In Prestige Online’s Getting to Know series, we ask our favourite personalities what they’re like outside of work — and get a little more personal.
The rising star of ABC comedy, American Housewife, Meg Donnelly is so much more than just a pretty face. The 19-year-old has already played as the female lead in Zombies, and recently released her singles “With U” featuring Fetty Wap, and “Digital Love”, and there’s no sign of her slowing down in the limelight. We get a chance to chat with the budding celeb to get to know what it’s like outside of work.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Get ready for work; brush my teeth and take a shower.
What’s a normal weekend like for you?
During the day, I hang out with my friends, go hiking, go to flea markets and the beach. At night, dinner and dance parties with my friends (and laughing is a must!).
What’s your favourite emoji?
The blushing smiley face with three hearts around it.
What’s on your playlist right now?
I listen to all kinds of music. I have an eclectic taste. There is a little bit of everything … to name a few – The Temptations, Bob Marley, Neil Young, Angie Stone, A Tribe Called Quest, Bell Biv Devo, Drake, Luke Bryant, Sam Smith, Radio Head, Tori Kelly, Beyoncé…. the list goes on and on. I also like finding new artists and showing them to my friends.
Tell us something that not too many people know about you.
I speak Japanese!
What’s a guilty pleasure of yours?
ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) videos on YouTube.
Have you ever had a fan-girl moment? If so, who was it?
Yes, Chris Hemsworth! I melted when I met him!!
What’s the strangest thing you’ve read about yourself on the internet?
That I said David Hasselhoff was my favourite actor. I love SpongeBob SquarePants, so I guess they just assumed David Hasselhoff was my celebrity crush? But, it’s really Chris Hemsworth.
Do you consider yourself more of an actress or a musician?
Although I do play guitar, I don’t consider myself a musician; but I do think of myself as a singer. I have been singing longer than acting, but I honestly can’t choose between the two. I love them both equally!
What projects do you have coming up that we should keep an eye out for?
I am currently shooting Season 4 of American Housewife (it airs on the ABC Network in the United States and is available on Hulu). I am looking forward to the release of Zombies 2 this year – excited to share Zed and Addison’s continuing story. I just released my first album Trust and will be headlining a music tour this spring! I can’t wait to travel around and meet all the fans at my shows. This will be a new experience for me and I am beyond thrilled!
To date, what do you consider your greatest accomplishments?
I have been blessed, both professionally and personally, so it is hard to choose the greatest accomplishment, as they all are intertwined. But professionally, I think it was getting the role of Taylor Otto on American Housewife. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity.