Many of you are aware – or perhaps not, in which case that is sad – of my love for the Disney Channel. From their classic movies to their Original concept shows such as Shake It Up and Jessie, I really cannot get enough of the brand and what they have to offer.
10 Minutes With Bridgit MendlerApril 16, 2013
One of my favourite shows has to be Good Luck Charlie which stars Hollywood sensation, Bridgit Mendler as the older sister to the adorable title star Charlie (Mia Talerico).
Bridgit is everything you expect: looks, talent and personality. At twenty years old she has made a name for herself following in the footsteps of Disney alumni Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato. She has a natural presence on-screen and I love her music – I have had Ready or Not and Hurricane on repeat since forever. Have I mentioned that I think her on-screen- and real life – relationship with Shane Harper is just too cute!? It is!
With that said, some of you may have seen that a few weeks back I conducted a telephonic interview with Bridgit where I asked her about GLC season 4, her music and her life in general. It was definitely really fun and an honour to speak to her – she is very sweet, polite and down-to-earth.
I plan to upload the recording onto YouTube, but in the mean time, I hope you enjoy the interview below:
Is this the final season of Good Luck Charlie? You have been quoted in several interviews saying this could be the final season. Is this the final season?
Oh, I am not sure. I think we are all enjoying this season and we [the cast] love working together, so if there is an opportunity to do another season, we’d be happy to do it.
What can we expect in the latest season?
Season four of Good Luck Charlie… We have the new baby, Tobie and we are also dealing with the Duncans’ dramatic season finale where their house falls apart… So there is that. And Teddy is kind of up in the air about what is going to happen with her relationship with Spencer so all of those things are going to be in season four.
Later on in your career, would you like to focus on just acting or the musical side of your career – have you decided yet?
I think I am going to work and focus on both. And I think learn to prioritize and not try to do them at the same time, but I want to do both in the future.
Musically you have been compared to many people, for example, Cher Lloyd; how does this make you feel?
I think it is flattering to be compared to other people who are so successful and established and who are really good performers. At the same time I do think we are individually different and doing different things.
Okay, great! And how would you describe your own sound and your own music? You are very different to a lot of other Disney Channel stars.
I think it is pop music and it also has some RnB/hip hop kind of leaning. I think there is some jazziness also to my style but I like to keep it young and fun.
In the industry, who do you look up to? Both in acting and musically.
I look up to performers who really did their own thing in the industry. So Bob Dylan is one of those. Adele is another one. I really respect that. And in terms of performers, I like people who can relate back to a lot of different roles; Meryl Streep is like that and Christian Bale.
You recently teamed up with Seventeen Magazine for their anti-cyber bullying campaign, how do you handle all of the negative comments you may receive?
You know, I think it is not necessary to read all of the negative comments. I think everybody is entitled to their opinion and I don’t think it is necessary for people to say things in such a way that it is intended to hurt people. Actually, the thing I think I get most protective over is when there is somebody who will comment on something of mine and say something mean to somebody else’s comment who has commented on something of mine. So, among people who are commenting, I don’t know why you have to be mean to each other.
You are very busy, when you have free time, what do you like to do to relax?
I love being with friends and family. I love watching movies and I LOVE cooking.
Finally, do you have a message for your South African fans?
I just want to say, thank you so much for the support – I really appreciate everything that you guys have done for me and I would really love to meet you someday.