Welcome to Melissa Joan Hart's Bike Safety Chat. Please type in your questions you have for Melissa and she will do her best to answer them. Because we're moderating the questions, you won't see other people. That doesn't mean they aren't there though! You'll see their questions and Melissa's answers.

Kimberly-Todd says, "Welcome to the Melissa Joan Hart Bike Safety Chat! I'm the moderator for the next hour, and I'll be screening your questions and passing them along to Melissa, and she will answer your questions!"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #258 from MiDi:
what college do you attend?

MelissaJH says, "I attend New York University."

MelissaJH says, "Hi everyone! Thanks for coming!!"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #238 from meg's:
do you ride your bike regularly?

MelissaJH says, "Yes, I do, whenever i have time."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #267 from A. Lopez:
How much time do you spend online?

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #270 from MiDi:
DO you like it @ NYU & what are you studying

MelissaJH says, "i spend about half an hour online everyday"

MelissaJH says, "i love atttending school and i want to major in art and lierature"

MelissaJH says, "literature"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #239 from danielfr:
I heard that you sang background vocals for blondie. If that is correct, in which songs did you do??

MelissaJH says, "i was asked to sing on the album but i was in italy when they needed me so i did not get to be on the album"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #241 from SalemTheCat:
What motavated you to start a career in acting?

MelissaJH says, "i was 4 and wanted to be on romper room"

MelissaJH says, "my mom got me into commercials"

MelissaJH says, "and it took off from there"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #263 from lindauer:
How old are u?

MelissaJH says, "i turned 23 in april"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #252 from MiDi:
What kind of music do you listen to?

MelissaJH says, "i like all kinds, some of my favorites are nine inch nails, tribe called quest, smashing pumpkins"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #242 from SalemTheCat:
How many different shows have you starred in?

MelissaJH says, "well i have a big body of work, but i have starred in 2 regular tv series, clarissa and sabrina"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #279 from A. Lopez:
Have you seen any of the new movies out now?

MelissaJH says, "i returned from australia on wednesday after shooting sabrina down under for ABC, and have not had a chance to catch up with movies yet"

MelissaJH says, "but i want to see star wars and election"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #294 from Mister Magoo:
What's your fav. NIN album?

MelissaJH says, "pretty hate machine of course"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #297 from Mary:
How do you fell about bike safety?

MelissaJH says, "i feel bike helmets and safety are important simply because head injuries related to bike accidents are an easy thing to avoid"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #312 from Niels:
What does the tattoo on your neck mean for you, is there a special reason why you let make it?

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #302 from MasterX:
Why is your hair blonde again now? Didn't you like the red?

MelissaJH says, "i have a tatoo of a cross on the back of my neck and i use it to symbolize my faith in jesus christ"

MelissaJH says, "i did like the red but i had to be blonde for sabrina, and the sun in australia was so strong it made it lighter"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #316 from gaby:
what is it like working on the set?

MelissaJH says, "we have so much fun at work. i love everyone i work with, we all get along great and it is like going to a party, just going to work"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #325 from MasterX:
Do you go out yet with the race car driver you had a crush on?

MelissaJH says, "we have seen each other a few times but we have such busy schedules that we have decided to keep it platonic and i will go see some of his races."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #346 from Babygenius:
Do you ever get stage fright

MelissaJH says, "i used to get nervous before shooting, but i have gotten used to making a fool of myself now"

MelissaJH says, "i do get nervous before big events."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #349 from Qui Gon Jinn:
Why Did you choose to do sabrina?! It's one of my favorite shows

MelissaJH says, "my mother and i saw the comic book and thought it would make a great movie and possibly series. we were right."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #344 from AndreasN:
Do you think your sisters Emily and Elizabeth are talented for acting? (I think so)

MelissaJH says, "we have been bought for at least one more year which would give us 100 episodes total, and we just did another tv movie"

MelissaJH says, "and the animated series will be starting in the fall and i think there may be a animated feature movie too"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #357 from Jennifer:
What do you like to do when you go out with your friends?

MelissaJH says, "i like to stay active like bowling or shooting pool or we go to a dance club"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #351 from gaby:
Is it tough dating because you are famous?

