Ariela Barer on Being a Teen with a Heart in ABC’s Rebel [Exclusive Interview]

Ariela Barer - Rebel

Ariela Barer – Rebel

Ariela Barer loves playing teenagers on the screen. 

From Netflix’s Atypical to Hulu’s Runaways, she often plays interesting teens in one aspect or another. This time around, ABC’s Rebel, she’ll be playing Ziggie, the daughter to Annie “Rebel” Bello (played by Katey Sagal) on the show. 

Ziggie is an adopted teen daughter, who has a big heart like her mother and very supportive of her activist shenanigans. Also, her character struggles with being hooked on pain medication after an injury that forces her to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings regularly. As a teen, she’ll need her mother, who’ll be focused on seeking justice for the common people. 

Rebel is inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich today. Annie “Rebel” Bello is a funny and fearless legal advocate with a blue-collar background, who helps those in need without a law degree. 

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Also starring in the television will be John Corbett, Lex Scott Davis, Danielle Garcia, Tamala Jones, and Andy Garcia. 

LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actress Ariela Barer prior to the premiere episode of Rebel this week. We talked about her character, love for television, Katey Sagal, and Erin Brockovich. 

Most recently, Ariela Barer was one of the lead characters in Marvel’s Runaways as Gert Yorkes, who has the ability to control a dinosaur friend. Also, she had recurring roles on Atypical and One Day at a Time. For films, she played Olivia in the feature film Lady World. For upcoming projects, she’ll be seen as the lead in the upcoming Disfluency and in a supporting role in The Ultimate Playlist of Noise. She also directed the short film Jelly, which will soon be entering the festival circuit. 

Rebel premieres on ABC this Thursday, April at 10/9c. 

Watch the exclusive interview with Ariela Barer below. Let us know what you think. 

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, ABC 

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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