As a lot of you may know, Madison Pettis and I have known each other since 2011 when we started filming Life With Boys together. However, you may not actually know the story behind how our ‘spirit animal’ friendship began.
The day we met we were both heading into the audition room for Life With Boys during the final stages of casting. These auditions are known as ‘chemistry reads’, which basically means the creative team (directors + producers) want to see which actors play well off each other and have the best ‘chemistry’. To preface this, OF COURSE I grew up watching That’s So Raven and Cory In The House on Disney. So yes, even to me she was America’s Angel. BUT Madison had her hair straightened on the day we met (I was so used to her curly hair on TV) so because of this I didn’t initially recognize her in the waiting room.
Her mom talking to my mom in the waiting room and mentioning The Rock (they were in The Game Plan together) and then it all went downhill.
ME BEING AN IDIOT AND FAN GIRL-ING SO HARD WHEN I WALKED INTO THE AUDITION ROOM. I LEGIT JUMPED ON HER IN FRONT OF CASTING + TEAM OF LIFE WITH BOYS AND WAS LIKE I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOUR WORK.
(I was not cast as Tess at this time, so just picture a 14 year old crazy girl with no reputation to her name making a fool of herself). Good times.
And that my friends was the beginning of what has been a long six years of love and friendship with the lovely and talented Madison Pettis.