Welcome MELISSA JOAN HART! We've got so many questions--so lets get
Do you have any beauty tips for us?
I believe in never blow-drying your hair, and I don't like to use mascara. I think
mascara ruins eyelashes. Those are my two beauty tips.
Did you have acne as a kid? You have such great skin! What do you use?
No, I didn't have acne, but these days from stress and wearing a lot of makeup on
the show, my skin is worse. I get facials once a year, and I take good care of my
skin. I clean it twice a day and I keep it moisturized.
Do you mind me asking how old you are? Do you really have a black cat?
I'm 21, and I don't have a black cat. I just got a Dalmatian last week.
Hi Melissa I am your number one fan! Where can we write to you and get more
info on you?
I don't know of an e-mail address, but you could type in my name and there are a
few website with good info. You can also go to the ABC site.
What was your audition like for "Sabrina"?
Well believe it for not I didn't audition. My mother and I put together the show
as producers, so I didn't have to audition. I just came up with a part for myself.
It's easier that way!
Melissa I am a huge fan of the show. Welcome online. What was like having the
"Backstreet Boys" on the show? That was my favorite episode.
It was Nick's 18th birthday. We had a cake for him. It was great. I got to meet
them all. They seemed very sweet, and they're very talented.
Have you ever been to Germany? Where is your favorite vacation spot?
I have not been to Germany, but I love to go back to New York. Florence, Italy is
my favorite European city.
I would imagine that it would be difficult being famous. All the attention and
stuff. Do you like it?
Well, I don't often go to public places, but when I do, I do get recognized.
Sometimes I deny being Sabrina, but if there aren't too many people around, I'll
sign autographs or take pictures. When there are too many people around, that's
when I usually deny being Sabrina, because I don't want to be mobbed. Like if
it's Disney World, or if my brothers and sisters are around and we're having a
family dinner, something like that, it would be too disruptive.
Hi Melissa! You are my favorite female star. I watch your show every week.
What was your favorite episode? Mine was the "Battle of the Bands" episode.
My favorite so far has been probably "The Equalizer", which is the Sleeping
Beauty episode, which was on recently.
Hi from Australia. I bet you have a lot of fun on the set. But have there ever been
any embarrassing moments on the set?
Yes, once we were doing an episode about the '60s, and I had to wear platform
shoes, and I fell off them, right on my butt! Luckily, it was a rehearsal and we
weren't shooting at the time.
I thing Sabrina would be a cool show to work on. What do you like best about
working on "Sabrina"?
All the people on the cast and crew. We have a great time together. We're like a
little girl scout troop! Some of us work out together, and we go to yoga. We
went on a ski trip recently, and we go bowling Friday nights.
Do you hang out with mostly celebrity friends?
It's half and half. A lot of my friends work on the show. But a lot of my older
friends from when I was little are not actors.
I love music. And I was just wondering who your favorite band is?
I would have to say "Smashing Pumpkins" are my favorite band.
I read in your bio that you are taking guitar lessons. I play in a punk rock band
called Lush and I wondered if you still play guitar?
I was taking guitar lessons a couple of years ago, but I didn't really keep it up.
But when I played, I loved playing the "Allman Brothers" and "Nirvana."
Is your boyfriend on the show Nate your real life boyfriend or just on the show?
Nate is not my real boyfriend. His girlfriend plays my best friend Valerie on the
If you had powers in real life what would you do with them?
I think I would want to be able to travel without using airplanes! You could get
there a lot faster--without the hassle!
Would you ever go out with someone you met on the internet?
No way! I've heard way too many horror stories! I am not on-line too much now.
But when I was in school I love to go online. I really don't have time right now.
Hi Melissa. This is so cool. This is my first time at a chat. I just got this new
computer. My questions is: What kind of thing do you like to do when you
aren't taping the show?
I enjoy snowboarding, skiing, and hanging out with my siblings and my friends
whenever I get a chance. I also attend school at NYU, and I'm currently reading
scripts for features.
