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Storm Reid Creates Gen-Z Cooking Show

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Storm Reid is using the pandemic to make a cooking show from her kitchen.

What We Know:

  • Like many Americans, teen actress Storm Reid has leaned into cooking at home during the pandemic. Aside from acting alongside icons like Oprah Winfrey in A Wrinkle in Time, Reid’s always had a passion for cooking and deeper conversations.
  • “I’m a foodie,” she explained. “And my favorite pastime is eating, and it’s the thing that I enjoy the most. I’m from the South, so I’ve just been surrounded by good food all my life. So I’ve been able to watch my mom in the kitchen and be able to pick up new recipes. Then I think I’m the baker of the family. So if you need a pie, you need a cake, you need some cookies, you come to me.”
  • Now, the 17-year-old Euphoria actress is producing her own Facebook Watch series called Chop It Up. According to NBC, the series will feature A-list celebrity guests and young Hollywood talent to talk about things they feel passionate about.

“I feel like we just use the cooking by way of conversation and really just expressing ourselves and really having real deep conversations ranging from ethical technology and dating to family to college,” Reid said.

  • This is Reid’s first executive producing project using her co-founded production company, A Seed & Wings. Co-producer and mother Robyn Simpson inspired Reid to create the program. In an interview with NBC’s Snapchat show, Reid remembers her mother “was sitting around hearing me talk to my siblings and my friends about things that, I guess, young people care about. And she was like, Storm, is there something on television, or is there a piece of content where your audience or your supporters or even the older generations can look at and really understand how Gen Z is feeling? And I really sat there, and I was like, No, there’s nothing out there like that.”
  • Reid also admits to struggling to create and produce a show during a pandemic. She says she had to learn about technical work like budgeting and insurance, along with having confidence in her decisions. “It […] made me realize when it was all said and done … like, yes, we did it, and we can do it again. And it really made me believe in myself and believe in my team,” she explained.

Chop It Up will stream new episodes weekly on Facebook Watch.

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