Soleil Moon Frye gets back into the series game — that is, her voice does — in Nickelodeon’s new “Planet Sheen” cartoon spinoff of “Jimmy Neutron.” Says the one-time child star of “Punky Brewster” fame, “My kids are so excited, they could not wait.”
She tells us her two-year-old daughter, Jagger, and five-year-old daughter, Poet, have seen clips of her animated character, and “They say, ‘Mommy, be blue.’ It kind of looks like me, but blue,” observes Soleil. She adds, “Animation is so much fun. You get to be completely uninhibited, have total freedom.” She says her character is “quite the yodeler.”
As for when Soleil will return to acting in a live action kind of way, she tells us finding the time is tough. First, there’s “being a mom.” Then there’s the fact, “My life is insanity.” She has a successful business to run: L.A.’s The Little Seed environmentally-conscious children’s boutique in which she’s partnered – which now boasts a line on sale in Target stores. She’s also made a deal with Penguin’s Dutton division to write a book – a combination memoir and handbook for mommies. She has to complete itby December for Summer 2011 release.
Things are all the more bustling on the home front with the activities of her husband, Jason Goldberg, who is producing partners with Ashton Kutcher (“The Butterfly Effect,” “Punk’d,” etc.) “They have like so many shows and movies going I can barely keep up with it,” says Soleil.
The former “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” costar has stayed best pals with cast mate Melissa Joan Hart, and fans have asked whether she’ll guest on Hart’s current ABC Family Channel “Melissa & Joey” sitcom. “We’re both on Twitter, and I got 5,000 emails about it, and so did Melissa,” Soleil reports. “I love Melissa so much, I’m definitely open.”