Maria Canals-Barrera & Selena Gomez Almost Starred In Another Show Together Before 'Wizards of Waverly Place'

Maria Canals-Barrera & Selena Gomez Almost Starred In Another Show Together Before 'Wizards of Waverly Place'

OMG! Wizards of Waverly Place wasn’t the first project that Maria Canals-Barrera and Selena Gomez did together!

In fact, it wasn’t even the first time they played mother and daughter, Maria reveals in the latest episode of the Wizards of Waverly Pod podcast.

Get the scoop inside…

While appearing on the podcast with former co-stars Jennifer Stone and David DeLuise, Maria was asked about the audition process, and she shared that she previously did another Disney Channel pilot with Selena.

“It was the spin-off of Lizzie McGuire, and I was cast as her mom, and it did not get picked up, but they obviously believed and loved the star they found in Selena, and they put her in something else, which was The Amazing O’Malley’s,” Maria dished. “They brought me in to play her mom again. I did have to audition.”

If you didn’t know, The Amazing O’Malley’s was the original name of Wizards of Waverly Place. The Lizzie spinoff was going to center on Selena as Stevie, the younger sister of LaLaine‘s character Miranda.

Check out the full podcast episode here…

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