Have you ever wondered why certain actors and actresses decided to get into the entertainment industry? For a lot of celebs – like Dove Cameron, Olivia Holt, and Bridgit Mendler – a lot of the inspiration that propelled them to get into the business came from growing up watching a lot of television and movies and becoming huge fans of other legends in the industry.
For example, there are tons of your favorite Disney Channel artists out there right now who actually recall watching stars like Raven-Symoné, Selena Gomez, and Zendaya on television, when they decided that they wanted their own careers to align with theirs. Some of those lucky ducks even managed to meet their idols at some point in their lives, which, in addition to being totally exciting, made them realize how important those influences are to their careers.
Click through the gallery to see which stars have been lucky enough to meet – and even work with! – their own acting inspirations, and check out their awesome photos together. Plus, hear what they said about the encounters.
The Andi Mack actress says watching Shake It Up as a kid made her want to follow in Zendaya's footsteps.
"She started off with Disney and she's just completely grown," Sofia tells TWIST. "She's a fashion icon, and she's going into movies now. She's just so amazing and beautiful and I've always loved her ever since she started on Shake It Up. Hopefully that's how my career goes, in the same direction."