Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD, Alex and Me, I reviewed in this blog post.
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I was lucky to be able to interview Siena Agudong who co-stars in Alex and Me with soccer star Alex Morgan. It’s always so much fun to be able to interview actresses and get a look at what life is like behind the scenes of making a movie.
Alex and Me
Teenage Reagan Wills has one dream, to play soccer like her hero Alex Morgan. In fact, her room is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet, in the Wills house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her superstar brother Logan, the MVP of his high school football team. When Reagan fails to make the top club soccer team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed.
But after Reagan accidentally hits her head, her poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life and everything changes! Alex & Me is an uplifting story of the passion and drive it takes to succeed and the power of family to help realize your dreams.
Special Features include Getting to Know Alex Morgan, Aspire to Inspire: Success in Hard Work; Soccer, Script to Set: A Playbook on Alex & M3 Outtake
As I mentioned above, I was lucky to be able to interview Siena Agudong who co-stars in Alex and Me and was so impressed with her dedication and energy. I knew that she enjoyed soccer when she was younger. And, she really felt that having some knowledge of soccer helped her in this show. She still found some of the tricks difficult but Alex Morgan helped her stay focused and encouraged her to keep trying. I also learned that one of the things Siena wants other girls to take away from this film is to not give up on your dreams. She feels that if you work hard and keep trying, you can achieve them.
Alex and Me is going to be released on Digital June 12 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 19.
Sienna Agudong Bio:
Born in beautiful Hawaii in 2004, Siena Agudong is paving her way in the entertainment industry at just 13 years old. She has captivated audiences through her performances, whether it be on stage or on screen. Her first break was in 2014 when Siena portrayed “Lulu Parker” through her recurring role on ABC’s Texas Ranger drama, “Killer Women”, which aired in early 2014. She has since been a steady guest star on Nickelodeon’s “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn” as well as playing “Tiffany” in her recurring role on TVLand’s “Teachers”.
With her love of theatre, she dominated the stage as the “Wicked Witch” in the “Wizard of Oz”. Her passion for acting has earned her several Young Entertainer and Young Artist Award nominations in 2015, 2016, and 2017! In spring 2017 she Won her nomination and was awarded “Best Guest Starring Young Actress 12 & Under”. Through her active lifestyle and ambition, she is a role model to all young girls. Most recently, Siena has wrapped filming for her starring role in “Star Falls” which premiered, March 31 on Nickelodeon. She will also amaze audiences in her debut Warner Brothers movie, “Alex and Me” starring alongside US soccer starlet Alex Morgan. The movie is set to be released this June.
Participating in sports is a great way for kids to stay active. But, it does come along with challenges. Both of my kids were active in sports in high school including soccer, football, wrestling, and softball. Sports requires a lot of dedication and not being “the star” of the team is tough for some kids. Alex and Me ix a fantastic movie that shows kids how important it is to stay dedicated even if you aren’t number one.
Check out my post on soccer tips for moms of young kids.
One of my readers will win their own copy of Alex & Me.
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