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Bryana Salaz Teases What’s Ahead & More – Hollywood Life


Bryana Salaz is so excited for 2020 as a result of which means extra ‘Team Kaylie’ episodes. She spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about what’s forward, how ‘The Voice’ ready her for the trail she’s on now, and extra.

A 3rd set of Team Kaylie episodes are set to drop in 2020 and the episodes are a few of Bryana Salaz’s favorites. The 22-year-old actress performs Kaylie Konrad within the Netflix comedy sequence. While the primary two seasons have been about attending to know the Team Kaylie squad, Bryana feels that Part three is the perfect but. From a Quinceañera to a wrestling episode, Bryana and Kaylie live their greatest lives proper now.

HollywoodLife sat down with Kaylie to speak about what to anticipate within the subsequent set of episodes. She mentioned exploring bodily comedy together with her Team Kaylie function and why she’s come to like it a lot. Bryana additionally revealed how her expertise as a contestant on The Voice season 7 helped her together with her profession. Bryana takes the accountability of being a job mannequin very severely and he or she opens up about why that’s so vital to her in our unique interview.

How do you’re feeling now that Parts 1 and a pair of are out and Part three is on the best way?
Bryana Salaz: I’m actually excited as a result of I really feel like the primary half we bought to introduce the characters and get to know them a little bit bit. But then within the second half, my favourite side was seeing the event at the same time as actors. It was not determining who Kaylie is or determining who Ray Ray is. It was embedded in us at that time. It’s similar to we get up and we’re like, “Oh, this is who we are.” It actually did really feel like that some days. I felt so assured concerning the second half. I can’t anticipate the third half as a result of I really feel prefer it’s much more soaked in and we’re our characters. You actually really feel the distinction. It’s additionally my favourite drop of episodes as a result of it was the massive stunts episodes, and I used to be capable of do my very own stunts and all the things. There are simply so many enjoyable issues that occurred within the third drop and I can’t anticipate it to return out.

Is there something particular about Part three with Kaylie which you can tease?
Bryana Salaz: There is an episode that’s centered round a Quinceañera, which is tremendous enjoyable. But in youngsters’ tv, they know the way to discover a technique to make a Quinceañera a complete episode. I’m actually enthusiastic about that one. My all-time favourite that I’m excited for is there’s a wrestling episode the place I bought to do my very own wrestling stunts. I’ve by no means wrestled in my life, in order that was enjoyable. I simply went to the chiropractor and discovered that did some harm to my again that point. But I’m actually excited for these episodes to drop.

Playing Kaylie is a really lively function. What’s that like for you as an actress to discover bodily comedy?
Bryana Salaz: Very fascinating. I feel that was one factor that I discovered that I cherished. I like bodily comedy. With youngsters’ tv, the primary factor that I discovered is that you must be 110 p.c okay with simply making an absolute idiot of your self.  I’m all about that, so to have the ability to simply be comfy and assured and figuring out I’m going to have issues dumped on me or I’m flying off of this and I’m getting this throughout my face, it’s very nerve-wracking at first since you’re like, “I don’t want people to see me like this.” But bodily comedy I’ve discovered might be one of many extra comfy issues I’ve carried out. I like utilizing my physique to inform a narrative. I like utilizing physicality to make individuals snigger. I really feel prefer it simply provides one other ingredient to the comedy, and to have the ability to fine-tune it and actually work on it all through the sequence made me really feel very comfy with it. Now I like doing something that includes me flinging myself off the chair or no matter. The cool factor is that Netflix is so open. They’re not as strict as another initiatives that I’ve labored on or been part of. They’ve allowed such a collaborative effort even with me. Directors had been letting me collaborate and put my two cents in. To be capable to really feel part of my present and put my two cents into it and have a few of my concepts come to life, it was such an awesome studying expertise. I can’t thank Netflix sufficient permitting alternatives for his or her actors to be collaborative on the behind the scenes elements, too. Not too many initiatives let you try this as an actor. So I’m very, very grateful and pulled so much from that have.

Your breakthrough second was as a contestant on The Voice. Had you all the time had performing in thoughts, although?
Bryana Salaz: Lots of people suppose that I truly began performing after The Voice, however I began pursuing music and performing on the identical time once I was about 12 or 13. It was once I lived in Atlanta. I used to be auditioning earlier than The Voice for different issues. I had carried out a couple of issues like commercials right here and there, however nothing that ever broke me out into the performing world. I like music a lot, so when The Voice got here and that was a chance, I put performing on maintain for a little bit bit. For me, it’s very intertwined. I’m very enthusiastic about each performing and music. I’m in a world the place each of these issues are allowed to be pursued on the identical time. Because I’m equally passionate, it’s been such a blessing to have the ability to do each. I really feel like I haven’t missed something. I’ve been capable of incorporate each into my life and it’s been the perfect feeling ever to have the ability to do each.

