I have a 16 year old daughter. Having her around makes me remember what it was like to be 16. I had a huge crush on Davy Jones from the Monkees. Like, a huge crush. Like, I would cry (yes, actual tears) if I missed an episode. We didn’t have the ability to record programs back when I was a teenager (I know, it is hard to imagine!) Caitlin has a huge crush on Ross Lynch. If I had to measure, I would say her crush far surpasses my crush on Davy Jones. Caitlin writes fan fiction about Ross Lynch. She listens to R5 constantly. She cheered (loudly) for Ross’ brother Riker when he was on Dancing with the Stars. When Teen Beach movie was available, she watched it back to back for 3 days straight. When I went into her room to see why my house was shaking when she was watching the movie, it turns out she was practicing the final dance sequence. I told her Teen Beach Movie 2 was available on DVD and I had a copy for her. After her squealing subsided, I asked her why she liked the movie so much. She said it was as much about the cast as it was the storyline or the choreography. Here are 10 “wow-abunga facts about the Teen Beach Movie 2 cast she shared with me:
- Ross Lynch has been homeschooled since he was in the 4th grade. Caitlin’s brother Henry has been homeschooled since 4th grade too!
- Chrissie Fit is acting in Pitch Perfect 2 and Teen Beach Movie 2 in the same year.
- Both Kent Boyd (Rascal) and Mollee Gray (Giggles) were contestants on So You Think You Can Dance.
- Ross appeared on So You Think You Can Dance back in 2005.
- Ross Lynch’s band, R5, wrote the song “On My Own” for the movie.
- Maia Mitchell and John DeLuca can be seen on the same episode of “Jessie”- Jessie’s Big Break.
Well, I hope you have picked up your copy of 2015’s Hottest Surf Sequel! Teen Beach Movie 2 washed ashore on Disney DVD on June 26th with Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features and an Exclusive Friendship Necklace! Dive in and rock out with the hottest surf sequel under the sun! Now that summer ‘s over and school has begun, Brady (Ross Lynch) and Mack’s (Maia Mitchell) relationship seems headed for a wipeout – until Lela, Tanner and the “Wet Side Story” kids show up! Dazzled by the novelty and variety of the modern world, Lela wants to stay, but the real world and the “reel” world just don’t mix. Can Mack and Brady find the magic to get the kids home and get their own romance back on track before it’s too late? Packed with electrifying song & dance numbers and hilarious fish-out-of-water wackiness, Teen Beach 2 is “wow-abunga” fun for everyone.
Cast: Ross Lynch (Muppets Most Wanted, Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally”) as Brady; Maia Mitchell (ABC Family’s “The Fosters”) as Mack;; Grace Phipps (Fright Night, TV’s “The Nine Lives of Chloe King”) as Lela; Garrett Clayton (ABC Family’s “The Fosters,” Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up”) as Tanner. Choreography: Christopher Scott (TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing With The Stars,” Step Up franchise).
Bonus Features: Exclusive: Cast Dance Rehearsals – Exciting new contemporary and retro music with dance numbers choreographed by Christopher Scott. Join Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell and the rest of cast as they learn some of the crazy steps for the movie. See how they put the moves into the songs Best Summer Ever, Gotta Be Me, Falling For Ya, and That’s How We Do.
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Who is your kid’s favorite character from Teen Beach Movie 2?