Peyton List is having her busiest week ever, attending red carpet events in support of both of her new movies, Disney Channel's The Swap, and YouTube Red's The Thinning. Both of these new roles are very different from Peyton's fan-favorite character Emma from Jessie and BUNK'D, and she's looking forward to showing off different sides of her acting abilities.
"October is so exciting for me because The Swap is coming out and then The Thinning is out a few days later," Peyton tells TWIST exclusively about her busy schedule. "So I'm just really excited for both of those and to hear what everybody thinks about it. And I have not seen the whole thing for The Swap yet, just ADR for it, it was such a quick turnaround that I haven't gotten to see it, so I'm excited to see it."
"I feel like Disney Channel viewers are so used to seeing me as [Emma], but Ellie, the character that I play [in The Swap]? She's not really into fashion, and she doesn't really care about her appearance," she shares. "It's really real for Disney, which I liked. My character's dad left my mom for a different woman in the script, and it shows my character having to deal with that. Also, Jack's character, played by Jacob Bertrand, his mom passed away when he was younger, so he's dealing with that. So when we switch bodies, we're kind of having to deal with each other's lives and trying make everything the best we can under each other's circumstances."
In action-thriller The Thinning – also starring more of our faves like Logan Paul and Calum Worthy – we'll see Peyton play a student trying to expose a huge conspiracy theory in a life-or-death situation – which is obviously so different than Emma's world, but she shares she's also excited for fans to see an unexpected side of her in The Swap.
"It's actually a really cool character to play, and something different. I really liked it, there were some really emotional scenes, and just keeping it more real," she adds. "I think the fact that I do have to play a guy in The Swap? I feel like people always see me so girly and feminine and so uptight and not ever really letting loose, but in this movie I completely let loose. It's even so different from myself, which kind of scared me a little bit. I feel like I almost had a problem where I wanted to look good and look cute and this kind of helped me, actually. It was very therapeutic, to sort of let go of it and not care about making an ugly face or whatever it is. I feel like it was actually a nice thing."
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