1. Q&A: Francesca Marie Smith (aka Helga Pataki)

    Welcome to @90sgirlproblem’s favorite feature. We’ll be doing interviews with various 90s stars and posting them on our Tumblr page to share with our followers. Next up is the voice behind every 90s girl’s favorite unibrow. Here’s Francesca Marie Smith, the voice of Helga Pataki from Hey Arnold!

    Helga90sGP: So, let’s start at the beginning. How did you end up getting the role of Helga Pataki?

    Francesca Marie Smith: I think I was 8 years old when I first auditioned. It was, as I recall, a pretty normal audition process. First, my agency had me come in to their offices and record an audition using the sides that Nickelodeon had sent them. Those recordings went to the casting team, who invited me to come in for a callback. At that point, I met some of the crew and recorded some more lines. I believe we only did those two auditions, and shortly thereafter, I was hired to do the pilot. After the pilot was produced and the first season confirmed (which, as I recall, took over a year), we came back into the studio to start recording the first season—the rest, as they say, is history. :)

    90sGP: What was your favorite episode of the show?

    Francesca: That’s like asking me to pick my favorite child! It’s hard for me to objectively pick episodes of the show as better or worse, too, because my impressions of each episode are inextricably tied to my memories of recording them. So, from that perspective, I have very fond memories of the Christmas and Thanksgiving specials (especially Christmas — I remember our director really pushing me on that one), the opera episode (I can’t even tell you how much fun that was), “Helga on the Couch,” and the Romeo and Juliet episode. I was very lucky to sit in on Jim Lang’s recording sessions a few times, too, which was incredible, specifically when he did the orchestral score for the film and when he had Davy Jones in the studio. The guest stars we had were also absolutely amazing to work with — Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Kathy Baker, Kathy Najimy, and Davy Jones really stand out, in particular, but they were all very cool. I’m sure I’m forgetting someone!

    90sGP: What was your favorite part of being on the show?  What about of being a voice actor in general?

    Francesca: All of it was pretty wonderful, I have to say. I was lucky enough to work with some incredibly cool (and, of course, very talented) folks on the show, many of whom I still count as friends to this day. I’ll always be grateful to (the show’s creator) Craig (Bartlett) and the rest of the crew for including me as part of the creative process the whole way through. It was amazing to be on that journey and see the show come to life and grow over almost ten years; it was amazing to see the kind of effects it had on people, too. I loved seeing what the show meant to fans, I loved having the chance to do events like The Big Help and work with the Boys and Girls Club, and I loved that I could really be proud of what we were doing. Voice acting in general is a small community populated by lovably insane and mind-blowingly talented people, so growing up learning from folks like Maurice, Kath, Dan, Tress, and everyone else was indescribably fun, and the best training I could have asked for. It’s definitely work, but it’s always been rewarding work, for me. Plus, you get to play around with different and bizarre characters even more than you do with on-camera work, and you can be a half-dozen different people in one afternoon and still be home in time for dinner.

    90sGP: What was it like being on a show like Hey Arnold! that appealed to viewers of your own age group at the time?

    Francesca: I’m not sure I have a great answer for this one. I will say that there was something very genuine about having young actors playing their age (and that was pretty much unheard of at that point in animation; I think Peanuts was the only other major show that had done that), and I’d like to say that the element of realness helped it resonate even more with young audiences. To be honest, though, I didn’t spend a whole lot of time around my peers during that time, other than my fellow actors, because of how much I was working. Throughout my whole life, it’s always been a little weird for my friends to find out about my “alter ego” as an actor (I like to think of it as my less-cool Bruce Wayne/Batman complex).

    90sGP: Did you realize the show was going to be such a big hit while it was on?  What about after it went off the air?

    Francesca: I can’t say that I ever really thought in those terms. I was always thrilled to hear about positive responses to the show, of course, but I guess I generally don’t trust my perspective on what a “big hit” would be. When you’re acting, it’s very easy to get wrapped up in a bubble where you think your show is the greatest thing since sliced bread, since you often only really selectively see the best press coverage and hear from the fans who love you. Maybe that’s why I never really thought about whether we were, or would be, a “big hit.”

    90sGP: How long did it take you to fully understand the depth of Helga’s character, and for the show in general?

