TWIST just got off the phone with Sammi Hanratty from The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, in theaters March 1! She dished about costar Billy Unger, filming in Thailand and what's next for her. Check out our exclusive convo below!
TWIST: Can you tell us a little bit about The Lost Medallion? Sammi Hanratty: The movie is about two kids, Billy and Allie, trying to find the medallion. Along the way there's time travel, a lot of adventure and the evil Cobra. It has a wonderful message and it's a beautiful film.
TWIST: How do you relate to your character, Allie? SH: There are times when we're both timid and scared, but we both can find our courage and adventure in other things.
TWIST: You said there's time travel in the movie. If you could time travel, where would you go? SH: I'd probably go see myself when I was younger so that I could meet myself as a child like when I was five. That would be really cool!
TWIST: What was the vibe like on set? SH: The vibe was super amazing. It was so cool to be able to film in Thailand because it was completely different. All of the boys and I became like a family. It was just so awesome and everyone was really close. It was beautiful the entire time. It was absolutely breathtaking.
TWIST: What was it like working with Billy Unger from Lab Rats? SH: It was awesome! It was actually my second film working with him. When we were younger we did a movie called Jack and the Beanstalk together, and that's when we met. I've known him for so long and he's always been one of my best friends. It was very cool to be able to travel with one of my best friends.
TWIST: Do you have a favorite memory from filming? SH: We took a day off and rode elephants! That was one of my favorite memories because the elephants were so cool and so beautiful.
TWIST: What was it like filming in Thailand? SH: It was so different! We went to so many different locations and we filmed in these beautiful waterfalls and caves because Cobra's lair is a huge cave. It was a little scary being in the cave because there were bats everywhere and spiders and scorpions. There were a lot of different kind of creatures in there, but besides that it was beautiful.
TWIST: What's next for you? SH: I just finished doing a new show called The Saint. We just did the pilot for that. A lot of really cool things are happening!
TWIST: Thank you so much for talking to us! SH: Thank you!