Jamie Kelly is the star of the “Dear Dumb Diary” book series by Jim Benton.
Now that her dairy was made into a movie, we wanted to get the scoop on the star herself and how she feels about her diary being exposed on the big screen! Miss O Girl Justine was able to snag the exclusive interview with her.
Justine: How does it feel to have your very own movie?
Jamie: It feels good. It’s important to point out that its not Angeline’s movie
Justine: How much creative input did you have with the movie
Jamie: I lived it, baby. I LIVED it.
Justine: What made you decide to start keeping a diary?
Jamie: I don’t remember. Diaries are a good way to scream at the top of your lungs without getting in trouble or scaring a beagle bad enough that he bites you.
Justine: How do you feel about millions of people reading your personal diary?
Jamie: Wait. What.
Justine: How have people you’ve written about in your diary reacted to what you’ve said about them?
Jamie: When did people read my diary? Hang on a second. WHEN DID PEOPLE READ MY DIARY?
Justine: How did you first meet your BFF Isabella?
Jamie: Back in first grade. I forgot my lunch and Isabella was so sweet that she pulled this kid’s hair until he gave me his.
Justine: What is it about Isabella that makes her such a good friend?
Jamie: So many things! Most of the time if you start really crying, Isabella will get off your stomach.
Justine: What makes Hudson so dreamy?
Jamie: One of the things I love most about Hudson is that he’s not too ugly for me, and I’m not too ugly for him. We’re a great match. Just like Romeo and Juliet.
Justine: Does he know about your feelings?
Jamie: He better not (I’m looking at you, Isabella.)
Justine: What is school like for you at Mackerel Middle?
Jamie: Mackerel Middle School prepares you for the real world, which is also super boring.
Justine: Are you excited about high school?
Jamie: Yes. I think that all of your problems just vanish when you hit high school.
Justine: What do you want to do when you grow up?
Jamie: Well, I’m already a writer and an artist. I’ll probably just be a taller version of that that shaves more.
Justine: Describe your style.
Jamie: I’m what you would call Artabulous. We artistic types like to follow our inner voice when we’re assembling a look out of whatever’s clean.
Justine: What is your idea of a perfect day?
Jamie: Oh I don’t know. I guess any day that begins with a smile and ends with a song. And Angeline moves away.
Justine: Do you have any secret talents?
Jamie: I’m an excellent dancer and I can form an opinion faster than anybody I know.
Justine: What are your hobbies?
Jamie: I really love koalas. They’re like if a bear and a monkey had a baby and they gave it a miniature Snickers bar for a nose.
Justine: What is your most embarrassing moment?
Jamie: I don’t know. They all seem to melt together into a huge bubbling lake of embarrassment. Are you telling me there are people with only ONE most embarrassing moment?
Justine: What advice do you have for girls about surviving middle school?
Jamie: As long as nothing embarrassing or stupid or boring or infuriating happens, you’ll be fine.