TWIST chatted with Raini Rodriguez from Austin & Ally! She dished to us about her character, Trish, and what the cast does in their downtime. Check out our interview below!
TWIST: Could you tell us a little bit about Austin & Ally? Raini: It's basically about the four main characters: Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez. Austin is this extraverted singer who can't write songs, whereas Ally is a shy songwriter who doesn't like to perform. Austin takes one of Ally's songs accidentally, puts it on the Internet and kind of becomes famous. When Ally and Trish find that out, they decide to make him realize what he did was wrong. After they realize he's just a kid who wants to make his dreams come true, they all decide to team up and make him a pop star.
TWIST: Can you tell us more about your character Trish? Raini: Trish is the best friend of Ally, and she can't hold a job down. Every episode you see her have new jobs. She's Austin's manager, and she's only responsible with that because she is her own boss. She has bad ideas with good intentions. She gets them into a lot of trouble even though she doesn't mean to. She's a great friend, and she's very headstrong and independent.
TWIST: Is the cast close? Raini: Oh, yes! We get along so well. After each day we'll text each other to see if we're ready for tomorrow. We get together on the weekends, and we try to hang out all the time. On set, during our lunch breaks, since we have access to all the instruments, we go and have jam sessions. We bake cookies. We have so many inside jokes and we make up handshakes with each other!
TWIST: What's next for you? Raini: I'm just super excited about Austin & Ally! All of my attention is focused on this right now. We work every week, and we're just constantly going at it, making it up so that its funnier and better and crazier than the next! It's going to be a great Disney show. I'm so excited!
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