Flame princess visits Oz
DESPITE growing up in Los Angeles and New York, Jessica DiCicco didn't dream of an acting career.
It wasn't until she was talent-spotted, aged eight, during a casting call at her school that she "fell" into the industry.
Next month, the Adventure Time voice actress will visit Supanova on the Gold Coast.
"I was in Australia last year for Supanova," DiCicco said.
"I get so excited to see people come dressed as my characters.
"It never gets old.
"For me it's still so exciting when that happens."
She has a history of commercial voice-overs and other voice-acting roles, but that's not how DiCicco took her first steps in the industry.
I fell into acting when I was a kid and I ended up loving it," she said.
"That happened by accident.
"Margot Thomas came to my school and auditioned every single kid. She picked me to be in her show."
DiCicco said when she got home, her mum expressed some disbelief, until some time later when she returned from school with her contract.
"My dad was an actor," she said. "We were trying to figure out if that's what I wanted to do."
DiCicco said she never felt pressured into acting by her family.
"I've seen kids who are forced into that," she said.
"Once I did get this role, I absolutely loved doing it."
DiCicco said after some time in acting, she had gravitated towards voice acting.
"I had been doing voice overs for commercials," she said.
"It wasn't until I moved to LA (from New York) that it just kind of went into full swing and I started booking all of these animated roles.
"When I moved to LA I wasn't even pursuing acting. I went there for directing and production...not realising what (voice acting) was going to become for me."
DiCicco said she had thoroughly enjoyed working with the Adventure Time crew and had developed great friendships from her work.
What: Supanova 2015
Where: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: April 17-19
More info: supanova.com.au