Acclaimed young actress Kensington Tallman and Canadian teen star Ava Ro are superstars in the making, set for leading breakout roles in Canada's Family Channel LIVE action comedy series "Home Sweet Rome!" based on a concept by EMMY Award and Canadian Screen Award-nominated creator of "Hannah Montana" and "That's So Raven" Michael Poryes, and developed for television by "Degrassi" alums and Humanitas Award-winner Matt Huether and Courtney Jane Walker. The series will make its' world premiere in Canada on Friday, April 7th at 7pm PT/ET before premiering on HBO Max in the US, BBC in the UK, RAI in Italy, and ARD in Germany. We would love to have both stars paired for interviews together. Please see VARIETY article on the show in addition to a link to the series trailer. We have also included more info on Ava & Kensington below.
"Home Sweet Rome" centers on 13-year-old 'Lucy' (Kensington Tallman), who moves from California to start a new life in Rome with her dad and stepmom, 'Francesca' (Eleonora Facchini) – who happens to be an Italian pop star! With new friends, amazing food, haute fashion, and a best friend who is thousands of miles away, Lucy discovers what the meaning of "When in Rome" is all about as her adventures abroad get underway. As Lucy learns to adapt to her new city, new school, and new life, she's also navigating through the growing pains of being a teenager while discovering her own musical talent. A skilled vocalist, Kensington sings 11 new original songs in the series written by Grammy and BMI Award-winning songwriters Alex Geringas, whose songs have been performed by Cher, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Jessie J, and Dove Cameron, and Chen Neeman, who has written music for hit series "Hannah Montana", "Shake it Up", "Austin & Ally", and "Descendants". The show will premiere worldwide on HBO Max, BBC, and RAI, but hits the Canadian market first on Friday, April 7th on the Family Channel.
Kensington Tallman - Born in Denver, CO, Kensingtom moved to NYC at the age of 5 and as a natural entertainer she began performing violin on stage and in the streets at age 6. It was her little brother Zealand who first took off in the entertainment industry and Kensington's first big break, booking a commercial for TOYS R' US, only happened when she was discovered at an audition for her brother. The family moved to Los Angeles when she was 10 and she soon booked her first series regular role on Nickelodeon's "Drama Club" starring as 'Bianca Magic'. Kensington can also currently be seen in the recurring role of 'Tiffany Highlander' in Nickelodeon's "That Girl Lay Lay" now streaming on Netflix. Favorite guest roles include TBS's "Chad" and Showtimes' "Black Monday". In addition to her series regular and recurring roles, Kensington lends her voice to several animated series, including Disney Jr.'s "FireBuds" and Nick Jr.'s "Bossy Bear". Additionally, Kensington is currently voicing a leading role for a major studio animated feature film which will debut in the Summer of 2024.
Ava Ro is a Canadian teen actress and music artist who has also just been cast as the title role, 'Erin' in "Erin & Aaron" (Nickelodeon). She is also known for her lead role as 'Ella' on "Big Top Academy" (Cirque du Soleil, Hulu), 'Claudia' on "Holly Hobbie" (Disney, Family Channel), as well as 'Maya' on "Take Note" (PeacockTV, Family Channel). She is a singer/rapper/dancer and released her debut singles in 2022. Ava is also a member of GEN:ZED (formerly GFORCE), a 3 girl JUNO nominated pop group and quarter finalists on season 14 of America's Got Talent. She is also a talented voice actor and voices 'Min' on "Dino Ranch" (Disney), 'Kana' on "Thomas & Friends" (Warner Bros.), 'Taylor Turbot' on "Paw Patrol" (Spinmaster), and 'Remy' on "Remy & Boo" (Universal).
We would love to set up an interview with Kensington and Ava in support of their new Family Channel series "Home Sweet Rome!" which premieres on Friday, April 7th in Canada.