Having twin almost-five-year-old sons, how could I possibly pass up the opportunity to talk to Dora the Explorer herself, aka voice actress Kathleen Herles. Here is where it gets funny, though: I assumed that, a la Bart Simpson, Kathleen would be some middle-aged lady. Nope. Ms. Herles is but a teen. As Nickelodeon presents the new original movie Dora Saves the Mermaids (premiering Monday at 7 pm/ET), Kathleen shared a look into el mundo de Dora. ¡Vamanos! (As they say.)
TVGuide.com: I have to say, when I learned just a moment ago that you were only 16, I had to rejigger my questions a bit….Kathleen Herles: [Laughs] Yeah, I'm 16….
TVGuide.com: So I come home the other day and my sons say, "Daddy, you’ve got to record the Dora and the mermaids movie!" They must have caught a commercial.Herles: Awww! That's so cute!