Lia Marie Johnson is teaming up with AwesomenessTV and go90 for one of her most intense projects yet. The actress is starring in a new thriller called t@gged, a terrifying story about the risks of the anonymity of social media.
"Filming t@gged was such a big learning experience for me as an actress. It was also one of the most enjoyable – I was surrounded by an awesome cast and a great director," Lia Marie tells TWIST exclusively about working on the project.
"It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life! I’m excited for my fans to see a new side of my acting in this show," she adds about the process."t@gged is a lot more serious and different from other projects I’ve done in the past. There is a lot more physical action in this show and the scenes are very dark and heavy."
Naturally, working on a scary show made for some spooky moments IRL.
"The scariest thing that happened on set was when we were filming at an abandoned motel," Lia Marie dishes. "I went off by myself and peeked inside the worn down rooms but was too scared to go in. The set was actually just as creepy in real life as it is on the show."
"I hope people get scared when they watch the show on go90! But the show isn’t all about the horror of this hacker following these three girls," the actress shares. "There is also romance and family drama, mental health issues, and every day normal high school stuff."
The show is all about a very extreme situation of online harassment, but Lia Marie also has some sound advice if you're experiencing any kind of cyber-bulling yourself.
"I think the most important thing you can do is tell someone – and I probably sound like a mom right now but it’s true," she shares. "It’s a lot easier for people to bully online these days because they get to just hide behind a computer."
For more about the show, check out the trailer below. Then, let us know your thoughts on Lia Marie's project by leaving us a comment!