ABC TV Press Tour Summer 2019! Mykal-Michelle Harris Will Steal Scenes – And Your Heart – On Mixed-ish!By The DivaGals | August 9, 2019 | Entertainment
Fans of Black-ish are going to learn more about Rainbow’s life as a teen (played by Arica Himmel, pictured center), where she simply went by “Bow” in the mid-80s in the series Mixed-ish. Playing Rainbow’s little sister, Santamonica, is Mykal-Michelle Harris, that cutie on the far left.
“My character is all the sassy you get in the world,” Mykal-Michelle says of her Mixed-ish role. “She’s the tiniest, she’s the cutest, and at least in my point of view, she is the sassiest. She is and she already found her place in this mixed world. And she’s always right, at least she thinks [she is]!”
While Mykal-Michelle is only 6 years old, she’s already amassed quite a slew of credits! Along with roles in The Affair, The Substitute and A Kid Called Mayonnaise, Harris most recently played young Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz’s character) in flashback scenes on the second season of Big Little Lies.
“I’m all about the flashbacks,” Mykal-Michelle tells the DivaGals about her appearances in the HBO series, who says, in her scenes, her mom, Elizabeth (Khalilah Joi), “is always mad at me! She yells at me and she just always complains!”
While Mykal-Michelle Big Little Lies scenes were all in flashback, she says she did get to spend time with the show’s main cast at the show’s wrap party. “I got to meet Miss Zoë Kravitz,” Harris shares. “It was amazing! I went up to her and said, ‘I play you!’ She said, ‘No, you are me!’ It was fun getting to meet all the big names on the show.”
In the past, she’s attended “regular” school, but Mykal-Michelle says now, due to her production schedule, “I do an online project. I’m really psyched because I meet new friends and stuff.”
Away from work and school, Harris says she likes to play on her “device” and sometimes play with her brother and sister. She says she “bugs” people a lot — only we’re not bugged at all! In fact, we can’t wait to see this little scene-stealer debut in Mixed-ish!
Mixed-ish debuts Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. on ABC.