Laura Marano

LAURA’S MOVIE MO­MENT

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This month, Laura will star in a brand new Dis­ney Chan­nel movie called

Bad Hair Day! We gave Miss Marano a quick call to get the goss on this funny flick…

HI LAURA! CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS ON YOUR FIRST DIS­NEY CHAN­NEL ORIG­I­NAL MOVIE!

Thank you, I’m ac­tu­ally re­ally ex­cited! I grew up with th­ese movies and I was ob­sessed with them. I watched movies like Hal­loween­town and Zenon: Girl of the 21st Cen­tury, all the time. Those are my movies! And to think that I have one of my own, it’s ac­tu­ally in­sane.

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT BAD HAIR DAY?

It’s an ac­tion, buddy-cop film that was so fun to shoot! My char­ac­ter Mon­ica is a prom queen nom­i­nee but ev­ery­thing goes hor­rif­i­cally wrong! Her prom dress has melted, her shoes have ex­ploded and she wakes up hav­ing a hor­ri­ble, hor­ri­ble bad hair day. So the only thing that’s not messed up for her prom is this neck­lace. It just so hap­pens that this down-on-her-luck cop Liz is look­ing for it. They strike a deal but, of course, shenani­gans oc­cur and a jew­ellery thief gets in­volved!

MON­ICA AND LIZ AREN’T YOUR AV­ER­AGE DUO. WHAT MAKES THEM WORK SO WELL AS A TEAM?

What makes them so awe­some is that their val­ues are the same, but their at­tributes are op­po­site. Mon­ica is smart, but she’s also re­ally girly and into fash­ion and beauty. Liz doesn’t care what other peo­ple think, whereas Mon­ica re­ally cares what peo­ple think. They learn from each other in a funny way… and they def­i­nitely frus­trate each other a lot! But in the end they ac­cept each other, which is awe­some.

CAN YOU RE­VEAL A SE­CRET ABOUT YOUR CO-STAR LEIGH-AL­LYN BAKER?

She’s re­ally good at speak­ing French! We filmed Bad Hair Day in Mon­treal in Canada and Leigh-Al­lyn was so good and it made me feel hor­ri­ble be­cause I’m so bad at French. So she would be hav­ing con­ver­sa­tions with peo­ple and I would be like, “Ah… bon­jour?” And she’s the ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of this movie and I think she did such an

amaz­ing job!

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MEM­ORY FROM SET?

One day we filmed all day and all night from 1pm un­til 5am! So, at around 1am, we just wanted to crash but we still had four more hours to go! We just started singing ‘ Ain’t No Moun­tain High Enough’ in the mid­dle of this ware­house where we were film­ing. I think the crew thought we were in­sane! At the time I thought it was the fun­ni­est thing ever!

YOU WROTE A SONG CALLED ‘FOR THE RIDE’ FOR THE BAD HAIR DAY SOUND­TRACK. WHAT WAS YOUR IN­SPI­RA­TION?

Well, we all have bad days and we all have ter­ri­ble mo­ments when we worry and over-an­a­lyse ev­ery lit­tle de­tail. Some­times it’s not about the des­ti­na­tion, it’s about en­joy­ing the mem­o­ries you make. I think Mon­ica re­alises that and her worst day ever turns out to be one of the most amaz­ing days of her life!

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