The newest Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Movie, premieres this summer and we couldn’t be more excited! In the movie, two teen surfer sweethearts are transported into their favorite beach musical, set in the 1960s. That means there’s definitely going to be some great music for us to download after we watch this movie!
And just in case you didn’t know, the movie premieres on July 19 at 8p/7c. So, in honor of the film’s upcoming premiere, we wanted to get to know one of the stars of the movie, Maia Mitchell. Maia plays McKenzie (aka “Mack”) in Teen Beach Movie and here are 10 more things you need to know about Maia:
1. She’s Australian! Maia grew up in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.
2. She scored her first lead role at the age of 12 when she auditioned and got the part of Brittany Flune in the Australian television series, Mortified.
3. She guest-starred on an episode of JESSIE, playing Shaylee Michaels, a popular Australian actress.
4. Maia is currently on ABC Family’s hit show, The Fosters.
5. Maia is a singer and songwriter! She even sings in Teen Beach Movie! You can pre-order the soundtrack here.
6. She’s a Leo. Maia was born August 18.
7. She has a younger brother! Her brother’s name is Charlie.
8. Maia plays the guitar. Her parents bought her a guitar when she was younger!
9. Maia appeared as herself in an episode of Phineas and Ferb called “Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Hosted by Kelly Osbourne” this year.
10. Maia says her family is very important to her and she wouldn’t have her career without their support!
Now that you know a little more about Maia, don’t forget to watch Teen Beach Movie on July 19 at 8p/7c only on Disney Channel!
P.S. We spent an entire day with Teen Beach Movie‘s Mollee Gray!