Talking Disney+’s Secret Society of Second Born Royals With Faly Rakotohavana

Recently we spoke with Actor Faly Rakotohavana about his new project Secret Society of Second Born Royals which will premiere on September 25th.

Gareth Von Kallenbach provided a few of the questions for our interview which you can read below.

Photo by Birdie Thompson.


How did you get into acting and what was your big break?

I got into acting through a program called CGTV. They introduced me to life in Los Angeles and how to start up a career in acting. Through CGTV I found my agent and manager, and the program itself gave me a huge boost in my career. My big break was definitely Raven’s Home. Raven’s Home introduced me to the world of Disney and opened up a lot of opportunities for me.


Can you tell us a little about Secret Society of Second Born Royals?

Secret Society of Second Born Royals is about a group of second born royals who are sent to summer school. Little do they know their summer school is a training facility for superheroes. As a group, they learn to master their powers and protect the kingdom.


How does it feel to portray a Prince in the movie?

It was so crazy getting to play a prince in a Disney film. It was so surreal to me at first. The realization that I was playing a lead in a Disney film didn’t even hit me until I had come back from filming.


What is your favorite Disney park attraction and how many parks have you visited?

My favorite Disney park attraction is probably Disneyland. Disneyland is the only Disney park I’ve ever been to. I enjoy it though! It’s a beautiful park filled with a lot of adventure. My favorite ride was Guardians of the Galaxy ride.


What did you like best about living in Phoenix? Did you have to travel for acting jobs while you were living in the area?

I loved living in Phoenix because I was closer to all of my family. A lot of my family is there so living that close to them was nice. At the time that I was living in Phoenix, I had a major stuttering issue that prevented me from really pursuing a career. I didn’t pursue a career in acting until I moved to Texas.


What is it like to be a part of the Disney family?

It’s such a blessing. I never thought in the six years that I have been acting that I would have the opportunity to work with Disney. I am very proud to say that I am a part of the Disney family.


Do you have a favorite role or type of role you would like to be cast as in the future?

I was in a horror film called Nightmare Cinema and I really enjoyed that. So, getting to act in more movies like that would be fun. I have always been obsessed with the horror genre so getting to be in horror movies and horror shows has always been a dream of mine.


How are you spending your isolation time?

I have been spending a lot of time skating. I got a skateboard for my birthday and since quarantines started, I have been spending a lot of time working on that. I’ve played a variety of video games ranging from horror games to action and adventure. Besides that, I haven’t been doing much.


Can you tell us about any of your upcoming projects?

As of right now, I have just been focused on publicity for Secret Society of Second Born Royals and preparing for the big release day. So far I have nothing that I can talk about, but I hope that you will all stick with me so you can see what I have for you guys in the future.


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