How did The Voice and that have put together you for this path that you just’re on proper now?
Bryana Salaz: The Voice was such a studying expertise for me as a result of I used to be solely 16 and that was my first time experiencing the strain of the business and what actually goes on behind units and what actually occurs behind the digital camera. It’s not all the things you see on TV. That was a studying expertise that I’m very grateful that I had. Because had I not identified that popping out right here, I don’t know if I might have been as ready once I made the massive transfer after I graduated. Because you undergo a lot on the present. It both breaks you down or it actually makes you need it extra. I didn’t know which means it was going to go for me. But it simply made me need it extra and made me extra resilient in attending to go after what I wish to do. So I feel to have that below my belt and popping out right here and coping with… I don’t even see it as rejection. Just as a result of I audition for 10 issues every week and I hear again from one possibly all through the complete 12 months. To me it’s not rejection, it’s simply I didn’t match the half. I feel being on The Voice positively helped me as a result of there are such a lot of totally different voices. Everybody’s so totally different and also you by no means know what individuals are into on the time. That’s the factor with our business is having the ability to sustain and adapt to all the things. I positively took away a number of expertise and discovered so much about myself on the present. That positively helped propel me in my performing and my music profession.

Team Kaylie actually explores influencer tradition. What’s it like for you as somebody who could be very a lot residing in that world? 
Bryana Salaz: It’s actually cool to see how they incorporate it. I really feel like my era is in that class of we lived half of our lives with out social media. So we’ve bought that have of rising up with no telephones and issues like that. But we’ve additionally skilled very closely the social media affect in all the things. For me, it was actually neat as a result of once I first moved out right here, my entire circle was influencers. Those had been all of my pals and all the things. As time goes by, you develop aside. I discovered myself not as surrounded by influencers and I wasn’t even doing as a lot on social media. It was actually cool to see the writers’ tackle social media. Obviously, Team Kaylie is predicated on the Kardashian household, the concept of residing this huge extravagant life and having this picture-perfect life on social media. But behind doorways, all the things isn’t because it appears. It’s a lot deeper than that. There’s a lot that goes into making a present like that or being that one that influences hundreds of thousands of individuals. I feel it’s actually neat. It’s a extremely good tackle having a lady who’s in that world and doesn’t perceive what it’s prefer to not be in that world, as a result of that’s simply how she was born and raised. To put her in an surroundings the place she’s studying from youngsters who don’t have that chance to be on social media and to be surrounded by that surroundings, I feel it’s actually superior to carry gentle to that and discover the groundedness and all of that. Because social media is so highly effective and it’s so scary.

It actually can go both means.
Bryana Salaz: It actually does. For me, typically I wish to delete all the things as a result of I can’t take it. It’s simply an excessive amount of. Social media individuals feeling entitled to your life and folks feeling like they’ve entry to your life and each a part of it. They suppose they know you, and it’s like they do to a sure extent, however on the identical time, it’s exhausting to search out that steadiness of privateness and publicity.

Bryana Salaz stars within the Netflix sequence ‘Team Kaylie.’ (Photographer: Elissa Anderson)
Bryana Salaz
Bryana Salaz stopped by HollywoodLife NYC portrait studio. (Photographer: Elissa Anderson)

Being on Team Kaylie and being the face of a Netflix present, you’re an inspiration to younger women. How do you method that accountability?
Bryana Salaz: It’s been loopy. I’ve been via my very own justifiable share of experiences of social media affecting me negatively. You know, getting too in my head about what I have to be for women or for younger youngsters who’re wanting as much as me. But I discovered a lot even from my followers about simply being myself. I feel on the finish of the day, that’s all I can do, as cliche because it sounds. You’re by no means going to please all people. Everybody all the time has one thing to say, particularly with the web. So you would possibly as properly simply reside your life the best way you wish to reside it. For me, I tackle being a job mannequin so closely as a result of I really feel like rising up, particularly on this market, you don’t see a number of Hispanic women in main roles in something. To be capable to be part of a venture that’s not centered round a Hispanic household and nonetheless be a lead as a Mexican American lady is big to me. To be capable to be that inspiration for little women, and never even little women, simply anyone. I feel that’s what’s particular about our present. Our present is all about variety, acceptance, regardless of your sexuality your faith, something. That’s what’s so highly effective about our present. I’m very grateful to be part of that message. I positively don’t take that evenly. I wish to all the time be an inspiration for somebody on the market.


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