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What kind of role are you looking for?
I'd like to play serious roles, more dramatic and edgier, not necessarily comedies.
Is it true that you have your belly button pierced?
Yes, I've had it pierced for three and a half years now!
Would ever pierce your nose?
No, because that would probably ruin my career!
Hi I am 8 years old and a big fan of the show. Do you do any of the writing on
I don't write episodes, but I do enjoy working on the show. It's half hard work
and half fun.
Where is the show taped?
"Sabrina" is taped at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
Are any of your siblings in the business?
Yes, they all have acted at one point, except the baby. But my sister Emily is
working on a pilot for ABC for next fall. She played Amanda on "Sabrina," and
this show would
be a spin-off of "Sabrina."
Hi Melissa. Do you have boyfriend? If not will you marry me?
Sorry Asslin, I live with my boyfriend. We've been together almost three years
Is he an actor too?
He works on the show, as a stand-in, and he's studying to be an actor.
I am 8 years old my favorite food is pizza. What is your favorite food?
My favorite foods are pizza and chocolate ice cream.
Hi from Florida. Melissa my favorite actor is Leonardo D. I loved Titanic. Who is
your favorite actor?
I would have to say that Mel Gibson is my favorite actor.
What film are you rooting for at the Academy Awards?
I think the only one I've seen so far is 'Titanic,' so I'll have to go with that one.
I have been taking acting lessons for about a year now. Before I just had my
paper route. At what point did you know that you wanted to be an actress?
I've been acting since I was four, but I made the choice myself when I was 10 and
I started doing theater.
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Were your parents supportive of your decision?
Well my mom got me into acting, and they were always supportive, but neither of
them were actors.
Do you have any plans to do any more theater?
Hopefully in the future, I'd like to do more theater. It takes up a lot of time, and I
don't have much time now. But maybe when "Sabrina"'s over.
Did you have any idea that Sabrina would become such a big show. I mean all my
friend watch it and we just love it.
We knew it would be something fresh and new, but we were really surprised that
it was such a big hit.
What is the biggest change in your life since becoming a movie star?
Being non-stop busy is the biggest change, and not being able to go to public
places without being recognized.
I have always wanted to be an actor. What kind of advice can you give me?
Start with acting lessons, and see if you can get yourself a manager or agent, and
they'll put you out on auditions.
Which of your two characters are most similar to you, Clarissa or Sabrina?
I think they're very different. I model Sabrina after my seventeen-year-old sister.
I think Clarissa and I had more in common. My sister is just like Sabrina, because
they're both moody!
Why are you more similar to Clarissa?
I'm more like Clarissa, because we both have a positive outlook and lots of
Who would be your dream co-stars?
Well, I'm working right now with Donald Faison from "Clueless," and that's one
of my dream co-stars. In the movies, it would be Mel Gibson or Sigourney
Is it embarrassing to kiss onscreen? I would be so uncomfortable. Do you practice
at all before hand?
No! I mean yes, it's strange to kiss in front of a lot of people with someone that
you don't really kiss all that often. You just go for it and try to make it look real,
try to get caught up in the moment if you can.
Love that show. I watch it all the time with my sister Keri. Are you going to be in
any movies coming up?
I have a TV movie called "Silencing Mary" that will air on NBC Sunday night. It's
about college campus rape victims. I play a journalist. My roommate gets raped
by a football player, and I try to get the guy convicted. I'm very excited about it!
Do you have any pets at home?
My boyfriend has a Husky. Then there is my new Dalmatian, Pele. Pele is named
after the Hawaiian fire goddess.
Well I am so sorry I have to go. But thanks to everyone for being so wonderful
and supportive of me! And keep watching Sabrina!
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Thank you everyone for all the great questions! Tune in March 9th for our next
chat. We will be going backstage on the set of "Newsradio." Then on March 10th
we go behind the scene for exclusive chat coverage at the Blockbuster