Dramatic Roles Were ‘Hard’ After Years on Nickelodeon

Melissa Joan Hart stated it was “arduous” for her to tackle extra critical roles after years on Nickelodeon.

The actress, who has been within the leisure trade for greater than three many years, just lately instructed Individuals journal that she now likes to “combine it up” when selecting characters and genres, however that it took a while to get thus far.

“I like doing these true crime films as a result of I by no means trusted myself to do drama once I was youthful,” Hart stated. “I did, once I was actually younger, I used to be truly in one of many episodes of The Equalizer, once I was about seven years outdated … and did another dramatic roles — that was simple for me once I was a baby. However then, as I received extra comfy with comedy, it was tougher for me to flip into drama.”

The Melissa & Joey alum admitted she discovered consolation in her comedic abilities after years of starring in youngsters’ TV exhibits, together with her Nickelodeon collection Clarissa Explains It All from 1991 to 1994 after which Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

“Comedy is a lot about gesturing and massive facial expressions, particularly on Nickelodeon. Once you study Nickelodeon performing, it’s like, would you like look primary, quantity two, or quantity three?,” Hart defined, displaying three totally different facial expressions. “You are attempting to do the totally different appears to be like and make it huge.”

She continued, “After which taking it down for drama was an actual studying curve for me once more. So it’s been actually attention-grabbing to dive extra into the dramatic stuff and belief myself with it.”

Hart’s newest film, Lifetime’s The Dangerous Guardian, follows a lady, Leigh Delgado (Hart), who tries to save lots of her father from a corrupt and grasping court-appointed guardian.