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EXCLUSIVE: Chloe Lukasiak Dishes on New Film 'A Cowgirl's Story'

EXCLUSIVE: Chloe Lukasiak Dishes on New Film 'A Cowgirl's Story'

We caught up with Chloe Lukasiak about her new movie A Cowgirl’s Story!

She plays Savannah in the flick about a 17-year-old girl named Dusty Rhodes (Bailee Madison), who goes to live with her grandfather while her parents, both soldiers, are deployed in Afghanistan.

Because she is attending a new high school, Dusty makes friends with a group that includes Savannah, a girl whose father also served in the Army.

Dusty convinces her new friends to form an equestrian drill team, but when her mother’s helicopter is shot down in action and goes missing, Dusty’s faith is seriously tested.

She must work together with her friends and grandfather to overcome her sorrow and unite the town for a higher cause.

Check out out Q&A with Chloe below:

JJJ: Tell us about your audition and how you got involved in the project!

Chloe: I had become friends with Bailee a few months before this project was in motion. I had actually auditioned for something else she did and she gave me a call to say that they were casting A Cowgirl’s Story and there was a role she thought I would be perfect for. I auditioned and ended up getting the part! I flew to LA about a week later and we started production.

JJJ: Describe your character in 3 words.

Chloe: Troubled, Rebellious, Sarcastic

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EXCLUSIVE: Aidan Alexander Gives BTS Scoop on 'A Cowgirl's Story'

EXCLUSIVE: Aidan Alexander Gives BTS Scoop on 'A Cowgirl's Story'

Aidan Alexander is giving JJJ the scoop on his new movie A Cowgirl’s Story.

He stars as Trevor in the new film about a 17-year-old girl named Dusty Rhodes (Bailee Madison), who goes to live with her grandfather while her parents, both soldiers, are deployed in Afghanistan.

Because she is attending a new high school, Dusty makes friends with a group that includes Savannah (Chloe Lukasiak), a girl whose father also served in the Army.

Dusty convinces her new friends to form an equestrian drill team, but when her mother’s helicopter is shot down in action and goes missing, Dusty’s faith is seriously tested.

She must work together with her friends and grandfather to overcome her sorrow and unite the town for a higher cause.

Check out out Q&A with Aidan below:

JJJ: Tell us about your audition and how you got involved in the project!

Aidan: I sent in a self-tape pretty early on because I was out of town during the casting! I really resonated with the script from the beginning and wanted to be a part of the project, so I was very excited when I found out that I landed the role.

JJJ: Describe your character in 3 words.

Aidan: I would say Trevor is loyal, caring and supportive. He is a really good friend and will do anything and everything for the people he cares about.

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'Famous in Love' Author Rebecca Serle Opens Up About Writing the Show With Marlene King

'Famous in Love' Author Rebecca Serle Opens Up About Writing the Show With Marlene King

Rebecca Serle, the woman behind the Famous in Love novels, is also a writer on the highly-anticipated upcoming television adaptation.

In fact, she told us that she always planned to make a movie or TV show out of the idea.

“I was over at one of my really good friend’s house and I was flipping through this magazine,” Rebecca explained. “There was a photo of Katie Holmes and honestly, it may have with been Tom Cruise. She may have still been married. This was seven years ago. I was reminiscing with this friend about obsessed I was with [Dawson's Creek couple] Pacey and Joey, and them dating in real life, and their characters falling in love on screen – and sort of that dialogue between fiction and reality. And I just stopped, and looked at my friend, and we were both like, ‘That’s a book.’”

“It was always a dream of mine to create a show and contribute to this space,” she told us. “I was obsessed with teen content growing up. I grew up on shows like Dawson’s Creek and Roswell, and moved on to Gilmore Girls. I felt like those characters were really my friends in moments that were challenging in adolescence. I just think it’s really cool to create content for people who are becoming adults. It’s really fun. I remember when Alex died on Roswell, I was inconsolable. It felt like I had really lost a friend. Television is so intimate – you invite people into your home. They sit with you week after week after week. You’re so invested over the course of many years.”

So, Rebecca wrote the pilot script and gave it to Pretty Little Liars showrunner Marlene King, with whom she now works on the series.

“I was a fan of Pretty Little Liars and she’s obviously done really amazing things in that YA space,” Rebecca said. “It was super educational. Shes definitely a powerhouse. Pretty Little Liars has something like the biggest social media presence…it’s a total phenomenon. I think if we can have a tenth of the success that they’ve had in that space, we’d be very happy.”

Famous in Love premieres TONIGHT, April 18 @ 9/8c on Freeform.

In case you missed it, find out what Rebecca told us about the killer cast!

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EXCLUSIVE: Froy Gutierrez Talks About His New Movie 'A Cowgirl's Story'

EXCLUSIVE: Froy Gutierrez Talks About His New Movie 'A Cowgirl's Story'

Check out this new Q&A with A Cowgirl’s Story star Froy Gutierrez!

He plays Jason in the new film about a 17-year-old girl named Dusty Rhodes (Bailee Madison), who goes to live with her grandfather while her parents, both soldiers, are deployed in Afghanistan.

