CynKids travels to The Other Kingdom, catches up with the star of Nick’s newest series

Nickelodeon debuted its newest live-action series, The Other Kingdom, Sunday (April 10) at 7p. The show is about a fairy named Astral, who travels to the human world to decide whether she wants to remain a fairy and inherit the crown of her royal kingdom, or become human. CynKids stopped by Nick HQ to talk with its star, 20-year-old Esther Zynn, about the show and her experience filming in Toronto.

What qualities do you share with your character?
She’s a dreamer, she’s headstrong and she goes after what she wants. I think I share those qualities too. We share other similarities. She’s bubbly, and she wears her heart on her sleeve. We definitely have a lot of differences, too. She takes things at face value. I like to think I’m a little less naive and cooler but maybe if you ask my friends they’d disagree.

How will viewers relate?
In the fairy world vs. in the human world, it’s really cool because in the fairy world especially she’s really just a regular girl. She looks different, but she’s not, and anyone can relate to her, not just as s human. And I think parents can always relate to their kids growing up and wanting to do different things. For me coming to Toronto, because I’m from New York, I felt like a fish out of water. You don’t have to be on a TV show to relate to that. Anyone starting high school and wanting to branch out and start something new can relate to what she’s doing.

How did you get into character?
I love to listen to music, so I had a playlist for Astral. Songs like New Soul, and Girls Chase Boys by Ingrid Michaelson. A lot of her music inspired me. Also Regina Spektor.

How did you watch the premiere?
A fairy-themed party with my friends. Ten to 15 people, nothing that crazy, and everyone had to dress up. Even the boys were like, do we have to dress up as fairies? I said, you can dress up as a troll if you want, but you’ve got to dress up!

Related Stories

We make it easier!

We make it easier!

Job of the Week SR MANAGER, DIGITAL & SOCIAL SALESbeIN SportsNYC or Miami Resp for selling across all beIN Sports Digital platforms within an assigned territory while maintaining/growing the current business. 7+ yrs relevant exp in ad sales with min 5 yrs’ digital sales specific exp. Resumes to velezr@bein.net CynopsisJOBS Good […]

More jobs right HERE!

More jobs right HERE!

Job of the Week SR MANAGER, DIGITAL & SOCIAL SALESbeIN SportsNYC or Miami Resp for selling across all beIN Sports Digital platforms within an assigned territory while maintaining/growing the current business. 7+ yrs relevant exp in ad sales with min 5 yrs’ digital sales specific exp. Resumes to velezr@bein.net CynopsisJOBS Good […]

Meet Witherspoon’s & other celebs’ moms on new Facebook Watch series

Meet Witherspoon's & other celebs' moms on new Facebook Watch series

Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, a media company focused on telling female-driven stories, launched short-form series Meet My Mom on Facebook Watch. Five-episode series features celebs chatting candidly with their mothers. Guests featured with their leading ladies include Witherspoon; Lilly Singh, Adam Rippon, Ashley Graham and Westworld’s Leonardo Nam.

Samantha Bee game-ifies the mid-term elections

Samantha Bee game-ifies the mid-term elections

Full Frontal host Samantha Bee is game-ifying the mid-term elections. At the Turner Upfront Wednesday she announced This Is Not a Game: The Game, aimed at revving up awareness and getting 18-24-year-olds to the polls. The game will consist of trivia questions, and meet-ups on social and digital platforms, integrated with Bee’s late-night Turner show. […]

CynCity

Cynsiders

Instagram