Hello everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! For today’s blog post, I’m very excited to announce I’m going to be interviewing Lily D Moore! She is an advocate for Down Syndrome Awareness as well as an actress who you may know from the Netflix show, Never Have I Ever. In todays interview, I’m talking to her all about her advocacy, her message of positivity and more. Let’s jump into it!
Hey there Lily, thanks so much for agreeing to be interviewed! For anybody that doesn’t know who you are, could you please explain a bit about yourself?
My name is Lily D Moore and I’m a seventeen year old American actress who is best known for her recurring role as Rebecca in “Never Have I Ever”. I’m also a model and You Tuber. I’m passionate about helping the homeless and started a ministry called “H.E.L.P.” four years ago. I also enjoy swimming, horseback riding, cooking, cheerleading, music, and playing games! Finally, I’m also an advocate and ambassador for not only the Down Syndrome community, but for all people with disabilities. I believe that everyone is Unique, Beautiful, and Brave!
On all your platforms, you talk very openly about how you have Down Syndrome, why do you think it’s important to spread awareness and why do you personally find that you’re happy to advocate about it as some people may not want to?
I think it is important because we live our lives just like everyone else! We have the same interests and desires, so why make sure everyone knows what all we can do! I love being a voice for people with disabilities.
There are not a lot of young actors and actresses that have down syndrome on big streaming platforms such as Netflix, why do you think it’s important that there’s representation of this and how do you think the acting and media world could become more diverse and inclusive?
I think it’s important because it gives hope to young parents and families to see that everything is possible! No matter what your dream is, you become what you want to be!
You’re also an ambassador for Special Olympics (a movement that promotes inclusion in Sports, Education and many other fields.) Why do you think Special Olympics is such an important organisation and do you have any upcoming campaigns with them?
The Special Olympics has such an awesome reputation and they help not only inspire people with disabilities, but inspire “typical people” to coach, cheer lead, and teach “typical” people about people with disabilities! Nothing is impossible if you believe!
Now onto a bit more about your career, so you play Rebecca in Never Have I Ever! What was your favourite thing about being on a Netflix series and what is it like being on a film/tv set?
I loved it because I am alot like my character: fun, sassy, and confident! I loved getting to know the other people in the cast and crew. I also loved travelling to LA!
I’ve seen from your social media that you’re also really into modelling, what’s your favourite thing about modelling and why do you enjoy it?
I love being able to transform into a different character. I also love having my hair and make up done. And, I love trying on the fun clothes!
What are some of your other interests outside of modelling and acting and how were you drawn to them?
I am passionate about helping the homeless and started a ministry called “H.E.L.P.” four years ago I also enjoy swimming, horseback riding, cooking, cheerleading and make up, I also love playing with my pets: Charlie (my dog), Lester (my cat), and Hazel (my other cat).
Thanks so much to Lily for taking time out of her day to do this interview with me, I really appreciate it and I loved her answers! If you want to learn more about her check out her Website, Instagram and YouTube Channel and check her out in Never Have I Ever on Netflix (season 2 is coming this July!)
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