You may know Jordan Mazarati as the young Alex Danvers on CW's hit TV show Supergirl, but the starlet is also a talented singer. Fresh off the premiere of her new song, "Stay With Me," the artist dished to J-14 all about the message behind the track, how she feels about sharing her music with the world, and what it's like starring in the upcoming film version of A Wrinkle in Time.
J-14: Can you tell us about the message behind "Stay With Me," and what the song means to you?
Jordan Mazarati: The message is to go for what you want in life, because if you don't someone else will. I wrote it about a boy I liked, but he had no idea that I like him.
J-14: What do you hope listeners take away from “Stay With Me”?
JM: To not be afraid of telling the person you care about how you feel about them. If you don't take chances in life you'll miss out on some pretty amazing things.
J-14: If any artist in the world could cover “Stay With Me” one day, whose version would you love to hear?
J-14: What has it been like officially having your music out?
JM: It's been nice. I really enjoy seeing how everyone reacts to it. It's always cool when I can go on social media and see that my lyrics have really resonated with people.
J-14: What are you looking forward to most with your next upcoming music release?
JM: People connecting with my music. Thats the most important thing in the world to me.
J-14: Was music always something that you wanted to pursue in your life?
JM: Yes. When I was younger I wrote a lot of poetry and dreamed of becoming a beautiful poet. Music and writing will forever be my life.
J-14: Do you remember the first song you ever sang as a kid?
JM: "All You Have To Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers
J-14: Who are some artists that are on your personal playlist right now?
JM: Khalid, Bob Dylan, Lana del Rey, Ed Sheeren
J-14: Do you ever get stage fright, and what would be your advice to our readers who may be nervous about big school events, joining teams, etc.?
JM: Picture everybody naked.
J-14: What's the best piece of professional advice you've ever gotten in your career?
JM: Stay true to yourself. My dad always told me this and I never fully understood it until I started creating music.
J-14: Who are some of your acting and musical role models?
JM: I love John Mayer so so much. As for acting, it varies.
J-14: In your own life, who are some role models or inspirations that you look up to?
JM: Maya Angelou. Her words, and humanitarian endeavors have always moved me. She is the epitome of what a human being should strive to be.
J-14: What has your experience been like with the cast of Supergirl?
JM: The cast is so much fun. My best friend plays my sister on the show, so shooting is a blast for both of us. We are definitely the troublemakers on set.
J-14: What was it like when you first joined everyone on set and met the cast?
JM: I remember when we were all at the table read and I met everyone, and for some reason, I didn't know Jeremy Jordan was in the cast. He introduced himself, and I started silently freaking out because I had been a big fan of his for a long time.
J-14: What's your favorite girl power moment or message from the show?
JM: When Alex helps Kara defeat the antagonist in the pilot. I think that was a really big moment for the show and for girls in general. It was inspiring.
J-14: Can you tell us what it was like joining the cast of A Wrinkle In Time?
JM: Unbelievable. The first day on set I met Ava DuVernay and it was easily one KF the best days of my life.
J-14: The cast includes some pretty legendary talent — did you get the opportunity to work with any of your idols?
JM: Yes. I was directed by Ava DuVernay who is fantastic. She has been an inspiration to me for years.
J-14: Who were you most excited to work with?
JM: Ava DuVernay
J-14: Can you share your most memorable moment from being on set, or anything fun that happened behind the scenes?
JM: When we were doing rehearsals for this one scene, I had to do it with curlers in my hair the whole time. I looked like I was from the 1800s.
J-14: Were you a fan of the book growing up, and is there anything you can tease about how the film version came to life?
JM: I can’t say much about the film yet, but I was an enormous fan of AWIT growing up. The fact that I got the chance to be apart of the movie version is such a blessing and I am so grateful.
Interview by Kristine Kowalski