Following a number of articles on Glossy News, Julianna Rose Mauriello, formerly Stephanie of LazyTown fame, agreed to sit down with us for an exclusive interview over Skype.
The interview is here, as follows:
GlossyNews.com – Thanks for joining us, can I get you anything?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – No. Please stop. Let’s just do the interview. Please. I’m very uncomfortable.
GlossyNews.com – Julianna, when were you arrested for prostitution?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – I’ve never been arrested for anything. Not ever. Where did you guys even get this story in the first place?
GlossyNews.com – What about [getting arrested for] drugs?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – Not for anything. I’ve never been arrested. Seriously, where did you get this story?
GlossyNews.com – How many times did your co-star Magnús Scheving (who played Sporticus on LazyTown) attempt to put himself upon you, physically?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – Never! Why would he do that? He’s a very nice man. I respect him a lot. Look, I’ve still never done more than even kiss a boy. I was raised in a very conservative Christian family, and I live by those values. I’ve got a lot of life ahead of me, I don’t need to rush into anything.
GlossyNews.com – Let me rephrase it. How many times did he try to force himself on you sexually on camera?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – On camera? Oh constantly. That’s pretty much what the show was about. Have you seen it? But it doesn’t matter, my mom was on set to make sure he didn’t get past second base even when the cameras were rolling, and off-camera he was more than a perfect gentleman. He seemed more interested in talking with the boys that brought in the water than [with] talking to me.
GlossyNews.com – What does second base mean to you?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – No.
GlossyNews.com – You already cashed the check for this interview, so let me ask again… What does second base mean to you?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – It means touching over the clothes is obviously okay, and some more serious stuff within reason, as long as it’s all part of the scene [in the show]. We’re professionals. This isn’t that strange when you see it on set.
GlossyNews.com – Did you ever kiss any of the men from the show the show with tongue?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – That’s not important. Why would you even ask that? Move on. Next question. But let’s tentatively say “no”.
GlossyNews.com – What about non-cast crew members, did you ever kiss them?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – Pass. Next question. I’ll walk out if you don’t turn this interview around.
GlossyNews.com – Fair enough. What’s next for you in your career?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – I have an art film I’m working on right now. It’s not exactly for the younger crowd, but it’s pretty raw and pretty amazing. I probably shouldn’t talk about it.
GlossyNews.com – Is it… Is it an adult film?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – You’ll just have to wait for the premiere to find out!
GlossyNews.com – So it’s an adult film?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – I already told you I won’t say!
GlossyNews.com – What sorts of things will this adult film delve into? Will it be soft-core or what’s the plan?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – Derek, are we done here? [inaudible]. — Pass.
GlossyNews.com – If I said I had an eighth of coke in my pocket, how would it change this interview?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – What, um, come on. It wouldn’t. I don’t even get what you mean. I’m not going to answer that on the record.
GlossyNews.com – Would you like me to turn off this recorder?
Julianna Rose Mauriello – You guys are so silly. I think we’re done here, right? Go ahead and turn it off.
The tape ran out at this point, so whatever came after it was fully “off the record.”