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Pinon Fourth Grader Stars In Lifetime Movie

on October 12, 2017 - 7:39am

Allyson Harbert in a scene from Lifetime’s ‘A Mother’s Crime’. Courtesy photo



Los Alamos Daily Post 

Allyson Harbert’s acting career has started off with a bang. Harbert, a Pinon Elementary School fourth grader student, recently acted in a Lifetime movie, “A Mother’s Crime”.

The TV movie premiered Friday, Oct. 6. In the movie, Harbert portrays Callie, a 7-year-old girl who was adopted by her biological mother’s sister. However, her birth mother wants her back and resorts to kidnapping to reunite with her daughter.

It might be a diabolical plot but Harbert said she enjoyed the experience.

“I loved it so much,” she said. “It was so much fun … I loved doing the scenes and acting with everybody.”

Harbert’s mother, Christy, said the filming for the movie was in Albuquerque and took two weeks to complete. The show starred April Bowlby known for her roles in “Two and a Half Men” and “Drop Dead Diva.”

The chance to act has been a longtime aspiration for Harbert, Christy said.

“Allyson has been wanting to act for a long time. We finally set her up with an agent and within four months she got a role,” she said, adding that it was her daughter’s first acting role although she did appear in a commercial for Presbyterian Hospital four or five months ago.

Christy commended the cast and crew for giving her daughter a great first acting gig experience.

“Everybody treated her so well. From start to finish it was a very positive experience,” she said.

Harbert said she was drawn to acting by watching the performances of other actresses.

“I just wanted to do it,” she said, adding that she also enjoys playing pretend with her friends.

“She loves to perform in general,” Christy said.

Harbert said she learned a few things from her first role, mainly that acting is hard work and requires a lot of memorizing.

Harbert said she is very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the show and received a lot of support from her friends when the movie premiered Friday.

“They’re excited for me,” Harbert said. “They were really excited to see it.”

A poster of the TV show, which aired as ‘Be My Baby’ in Canada. Courtesy photo