Pssst… Want some insider secrets about Disney Channel’s groundbreaking new television show, Andi Mack? You got it! We catch up with actress Peyton Elizabeth Lee for the inside scoop on the cool new comedy series…
SHOW SECRET NUMBER ONE… ANDI MACK IS A REBEL AT HEART!
“I love playing the role of Andi Mack,” admits Peyton Elizabeth Lee. “When you first see Andi in the show, you discover that her parents are over-protective and she starts to rebel. She tries to break out of her shell. Then her older sister comes home and she gets the ability to go out and be even more adventurous! Adventure and the unexpected is what makes life exciting. That’s why the show’s so exciting.”
SHOW SECRET NUMBER TWO… THERE’S A STUNNING TWIST IN THE FIRST EPISODE!
“My first audition for the show was a very long time ago,” admits Peyton. “I didn’t get the whole script for that first audition, but I was super excited to try out for the role. When I was cast as Andi and I finally saw the whole script, I was blown away by the huge twist in the first episode. The big reveal is amazing! I think it makes the show really interesting and unique.”
SHOW SECRET NUMBER THREE… A DISNEY CHANNEL ICON SINGS THE SHOW’S THEME TUNE!
“I think it’s insanely cool that [Girl Meets World star] Sabrina Carpenter sings the theme song to Andi Mack,” reveals Peyton. “Sabrina’s voice is so pure and authentic, and the theme song is beautiful. I love it! I’ve never met Sabrina, but I hear she’s an amazing person and we’re blessed to have her. Unfortunately, I can’t sing. I’d love to be able to carry a tune, but I can’t. I love to sing in the car – but I’m not really any good at it and I’m not going to take any singing lessons. I’m fine with not being good at singing!”
SHOW SECRET NUMBER FOUR… A FAB FISHY DISH WAS THE ON-SET FAVE!
“The food on the set of Andi Mack was amazing,” gushes Peyton. “The food was a super perk to shooting a television show. It was so good! There was always something available to eat or drink on set, although the best food they served were crab’s legs. That’s one of my favourite dishes. Delicious!”
SHOW SECRET NUMBER FIVE… PEYTON LOVES THE FACT THAT ANDI MACK IS A RELATABLE CHARACTER!
“One of my favourite things about my character is that she is incredibly relatable,” reveals Peyton. “Andi is relatable to everyone. She’s relatable to people of all ages, gender, and ethnicity. I think that everyone can see a piece of themselves in Andi Mack.”
SHOW SECRET NUMBER SIX… THE YOUNGER CAST MEMBERS HAD TO ATTEND SCHOOL ON SET!
“You have to be very self-driven and pro-active when you are a young actor juggling school and work,” explains Peyton. “When we weren’t shooting, we’d have to go to school on set. We had to do a minimum of three or four hours of schoolwork every day, but I think it’s super important. Away from Andi Mack, I still go to a regular public school and I love it! I think it's super humbling to go to school where you’re just another one of the students. It’s really fun to be with your everyday friends.”
SHOW SECRET NUMBER SEVEN… THE CAST TOOK FRISBEE LESSONS!
“Andi joins an Ultimate Frisbee team in the first episode of the show,” reveals Peyton. “At first, she signs up because her crush asks her to join the team – but she soon grows fond of the sport. How good am I at Frisbee? I’m pretty good. Asher [Angel, who plays Andi’s crush, Jonah] is really good at it. He taught me a lot, but we all had Frisbee lessons before we started to shoot the show and it was fun to learn together. The Frisbee scene in the first episode took us a pretty long time to shoot, but it was really fun to film.”
SHOW SECRET NUMBER EIGHT… PEYTON HAD AN ON-SET STUNT DOUBLE!
“In the show, Andi rides an electric scooter,” explains Peyton. “Want to know a secret? I ride a little bit, but a lot of the time it’s a stunt double! I can ride the scooter in a straight line, but that’s it. It was fun, but I’m glad I had a stunt double on the set.”
SHOW SECRET NUMBER NINE… THE SHOW IS VERY DIFFERENT TO ANYTHING ELSE ON DISNEY CHANNEL!
“I love the fact that our show is different,” admits Peyton. “I love the way the show celebrates real life. This is not a fantasy world; it’s real. Andi Mack covers important issues that you don’t typically see represented on television. It’s unique to anything else on Disney Channel!”
SHOW SECRET NUMBER TEN… ANDI MACK IS PEYTON’S FIRST MAJOR ROLE!
“I feel so lucky to be working on Andi Mack,” explains Peyton. “This is the biggest project I’ve ever done. It’s insane! It has been such an amazing experience – and it’s super crazy to see how it all comes together. I couldn’t ask for a better show. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we’ve all done creating the series – and I’m really excited for the rest of the world to finally see it.”
Catch the launch of season one of Andi Mack at 4.30pm on the 8th September on Disney Channel and DisneyLife!