Magnús Scheving received recognition from the Mediterranean Foundation on the fifth day for promoting increased health among children in Barcelona. The award is given every other year to those who have excelled in their work in the field of fitness and exercise. Magnús received recognition for LazyTown and his work in the interest of increasing children's health. Michelle Obama, the first lady o...
“I would say that there is a big actress on the move, even if she is not that tall yet,” says actress Linda Ásgeirsdóttir about the news that her friend Julianna Rose Mauriello, the American girl who plays Stephanie in LazyTown, has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the children’s content category. The results will be announced on April 28, 2006.
Linda thinks that Julianna has a very good chance. She is incredibly professional in her work considering her age. “Wouldn’t surprise me. She plays a major role in the series and is very believable. I am very proud of her. She is smart and energetic and a fun girl.”
Linda and Julianna are good friends and often meet in LazyTown when something is going on. Linda played the role of Stephanie when LazyTown was staged at the National Theater, and was, unsurprisingly, very popular there. Previously, the professional singer Selma Björnsdóttir had played the role when the LazyTown play was staged in Loftkastalan. Selma actually dances and moves in the episodes together with her sister Birna.
“Stephanie is a more complex type than you might think at a glance,” says Linda, who believes that they approached the character in similar ways. “and that’s not only because of Magnús Scheving.”
Those at LazyTown know that this is a great honor for Julianna. The Emmy’s are the Oscars for television shows, and in addition to LazyTown, the shows Darcy’s Wild Life, Endurance, Therapy and Sesame Street are also nominated in the same category.