Criminal Minds fans will recognize Hailey Sole as “Meg Callahan” the daughter to Jennifer Love Hewitt’s character on the television series. The 13 year-old also will star in the cult-classic reprise of Wet Hot American Summer. For a quick refresher, Wet Hot American Summer was an independent film centered around a group of camp counselors who use their last day at camp to settle some unfinished business. Hailey’s character, “Amy” features a whole new set of campers on the eight-part Netflix series, ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’. Luckily, I got a chance to catch-up with the busy and budding Hollywood star for an interview.
KG: How does it feel to be an emerging “it girl” in Hollywood?
HS: Never really thought about myself as the “it girl”, I just love acting. It feels great that I am able to live out my dream.
KG: With Season 10 of Criminal Minds wrapped and Jennifer love Hewitt’s character departing, will Meg depart as well?
HS: Yes, Meg will depart as well.
KG: You just finished Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. What was it like being on set?
HS: The comedians were absolutely hilarious and it was an awesome experience. It was cool to get to know them on a different level besides just the characters that I’ve seen them play.
KG: I heard you love to sing, what song is stuck in your head at the moment? Do you play an instrument?
HS: No, I don’t play any instruments, but ‘Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift, featuring Kendrick Lamar is on repeat for me.
KG: You do so much outside of being an actress, how do you balance being a teen superstar and a regular teen?
HS: I don’t think it’s that hard to balance being an actress and being a regular teen. I go to school. When I am filming my teachers give me the assignments I’ll miss. Once I return to school I turn in all my schoolwork.
KG: How do you deal with the haters? What advice do you have for young girls dealing with bullies?
HS: Stick up for yourself. Also talking to your bully or hater is important, something may be happening at home. Instead of getting mad, it is really important to confront them first. When people are hateful or mean, it sucks. I just think to myself…one person won’t ruin my life.
KG: You do a lot for many charities, which is your favorite? Tell us about the charity you’re starting?
HS: My favorite charities Habit it Humanity and HAT a service organization that serves the people of Skid Row. We passed out clothes, hygiene products and sleeping bags and had pizza delivered.
I also am hoping to start my own charity, ‘A Ton of Tomorrow’s’ to stop gossiping and to teach young people how to communicate. We find it difficult [nowadays] to communicate. We don’t converse; we put our heads in our phones.
KG: What are your must have purse items?
HS: Phone, can’t live without it. Chapstick. Gloss. I don’t wear it but have it for emergencies. Money and gift cards(I have tons of them).
KG: Are you on IG, what’s your favorite hashtag?
HS: I’m on instagram @hailey_sole; Twitter @RealHaileySole and Facebook Hailey Sole. My favorite hashtag is #growingupwith they are usually funny.
Published on September 2, 2015