The new Disney Channel series makes its’ TV debut on April 7th, but you can catch the episode right now online (watch it inside our cut)!
Actress Peyton Elizabeth Lee, who plays the title character, spoke to JJJ about Andi and how she relates to her.
“I think Andi is like every other kid. The most important things in her life are friends, family and figuring out her place in the world,” she shared.
“Andi experiences so many different things, and they’re the same things all kids go through.”
Peyton added, “I remember when we were filming, there were a lot of times that I could totally relate to the story in my own life, or I had a friend who had gone through the same situation. That’s what makes it so real and authentic. It’s honest. It’s what a kid’s life is really like.”
“I wanted to create something that both kids and their parents could enjoy together as a family,” creator Terri Minsky, who also created Lizzie McGuire, shared of the new show.
The super cute up-and-coming producer just dropped his latest single “Who We Are” and it’s giving us major Justin Bieber vibes.
“I wrote ‘Who We Are’ back home in New York on the piano I used to play as a kid,” Mike told JJJ.
He added, “I had felt so worn out from ‘chasin’ the dream’ and needed to get out of LA for a bit. You sit here in this city and think you have so far to go, but sometimes when you take the time to look back you realize how far you’ve already come.”
We’re loving the song’s positive message and the music vid’s summery feel.
Check out our exclusive premiere of My Buddy Mike‘s music video below…
A saying that’s been on the set of Liv and Maddie since the beginning, Ron Hart and John D. Beck talked with JJJ about the search to find them and just how perfect they were with Dove.
“Emmy and Shelby were such a huge part of this show and the mastermind behind creating the twin look was Andy Fickman, our executive producer,” the show-runners tell us.
“He went project by project where actors had played two roles and how they produced it. There are all sorts of computer graphics wizardry that they do on Orphan Black, but at the end of the day, what was going to work for us on a multi camera show, week by week, was the exact same technology that they did on The Patty Duke Show.”
Both girls, who went on to become Linda and Heather in episode for another show within the show, had a very weird audition process too.
If your breath didn’t hitch in your throat just like Katie Leclerc‘s did during this scene, it definitely should have!
While there’s no new Switched at Birth this week, next week, the longtime series will air its’ 100th episode and it will remember Angelo, Bay and Daphne’s father.
When JJJ spoke to Vanessa Marano about the episode last year, they hadn’t started filming it yet.
“I don’t even know if it will be heartbreaking or not! I’m excited though for Gilles Marini to come back,” she told us.
Vanessa adds, “This entire season has a lot of returning story lines actually. We left a lot of loose ends open last season so now we’re tying everything together. There’s a lot of…it’s very much like a new year because so much time has passed and the girls are at these new places in their lives.”
Watch the heartbreaking scene below and get ready for the 100th episode!
Switched At Birth | Season 5, Episode 6: Daphne Receives Shocking News
During the same week that Patty Duke came on the show to play the twin grandmothers during season two, Dove dropped a major bomb — she’d made Liv left-handed!
“Our jaws dropped over that,” John admitted. “We [had to] run upstairs to the editor…the three of us had seen so many cuts of all the episodes and we had to look through them all again, and we all hadn’t picked up on that.”
Ron adds, “We [even] talked to the props department after that and in the scenes where the girls were doing their homework, they have notebooks on their desks. There’s one that just looks like serial killer scrawl…and another that just had perfect little hearts over the eyes. Dove was completely dedicated.”
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