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  • Degrassi Flashback: Miriam McDonald (Emma)

    Posted on 01/03/2011 by Lisa

    Emma!Join us as we revisit a classic IM-terview with Miriam McDonald from 2005, and "aww" at some old Emma pics.

    Note from Mary: Just so you know, the reason Miriam calls me a gorilla at first is because my display name says "Gorilla." It wasn't, like, a diss about how hairy I am. I'm pretty sure.


    -Miriam-: yoyo gorilla!!
    The-Mary: hey Miriam!
    -Miriam-: hiii wasssup?
    The-Mary: hiiiiiiii! ok ok. So what did you shoot today? that you can tell us about, I guess
    -Miriam-: umm okay without divulging any big secrets we did a hilllllarious scene in a movie theatre involving ryan cooley and a root beer!
    The-Mary: oh dear. What's Emma up to these days?
    -Miriam-: to be totally honest i don't really know what they have in store for Emma this season. She is constantly changing though so i'm sure there will be some spicy surprises!
    The-Mary: SPICY!
    -Miriam-: spicy is my word
    The-Mary: so in today's scene... were you allowed to crack up for it, or did you have to keep a straight face?
    -Miriam-: OMG i was laughing soo hard but luckily i was supposed to so it was all good!
    The-Mary: which is harder: keeping a straight face when something's hilarious, or crying on cue?
    -Miriam-: for me crying on cue is not too difficult because i am really good at staying focused on something emotional. Comedic scenes need a different, less intense sort of focus so it's easy to crack up!
    -Miriam-: but then i just slap myself
    The-Mary: ha, literally?
    -Miriam-: quite literally! hahah i'm odd, i'll admit!
    The-Mary: ok, we need on-set dirt: who smells the best out of the cast?
    -Miriam-: oooooooooh ME!!!!!! honestly i'm obsessed with vanilla lotion! hhaahhaa but i'm not gonna build up my odour cuz that would be conceited..... so....... maybe aubrey!?
    The-Mary: so, do you have a boyfriend?
    -Miriam-: no, and i go through phases when i'm like okay i really want a boyfriend, but more often i love having independence so i am very happy to be single!
    -Miriam-: for now
    The-Mary: so when are you coming back to NY???
    -Miriam-: SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and honestly i am more excited than life
    The-Mary: you heart it?
    -Miriam-: june 18 or sumthin for the season 2 DVD!
    The-Mary: oh RAD!
    -Miriam-: omg yes, i <3 NYC
    The-Mary: where else on the planet do you want to go the most?
    -Miriam-: hmmmm go or live.......Live is LA or NYC and go.......maybe Australia
    -Miriam-: i want to try surfing sooo desparately
    The-Mary: oh man... if you live in LA you'll be all set -- malibu miriam. totally.
    -Miriam-: yayayayayay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pleaaaaase!!! that would be a dream
    The-Mary: ok, more random questions: do Stefan and Amanda [Mr. Simpson and Emma's mom] ever give you advice, having "grown up" on Degrassi themselves?
    -Miriam-: well amanda reminds me to turn my mic off when i go to bathroom, and stefan just jokes around all the time
    -Miriam-: but they also teach us about their experiences with mall tours back in the day and how not to get bad press!
    The-Mary: oh nice! that's very handy. lindsay lohan should have such friends.
    -Miriam-: LOL should she ever!
    -Miriam-: but at the same time if it weren't for her "bad press" we wouldn't hear about her all that much and she wouldn't be as huge as she is. so maybe she does have it right??
    The-Mary: Good point!
    The-Mary: ok, one more really weird question

    -Miriam-: ask anything
    The-Mary: have you ever met the person who played the baby emma on the original degrassi? or did they just use a doll? i forget.
    The-Mary: i'm sorry, my mind is weird.

    -Miriam-: nono she is real! and i have not met her but she does exist and i would love to meet her and have like, this emotional reunion type deal
    The-Mary: that would be The Best.
    The-Mary: OK, i think i've bugged you enough today...thanks SO much miriam, you're awesome
    The-Mary: have a great day

    -Miriam-: no problem!! see ya lata

  • Dear Degrassi: Advice from Miriam "Emma" McDonald

    Posted on 04/18/2010 by Mary

    This week's advice-seeker says:
    "i fell for this guy, and he ended up moving. his best friend was my best friend. my best friend was there for me when i was going through all of it and we started dating. now we've been dating for ten months and i love him. BUT, the guy i fell for still sends me texts telling me how much it sucks that we can't be together and we talk about it all the time. i found out he's moving back, and even though i love my boyfriend, i never got to be with the guy that i fell for and i still feel for him so much. i don't know what to do. help."

    Miriam McDonald, Emma from Degrassi And Miriam McDonald (Emma on Degrassi) says...
    "Two guys, one girl... Uh oh!

    You're certainly not alone -- I think at some point almost everyone has felt a little conflicted when it comes to this kind of stuff. But here's my completely un-expert opinion ;)

    You say you have a boyfriend who you love. It sounds as if your relationship with your current boyfriend has been great, so please don't let the fact that this other guy is moving back to mess up what you have!

    The mystery of what it could be like with guy #2 is intriguing I'm sure, but love triangles are dangerous. If you keep up the text messaging, etc. with guy #2, it's only going to make it harder for you, so I think you should cut that off! Someone is bound to get hurt unless you are clear with both guys on where you stand.

    If you focus too much on what could be, you may lose sight of what you have! I think the best thing for you to do is focus on how great your boyfriend has been for the past 10 months and try and put this other guy out of your mind for the moment... as hard as it may be!

    I hope this is helpful!

    All the best,
    MM"

    PS: If you have an advice question you want answered in the blog, let me know. We might pick your question to send to a Degrassi star!