With bright eyes, an ear-to-ear smile and a tucked in Topanga shirt, Sabrina Carpenter entered Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. Sabrina, an ambassador for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, is a seasoned pro in visits at Seacrest Studios, having visited eight of ten studios across the country.
Patients and families in the studio instantly felt at ease with the actress and musician, jumping right in to the interview with pressing questions.
“Who is your favorite superhero?” one fan intently asked.
After a brief moment we learned the young star is “enamored by all of them, but really likes Spiderman.”
On trend, another patient asked Sabrina her all-time favorite movie. Although it is difficult to name just one, Sabrina narrowed her favorite down to Across the Universe, a musical inspired by the Beatles.
In advice to fans, Sabrina noted you are never too young to follow your passions. At just six years old she began singing, and at age eleven she had her first acting gig on Law and Order SVU. She was hooked. With inspirations like Christina Aguilera in her life Sabrina shared the most important part of her career was her education. To any patients in the hospital with similar aspirations she said, “I was always reading and writing stories, songs and poems, and drawing pictures. Any kind of self-expression is how you separate yourself from everyone else.” Start there, and the rest will fall into place.
Her wise words did not stop there. When you’re on the road, dealing with social media, and far away from home life can get tough; and in the hospital patients and families may experience similar feelings. We asked Sabrina what she does on the cloudier days, and received some advice universal to any situation:
“Take a deep breath and think about the things you are grateful for. Even in moments when you think everything is going wrong, think about the little things. Be grateful for those around you, for waking up, and for the big and small things that put life into perspective.”
Sabrina, we are blessed to have you as an RSF ambassador. Thank you for hopping off a stage in downtown Nashville, and immediately visiting kids in the hospital. You have brightened the day of so many fans in Seacrest Studios, and we could not be more grateful for your giving heart!