We interviewed Ysa Penarejo from Project Mc² on Netflix.
Project Mc² is a web television series. This American series centers around the fields of STEAM following the adventures of McKeyla and her friends: Adrienne, Bryden, and Camryn. The four of them work for a secretive organization called NOV8* which works to try and protect the world.
How did Project Mc² effect your life?
Project Mc² has affected a great amount of my life. This project has shown me how important it is to embrace who you are and know that you can be whatever your heart desires. Being on this show has motivated me to love myself more and from that, has encouraged me to relay the message that girls can do anything and there are no limits.
When you aren't playing Camryn. Are there any relations between you and your character on Project Mc²?
Yes, there are some relations between the character and me. When I brought this character to life, I used some of my personality traits to give my character some depth. Camryn is this smart girl who doesn’t have great communication skills but she is an analytical thinker. Another trait that I relate to is Cam is very protective. If her friends are in danger or she is in danger with them, she’ll find a way to save her and her friends. In these ways, I think Cam and I are very alike.
What do you see in the future for your character, and how is your character different from the others on the show? I see Cam being challenged in the future. Being a spy, you are faced with many situations; some that you don’t know what to do and have to figure out how to get out of the situation. Knowing that Cam loves to build anything out of whatever she finds and taking things apart and putting it back together, it would be really cool to see Cam face a situation where she has to put her engineering skills to the test while being in a disguise that pushes her out of comfort zone and is time sensitive. Camryn Coyle is the “Macgyver” out of the group. She leans toward the tomboy side and is not as girly as the other girls. Cam is one that goes to the beat of her own drum.
Being Camryn on Project Mc², how has your character changed throughout the series? Camryn has grown so much over the series. You will see that Cam evolves style wise and personality wise in the series. She also has a couple talents that are revealed in the series, one being that she dances! What do you do in your free time? In my free time, I love to relax. Most of the time, I’m usually busy with school, dance, or acting. When I have that time to take a break, I just relax and either catch up on shows or read a book. Are there any other projects that you are working on?
I have a few things in the mix, so be on the lookout!