Netflix’s On My Block was among the first of many teen comedies that featured diversity and representation, soon to be followed by Never Have I Ever and the To All The Boys franchise, among others successes. Fans were disappointed when the beloved Block ended its four-season run in 2021, but the series finale set up a new "core four" of young actors to carry the banner in a new series, Freeridge, which premieres February 2 on Netflix. In a recent interview on my podcast Actors With Issues, the stars of Freeridge (pictured above, left to right) -- Keyla Monterosso Mejia, Ciara Riley Wilson, Tenzing Norgay Trainor and Bryana Salaz -- joined me for a conversation on the biggest challenges they faced during production, the lessons learned along the way, and advice they’d give to young actors who want to be where they are one day.
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