Close-Up: An Interview With Circuit Breakers Star Aaliyah Cinello

Actress Aaliyah Cinello joins us on Close-Up Culture to chat about her role in the anthology series, Circuit Breakers. 

The series tackles kid-relatable issues through a sci-fi lens, but not everything is as it seems, and their curiosity leads to chaos. Aaliyah plays the role of Charlotte aka Charley, a 12-year-old sensitive and smart kid who plays Olivia’s best friend.

Circuit Breakers premieres on Apple TV+ on November 11th

You are set to star in the new futuristic anthology series Circuit Breakers. Can you tell us about your character, Charley? 

My character thirsts for knowledge and is always looking for an adventure.  She is smart, sensible, very grounded and very supportive. She is the best friend to the lead character. 

How was your experience playing Charley and working on Circuit Breakers?

It was an amazing experience, I got to work with the best actors in the business that are grounded and professional as well as a fantastic crew who made it a comfortable working experience. 

What will be your fondest memory from working on the show? 

Without giving away too much, I got to do a little stunt work and it was super fun. 

What do you enjoy about acting? 

My favorite part is that I can play different roles  without straying too far from myself. I really enjoy playing the role of a different character and then build upon them as if I were her herself. 

How do you like to spend your time away from the camera?

First, I am very serious about school, I love to sing and draw in my spare time, hanging out with my friends and my sister Chanél playing video games. 

What are your hopes and plans for the future? 

I would like to be a lawyer. I’m not sure in which aspect of law I want to practice but I do know that I want to be able to balance work and family.  I also feel that I can still be a lawyer as well as continue being an actor.

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