We sat down with Peyton Elizabeth Lee (“Andi Mack”), Lilian Bowden (“Bex”), Lauren Tom (“Cecilia”), Creator/Executive Producer Terri Minsky and Executive Producer Michelle Manning for Disney’s newest show, “Andi Mack”…here’s what they had to say about the show and its cast:
- The idea for the show came from a profile of Jack Nichols. “He was raised with his mother as his sister and I thought, that’s an interesting idea for a, you know, you just keep it in your file of ideas and then when somebody says to you, do you have any ideas, you go, yeah, I have Jack Nicholson. [LAUGHTER]” – Terri Minski
- The cast is like family, when they are not on set they will go to dinner, bowling or to the movies together.
- Peyton is a dancer. Actually, Peyton took Lilian took her first ballet class in 20 years.
- The writers try to incorporate things into the script that fit their actual personalities (sayings, mannerisms, etc.)
“Andi Mack,” a compelling story of self-discovery written by Terri Minsky, the creator of Disney Channel’s hit series “Lizzie McGuire,” makes it debut this evening on the Disney Channel. *8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT.
“Tomorrow Starts Today” – Andi’s family life is thrown for a loop when her big sister, the freewheeling Bex, returns home on the eve of her 13th birthday. It begins with Bex arranging for Andi to train for Ultimate Frisbee with the cutest guy at school, Jonah Beck, who she learns has a high school age girlfriend, Amber.Ê Andi also grapples with telling her best friends Buffy and Cyrus some big news, but is preoccupied making Jonah Beck a bracelet, at his request. Meanwhile, Cyrus becomes the Space Otters’ official Enthusiastic Supporter, helps them win their first game.