Because she is attending a new high school, Dusty makes friends with a group that includes Savannah (Chloe Lukasiak), a girl whose father also served in the Army.

Dusty convinces her new friends to form an equestrian drill team, but when her mother’s helicopter is shot down in action and goes missing, Dusty’s faith is seriously tested.

She must work together with her friends and grandfather to overcome her sorrow and unite the town for a higher cause.

Check out out Q&A with Froy below:

JJJ: Tell us about your audition and how you got involved in the project!

Froy: Instead of going in for the audition, I got to send a tape! I was on holiday when I got the script, so I asked my mom to help me make the video. We needed good lighting and a blank wall, so our only option in the house was to use the closet under the stairwell – in other words, we made it Harry Potter style. The little tape was very handmade and rough around the edges, but thankfully production liked it!

JJJ: Describe your character in 3 words.

Froy: Delicate, Doubtful, Diligent!

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'Famous in Love' Author Rebecca Serle Talks Casting & Why Bella Thorne Was Always Paige

'Famous in Love' Author Rebecca Serle Talks Casting & Why Bella Thorne Was Always Paige

One of the hardest things to do when adapting a book into a television series has to be casting the right people for those beloved roles.

Famous in Love author Rebecca Serle, who also developed the series for Freeform, was very involved with choosing which actors would play which characters on the show.

“That was the hardest part for me, was casting,” Rebecca told us when we recently sat down with her. “It was really tough because at the time, I had lived with these characters for six years before anybody else really got involved, so it was hard for me to see other people as being them.”

She added, “Bella [Thorne] was different because we had sent Bella the book first and she loved it. And that was a year and a half before the book even came out. I had her in my head for a long time as Paige. So there’s no separation between Paige and Bella.”

“We ended up with such a great cast. We had amazing casting directors and there are so many people who are involved in the casting process,” Rebecca said. “I just feel really grateful. I don’t know how else it happened other than luck and having really great people involved.”

“When a character comes to life, they become more complicated,” she explained. “Just by the reality of breathing, and living, and talking, and walking, and moving. I think sometimes there were discrepancies where I’d be like “Whoa, whoa, wait.” But as soon as we had the cast at our first table read, I was like “Oh yeah, this is it.” It just felt good to me. They are all such good people and they get along with each other so well. It’s great.”

Click inside to find out what Rebecca told us about each castmember… More Here! »

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Vanessa Marano Gives The Best Advice To Bay & Daphne Ahead of 'Switched at Birth's Series Finale

Vanessa Marano Gives The Best Advice To Bay & Daphne Ahead of 'Switched at Birth's Series Finale

Vanessa Marano is taking her final bow as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth tonight, after five years of playing the character on Freeform’s show.

JJJ caught up with the actress about all her memories, her favorite episodes and more.

Speaking about swister Bay and Daphne’s relationship, Vanessa had the best advice for the characters going forward.

“Stand by each other. There’s nothing like having a sister to go through life with,” she shared — which is so true!


Vanessa added to her real sister, “That’s right, Laura. I’m talking about you!”

LOL!!!

Switched at Birth‘s series finale airs TONIGHT @ 9PM ET/PT on Freeform.

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Katie Leclerc Calls Working on 'Switched at Birth' Unbelievable

Katie Leclerc Calls Working on 'Switched at Birth' Unbelievable

Katie Leclerc is just like all of us — she doesn’t want to say goodbye to Switched at Birth.

“UN-Believable!!” she says about working on the show. “I hit the lotto with Switched at Birth.”

When JJJ brought up a possible reunion one day, Katie was ready to start tomorrow!

“Honestly, I love that our show was never afraid to tackle really though issues,” she adds, looking back on the five seasons she starred as Daphne Vasquez.

One storyline that she would’ve loved to expand on was Emmett’s overdose: “He OD’d because he felt horrible and he needed help. I think we could have expanded on that a bit farther and had a commentary to kids about how it’s ok to feel weird but not ok to hurt yourself.”

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'Switched At Birth' Star Katie Leclerc's Advice For Learning ASL: 'Make Deaf Friends!'

'Switched At Birth' Star Katie Leclerc's Advice For Learning ASL: 'Make Deaf Friends!'

Vanessa Marano’s advice for learning ASL is to practice — which is a great tip.

Katie Leclerc just wants you to make friends — lots and lots and lots of deaf friends.

“I didn’t become really fluent until I immersed myself in the culture as well as forced myself to either sink or swim,” the Switched at Birth actress told JJJ.

If you didn’t know, Katie has a condition called Ménière’s disease, which causes intermittent hearing loss, along with vertigo.

She only discovered she had hearing issues around 2005, when she volunteered to be filmed taking a hearing test for a video about hearing loss.

“One of my first times hanging out with a deaf person I made him repeat his question 12 times,” she adds. “It was embarrassing, but he’s still my friend, and we still laugh about it today!”

So, what’s actually Katie‘s favorite sign? It’s mosquito!

“You make a drill motion near your nose,” she says of how to sign the word. “Other than that, I love a good argument. When Daphne would have ASL fights, I would get so witty!”

Switched at Birth‘s series finale airs TONIGHT @ 9PM ET/PT on Freeform.

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