    Francesca: I think that all of us working on the show were on a journey, of sorts, such that none of us really knew upfront who Helga was or would become. She grew and developed as a character, and we all got to know her better, over the course of several years; I’m not sure she would have been the character she was if we hadn’t all gone through that process. The whole show really grew, along with all those who worked on it, in that way. Remember, too, that most of the actors started out around the same age as the characters, so as we grew up, I think the characters naturally become a little wiser, a little more mature, and a little more complex, even if they didn’t necessarily age.

    90sGP: Are there any scenes that were embarrassing/awkward to record?

    Francesca: Ooohhhh yeah. The scene where I had to kiss the bubble gum head? I remember literally hiding behind the curtains in the recording studio when they played that one back. Singing was also tough, but that group really was like a family; it was a pretty safe place to put myself out there for the sake of the show, no matter how challenging the episode, and I’d like to think that shows.

    90sGP: Do you still talk to anyone from the cast?

    Francesca: I do, though not as often as I’d like! Craig and I see each other most frequently, though.

    90sGP: Briefly, what are some of the things you’ve been up to since your Hey Arnold! days?  School, work, etc…

    Francesca: Can you believe that it’s been a decade!? Of course, I’ve been up to all sorts of things during that time, but here’s the summary: I went through college and a master’s program, and I’m currently in the middle of a PhD program. I research, write, present, and teach in the field of communication; though I have a fairly extensive background in speech and debate, my work right now mostly focuses on (dis)ability rhetoric, how impairments and mental illnesses are expressed through entertainment media, and how we can strengthen the relationship between media producers, scholars, and audiences to improve both the stories we see and the ways we interact with and use those stories. I guess some of the other major highlights from recent years include living in Italy for a short stint, representing the U.S. on a debate tour overseas where I got to speak at all sorts of fantastic places (the U.S. Embassy in London, Oxford Union, Cambridge Union, and others), and becoming a professor. I’ve also been very involved in dance and music, among other things. I’m looking forward to returning to Europe later this year, as I’ve been invited to speak at the Sorbonne and one or two other universities (but still finalizing my itinerary). I’m incredibly lucky to be pretty much living the dream! :)

    90sGP: Hey Arnold! seems to be experiencing a resurgence in popularity (it’s on Netflix!), while a lot of other shows from the same era have slowly been forgotten about over the years. Why do you think Hey Arnold! has a bigger following today over shows that were more successful at the time?

    Francesca: Hmm, I hadn’t really noticed that sort of a trend. Is that the case? If so, I would suspect it has something to do with how genuine it was, in many ways. We poured a lot of ourselves into that show, and I think the resulting emotional depth of the characters and narratives tended to resonate with audiences. Also, having young actors meant that the show really did speak to the worries, hopes, and imaginations of audience members who were around the same age; that probably helped it become a more meaningful resource in the long run — almost like a group of friends or a trusted confidante you grew up with — than other shows that were valued more as pure entertainment. That element is probably particularly relevant right now, as people in that age group become more nostalgic and reflective about their own development.

    90sGP: What are your views on television today vs. television in the 90s?

    Francesca: Forgive me if I slip a bit into “academic mode” to answer this one. ;) Honestly, I haven’t had all that much time — now OR in the 90s — to watch a lot of television. I tend to pick specific shows to follow, which is even easier now with Netflix, Hulu, and other online services (I don’t think I’ve actually had a television connection in years). So I’m not sure it would be fair for me to draw sweeping generalizations about the state of the industry from a personal standpoint, nor do I really feel that it makes sense for me to weigh in on the “quality” of TV content (a version of this question that seems to come up a lot lately). That said, here’s my take on things. Sure, some things have changed, and new business models have emerged: to name a few examples, we can look at reality television, “narrowcasting” that lets shows be targeted to very specific audiences, greater access to technology that lets independent creators make and distribute their own work, and even more officially sanctioned transmedia and new media elements that let audiences get more involved with the world of a show. I suspect there’s also a lot more competition out there, which is in many ways fantastic, and in other ways tough. I think a lot of these changes are really exciting, and I think other ones are less interesting for me, but I do try to recognize that most of the content that’s out there now exists because it’s working for some audiences. At the end of the day, I’m grateful that I can pick and choose the parts of that content that I’m interested in, and I’m thrilled that opportunities exist for other audiences to find the things that are meaningful for them, too.

    90sGP: What are people’s reactions when you tell them that you played

    Helga on Hey Arnold!?

