Picture this: a household of 11 children bouncing off the walls during the holidays. Well, in the last original Nickelodeons movie, A noisy Christmas at home, there is a super mom named Rita Loud (Muretta Moss) who keeps all of her children under control while maintaining the holiday spirit.
Alongside the director Jonathan Judge and writer Liz maccie – Moss was one of many who helped win the Emmy Award The noisy house cartoon to life. The way Moss approached her role as Rita Loud elevated the action-packed image and made it into a vacation staple.
“I play a cartoon character who is really loved and who has a great fan base,” the talented actress shared with Celebrity secrets. “So I wanted to do him justice. When I spoke to the director before starting filming, he said to me: “You are not a cartoon… you are a real person”. So, I think that anchored me, knowing that I wasn’t trying to be the cartoon character. I was just trying to be the real version, ”she adds.
Just in time for the holiday season, the festive film premiered on Nickelodeon and Paramount + on Friday, November 26. Throughout the film, moviegoers see the Loud family adapt to the change, as their Christmas plans suddenly change after Rita’s oldest daughter (Lori Fort) shares with her parents and siblings that she won’t be home. not college for the holidays. Her decision had a domino effect, as her sisters Luna (Sophie woodward) and Luan (Catherine bradley) have given up on their vacation plans.
Once the three daughters decided to go their own way, the Loud family were quickly upset, leaving Lincoln Loud (Wolfgang schaeffer) to call his best friend Clyde (Jahzir Bruno) to help save Christmas and their long-standing traditions.
After a handful of chaotic scenes that show Lincoln doing whatever it takes to reunite his family – Rita and her husband (Brian stepanek) teach their son and the rest of the Loud family a valuable lesson about change and the true meaning of Christmas.
Celeb Secrets sat down (virtually) with Muretta Moss to learn more about her role as Rita Loud in the family film Nickelodeon. Read it all the Q&A below, and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the film by leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or tweeting us at @Celebritiesecret.
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Celeb Secrets: This is based on The noisy house cartoon, which is also an Emmy-winning animated series – So what was it like playing a real-life version of Rita Loud?
Muretta Mousse: “She is the mother of 11 children, she has a great husband and they are really family oriented. It is based on the award winning The noisy house cartoon. In the cartoon, the parents didn’t step in until maybe the third season … maybe it was the second, but she became a real person in the cartoon. I love her because she has 11 kids, but she still has a good sense of humor. She lets all these kids be who they are, which is my favorite part.
It was really fun playing the real version of Rita Loud. I play a cartoon character who is really loved and has a great fan base. So I wanted to do him justice. When I spoke to the director before starting filming, he said to me: “You are not a cartoon… you are a real person”. So, I think that anchored me, knowing that I wasn’t trying to be the cartoon character – I was just trying to be the real version. The hair, the makeup, the costumes, and just the general cast made it so easy for all of us to transform into these characters. Hats off to everyone because I was able to look like him from head to toe.
Celeb Secrets: Have you contacted Jill Talley, who is the voiceover for the cartoon series while preparing for the role?
Muretta Mousse: “I messaged her on Instagram, but got no response. I just texted him saying ‘Hey, I just want to do you justice. You are so talented. You took that character and made it complete, and I hope I can just honor you. That’s what I really wanted to do because the cartoon is still going strong, and she does. So that was really fun, and I was honored to play a character that she’s the voice of because she’s so talented.
CS: Can you explain the production process to me? What was it like filming on set?
Muretta Mousse: “Shooting in May was really fun because it was May and June. It was so much fun filming in the spring and summer, and I just had that Christmas cheer. It was just a good time, and it was really fun. Even outside the mall, which was in Atlanta, there was a huge Christmas tree and presents. So it was still great fun to drive up to. It was so important what we were creating, and as regards the turnaround – they immediately started working on it.
CS: Do you think this role elevated your career?
MM: “Being cast in a Nickelodeon movie definitely uplifted me. I’ve always played a mom, I’ve been doing that for a really long time, but we’re all leads here. We were an ensemble cast, but we were all leads. main characters So a lot of times I play supporting characters in big budget movies.
I do a lot of work on Indy and it was really great, mainly because there is a fan base. It’s just really nice to have the support, to see people liking the movie. Everyone just wants to take it to the next level and create a job that they love and appreciate. I just hope it opens more doors.
CS: What was it like working with Brian Stepanek?
MM: “Brian is also a very talented director. So he did a great job. He has worked on numerous children’s shows and only manages 11 children. His voice was definitely needed as a father in the movie and also when the cameras weren’t rolling. I think one of the biggest compliments he gave was the first week of filming. He said ‘you sound like her’ and I said ‘WOW, thank you very much.’ He’s so talented and so funny, especially in physical humor. It was just great to watch him and see where he was going.
CS: You take part in some pretty chaotic scenes. Which film did you like the most and why?
MM: “When Lisa, played by Lexi janicek, knocks on the car door and says ‘we have to go follow the sharkodile.’ Also, we were running around the mall in a scene, and it was just just chaotic because all these kids have times when they go to school. So there are specific times when they need to be buckled on set. Sometimes we only have one take on a massive stage with everyone there – you always have to be ready and just prepared.
I’m still in awe, the actors are so talented and they are so smart. These girls are so good. I can handle myself, but I was like, ‘Okay I can learn things from you girls.’ Both Charlotte tucker and Lainey Knowles, who play the Lilies, were the most professional. They stood up for their needs if they needed a box of juice, and they were always good to go. I’m so excited to see where they’re going, and I hope I still play their mother. I am so honored that they think I can be their mother.
It’s time to rock the hallways with our favorite family! ❤️🎸🎶🎄 Celebrate the season with A Loud House Christmas, now streaming on Paramount +! pic.twitter.com/mueNwkdE63
– Paramount + (@paramountplus) December 24, 2021
CS: What do you hope moviegoers take away from the action-packed film?
MM: “I hope the fans feel back in the Loud House and at home. I hope people who might feel a bit outside of their family will feel at home and like they can light up the Loud House and feel like this family unit, feel good like they have a place.I would say you have a place in the Loud House because we are for everyone and we love everyone.
Even during Christmas time, we hope everyone can just crawl on the sofa and enjoy it, and I hope they visit it year after year. It also talks about change growing up, and you can’t fight it. “
CS: It’s no secret that Lincoln was doing everything in his power to keep some special Christmas traditions alive throughout the film. So, do you have any holiday traditions that you do with your family?
MM: “So I’m not a great traditionalist. Of course you have to have the lights, our street is really narrow, and they want those Christmas lights.
One of the things I personally love is my Christmas tree! There’s a skirt under the Christmas tree, which you’re supposed to have and my cat is zooming in through the skirt. I’ll wake up in the morning and the Christmas skirt will be in the kitchen. I’m like, ‘I love this! You had the best time. I don’t care if there are pine needles everywhere.
CS: Could moviegoers expect a sequel?
MM: “Loud’s and Clyde’s family, because he’s family… we all want him because we want to recreate that magic.” So, I really hope so!
CS: Since we’re Celeb Secrets – are there any behind-the-scenes moments that would surprise us, the fans, about The Loud House?
MM: “I am obsessed with these children! When we do press conferences or something, I just want to be with them or be on a text channel with them. Instead, I text their moms! This is probably the biggest secret… of my obsession with them. They are all so awesome!