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Posted on August 14, 2015 and filed under Maia Mitchell, Photos, Photoshoots

Just Jared: Congrats on the success of Teen Beach 2 – over 13 million people have seen it! What was your favorite memory of filming the Teen Beach movies?
Maia Mitchell: Definitely mucking around in between takes. We had the most ridiculous locations and outfits. Our cast was ridiculous too. We made the most of it, which was fun. Filming the sequel, we were all together again after being separated for so long, so it was kind of like a big reunion. We’d all hang out and sing campfire songs.

JJ: Any word on a Teen Beach 3 happening and if so, are you on board?
MM: I have no idea about Teen Beach 3. I’m sure they are buzzing about it right now but I don’t know. We’ll see! It would definitely be something I’d be interested in talking about.

JJ: What’s it been like to be part of such a groundbreaking show like The Fosters?
MM: The show has been really huge for me. It’s what’s kept me in America. The cast and crew definitely feel like home to me now. But in terms of what it’s about and what the show reflects, I’m super proud of it. Two moms raising foster kids and adopted kids, it’s a part of reality now that hasn’t been explored as much in the media and should be. A lot of people’s stories aren’t being told. I feel very lucky. I don’t feel an entitlement or ownership over it. I’m very lucky that I’m an actor that got employed and I get to be on that show. And I’m very, very lucky that I am and very, very grateful. It feels great to be a part of something that’s doing good things.

JJ: Noah Centineo just replaced Jake T. Austin as your brother on The Fosters. How has that switch been for you?
MM: It’s been good. We’re all very excited to have Noah. He’s awesome and super cool. I think we’re just ready for a fresh start and I’m really excited to be working with him.

JJ: Jennifer Lopez produces The Fosters. What has it been like to work with her? Were you starstruck when you first met her?
MM: I was pretty starstruck when I met her, but she’s very easy to be around. She’s really engaging, connected and will look you in the eye and give you the time of day. She supports our show 100%, which feels really nice. I love having her be a part of it. She’s very real.

JJ: You were recently cast in Hot Summer Nights playing the love interest of Alex Roe. What can you tell us about the movie and your character?
MM: I play a character named Amy in a coming of age film. It’s about this kid who basically goes to Cape Cod for the summer and gets involved with drug dealing with a friend that he meets there. It’s kind of a bad boy older kid who is sort of a big fish in a small pond in Cape Cod. And he falls in love and my character Amy plays the girlfriend of this character who is kind of this bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks and so she shows him the light. She’s the daughter of the sheriff. It’s an independent film, which is exciting and I loved the script. Elijah [Bynum], the director, is amazing.

JJ: You started performing as a child in school plays. Do you have a most memorable performance?
MM: My favorite play was Hating Alison Ashley. I got to play Alison Ashley and my friend was Erica Yurken. We got to just hate each other and it was really really fun.

JJ: What about the most embarrassing play that you’ve ever starred in?
MM: I did this play, I don’t even remember what the name of it was, but it was based on a book. And I had to play a woobly, which is basically like a Teletubby, except we just say “woobly.” My mom was like, “Really? I paid this much money for you to be a woobly?”

JJ: In addition to acting, you also sing. Tell us about the first time that you ever sang in front of people. Were you super nervous?
MM: Yeah. I was very nervous. I don’t claim to be a singer or performer in terms of music. I did it in high school and that was always really nerve-wracking when we had performances. And even recording for Teen Beach 2 was pretty scary. I’ve become a little bit more comfortable with it but I don’t think I’m going to try and have a singing career. It’s just not where I’m comfortable.

JJ: What was the biggest on-screen blooper that you’ve ever had?
MM: There’s been a lot. Teen Beach 2 was pretty ridiculous. We were shooting some crazy numbers and I was having to dance in platform heels, which is a nightmare for me. So there were many times when we were doing this scene in Teen Beach 2 for “Gotta Be Me,” the dance number. The bleachers were moving and so they had the bleachers on wheels and they had people moving in and I had to walk down the bleachers with Ross at the same time, but they kept asking me to look up and to not look at my feet. These things are moving and I’m in heels, but we’re doing dance moves while we’re walking down. It was like the scariest thing ever. And I almost tripped but Grace [Phipps] luckily grabbed me and I don’t think it made it in the movie. There was a lot of stuff like that, which was kind of crazy. But I fall over all the time. There are a ton of bloopers of me.

JJ: Everyone seems to have a Twitter blooper in this day and age. What’s your biggest social media blunder?
MM: I feel like everything I tweet is potentially a social media blooper. Last night I was really tired and I was Googling pillows with holes in the face so that you can just literally sink into it. And I tweeted that last night. So I’ll probably delete that. (laughs)

JJ: What are your favorite bands?
MM: My favorite bands are The Cure, The Talking Heads… I love Joni Mitchell. I’m kind of old school, but I like a bit of everything. I like Fetty Wap. I like a bit of everything.

JJ: Whose posters did you have on your wall as a kid?
MM: I had so many phases when I was a kid. I had like every poster. There was a point when I had Adam Brody just everywhere. Seth Cohen everything! I moved past that now thank God! I used to love Avril Lavigne. I had this giant Avril poster during the “Girlfriend” days and I thought she was such a rocker and I was so edgy by loving her. It’s weird to think about now.

JJ: What’s your favorite phone emoji?
MM: Probably the little monkey [that covers up his eyes]. It changes all the time.

JJ: Something you never leave your house without?
MM: Gum because I have an intense fear of bad breath. I never leave the house without my phone. If I’m wearing heels and I have a meeting or something, I always take flats as an alternative, always.

JJ: Current celebrity crush?
MM: Jeff Goldblum. I’m weird.

JJ: What’s the weirdest American slang you learned after coming here from Australia to work?
MM: It’s weird to think about American slang now because it feels like my vocabulary. When I go home, often people are like, “What did you just say to me?” But you guys say you’re going to “take a shower.” Where are you going to take the shower? We say, “Have a shower.” Stuff like that is different to me.

JJ: People have said that if Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez had a baby, it would be you. Who is the celebrity that you get mistaken for the most? Who do people tell you that you look like?
MM: I get so many different people, I can’t even keep track. I’m like, “I look like me guys!” I get Kendall Jenner, which I don’t really see. Selena Gomez. That GIF thing that went around was like the bane of my existence for a second. I get so many different people. Some people have said Zendaya. I don’t know. Like everyone! I apparently look like a hybrid of everyone.

Related Links:
Photoshoots > Just Jared’s Spotlight 2015
Magazines & Publications > Just Jared’s Spotlight: August 2015
Just Jared’s Official Site (Maia’s Article)

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