Terra tells all

Lit­tle Women: la’s terra jole dishes the truth be­hind the fights and fab­u­lous­ness.

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how did you all meet? there’s a large group here called lit­tle peo­ple of amer­ica. that’s how we met; not all, but a lot of us. tonya and i worked as elves at ra­dio city xmas spec­tac­u­lar and she was my room­mate for three months in 2000. i met elena at an event with other in­dus­try lit­tle peo­ple – i’ve never met a lit­tle per­son as beau­ti­ful as her. f you want to make it in show­biz, then los an­ge­les is the place to be. and in lit­tle women: la (2014cur­rent), terra jole and friends bri­ana man­son, tonya banks, traci har­ri­son, elena grant and christy mcgin­ity re­veal what it’s like for lit­tle peo­ple in show­biz, as well as how they live their nor­mal lives. but if th­ese lit­tle women seem to have larger-than-life is­sues, that’s just tv, says 1.29m-tall terra. “re­al­ity tv makes ev­ery per­son­al­ity ex­treme – if you’re a christian, then you are go­ing to be the ex­treme churchy chick, and if you’re in­tro­verted, then you’re the shy girl. if you’re loud, then you’re the ob­nox­ious one. but the root of ev­ery per­son­al­ity is very true.” terra, tell us more! does bri­ana’s ex-hus­band lief man­son be­ing on sur­vivor: one world (cur­rently air­ing on sabc3) come up? i was with her in one of the scenes with her daugh­ter, try­ing to fig­ure what was go­ing on with her and her daugh­ter’s fa­ther (in episode 4 on 12 de­cem­ber). she was re­ally go­ing through a di­vorce at the time and it was a real is­sue for her to fig­ure this out, as well as bal­ance her home life. what was it like shop­ping for a wed­ding dress with traci? that was one of my favourite days of film­ing be­cause se­cretly, she al­ready had a dress she’d thought about and the fact that she truly found her wed­ding dress on cam­era (in episode 3 on 5 de­cem­ber) was a mag­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence. i had no clue that i’d be asked to be her maid of hon­our, so i was dumb­founded. it was a true, heart­felt, real mo­ment. what dat­ing red flags do you have? if it’s an av­er­age-sized per­son, one of my red flags is when they bend down to talk to me,

the show’s a suc­cess and lifetime has re­newed it for

sea­son 2, to air in 2015. i’m like, “argh, this isn’t go­ing to work.” i im­me­di­ately feel like i’m five years old. [laughs]. for a lit­tle per­son, you need the per­son to be as con­fi­dent as you are or they’re not go­ing to be com­fort­able in pub­lic en­vi­ron­ments. i don’t deal with in­se­cu­rity very well. what’s made you re­ject roles be­fore? cinco de mayo [a mex­i­can-amer­i­can hol­i­day] is a big hol­i­day here and every­body dresses up in som­breros and pon­chos. i’ve been on th­ese jobs where they’re like, “okay, we’re go­ing to take you to the back and fill your som­brero with chips and salsa,” [so terra would have to be a mo­bile chip ’n dip dis­penser] and those kinds of sit­u­a­tions you ei­ther have to say, “i’m in it for the money, or i’m walk­ing away.” thank­fully, i have al­ways said, “i’m walk­ing away.” fair enough. and what’s been the sil­li­est ar­gu­ment that you’ve had with the girls? traci is the in­tro­vert – she won’t speak up for her­self most of the time. so when christy came in and de­stroyed traci’s wine tast­ing party (in episode 3 on 5 de­cem­ber), it up­set me. if i didn’t say any­thing, no­body would have. but i ac­tu­ally ru­ined it and i felt hor­ri­ble that i ru­ined it. so what did you learn from sea­son 1 that may af­fect how you ap­proach fu­ture episodes? it was a real wake-up call. it re­ally made me pro­tect more what i say about my re­la­tion­ship with joe [her boyfriend joe gnoffo is a drum­mer for the nir­vana trib­ute band nir­van­ish]. as for the women, we all know each other and we will say what­ever it is that’s on the tip of our tongue and i’m okay with that. that’s all the truth. but when it comes to a more per­sonal thing, you don’t want to be per­ceived in­cor­rectly.

terra and her mu­si­cian boyfriend joe gnoffo.

the lit­tle women: la crew (from left): traci, terra, elena,

bri­ana, tonya and christy.

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