Chloe Lang is the name of the ten-year-old American actress who plays Stephanie in the next season of the TV series about LazyTown, which is currently being filmed. Chloe is a great athlete who loves to sing and dance. She is excited to see herself on screen. What is your full name and how old are you?My name is Chloe Lang and I am 10 years old. Where are you from? I live in Connecticut,...
Ólöf Kristín Þorsteinsdóttir is a cheerful and funny girl from Árbæn. She is 12 years old and goes to Árbær school. On Friday evenings, we hear her sing and do icelandic vocals for Stephanie, and we also sometimes hear her on radio LazyTown.
Despite her young age, Ólöf is very used to performing. She was at Siggi Beintein’s Singing School, has participated in singing competitions in Galtalæk and won three times, she is in acting school at Borgarleichús and plays an orphan in the musical Annie.
It is safe to say that Ólöf has plenty to do, because apart from all this, she also practices handball and plays the clarinet.
How did you get a job at LazyTown?
“I started dubbing at Lotus Sound and the first film I dubbed was the movie Alf. Then I was asked to come to auditions at LazyTown, which I went to. There I both sang and spoke for Stephanie. Two weeks later I was contacted and informed that I had the role. I was really happy.”
Have you worked on dubbing other children’s content?
“Yes, apart from LazyTown and Alf, I’ve sung in the shows Barney on Station 2 and also spoken in Lilo and Stitch.”
Isn’t dubbing difficult?
“No, it’s not that difficult, it still sometimes happens that you forget words and there are words missing or what I read doesn’t match the picture well enough and then I just try again. I have a TV in front of me and then I read from a paper and try to make my voice match the character speaking on the TV.”
What is it like to work with sports legend Magnús Scheving?
“It’s just cool. He is very funny. I once performed on a show with him at a the Christmas festival and it was the first time I dressed up and performed as Stephanie.
What do the kids at school think that you are speaking for Stephanie?
“They thought it was very remarkable at first, but then they’ve really just forgotten about it.”
Have you always been good at singing?
“Mum said I actually started singing before I started talking.” I’ve actually been singing my whole life. I really want to be both a singer and an actress.”
What do you enjoy doing the most besides acting and singing?
“I really like traveling around the country and I especially like going west to Stóra-Laugardal, which is right by Tálknafjörði. My mom’s family is from there and we go there every year. I also like to draw and dance. I was in both jazz ballet and gymnastics.”
Now you want to become an actress, do you have a favorite actor or actress?
“Yes, Halldór Gylfason is my favorite Icelandic actor and Jim Carrey is my favorite foreign actor. They’re both so funny.”
What is the young actress’ favorite TV show?
“I watch a lot of CSI and Lífsháska (Risk of life). I find crime and thrillers very entertaining. I’m not a big fan of these typical teen shows.”
Do you have a favorite pet?
“Yes, cute little pigs and guinea pigs are very popular. I have a guinea pig called Bimbill. He’s turning five months old.”
Now LazyTown and most kids in the country have started The Energy Campaign. Do you participate in it?
“Yes of course. I still have a little candy treat sometimes, but that’s okay. I really like to have both fruits and vegetables, my favorite vegetable is red bell pepper and my favorite fruit is an orange.”