MelissaJH says, "i have a lot of friends out here that are in the business too so anyone i date understands the routine"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #365 from Alice:
Hi. I love the show "sabrina the tennage witch". How long do u plan to keep on doing it?

MelissaJH says, "i would like to continue on the show for another 2 years and then go back to school and maybe do a broadway show"

MelissaJH says, "or be the new girl on the view"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #369 from Mary:
Do you have a boyfriend?

MelissaJH says, "no, i am currently single"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #362 from Squigley:
did you enjoy your recent working holiday in Australia?

MelissaJH says, "i had a great time, probably the most relaxing of any job i have ever had"

MelissaJH says, "it was beautiful"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #377 from gaby:
How do you like working with the cat?

MelissaJH says, "he is the best costar i could ask for"

MelissaJH says, "he doesnt really have diva trips but he does take his time on his close ups"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #373 from vanillia:
hey melisa can you give me some advice on being an actress I really want to be one!!!

MelissaJH says, "first if you havent already, finish high school, and take some acting or drama classes. dance and singing really help too. the more skills the better"

MelissaJH says, "then you need an agent or manager, and start auditioning"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #382 from Desert Storm:
What was your most important event in life?

MelissaJH says, "outside of my family and private life i would have to say the decision i made between school and work. i was offered a tv movie the same week as my first day of college and had to decide after clarissa ended what was more important at the time"

MelissaJH says, "i did the movie and waited a semester to atttend classes"

MelissaJH says, "one other big moment in my life that i keep coming back to was right after my 18th birthday when i went to France to bike ride all around and had the chance to jump off a cliff into a river rapid and i was the only girl in our group to do it. that is one of my favorite memories.. . it gives me strength."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #203 from Eamonn:
Whats your suggestions for safety on a bike?

MelissaJH says, "simply wear a helmet every time it can save lives and i think it helps give a rider more confidence which makes it more fun."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #231 from Rick Denaker:
Why are you doing this bike safety chat

MelissaJH says, "because i have a lot of sisters and a brother and i wouldnt want them to end up in the hospital over something like not wearing a helmet"

MelissaJH says, "i wear a helmet when i snowboard, bike, rollerblade whatever and so do any professional you see in any sport"

MelissaJH says, "its so simple and saves so much pain."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #186 from Carlyhag:
Do witches (in your TV show) wear bike helmets?

MelissaJH says, "yes witches wear helmets too, they are cool."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #397 from Jennifer:
What is your favorite book?

MelissaJH says, "catcher in the rye, the little prince, bag of bones, bastard out of carolina...i love reading"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #394 from Becca: what do like best about acting

MelissaJH says, "i love tapping into emotions i have stored up and feeling like a whole new person"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #404 from vanillia:
whats the latest thing that you are working on(like a movie etc)???

MelissaJH says, "i have a movie for fox premiering in october called next to you, a sabrina down under movie coming out in the fall on ABC, and i amthe first cover girl for a new magazine called cosmogirl."

MelissaJH says, "ohh i also have a small part in a very funny movie called the specials"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #426 from Jennifer:
What do you think you would be doing if you weren't an actress?

MelissaJH says, "i would have loved to hve been a dancer, preferably a ballerina, or a teacher"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #428 from Mike-Man:
What's your favorite sitcom (except Sabrina and Clarissa) ?

MelissaJH says, "umm thats tough, used to be roseanne or seinfeld, i guess just shoot me makes me laugh pretty hard"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #419 from Jennifer:
I loved Clarissa Explains it All. Are there any plans for future projects involving the "Clarissa" character?

MelissaJH says, "there was talk of doing a straight to video movie, nut i think that character may have had her day."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #424 from Alice:
Who's your fav. actor/actress on the show "sabrina the teenage witch"?

MelissaJH says, "but is what i meant to say"

MelissaJH says, "i love all the actors, caroline makes me laugh, lindsay is my real life best friend, nate is fun to be around, beth is like a big sister i go to for advice"

MelissaJH says, "martin makes us al crack up"

MelissaJH says, "its hard to choose"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #421 from Alice:
What's your favorite movie?

