Freaky Friday is almost here, you guys! It feels like we’ve been waiting for the Disney Channel Original Movie to bless our eyes and ears for quite some time now, and the movie-musical is finally premiering this Friday, Aug. 10. We caught up with leading lady Cozi Zuehlsdorff, and she dished on all the behind-the-scenes secrets we never knew we needed in our lives until now. From getting a reputation for breaking quite a few props to how she and her on-screen mother Heidi Blickenstaff prepared for their most emotional scenes, she sure did share a lot. Watch our exclusive interview with Cozi in the video above to learn all about the making of Disney Channel’s Freaky Friday.
Something the star shared that really took us by surprise was just how instant the mother-daughter relationship was between Cozi and Heidi. Not only was their chemistry genuine on-screen, but Cozi says it’s just like that IRL too. OUR HEARTS.
“When we screen tested, we met each other for five minutes and then were thrown into auditioning with each other. Singing – spoiler alert, we do switch back – but the song where we do that is very emotional. And we just sang it together in the room full of like fifteen Disney executives. It was so stressful – but literally they put together a little package where you watch our screen test and the TV version almost side by side. And it looks almost exactly the same because we just clicked so immediately,” Cozi exclusively tells J-14.
While this is Cozi’s first big role in a DCOM, she has been on the network before! Yep, that’s right. She played Jordan in Mighty Med and Ocean in Liv and Maddie!
Freaky Friday hits Disney Channel on Friday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. EST! Don’t miss out – and be sure to have a tissue box ready because, boy, is it touching!