TWIST just chatted with Bailee Madison! She dished about her upcoming movie Parental Guidance, shared funny stories and memories from being on set, and spilled what she can't survive the day without. Check out our exclusive convo below!
TWIST: Can you tell us a little bit about your new movie, Parental Guidance? BM: Parental Guidance is a brand new movie coming out this Christmas Day with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. The film is about them coming to take care of my younger brothers and me for the first time really because we're not that close to them. My mom and my dad, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott, have their own ways of parenting so when Billy and Bette come and take care of us, lets just say that not a lot of things go the right way, so its about them trying to bond with us. There are tons of laughs and I'm so excited for you guys to see it, I'm truly proud of it and everyone worked so hard.
TWIST: Why should TWIST readers check out the movie? BM: I feel like TWIST readers should check out this movie because it really has something for everyone. You can bring your grandparents to the film or your mom and dad or your best friend. It's so rare to find a movie that everyone can enjoy. I'm so proud to say that this is it, you can go in there and there's so much heart and it'll make you laugh. I just realized how many families go on Christmas Day and their ritual is to go to the movie theatre and watch a movie. I think this is the perfect movie because its based upon the holidays and family time and it'll make you laugh and I think it's perfect.
TWIST: How is your real family different from the craziness of the family that you have in the film? BM: I would probably say that I think each family has a crazy thing about them. My family, there's always something going on. I mean honestly you can ask anyone, there's never a dull moment in my family and in my life. Everyone's so close in my family and the rules are kind of a lot slimmer than Marisa Tomei's rules, who plays my mom.
TWIST: Do you have any funny stories or favorite memories from being on set? BM: Yes, I do! I would say Bette Midler, who plays my grandmother. She is just like me. She loves the Broadway shows and she loves music and loves movies and I would say something funny, she would always turn to me and the first time we met each other she was like, 'Have you seen this movie Bailee?' And I'd be like 'No' and she would be like 'How about this song?' And I'd be like 'No' and she would turn to my mom and be like 'What are you doing to this child!?' So I'd wake up the next morning in my hotel room and I had like these stacks of DVDs and movies and music!
TWIST: What charities are you involved with and how has it impacted you? BM: I am involved with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which does pediatric research for childhood cancer. The way that its impacted me, I would say is that we are all so healthy and all so blessed to be healthy and the families that I get to meet while having lemonade stands and raising money; being able to hear their stories and see how strong they are and what they go through is amazing. It's truly the entire family that's impacted. It's not just the daughter that's going through it, it's the siblings and mothers and fathers, so they inspire me everyday and I've been impacted in that manner because I'm so blessed to be able to be healthy and if I can do anything to help them it's so rewarding!
TWIST: What are three things you can't survive the day without? BM: I would probably say Vaseline for my lips because my lips get really dry super quickly. Nail polish remover because I'm always painting my nails; the nail polish always comes off and I always need to have backup nail polish remover. And then third, I would say just water. I always have a bottle of water by my side. My mom is a water fanatic. She has gallons of water that she drinks a day so I'm trying to keep up with her and drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
TWIST: Do you have any upcoming projects your working on? BM: I do. Sadly I can't share them yet but I promise you that TWIST will be the first to know!
TWIST: Thanks for chatting with us. BM: Oh thank you so much I love you guys.