE:

Kids who like princesses, big dresses and lovely, glittery colors will love Royal Adventure. We’ve got a lot of tiaras in the movie.

ROSIE:

The movie is so much fun and it’s all pink! Very, very pink.

TFK:

Is your favorite color still pink?

SOPHIA GRACE:

Yes, I like pink because it’s a pretty, girly color. I like bright blue as well.

ROSIE:

My favorite color is multi-colored. I like pink, blue, purple, light green, orange, yellow, red, peach. That’s it!

TFK:

This was your first movie. Did you enjoy acting?

SOPHIA GRACE:

Yes, I really enjoyed acting. It was fun to be in a movie and learn how to act. I would love to do other movies in the future.

ROSIE:

Acting is really fun. I enjoyed meeting new actresses and actors. They became my friends.

TFK:

Which do you prefer, singing or acting?

SOPHIA GRACE:

I actually prefer acting. I love singing because I love performing. But with acting you get to see yourself in a movie and that’s really fun.

TFK:

Do you have any advice for kids who want to become actors?

SOPHIA GRACE:

If you want to be an actor, you’ve got to enjoy it. If you don’t enjoy it, there’s not really any point in doing it.

TFK:

You sing, dance, and act. What else would you like to do?

SOPHIA GRACE:

I would like to become a doctor so I could help people who are ill.

ROSIE:

I would like to be a shopkeeper and a vet.


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