Actor Peyton Perrine is well-known for playing Marky in the popular and nominated Nickelodeon sitcom “That Girl Lay Lay.” Peyton shines as Lay Lay’s naughty but endearing sibling alongside Alaya High as Lay Lay, Gabrielle Naveah Green, Caleb Brown, and other brilliant cast members. Marky is a business-minded and inquisitive younger brother who is constantly on the hunt for business chances and investment ideas. Peyton brings to life the role with his seasoned acting talents and evident talent.
How did you get your start in the entertainment industry, and what inspired you to pursue acting?
I first became interested in acting when I saw my mom doing her auditions for commercials and TV. I wanted to start doing sitcoms when we watched the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I thought it was amazing how they brought those characters to life and I have wanted to do it ever since.
What was your audition process like for That Girl Lay Lay, and how did you feel when you got the role?
The audition process for That Girl Lay Lay was having lots of sessions with the casting director Suzanne Goddard-Smythe working on the scenes and finally after lots of auditions and lots of hard work I booked the role.
Can you tell us about your character in That Girl Lay Lay, and how do you relate to him?
I think Marky and I are similar cause we both like money! We both like going on adventures with our families. And we both like hanging out with friends. We are different because I like sports and video games more!
What has been your favorite scene or moment to film on That Girl Lay Lay so far, and why?
My favorite scene to film from That Girl Lay Lay was the scene from season 1 when Marky was in a grease vat trying to get Woody’s watch.
That Girl Lay Lay is a comedy series that deals with some serious topics. How do you approach the balance between comedy and more serious themes in your acting?
We approach the serious topics with humor because I feel like people can receive the message in an easier way. I feel like if I tell the joke with truthfulness people will laugh, but them have a “ah ha” moment and get the point of the message.
What has been the biggest challenge for you in playing your character on That Girl Lay Lay, and how have you overcome it?
The biggest challenge was learning how to film a sitcom as it was all new to me. From learning my lines, the script changing everyday, understanding camera blocking, balancing school work, and just those type of things when you are a new actor. And with Season 2 I feel more experienced as it got easier with practice.
How do you prepare for your roles, both mentally and physically?
I prepare for my roles by practicing my lines, actions, and thoughts and just knowing that I have so much fun acting.
You have also appeared in other TV shows and films. Can you tell us about your experience working on those projects?
Working on Colin in Black and White and Kenan were amazing. Everyone was so kind and welcoming.
Who are some actors or actresses that you admire and look up to, and why?
Actors I admire consist of Michael B. Jordan, Kel Mitchell, and Sylvester Stalone. I look up to them because I love all their movies and enjoy them a lot.
How do you balance your personal life with your career in the entertainment industry?
I balance my personal life and career by still doing the things I love, such as muay thai, katana sword fighting, video games, basketball, and spending time with my family and friends.
What advice would you give to young people who are interested in pursuing a career in acting or the entertainment industry?
The advice that I would give to people just starting out in the industry is to do what you love and just remember if it doesn’t bring you joy it’s not worth doing.
What can we expect from you in the future, and what upcoming projects are you excited about?
You can expect more content created by me! Stay tuned!
What has been the most valuable lesson you have learned so far in your acting career?
The most valuable lesson I learned so far in my acting career is that this doesn’t last forever so enjoy it, make the most of it, and take advantage of this amazing situation. The wonderful words from our showrunner and my Uncle David A. Arnold. May he rest in peace.