CYMPHONIQUE DISHES ON CEE LO, ACTING WITH BIG BROTHER ROMEO, AND MORE
“How to Rock” star Cymphonique Miller got the chance to share her set with none other than legendary music artist and “The Voice” coach Cee Lo Green. The usually over-the-top Cee Lo was surprisingly low key while on set. Instead of being donned in his typical feathers and beads, he wore a black t-shirt and just a little flash. Cymphonique said, “I’m used to seeing him in big, colorful feathers and all these crazy outfits and he was really down-to-earth with his outfits when he came on set.”
On the episode, which is the first ever one hour “How to Rock” show, Kacey (Cymphonique) and the Gravity 5 crash Cee Lo’s concert where they end up singing together on stage. Cymphonique enjoyed her time working with one half of the Gnarls Barkley duo. She said, “Whenever I work with an artist or someone from the music industry [who comes] into the acting world, it’s always interesting to see if they memorize lines or take the acting seriously.” She added that Cee Lo was “really cool and professional…. He really brought his own flavor to the role.”
Cymphonique admitted that her family laying a foundation in the entertainment world helped her along the way. Her big brother Romeo knew a thing or two about being on a Nick show, having starred alongside their dad in the show “Romeo!” from 2003-2006. “He told me, ‘This is going to take a lot of hard work, and you have to pay your dues.’ I was ready to do that because I definitely didn’t want to gain anything off of my brother or dad,” she said.
She also laughed about appearing in an episode of “How to Rock” with her brother, where they had to act like complete strangers. The actress said, “It’s really crazy because, while we were on set and doing lines, one time he accidentally called me by my name, and I’d be calling him by his name. We’d be like, ‘Oh, we’re supposed to act like we don’t know each other!’”
Upcoming “X-Factor” judge and one of Cymphonique’s friends, Demi Lovato, gave her a piece of advice that she thinks is good advice for everyone. In her words, the advice is simply:
“Be yourself no matter what. Comparison is the enemy of happiness. You have to be the best you. Even when people say they look up to me, I’m like, Don’t try to be like me. Be the best you.”
“How to Rock” airs Saturdays @ 8p.m EST.