Exclusive Interview with
Kit Kittridge actress Brieanne Jansen
Brieanne Jansen plays the part of Frances in the movie Kit
Kittridge: An American Girl, which comes out July 2nd.
Based on the American Girl book series, Kit Kittridge
tells the story of a girl growing up during the Great
Depression. The PTC recently spoke to the eleven-year-old
Brieanne about her budding acting career and her role in Kit
PTC: How did you get into acting?
Brieanne: I was actually held hostage once for about 45
minutes. That really scared me. After that I had a hard time
coming out of my shell. But then my friends encouraged me to get
out there and try for the part, and I got it.
PTC: “What was it like working with [Kit Kittridge
star] Abigail Breslin?
Brieanne: She’s really nice! She’s a great actress. We
had a lot of fun playing games when we weren’t filming. She’s an
amazing girl, all in all.
PTC: Can you share with us what the most important lesson
in the film is?
Brieanne: When I started working on the movie, pretty
much every other house on my block had a foreclosure sign out
front, and the movie taught me not to take the things I have for
granted, because a lot of people today can’t live this way of
life. I am extremely grateful for everything I came home to. So
I would say the lesson is to be grateful for what you have.
PTC: How did you prepare for your character’s role?
Brieanne: I just went out there and tried to be me. And
it worked. Being able to step into somebody else’s shoes was an
PTC: What’s your next role? Will we be seeing you again
Brieanne: I hope so. I’m trying look for agents. We’re
trying to find one that understands our Christian morals and
PTC: Do you have any advice for other aspiring child
Brieanne: Just to be yourself, and to stay true to
yourself. Never let go of who you are.