Izabella Alvarez is the voice behind Ronnie Anne in Nickelodeon’s ‘The Casagrandes.’ HL spoke with the rising Latina actress concerning the groundbreaking collection, incorporating her household into the present, and extra.

The Casagrandes is one in all Nickelodeon’s hit animated collection. The present follows Ronnie Anne, an unbiased and adventurous 11-year-old, because the grows up and explores alternatives together with her multi-generational Mexican-American household. Izabella Alvarez is the voice behind Ronnie Anne and this position isn’t simply an odd position for her. It’s an essential one. She talked with MeSlop about why she was drawn to the character.

“I feel as a result of I hadn’t seen a present of animation a couple of multi-generational Latino household, particularly with an 11-year-old strong-willed younger woman being the lead,” Izabella advised MeSlop. “I simply needed to essentially pursue that position in order that different ladies will be capable to see it and be like, ‘Hey, that’s me mirrored on the display.’ As a result of I grew up by no means having that present, so now that I can sort of play that character and inform totally different tales about our tradition and to be pleased with it, I feel that’s actually superior.”

Izabella has had plenty of notable roles on hit reveals like Shameless and Westworld, however The Casagrandes is her first collection common voice position. The actress talked concerning the challenges of doing voice-over work versus live-action. “I feel it was simply making an attempt to get the technicalities of simply utilizing a mic proper,” she stated. “With Ronnie and skateboards, I’ve to do quite a lot of ‘Ohs and ahs.’ I used to be simply not so in tune with with the ability to do this. I labored with my coach, and we sort of simply actually started working with doing that. It turned out actually good. And Spanish, I don’t communicate fluently. That’s a battle. I grew up with my dad talking fluently, however my mother not. Ronnie offers with that battle as nicely. She doesn’t communicate fluently.”

Izabella has additionally made this position a private one. She’s integrated her personal experiences into the present. “I discuss to the writers loads about my abuela and the tales that my abuela has and what she’s advised me,” Izabella defined. “We prepare dinner collectively loads, so we actually needed to include that within the present. Ronnie Anne is so near her abuela on the present, so I sort of needed so as to add that from my real-life experiences. So the molcajete I exploit on a regular basis with my grandma. It’s a stone bowl that you just use for guacamole, salsa, and stuff like that. So we added that within the present and my grandma noticed the episode and he or she was like, “That’s so cool.  I feel it’s simply superior that we get so as to add my real-life tales within the present.”

Izabella Alvarez stopped by the MeSlop NYC portrait studio. (Amanda Jones for MeSlop)
Izabella Alvarez stars i the Nickelodeon collection ‘The Casagrandes.’ (Amanda Jones for MeSlop)

Nickelodeon made historical past when The Casagrandes debuted in 2019. It turned the first cartoon a couple of multi-generational Mexican-American household. For Izabella, she’s obtained such unbelievable help from followers because the present began airing. “I get DMs so many occasions a day of ladies saying that it’s loopy that we now have a multi-generational Latino household on Nickelodeon, that they get to look at themselves, and see tales which are simply so relatable,” Izabella advised MeSlop. “Even my mother and father, they didn’t have that rising up. Now that Nickelodeon is behind it, it’s loopy to have the ability to watch it. We’re making historical past with the present. That’s nice. The truth that little ladies get to see themselves, it’s superior and provoking.” The Casagrandes will return with a brand-new episode April 28 on Nickelodeon.