At just 13 years old, this month’s Cover Kid, Miya Cech, has already experienced a career that is out of this world.
Cech’s starring roles have included playing the young Ali Wong in the hit Netflix film “Always Be My Maybe”and ZhenZhen in Netflix’s “Rim of the World.” She graced the big screen as the character Zu, a girl who can control electricity with her mind, in Fox’s “The Darkest Minds.” In her latest role, Cech portrays Samantha Sawyer-Wei in the new live-action series “The Astronauts” from Nickelodeon and Imagine Kids+Family.
The series is executive produced by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and Imagine Kids+Family President Stephanie Sperber. Cech’s character is part of a group of kids accidentally launched into space. My family and I saw the premier at a media event, and the show was a welcome odyssey from the day-to-day grind of remote schooling and coronavirus worries.
“The Astronauts has been a great experience,” Cech says. “When we first started filming, we had no way of knowing that we’d have to shut down mid-season because of COVID. [When] we returned, production did everything right and kept us safe and comfortable and we were able to make this great show. I think that by watching the show, kids can see that friendship and working together (no matter what your differences are), can make you stronger.”
Cech’s upcoming roles include starring as Sammy Ko in “Marvelous and the Black Hole” alongside Rhea Perlman.
You can find out more about Cech via social media: @miyacech on Instagram and Twitter.