Her show got canceled but that doesn’t mean she is standing still!

Actress and singer Victoria Justice talks about her transition from teen queen to rising starlet and her busy post-Victorious schedule as she appears on the October 2012 cover of Latina.

She’s got her first feature film, Fun Size, coming soon and she sits down with Latina to share her career direction and how family and friends keep her grounded.

Cute and fun cover!

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On her drive to perform as an 8-year old: “I was the one who kept bugging my mom about it; I was like, ‘Take me to an agency! I want to try this out!”

On the unexpected cancelation of her Emmy-nominated hit show, Victorious: “The end of Victorious marked the end of my teenage years. I was 12 years old when I started on Nickelodeon, and I literally have spent all my teen years on the network. I will always be grateful to them, but I’m ready to move on.”

On taking on the lead in Fun Size and where she sees herself next: “A lot of the stuff that was presented to me was fluff,” Justice says. “I was definitely ready [to be the lead of a film]. I’m an actress and I want to be an artist and I’m a songwriter. I want to take on projects that allow me to take my audience with me, but start [transitioning] into slightly more mature material.”

On Friday night dinners with her mother, Serene, and what keeps her grounded: “We eat together and we laugh together, and it’s honestly my favorite day of the week,” Justice says. “My parents got divorced when I was young, but I grew up around the Puerto Rican side of the family, so I’m definitely immersed in that culture.”

The 19-year-old doesn’t kiss and tell when it comes to questions about her love life: “[Having a boyfriend is] something every girl thinks about. It’s hard because I work all the time, but at the end of the day, it’s a nice thing to be able to have someone that you love and trust.”

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