    Francesca: You know, it doesn’t come up in conversation all that often. ;) But there will often be days where, when I’m talking to a student or a friend, I can just tell that they’ve randomly Googled me and they now know about my secret identity. At that point, though it’s a little awkward for people to bring it up, they tend to be really excited about it. They also have a hard time imagining me as that character, especially based on how I am and what I do today. Once you’re listening for it, though, you can definitely tell that we’re the same person — especially when I get annoyed. :)

    90sGP: You were given one of the best lines of the show - “Move it

    football head!” Did people ask you to say that a lot when you were

    younger?  What about now?

    Francesca: Folks used to ask me all the time to say that line, “do the voice,” or—my own personal favorite — “talk Helga” for them. It almost never happens now, though. As a side note, however, my heart just about stopped when I saw that line being used as the title for a talk at my university; a renowned scholar was presenting her research on children’s media, so I told Craig and we both showed up to the event.

    90sGP: What do you think are the best lessons to take from Helga’s character?

    Francesca: That’s another tough one! Off the top of my head, I’d say that Helga represents a strong, brilliant, passionate, and ultimately tortured soul, and I hope that she helped (and still helps?) audiences see what being that kind of person is all about. In other words, I hope she helped people see that it can be very cool to be that intense, that bright, that assertive and driven and engaged (and it’s not something to be ashamed of). That said, she also represented the dark sides of those personality traits: how much suffering she put herself through, how much she took out on the people around her, and how hard it can be to go through all those things, especially at that age, and when you feel like you don’t have people who understand you—not to psychoanalyze too much, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think that so much of the drama with Arnold was self-imposed, and it was really just an outlet for her to process a whole lot of other things in her life, including her family and the challenges of coming into her own at a tough age and with that kind of a personality. In some ways, Helga may have helped audiences feel like there was, in fact, someone else who understood, and they weren’t alone in going through this stuff.  

    Of course, it’s also my hope that through the humor and hyperbole of the show, we were able to help people put their own lives into perspective, laugh at some parts of it, and — importantly — figure out what elements of her personality aren’t always healthy and productive. I’m really interested in how audiences use stories to help them make sense of their own lives; in the end, I think Helga was and is an incredible character not only for her entertainment value and her capacity to draw people in to her story, but also for the ways she can hopefully help audiences think about what they’re going through and decide how they want to respond (and that most likely won’t always be in the ways that Helga would).

    90sGP: Last but not least — a question all 90s girls have to answer — Backstreet Boys or ‘N Sync?

    Francesca: I think I’ll have to plead the fifth on that one. :)

  2. I was free, when we met. You were eating a burrito. #Hoku #90sgirlanthems

  3. Q&A: Andrea Barber (aka Kimmy Gibbler)

    Welcome to @90sgirlproblem’s new feature. We’ll be doing interviews with various 90s stars and posting them on our Tumblr page to share with our followers. Next up is our favorite next-door neighbor (and also our Twitter avatar!) Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibbler on Full House.

    90sGP: Can you start from the beginning … how did you land the role of Kimmy Gibbler?

    Andrea Barber: I actually auditioned for the role of DJ first…clearly that didn’t work out so well!  :)  But the producers remembered me and asked me to come back to audition for the role of the neighbor girl.  It was only supposed to be a one-time appearance, and it turned into 8 years of my life.  Who knew??

    90sGP: What was your favorite episode of the show?

    Andrea: My favorite episode, hands down, is the one where DJ forgets Kimmy’s 16th birthday.  Naturally, it was great to finally have a storyline where Kimmy was the central character.  But what’s more, this is the episode where viewers finally got to see another side of Kimmy Gibbler.  This is where we see that Kimmy wasn’t just some one-note dingbat with the wise cracks — she had real feelings beneath all that neon and big hair.  It’s easy to rag on Kimmy — she’s an easy target and she could take it just as easily as she could dish it out.  But I think deep down she cared very deeply for the Tanners.  There were many layers to Kimmy, and it was great to finally be able to portray some depth to her character.  I wish we’d had more episodes like that one.

    90sGP: What was your favorite part of being on the show?

    Andrea: The best part was definitely the people we worked with.  We were all very close - not just the cast, but also the crew, producers, hair, make-up, craft service, etc.  It was an incredible group of people to work with.  I also loved our live-audience on Friday nights.  And I loved that the writers gave me some of the best one-liners of the entire series.  :) 

    90sGP: What was it like being on a show like Full House at such a young age?

