Photo by: Todd Williamson/Peacock
We were joined on the Popternative show by DJ and TikTok star Charly Jordan who plays Sheila in the new Ted series which premiered January 11th on Peacock. A prequel event series to the Ted films, the series is set in 1993 where Ted the bear’s (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) fame has passed and he is back living at home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett, played by Max Burkholder (Parenthood, The Purge), and his family. The comedy series also stars Scott Grimes (The OrvilleAmerican Dad!) as John’s father Matty, Alanna Ubach (EuphoriaThe Flight Attendant) as John’s mother Susan, and Giorgia Whigham (The PunisherSierra Burgess Is a Loser) as John’s cousin Blaire.

(L-R): Charly Jordan, Giorgia Whigham, Max Burkholder, Seth MacFarlane, Penny Johnson Jerald, and Scott Grimes at the AMC The Grove 14 on January 10, 2024. Photo by: Todd Williamson/Peacock

Charly describes her character Sheila as a stoner, and Ted marks her first major on-screen role. During our interview, she explains how the opportunity presented itself:

“I grew up watching Family Guy [and] American Dad! […] I am a huge fan of [Seth MacFarlane]. [Seth] reached out to one of my mutual friends and saw I had a show on YouTube for 2 years called The Smoke Roses Show, and I also have my own cannabis company, so there’s not a lot of females that are open about smoking cannabis. So he reached out to me and I also had an interest in acting, I had been in front of the camera a lot but never had any vocal roles so he took a huge chance on me which I’m super thankful for.”

She also goes into detail about working with the cast, the kinds of acting experiences she gained from the set, as well as being a content creator in the digital landscape. Watch the full conversation with Charly below.

Ted is streaming on Peacock.

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