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POPULAR GIRL: CAMILLE HYDE

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Nov 14, 2017

Meet Camille Hyde, one of the stars in Netflix’s American Vandal”, which premiered on September 15 on Netflix. She can be seen in “Mr. Student Body President”, which will stream on the go90 app. Camille will also be appearing in TV Land’s “The Heathers”, an anthology dark comedy series adapted from the film of the same name. You may remember Camille from her best known roles as ‘Shelby Watkins / Pink Dino Charge Ranger’ in Nickelodeon’s “Power Rangers Dino Charge” an ‘Roxy’ in Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans”. Camille is an equestrian that hails from Washington D.C., and currently resides in Los Angeles. We sat down with Camille to find out and get the inside view of a day-in-the-life of one of the busiest Young Hollywood actresses. Check it out.

What gets you up in the morning? The complete honest answer to this question is breakfast on set…and my daily Matcha Latte that I make every single morning. It’s truly the reason I am sane.

Your biggest virtue?  My biggest virtue, in my opinion, is that I try to see from other people’s perspectives even if they aren’t necessarily nice or welcoming towards me. It always helps to see where other people are coming from before you make judgements about them. I haven’t always been that way, so I make a conscious effort to stop and really try to see through the eyes of everyone I encounter.

Your biggest vice?  My biggest vice is probably that I am not the greatest at turning my “work switch” off. I am constantly working whether it be on set or doing interviews or some of my other pursuits. It’s difficult for me to put my laptop down and watch an entire episode of “Stranger Things” or silence my phone during a movie. I have to get better at turning off sometimes because having balance in life is extremely important. Another vice of mine is late night snacking…it’s unbelievable how my strength wanes.

Do you have a party trick? My party trick is eating any and all popcorn in sight if it’s there.

How would you describe your style? My style can’t really be summed up to one thing, it’s constantly evolving based on how I’m feeling. I do really like a few staple looks such as a cute pattern flow topped boyfriend jeans. I love my Steve Madden combat boots and wear them whenever I have the chance. And I’m a fan of a good floppy hat.

What would constitute a perfect day for you? The perfect day for me would be waking up somewhere with a gorgeous view of either a city skyline, mountains or the beach and going to a mellow cafe with insanely good coffee with people I adore. Then do something involving animals whether it be riding horses or volunteering at an animal shelter then reading a good book somewhere peaceful, having great conversation about life and love to inspire me, then make a really fancy dinner at home and turn on a good movie. That would be an ideal day for sure!

What would your very last meal entail? I think about this all the time actually… it’s one of the hardest questions for me to answer.

I would honestly have to choose authentic homemade Pesto Genovese on Gnocchi or Trofie (it’s a type of pasta found in Genova), when I used to spend a lot of time in Italy, it was my favorite dish and it literally brings joy to my heart when I eat it.

Three people—dead or alive, real or fictional—that you’d like to invite to dinner?  Another tough one! I’ll go with Rafiki from the Lion King because he just seems full of wisdom and knows the key to balance and happiness— we all need someone like Rafiki in our lives. Next I’d have to say Shonda Rhimes because she has created and produced so much incredible content throughout the years; it’s like every project she touches turns to gold. I’d love to get to know her story and see how her mind works creatively. And lastly, Nick Jonas because I believe we’re going to get married one day. I strongly believe that will happen.

Turn ons? Intelligence, chivalry, thoughtfulness, creativity, passion, ambition

Turn offs? Insecurity, complacency, conceit, jealousy, poor hygiene

Tell us a secret. When I was young, I hated all things girly… I loved sports, playing in the woods, and worst part: I loved those pants that you could unzip at the knees to make into shorts. Little Camille was the least fashionable person in existence.

Your favorite quote? “She slept with wolves without fear, for the wolves knew a lion was among them.”.

An embarrassing moment? I have SO many but my most recent was attending a Halloween party dressed as Princess Jasmine from Aladdin – I was so hungry afterwards, I decided to go to a really nice restaurant because it was close by and I didn’t even bother to change so when I walked in I got a ton of various stares. It was pretty funny so I just ran with it. What are you gonna do? Girl’s gotta eat!

Your proudest moment? My proudest moment was probably graduating from college with a science degree. One of my biggest challenges was trying to balance being a full-time college student with being a full-time actress at the same time. When I graduated, I proved a lot of things to myself and it showed me my true capabilities.

Could you tell us more about some of the projects you are working on? I have a couple of really cool projects coming out later this year. One is the second season of “Mr. Student Body President” on Verzion’s go90 streaming platform, in which I got to play the most daring, wild, conniving character I’ve ever gotten to play. Her name is Debra and she tries to control anyone and everyone by using her charm or her threats to gain power over the school. She and her boyfriend, Chad, are the power couple you probably hated at your high school yet they’re easy to love. I also got the opportunity to lead in a new series produced by Awesomeness TV and Gatorade. It’s called “Versus” and it’s focused on my character, Madison, a seventeen year-old lacrosse prodigy who’s trying to figure out her life as a normal teenager, deal with her family problems and decide whether being a collegiate athlete is what she really wants. We got to play a lot of lacrosse and get into a lot of deep subjects so I’m really stoked for everyone to see how it comes out. I think people will really relate to it, much like people did with “Friday Night Lights”.

Credits

  • Photographer Marvin Scott Jarrett