    Andrea: It was pretty awesome, I’m not sure it would really be possible to replicate such an experience in this day and age.  We had people on the show who really, *really* cared about us kids and our well-being.  This wasn’t a cutthroat production about being successful at any cost; the producers always placed the kids’ needs first — education, food, rest, extra-curriculars.  I think this is what made it a healthy environment to grow up in, plus it really added to the “family” feel around the set.   For example, one particular taping night was the same night as my Senior prom, which meant I was going to have to miss it. The producers rearranged the taping schedule and taped all of my scenes first so I would still be able to attend my prom.  The hair and make-up people did my prom ‘do’ and we took pictures in front of the fake fireplace on the living room set. That was pretty dang awesome — they didn’t have to do that.  It meant so much to me as a teenage girl.  I’m not sure you could very easily find that type of genuine care and kindness in Hollywood these days.

    90sGP: Are you still close with anyone from the cast?

    Andrea: Yup!  I’m closest to Candace Cameron Bure and recently did the Camp Pendleton Mud Run with her.  And I also recently saw Dave Coulier when we reprised our Full House characters for a Funny or Die sketch. Good times!

    90sGP: How often do you get recognized?

    Andrea: All the time. It still kinda blows my mind, I mean, it’s been 20-some odd years.  People tell me I look exactly the same.  I’m still not sure whether to take that as a compliment or an insult!  ;) 

    90sGP: What do you think are the best lessons to take from Kimmy Gibbler’s character?

    Andrea: Don’t take yourself too seriously.  And it’s okay to be different.

    90sGP: OK, here are some fun questions from our Twitter followers … You don’t have to answer anything you don’t want to …

    What was Bob Saget like in real life?

    Andrea: Despite what you see during his comedy act (LOL!), Bob is one of the nicest, most down-to-earth and kind-hearted people I’ve ever known.  He is a great dad and a great human being.  And funny as hell.

    What is your view on television today vs. the 90s? The quality, appropriateness, message etc.

    Andrea: I admit I love reality TV just as much as the next person.  But as a mom, I now appreciate shows like Full House so much more.  There are some really great, funny sitcoms out there today (I love Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother) but none that I would let my kids watch.  I really see now why there was a need for TGIF shows and why they were so popular back then.  It’s great having a show you can feel comfortable watching with your kids and not having to constantly worry about language or inappropriate messages.

    Did the turtle necks ever become too itchy under the stage lights? How much hair spray did you use?

    Andrea: My outfits were uncomfortable 99% of the time, and not just due to itchiness!  :)  It would take me quite some time to wash off all the hairspray and make-up at the end of every taping.  

    What did you think of everyone making fun of your feet smelling? (side note: I see you poke fun at yourself for that in your Facebook bio)

    Andrea: LOL, I do poke fun at that, but to be honest I’m kinda over it.  The smelly feet joke was funny the first time.  But after that it just became repetitive and kinda lazy humor, in my opinion.  There’s a whole arsenal of funnier jokes out there about Kimmy Gibbler, I’m not sure why the smelly feet joke is the one that stuck.  People ask me about it *all* the time — “do your feet really smell?”  I have ridden in parades where people would yell from the sides, “Don’t take your shoes off!”  C’mon, people…really??  Let’s move on!  :) 

    In the phone-a-thon episode when Kimmy rides a unicycle— did you learn to unicycle just for the show?

    Andrea: Oddly enough, I already knew how to ride a unicycle prior to that episode!  It was one of those summer classes that my parents signed me up for at a local park — a unicycling class — and I took it with a friend.  Years later the phone-a-thon episode came up and the producers asked me if I had any special talents.  Singing? Dancing?  I told them no, but I did know how to ride a unicycle.  Their eyes lit up and they wrote it into the episode.  I don’t think I’ve ridden one since then.

    Whatever happened to predictability?

    Andrea: It probably went out of style along with big permed hair!

  4. Who knew 1990s girls had it so rough? But we’ve learned there’s so many different types of scrunchies to chose from, TV heartthrobs on the cover of Bop to fawn over and mom is, like, always on the landline.

    — The Baltimore Sun

  5. It’s 98 degrees out. So obviously I have to listen to 98 degrees. #IDoCherishYou #90sgirlsolutions

  6. When I found out that Aladdin and DJ Tanners’ boyfriend were the same person

    whatshouldwecallme:

  7. 90sGP: Based on Cory and Topanga’s relationship — everyone’s ideal couple — do you have any relationship advice to share? Did it teach you anything about real-life relationships?

