The Foster’s Maia Mitchell has shared some group photos from the Teen Beach Movie press junkets. In one snapshot the 19-year-old writes: “Oh yeah, and this happened. This here is the most star struck I’ll ever be. Frankie Avalon, ladies and gents.”
Last Wednesday (July 17) she and her co-stars Ross Lynch, Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton, Mollee Gray, Kent Boyd, and Jordan Fisher appeared on The View. The episode featured a Beach Party Fashions segment. Even Zendaya was there!
Mitchell recently spoke to Teen Vogue about the original Disney movie.
“I play Mackenzie, a super chill surfer girl tomboy—which I think is really cool for the Disney Channel. She’s a guy’s girl, kind rough around the edges. She and Brady, who’s played by Ross Lynch, get thrown into this crazy ’60s beach movie. She wants to go home, because she needs to go to boarding school, so she’s dealing with a crossroads of whether to go to boarding school and fulfill what she’s obliged to do, or whether she wants to keep having fun and being young.”
The Aussie actress added that Ross Lynch is “very American, so he’s not a hugger. Just kidding, he’s actually really cool. He’s very positive and is never one to complain. He just wants to get on with it.”
Asked about being in The Fosters she said, “It’s really exciting, because it’s painting family in a whole new way. It’s giving you a look into a family which, yes, is being raised by two moms, but that’s not where the emphasis is. It’s just a regular family like any other, which I think is really cool.”