When Bailee Madison guest-starred on a few episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place in 2011, she and Selena Gomez became immediate BFFs. Even after the famed Disney Channel show came to an end in 2012, the actresses still stayed close.
Not to mention, Bailee would love to reunite with Selena for a possible Wizards of Waverly Place reunion. As fans know, the A Week Away star played Maxine Russo when the character Max (played by Jake T. Austin) accidentally transformed himself into a girl.
“I had the time of my life,” she told J-14 exclusively in February 2020, when remembering her experience on the series. “It was such a fun show. Yeah, obviously, if for some weird reason they wanted me back, I would for sure go.”
Bailee continued, “I was such a small part of a huge phenomenon that I don’t really know why Maxine would come back. But if for some reason Jake didn’t want to come back, and he was a girl again, I’d obviously be down. I would like to see where they are now — life now, that would be so fun.”
The Bridge to Terabithia alum also told J-14 that she still “adores” all of her former costars.
“I was just texting with David [Henrie]. I’ve known him since I was so little, so we were just texting back and forth,” Bailee gushed. “I can’t believe he’s a dad now, it’s wild. We all run in the same scene so we always see each other in passing, which is nice. We all had a chance to grow up with each other.”
Previously, Bailee spoke more in-depth about her and Selena’s friendship during a February 2019 interview with Us Weekly.
“She’s lovely. I did Wizards with her when I was little, and she’s been like a wonderful role model, mentor and big sis to get to look up to,” she shared, noting that they have normal girl time together.
“We’re all girls, and at the end of the day, we like to talk about what we’re going through and be there for one another, just like any other girl session,” Bailee added. “I think she’s been through everything and more and has been so authentic and wonderful on the way up. And as a 19-year-old just trying to navigate the business, it’s lovely to get to have someone like that to look up to.”
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