    Listen to the audio clip for Ben Savage’s answer.

  8. Q&A: Ben Savage (aka Cory Matthews)

    Welcome to @90sgirlproblem’s new feature. We’ll be doing interviews with various 90s stars and posting them on our Tumblr page to share with our followers. First up is the boy we all wanted to marry when we were 15: Ben Savage. We caught up with Ben by phone last week:



    ben_savage90sGP: So, let’s start at the beginning. How did you end up auditioning for and landing the role of Cory Matthews?

    Ben Savage: This is going back a long time. I would just say I had been working a lot at that time as a child actor. I ended up meeting with some producers who were interested in making a show about the experiences and the upbringing of a young boy and, I guess, just getting the insight into the mind of a young kid. I met with Michael Jacobs, who was the executive producer of Boy Meets World. He had done a lot of shows at the time. He did a show called Dinosaurs, and he had done Charles in Charge. They wanted to develop shows for TGIF, which was their primetime lineup on Friday. We eventually came up with the show, and one thing led to another, and there you have it.

    90sGP: Did you realize that it was going to be such a big hit at first?

    Ben: No. Even at the time, I don’t think we realized it was a hit. I think Boy Meets World has just gotten better with age, kind of like a fine wine. I feel like, at the time, it was a big hit, but we didn’t have — it’s so odd to say it now — we didn’t have the internet. We didn’t have Twitter. We didn’t have Facebook. It was hard for us to gauge (the interest). We got really, really good ratings. I knew we were popular, but it’s such a different world now. I think Boy Meets World was a very influential show for a lot of younger people. 

    90sGP: I think a lot of people really loved watching Cory, Topanga and Shawn grow up through junior high, high school and college. Which of those time frames did you like best on the show?

    Ben: I liked it the longer it went on. By the end of the show, we were all so comfortable with each other and were having so much fun. The writers knew how to write our characters really well, and they knew what jokes worked for different actors. I think by the time it ended I was having so much fun with it because it had been seven years. It came very easily. We had developed a nice flow. I think shows take a long time to grow, and people take a long time to get comfortable with each other, especially when it comes to comedy. Shows need that time to grow and become a nice, cohesive unit. Shows nowadays, it’s so much tougher for shows to get on the air because there’s so much more competition. Shows are given an air time of just a couple of weeks — sometimes, they air for just one episode or six episodes and they’re pulled off the air. It’s much tougher now than it used to be.

    90sGP: Do you have a favorite episode? Does any one stick out?

    Ben: They all stick out for different reasons, but I would say as far as impact, the final episode of Boy Meets World really had a big impact on me because it was almost for me like saying goodbye to a chapter of my own life. I remember we shot the last episode and everyone was crying, and I just remember myself being very emotional during that time because it was almost like closing a chapter of my childhood.

    90sGP: When you run into fans of the show, what do they usually ask you about?

    Ben: The questions have changed over time. It used to be “Did I ever date Topanga in real life?” That’s what everyone wanted to know.

    90sGP: And the answer is?

    Ben: We were very, very good friends but when you grow up with someone since the time you’re 11 years old, and you see each other go through some pretty awkward years, by the time you both hit 20, you don’t really want to date or anything.

    90sGP: Good point.

    Ben: We were very, very good friends. So, people ask me that, and the answer is no. They also ask if I still keep in touch with people from the show. 

    90sGP: What’s a quick rundown of things you’ve been up to in the Hollywood/TV/movie world since Boy Meets World ended?

    Ben: After Boy Meets World ended, I went to Stanford. I studied political science there, and I think it was a good experience for me to go because I’d been working for so long. I wanted the experience of getting a normal education and going to a normal school. After Stanford, I came home and I’ve been working ever since. I’ve been doing a lot of film and a lot of TV, a lot of guest spots, a lot of writing. A whole host of a bunch of different things.

    90sGP: So you like writing, producing — that sort of thing?

    Ben: I do. That’s where I want to eventually land. Believe it or not, I still have a huge penchant for sitcoms and comedies. There is some really funny stuff on TV right now, but nothing like … funny, nice, sweet sitcoms. 

    90sGP: That’s true. Everything’s gotten edgy.

