“Thank you to all those that stayed up late to watch the SIU premiere! I promise u that this is the best season yet! So many great stories,” Bella, 15, tweeted earlier in the week.
The next new episode airs NEXT WEEK!
In “Funk It Up,” CeCe (Throne) realizes she is too focused on dancing after hearing an inspiring speech at a bar mitzvah. Meanwhile, Deuce (Adam Irigoyen) gets in major trouble after drawing a mustache on Ty’s (Roshon Fegan) face with a permanent marker.
“Funk It Up” airs Sunday, October 28th @ 9PM ET/PT on Disney Channel. 10+ pics inside… More Here! »
In the season opener, “Fire It Up,” After a fire destroys the “Shake It Up, Chicago” set, CeCe (Thorne) is worried she might have accidentally caused it by leaving her curling iron on. Guilt ridden, she now must decide if she’ll tell the police detective (Anthony Starke), who happens to be dating her mom (Anita Barone), what she believes may have caused the fire.
Meanwhile, Tinka (Caroline Sunshine) tries to win over Rocky (Zendaya) and CeCe after Gunther (Kenton Duty) returns home to the old country.
“Fire It Up” premieres Sunday, October 14th @ 9PM ET/PT on Disney Channel. More Here! »
Bella even shared a cute story while she was on set: “I get to drink Danimals all day and I’m so happy, because when I was little my mom used to be like, ‘Oh my gosh, we should be stocking up on these.’ Me and my family would just go through them, so now it’s kind of funny!”
Earlier this year, Carolinechatted with us about her upcoming album – “I’m working crazy hard on my music. When I’m not out performing, I’m in the recording studio. I’m excited to be making really, really great music. I have a lot of live stuff coming up,” she shared.
Shot by Francis Bertrand inside Harry Morton’s Pink Taco Sunset Strip, we had the amazing opportunity to get personal with guest star Ally Maki where she dished about her character, working alongside the cool Shake It Up cast and more. Check it:
JJJ: Tell us about your character in Shake It Up: Made in Japan
AM: My character’s name is Keiko Ishizuka. Keiko is a budding young businesswoman who works for Watanabe Global, the company that is heading the big interactive dance video game that Rocky and Cece are starring in. She takes Rocky and Cece under her wing when they go to Japan, acting as a sort of pseudo manager there. As the story unfolds though, you begin to see what Keiko is really all about! You guys will just have to wait and see!!! 8 PM tonight on Disney!
JJJ: How much fun did you have on set?
AM: I had such a blast. The whole cast and crew were super welcoming and everyone had a TON of energy!! On performance days there were groups of dancers in crazy outfits running around and practicing combos or doing flips. The creative energy was insane! Our director Joel Zwick constantly joked around and had everyone laughing in between takes. Bella and Zendaya were so sweet to work with and just insanely STUNNING in real life. I kept thinking ‘Geez, when I was 14, I was so the opposite of that.’ Braces, no makeup, funny clothes, just awkward.
JJJ: Have you watched the show in the past? What surprised you most about the set?
AM: I have watched the show in the past, basically because I am still such a kid at heart! Bella and Zendaya have such great comedic timing; it really makes the show. Since filming, the question of the hour is always “Did you really get to go to Japan?” and the answer to that is “No, I wish!” We filmed downtown in sound stages, actually the same exact ones that they film all the Shake It Up episodes in. The sets were so well done that at times I would forget that I was in LA and started to think I was actually in Tokyo!
(Click inside for more of our interview with Ally Maki…)More Here! »