Lazy Town actresses reunited in sad circ*mstances before co-star’s tragic death (2024)

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Chloe Lang played Stephanie from 2013 to 2014 (Image: CHLOE LANG)

Former Lazy Town star Chloe Lang has opened up about meeting up with fellow Stephanie Splitz actress Julianna Rose Mauriello under very sad circ*mstances in an exclusive interview with The 21-year-old actress opened up about reuniting with her fellow child star shortly before the death of their beloved co-star Stefan Karl Stefansson, who played Robbie Rotten on the show.

While the pair had never met in real life, Chloe revealed that they did have the chance to meet for the first time in New York to film a video for Stefan before he died. The Icelandic actor, who played the show’s legendary villain between 2004 and 2014, tragically died from cancer at the age of 43.

Chloe started playing the pink-haired character Stephanie a decade ago in the series created by Sportacus actor Magnus Scheving. Before her era of Lazy Town began in 2013, Julianna landed the role for the first two series from 2004 to 2006.

Recalling the close bonds she made during her time filming LazyTown in Iceland when she was just 10 years old, Chloe opened up about her co-star Stefan’s heartbreaking death. Stefan died back in 2018, which was just four years after the series came to an end.

“It all happened really, really fast,” Chloe said. “It was not too long after finishing filming. And it was just a shock.

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Julianna Rose Mauriello played Stephanie from 2004 to 2006 (Image: GETTY/WARNER BROS)

“He was such a good person with the best energy to have on set,” she continued. “He knew how to make anyone laugh and he just made anyone smile any time he walked into a room.

“I remember getting the news and it was almost kind of hard to believe,” she added sadly.

“And fortunately, I was able to see him after that news, and before he passed away and see his family… But it was hard just to see it unfold like that. I mean, it's not fair.

“But I'm happy that, you know, I got to know him, got to work with him, for as long as I did and make that connection with his family.”

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Stefan Karl Stefansson played Robbie Rotten on the show (Image: GETTY/WARNER BROS)

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Asked if she had been given the chance to meet original Stephanie actress Julianna in real life, Chloe confirmed that they had been brought together by Stefan’s illness.

“Once before,” Chloe reflected. “She was New York-based at the time, so we met up there and we made a video for Stefan.

“That was the first and last time we met up, but it was really surreal and also very cool. We both were like… I mean, it was under sad circ*mstances.

“So it was a little kind of - not awkward - but emotional. But yeah, it was really cool to meet each other. We were both like, ‘Whoa, [this is] amazing!”


    Chloe, who graduated from Pace University in New York with a bachelor’s degree in Business just this year, also spoke about starring in the new short film, Charles Norton’s The Lost Weekend.

    Speaking excitedly about the movie, she said: “We’re now on our third film festival, and it's been getting a lot of great feedback and a lot of great reviews.

    “The director is actually working on making a feature film, so there are a lot of things in the works.”

    Catch Chloe in Charles Norton’s short film The Lost Weekend and follow her at Chloe5lang.

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    Lazy Town actresses reunited in sad circ*mstances before co-star’s tragic death (2024)


    What really happened to Stephanie from LazyTown? ›

    She relocated to Iceland to film the show and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series”. She left the show when she out-grew the role and hasn't done anymore acting since, instead focusing full-time on her studies.

    Who is the hot girl in LazyTown? ›

    Ultimately, Julianna Rose Mauriello was chosen to play Stephanie, and played her for the first two seasons and LazyTown Extra before departing due to aging out of the role.

    How old is Stephanie in LazyTown? ›

    The series follows an 8-year-old pink-haired girl named Stephanie, the newest resident of the LazyTown community. She has moved to LazyTown to live with her uncle, Mayor Meanswell, and is surprised to learn that all of her neighbors lead inactive lifestyles.

    Is Sportacus Stephanie's dad? ›

    Sportacus was played by Magnus Scheving, who also created and directed Lazytown. He is from Iceland. Stephanie, on the other hand, was played by Shelby Young, Juliana Mauriello and Cloe Lang. The characters are not father and daughter in real life as Scheving has 2 Daughters and son.

    What is the show with the pink hair girl? ›

    A pink-haired girl named Stephanie moves to LazyTown with her uncle (the mayor of said town) where she tries to teach its extremely lazy residents that physical activity is beneficial.

    Did LazyTown end? ›

    Who is the villain in LazyTown? ›

    Robbie Rotten (Icelandic: Glanni Glæpur, lit. 'Reckless crime') is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the Icelandic children's program LazyTown.

    Who is the guy in the mustache in LazyTown? ›

    History of the character

    (Go LazyTown!) in 1996, Sportacus was an elf called Íþróttaálfurinn (The Athletic Elf) who possessed magical powers and wore a navy-blue tunic, baggy green trousers, and a large burnt umber hat. He also had a large, thick, blond moustache and goatee beard.

    Why did LazyTown get cancelled? ›

    A fifth season was planned, but due to the fact that the studio where LazyTown was filmed burned down and Stefán Karl Stefánsson died in 2018, it was decided to cancel the season, and the episode was the very last.

    Where was LazyTown filmed? ›

    LTS Garðbær Studios (also known as LazyTown Entertainment) is a studio located in Garðabær, Iceland, which succeeded Lazy Shows (founded in 1992). The studio's productions included television series LazyTown. The studio was founded in 2002 by Magnús Scheving and his partners Guðmundur Þór Kárason, Raymond P.

    How old is the pink haired girl from LazyTown? ›

    Magnús Scheving stated that Stephanie is "half human, half puppet - or rather half make-believe." Stephanie announces the title of each episode, except for the LazyTown Extra episodes. Stephanie is 8 years old.

    Why is it called LazyTown? ›

    BTW the show is called Lazytown because the bad guy Robbie Rotten wants to make it's inhabitants lazy by encouraging them to sit. He was there until Sporticus started encouring exercise with the new girl with the pink hair.

    Was Sportacus the villain? ›

    Sportacus (played by Magnús Scheving) is a fictional character of the man from the Icelandic children's television show LazyTown. He is considered the main protagonist of the show.

    What language does Sportacus speak? ›

    If characters are alternately speaking in pseudo-Shakespearean gibberish and emitting ferocious GRAWWWWWs, your child is watching “Spartacus.” Sportacus, who is portrayed by an Icelandic fellow named Magnus Scheving, speaks in straightforward if slightly accented English.

    What is Stephanie's full name from LazyTown? ›

    Stephanie Splitz (originally called Solla Stirða in Iceland) is the main protagonist of the live-action Icelandic television series LazyTown. She inspires the citizens of LazyTown to stay active.

    Why was LazyTown cancelled? ›

    A fifth season was planned, but due to the fact that the studio where LazyTown was filmed burned down and Stefán Karl Stefánsson died in 2018, it was decided to cancel the season, and the episode was the very last.

    What happened to the villain in LazyTown? ›

    LazyTown actor Stefan Karl Stefansson dies of cancer. Icelandic actor Stefan Karl Stefansson, who played villain Robbie Rotten in the children's TV series "LazyTown," has died of cancer. He was 43. The actor's wife, Steinunn Olina Thorsteinsdottir, announced on Facebook that he died on Tuesday.

    What does Stephanie from LazyTown look like? ›

    She also wears pink tights, pink socks and pink sneakers (and in Energy Book, pink leggings). Besides pink clothing, Stephanie has bright pink hair, which is in the classic bob style. She also has fair skin with blushing cheeks and brown eyes with long, curled eyelashes.


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