Logan Riley: Flourishing on and off camera
Starring in the anticipated film, “The Prom,” the talented Logan Riley sat with us at BELLO to discuss her feelings about the upcoming Netflix film, her background as a dancer, who she is as a person, and more. Surrounded by true humility and kindness on set of the film, Riley will forever cherish her experience as she continues to strut her way to the top. Having switched to homeschooling for her four years of High School, the motivated and determined actress wanted to pour all her focus into pursuing her dream career! Through dedication, passion, and hard work, it’s safe to say that Logan Riley is a true inpiration to us all!
What are you most excited about with the release of “The Prom?”
I’m really excited for everyone to see the message that “The Prom” tells in such a fun and magical way. It’s all about accepting one another, having kind hearts and open minds. Even if just one person takes something away from this film that changes them as a person, I think that’s a really special gift.
Tell us more about your experience on set and getting to work with renowned actors such as Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and more.
This experience is something I will remember and cherish forever. All of them are already so inspiring to be around but it was their kindness and humility that made it that much more memorable. I have so much gratitude from being able to watch and learn from all of them. I can only hope I carry that much grace and work ethic into the rest of my career.
Do you recall a moment on set that had a strong impact on you?
I don’t think there was a specific moment but just the overall experience was so confirming. There are so many moments in my or any actor’s career where you might question your talent or path but being on that set just felt right and like I was exactly where I was supposed to be. That feeling had a strong impact on me.
When did you know you wanted to become an actress? Do you recall the moment? What happened?
The moment that really solidified it for me was after being on set for my first acting job, Modern Family. I had worked on sets all the time before as a dancer but this was my first experience as an actor. I always loved dancing and performing, but this time I was acting….It felt so new and exciting being in front of the camera that way. I remember leaving that day saying, “that’s what I want to do for the rest of my life!”
Share with us what your Prom was like.
I was actually homeschooled during my high school years so I never got the chance to go to Prom. But I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better Prom than “The Prom!” The reason I changed to homeschooling in the first place was so I would have more time to work in acting, dancing, and singing. So it only makes sense that my first version of a Prom would involve all of those things in a movie musical!
Describe your fashion style to us.
Ooh, that’s a hard one because I feel like my style changes every month! But right now I would describe my style as a mix between posh, girly, effortless, and comfortable. The “off duty actress” look is usually what my outfits end up falling under. I love fashion and clothing so just experimenting with what mood I’m in is how I like to play up my style.
You have to pick one kind of music/dance style to stick to for a year. What do you pick and why?
I would do R&B music and jazz funk/heels for the style of dance. I love how R&B music makes you feel & inspires movement. It’s alluring and slow, almost like you have a secret!
What role did dancing play in your childhood?
It was my entire childhood, in the best way possible! As cliche as it sounds, I always wanted to be performing and dance was that outlet for me when I was young. I wouldn’t be where I am today as an actor if it wasn’t for the opportunities I had in the dance world first.
Looking back, what are some important lessons you have learned up until now?
Something I always go back to that always gets me through difficult and important life lessons is, everything happens for a reason. Everyone’s path is different in life and we often compare ourselves to others. But I’ve learned to believe we are exactly where we are supposed to be and whatever is meant to be yours will be yours.
What do you believe your purpose is?
I believe and hope my purpose is to share kindness and my heart with the world. That can be through a screen, talking to a stranger on the street, or deep discussions with my close friends and family. I believe love and making meaningful connections are so important in any form. So, however I can share that would be a pretty special accomplishment to me.
Talent LOGAN RILEY @loganrileyhassel
Photography FRANZ MAHR @franzmars
Creative Direction ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC @alekandsteph
Styling LO VONRUMPF @stylelvr
Hair&Makeup TERESA AMMONS @teresaammons
Interview by ALEXANDRA BONNET @alexbonnetwrites
Production @BELLOmediagroup x @maisonpriveepr_la x @alexbonnetwrites
CHARLES AND RON