    Ben: Yes, everything’s edgier now, which is understandable because they have to compete with cable shows. But there is a market for that. The entertainment business is like a huge pie. I think there’s still a big slice for funny, interesting, quirky sitcoms. So, that’s where my focus is. I write a lot, working to create shows like that, trying to keep the American public entertained.

    90sGP: OK, so here are some of our fun questions from our Twitter followers. Is there any chance of a Boy Meets World reunion?

    Ben: You know, I’ve spoken to the executive producers about that. I’m going to say that it’s probably unlikely, unfortunately. I know the cast members would probably love to do it, but it’s a difficult situation to make happen. I think we were maybe going to do it for awhile a few years back. I think if there were ever some sort of Boy Meets World reunion it would be like me getting a show on the air and having some of the other people from the show make an appearance. As far as an official Boy Meets World reunion, I don’t know. I’m not going to say no 100%, but I’m just not sure. It’s out of my control.

    90sGP: I know you said people ask you often if you’re still close with other members of the cast. Are you all still in touch?

    Ben: We all still talk. We still communicate and we’re still friendly, but everyone’s got their own lives. Everyone’s so busy. I guess when you grow up with someone and you spend so much time with them, you don’t need to talk to them and see them all the time. Like, when I do see Rider (Strong) or Will (Friedle) or anyone, it doesn’t matter if it’s been six weeks or six years, you just immediately go back into a routine. I think you could say that about anyone you’re close with in your life. What I always like about good friendships and relationships is that it doesn’t matter how much time it’s been, you can immediately sit down and start talking and pick up where things left off. It’s like no time has passed at all. I think that’s the sign of a really good friendship, and that’s how I feel about a lot of the cast members from Boy Meets World.

    90sGP: How did being a TV kid impact/affect you?

    Ben: I was very blessed, and it was a really great opportunity to be an actor. It was fun and exciting and interesting. I was around people who tried to keep me normal and humble. I think it was a really interesting and unique way to grow up. I think there were a lot of advantages and a couple of disadvantages. I just kind of rolled with it.

    90sGP: Here’s a fun one. Based on Cory and Topanga’s relationship — everyone’s ideal couple — do you have any relationship advice to share? Did it teach you anything about real-life relationships?

    Ben: I don’t know if I have a specific piece of advice that wouldn’t sound negative, but I think it did teach all of us — myself included — a lot about what it means to be in a healthy, committed, loving relationship. I think it was kind of a nice model. I hear that from people a lot. I guess to go back to your other question about what I get asked the most … people always say, “I loved that relationship.” My mentions on Twitter, a lot of them are, “Gosh, I wish I had a relationship like you and Topanga.” What that says to me is that everyone’s looking for something very special, and it’s not just girls. I think guys feel the same way that, at the end of the day, despite all the drama and all of the ups and downs of relationships, at the end of the day, people just want someone special that they can just relax and have fun with. They can just take care of each other. … That Cory-Topanga relationship taught me that everyone just wants someone special, someone to love.

    90sGP: Our last question, and you don’t have to answer this if you don’t want to. … But most of our followers are curious, well, first off if you’d marry them, but the second-most common question we got for you was: Do you have a real-life Topanga?

    Ben: This is going to sound a little snobby, but I get a lot of marriage proposals on Twitter.

    90sGP: (laughing) I’m not surprised.

    Ben: I’ll keep it very brief. There is no Mrs. Savage yet. That’s all I’ll say. (laughing) … What was the question again?

    90sGP: Just about a real-life Topanga. I think everyone just loved that relationship so much.

    Ben: She was beautiful and fun and supportive. I was kind of funny and neurotic and weird. It just kind of worked. The funny thing is those (characters) were really us. It wasn’t like we were really playing these characters. That was really just the writers writing off of who we were. The writers really just took our personalities into account. They saw me as this funny, like, nutcase, and they said, ‘We’ll write around that.’ And Danielle (Fishel) was so sweet and so smart, such a loving person. So pretty.

    (Message from Nicole and Stef: Again, a big thanks to Ben for his time! This interview has been edited slightly and condensed. Image credit: http://people.zap2it.com)

  9. vanilllacoco:

my new coloring book! #90sgirlproblem #love #dareToDream (Taken with instagram)

    vanilllacoco:

    my new coloring book! #90sgirlproblem #love #dareToDream (Taken with instagram)

  10. Hey Biebs, THIS is the real “as long as you love me.” #90sgirlcorrections