I recently shared with you the fun filled dance class myself and 24 other bloggers enjoyed with Chrissie Fit and Jordon Fisher but there’s even more! Chrissie and Jordan also gave us the inside scoop on many pressing questions the Teen Beach and Teen Beach 2 fans had asked us to get the answers to.
Did you know this about Chrissie Fit or Jordan Fisher?
Chrissie actually didn’t start performing as a dancer. She started off as a singer.
I am Cuban. So I grew up in a household where we were dancing Salsa, Meringue and you know it was– it’s very a dance kind of loving family. I think I learned the most doing Teen Beach Movie and I appreciate it so much. I feel like, you know, I’m in awe of these guys.
Jordan agrees, he didn’t start off as a dancer either, but by acting. He walked in filled with excitement though at seeing and learning from professionals at work.
You know you walk into a rehearsal full of a bunch of people that you watch on So You Think You Can Dance and you know incredible choreographers and incredible dancers. I walk in thinking ‘Okay here we go. Let’s get, let’s get this going.’
Both Chrissie and Jordan got involved with drama and shared similar stories! It was so much fun to find out both of them started their interest in performing courtesy of a school crush. Jordan shares,
I had a crush on a girl in the 5th grade who joined the Drama Club and so I loved that, joining the Drama Club. And so I started acting and singing and dancing all on the same day and like when I was 10.
Chrissie was interested in a show that 6th graders were putting on, as well as a 6th grade boy in the show. Unfortunately for her, there were no parts for 5th graders, so she decided to create one, that of the “bad girl.” She didn’t win the boys’ heart but she did get the part and began her career and “fell in love” with acting instead.
Teen Beach 2 Premieres June 26, 2015 at 8pm/7C.
You can also pre-order the movie right now on Amazon.
Chrissie’s hairstyle for her character Chee Chee is unforgetable. In the first Teen Beach, they used all her own hair! How DID she get it that big?
But in Teen Beach 2, they used a hair piece. Which one was easier? Well the hair piece didn’t require all the time in hair and makeup, but it did have it’s share of worries – like what if it fell off!?
Chrissie Fit and Jordan Fisher give advice
One of my readers wanted to know what advice did Chrissie and Jordan have for an aspiring performer. As a parent I was excited to learn that their advice was very down to earth and practical. Jordan shares,
There are a lot of people that come out to, to L.A. and move to New York with the idea of becoming famous. And typically those people don’t find success in their field because their passion is driven from a very different place. But those that do what they do because they love it that tend to find success. Because you gravitate towards people that are like-minded you know what I mean? So understand why you’re doing it. Secondly, it’s cliché and you’re going to hear it at times, but just don’t take no for an answer.
What advice does Chrissie add?
I would also say that kind of world it’s not like a sprint, it’s a marathon. Have patience, educate yourself. Not just with you know the craft that you want to do. So much of the choices that I’ve made have come through the education. So really apply yourself, give everything you do 100% because then it’s more likely that the thing that you, you invest the most time in you’ll give 110%. And don’t give up. Keep it up.
Can you tell that to my son, one blogger asked laughingly? Sure, hand me the phone. And, while she didn’t do it that minute she did take the time after our interview to call him and talk to him! She’s so very classy!
More than ever before – more music, moves and stories
One of the best things about the making of Teen Beach 2 was the collaboration. Chrissie and Jordan shared how open the producers, directors, and choreographers were to hear the actors thoughts. If something wasn’t working for them (like an outfit during the song “Falling for Ya,”) another one was found. But what they are most excited about is that there is more of everything that before.
Not just because of the spectacle, yes it’s bigger, it’s better . . . there’s many wonderful messages in this movie you know. I’m a big about female empowerment and we’re seeing these two girls Mac and Lela have an actual friendship and not compete against each other for something. ~Chrissie Fit
Having two daughter’s myself I was thrilled to see the messages about friendship, understanding and self-confidence that the movie shared. There’s no doubt about it, there is more than before. Stay tuned I’ll have more to tell you about the “more” in Teen Beach 2!
Teen Beach 2 Premieres June 26, 2015 at 8pm/7C. Don’t miss it! You can also pre-order the movie right now on Amazon.
Disclosure: This was part of a press junket, sponsored by Disney Studios. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. Photo Credit: Disney XD/Valerie Macon – used by permission.