Now, the young star hopes to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone once in a while.
"I just had to get this extreme amount of confidence," the actress exclusively tells Morning Honey of her role. "It's really fun to play someone who isn’t really you – that is always what actors say their favorite part about acting is, so I am glad I had the opportunity to do so. I am a pretty adventurous person, so that kind of ties into it, and I just had to remember and channel all of the times I have been brave and determined and then just put that into my character."
Hammons is just starting out in the entertainment industry, but she is already sure of herself — something she learned when filming the DCOM.
"One of my favorite scenes is when Amy is giving some advice to Marshall about her family issues, and I think that shows a vulnerable side of Amy that you don’t get to see that a lot," she says. "It shows that it's OK to be vulnerable, especially with people you trust. So, I hope that girls and young kids will see that and say, 'Oh, well, it’s OK for me to be vulnerable, that is fine sometimes.' I hope young girls will be able to see how much work is put into movies – it’s a lot of determination and confidence, and I hope that I can show young girls how to gain that confidence."
The brunette beauty realized at a young age that she wanted to be in showbiz.
"I was around eight or nine because I started out singing," she recalls. "I started out in my school choir, and I said, 'I am going to be a superstar, I want to be a popstar/singer,' but then my choir teacher in elementary school said, 'You should do some musicals and see what you like.' I tried it and loved it, but now I am definitely leaning towards acting. As I have evolved and as I have grown, I am leaning towards acting more and more."
She continues, "I think my fave thing about acting is the fact that I get to tell stories in such a fun way. I remember when I used to film my school assignments, I would make little movies and everyone else would make essays, so I have always been a storyteller in whatever form of art that is. I think acting is a really nice way to tell a story and honestly, I just love impacting people in a good way."
Now, Hammons is living out her wildest dreams by starring on Disney Channel. "I was definitely a Disney Channel kid growing up," she confesses. "I grew up watching Disney Channel and DCOMS, and it feels so amazing to be in one myself. I am really inspired by a lot of the young women who have paved the way, as they started on Disney Channel and then evolved out of it. Zendaya, Olivia Holt, Selena Gomez — I still love seeing them, seeing their careers evolve and grow still, and I am excited to see mine [grow]."
Under Wraps will premiere on Disney Channel on October 1.
To watch the trailer, click here: https://tvline.com/2021/08/13/under-wraps-trailer-remake-disney-channel-original-movie/.