If you love watching Bella and the Bulldogs as much as we do, you know that Bella Dawson doesn't let anyone get in her way when it comes to doing the things that she loves – especially when people don't think a girl can be the football team's quarterback. In real life, actress Brec Bassinger appreciates how much of a girl power move this is, and shared all about it in a new interview with Cliche magazine.
"I grew up with two older brothers, so I kind of got habits that typically boys would have, like playing a lot of sports," Brec shared. "My brothers were state champion wrestlers, so I kind of wanted to follow in their footsteps and I went to wrestling camp. I remember that I would wear a bow to wrestling camp every single day, and the coach came out and talked to my mom and said, 'She is the only girl I’ve seen wear a bow to wrestling camp.'"
"I think I’ve been very lucky since I have gotten to have this girly side and kind of a tomboy side," Brec added. "I know there are a lot of instances where girls don’t or aren’t as supported when making those choices, and that’s why I’m so fortunate to play Bella and to get to support and motivate girls who don’t have that support group."
"Bella and the Bulldogs breaks down gender stereotypes, and I think it really portrays that young girls specifically can do anything they set their minds to," she added.
"I think another huge message this show portrays is working hard. Bella is an extremely hard worker and she wouldn’t have gotten any of the success she had without her hard work," Brec said. "I think that’s a really important thing for young people to see. At first, when Bella joins the football team, the boys are very against her. They don’t want a girl being on the team—but as the show evolves, the relationship of the team evolves, too, and they end up becoming a family. I think that’s really important because it’s kind of how relationships work in real life. You have struggles, but if you’re there for each other, and then it ends up being a beautiful, well-rounded friendship."
That's so awesome!
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