MelissaJH says, "i have a few, frances, braveheart, better off dead and the princess bride to name a few"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #16 from Dragon:
I've been wayching you for years on TV but we never hear about you in the news. Do you have a bike and if so do you wear a helmet

MelissaJH says, "yes i have had my bike since i brought itto france on a bike tour i took about 5 years ago and i do wear my helmet"

MelissaJH says, "it was a very smart show that didnt play down to kids and made a lot of sense to a lot of people."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #54 from alicia:
Melissa, What did you like most about Clarissa explains it all?

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #55 from alicia:
Melissa, What do you do in your spear time?

MelissaJH says, "i enjoy running or riding my bike, going on hikes, going to the movies, nice dinners out with my friends, going salsa dancing, snowboarding and just about anything else anyone suggests."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #118 from Jayne:
Which character do you relate more to, Clarissa or Sabrina?

MelissaJH says, "i think i relate more to clarissa, because she was tough and strong and not afraid of anything, she was also kind of naive about the kind of trouble she got in. sabrina is a little more of a normal teenager with fears and pressure and is afriad to mess up."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #121 from Jayne:
What is your movie Twisted Desire all about?

MelissaJH says, "i shot that a few years ago in south carolina and it was a tv movie based on a girl who convinced her boyfriend to kill her parents and framed him so she could be with her exboyfriend"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #188 from jus10s1lvr:
How was it working with 'N Sync?

MelissaJH says, "i have known some of those boys like jc and joey since my days on clarissa while they were shooting the mickey mouse club. so it was nice to se them and catch up."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #440 from Jennifer:
Is there anyone famous that you haven't got the chance to meet, but would love the opportunity to get to meet them?

MelissaJH says, "well i met john travolta, billy corgan, mike d, jim carrey so lets see who else is there"

MelissaJH says, "i met will smith breifly but would love to talk to him, i have seen madonna at paties but wiould love to talk to her too. ohh how about nicholas cage and brad pitt"

MelissaJH says, "ohh al pacino"

MelissaJH says, "and charlize theron"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #445 from Lauren:
what color is your helmet?

MelissaJH says, "i have a black one with colored flecks, it was my uncles"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #465 from kirby:
which roles did you like the most that you've played

MelissaJH says, "i try to play a different character every time, but clarissa was cool and fun and smart and sarcastic and a lot like me...my role on twisted desire was fun cause i got to be a bad girl..it depends i guess"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #436 from stevend:
Is there going to be a theme running thru the next season of Sabrina?

MelissaJH says, "there will be and some new characters introduced but i dont know who or what.."

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #370 from Jennifer:
Where is your favorite place to go snowboarding?

MelissaJH says, "i loved utah but my ex is from there so my new favorite is tahoe"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #342 from Squigley:
I was wondering why it says "Todd Dishes" on the inside of your locker door in Sabrina

MelissaJH says, "wow, thats being observant"

MelissaJH says, "i write in myfriends and families names. todd is one of my good friends who works in the camera department of our show, dishes is my sisters pet name, and there are a couple of others like dizzy, my sister liz and jessie my best friend from NY"

MelissaJH says, "etc"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #480 from Niels:
Have you got plans to sing once more?

MelissaJH says, "my mom and i may be producing a musical movie next summer and i would play a singing princess....and possibly a animated musical sabrina"

Kimberly-Todd says, "Our time is almost up, so this will be the last question"

Kimberly-Todd presents the speaker with question #479 from A. Lopez:
Melissa, which website about you do you like? Would you make it an official MJH site?

MelissaJH says, "i dont really know much about the internet, and whenever i try to find my own websites i cant but i hear there are a few good ones. donald lancon i believe has a lot of info about me, i think my mom fills him in...so i would check that out and keep an eye out for my movie next to you in october, i am very excited and proud of it."

MelissaJH says, "so watch the show tonight and thanks for being here with me and i am sorry about the 450 questions i couldnt get tooo....and wear your helmets and save your own lives......bye"

Kimberly-Todd says, "Thank you all for coming! We apologize for not being able to answer all of your questions."