TWIST just got off the phone with Madison Pettis! She dished to us about her show Life With Boys, her character Allie and what's next for her! Check out our exclusive convo below and be sure to catch the premiere of Life With Boys tonight on TeenNick at 8 pm!
TWIST: Can you tell us a little bit about Life With Boys? Madison Pettis: Life With Boys is about two best friends, Tess and Allie, who are opposites. I play Allie, a girly girl, fashionista cheerleader, while Tess is more athletic and a tomboy. She's the only girl on the boys wrestling team. Even though they're different, they balance each other out and that's why they're such great best friends.
TWIST: How do you relate to your character Allie? Are you similar or are you different? MP: I am really similar to Allie. Allie is just an over-the-top version of myself, especially with her fashion. Allie is always dressed up no matter where she's going. She's usually wearing heels and a skirt even if she's just going to school. I think there's one time when she wears a pairs of jeans, the rest of the time she's always dressed up. I really like that about her, but my style is a little bit more relaxed than Allie's is.
TWIST: Can you tell us how the cast gets along? MP: The cast are all really best friends. Torri [Webster] is one of my best friends on-screen and off-screen. Michael [Murphy] is also one of my best friends. I talk to him all the time. He's hilarious. Nathan [McLeod] and Jake [Goodman] are just like my brothers on-set too.
TWIST: Do you have a favorite behind the scenes memory? MP: That would probably have to be the food fight that Torri and I have in one of the episodes. It was one of the first episodes we shot so we didn't know each other very well yet, so it was kind of nerve wracking to dump salad dressing onto another girl's head. That was a bonding experience for the both of us. I think that made us even closer afterwards. Getting covered in salad dressing makes for two best friends.
TWIST: You're the brand ambassador and model for Pastry. Can you tell us a bit about that? MP: Pastry is one of my favorite kinds of shoes. I love their sneakers. We're really excited about the new spring campaign happening soon. I just did a really fun photo shoot with them so those pictures will be out soon. I'll also be doing meet-and-greets this year all across the country so I'm super excited to meet fans with the shoes.
TWIST: Do you get to help design for Pastry? MP: Sometimes the Pastry people ask for my input on new shoes. I love seeing new sketches of shoes that they're about to make that haven't been released yet. They say, "What do you think? What would you change or add to these shoes?" I love giving my input. That's one of my favorite parts.
TWIST: You like designing, modeling and acting -- do you have a favorite? MP: I think acting will always be closest to my heart since I've been doing it for so long. That's really what I want to do for the rest of my life, so I think acting would have to be my favorite, but I'm really lucky that I do get to dance and model and do voice-over and all of these different things.
TWIST: What's next for you? MP: I'm really excited about my Pastry spring campaign and doing meet-and-greets all across the country. I'm excited to meet more fans! I'm also doing more episodes of Lab Rats. I did three episodes last season and I did an episode a few weeks ago, so Janelle might be back for more fun! Life With Boys premieres tonight on TeenNick!
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