While Dove Cameron is off becoming a full-on superstar now, from making movies to recording solo music, she will forever be beloved for her roles as both Rooney twins on the Disney Channel series, Liv and Maddie. C’mon now, the girl effortlessly pulled off playing TWO characters (with the help of some body doubles) in a truly convincing way! Part of Dove’s magic was that she made both Liv and Maddie so different from each other – from their voices to the fact that Maddie is left handed, while Liv is a righty.
And now, the 22-year-old starlet just dropped yet another behing-the-scenes secret on us all about her time playing these characters. She was the one who came up with Maddie’s signature catchphrase of, “Bam, what!” Dove took to Twitter to let the world know it was something she just said during filming, and it became part of the show. Yep, it was totally improvised and wasn’t ever written into the script.
fun fact: it was never written in the script! i came up with it, tried it during filming, and it just stuck ! https://t.co/VIegC7g0VK
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) September 17, 2018
A true legend, that Dove is. Liv and Maddie came to a conclusion in March 2017 after four seasons, but the love for the show will last forever. Dove has said time and time again how grateful she is to have been a part of the series, and she even won a Daytime Emmy for her work in the final season. The show underwent a lot of changes before it hit the air – and Dove was there every step of the way.
“Liv and Maddie didn’t start out as a twin show, I actually played a different character in the beginning, and it was neither of the twins. It was a completely different show at first, and it took a long time to get it to where it is,” she said to Teen Vogue. “I’ve actually been working on it for five years though it’s only been on the air for four — that’s a long time when you’re young. You’re just never prepared for it to end, and to get there is surreal. I couldn’t have asked for a better cast, and we’re going to keep in touch, it’s one of those lifelong friends… family, really.”
Liv and Maddie will always be in Dove’s heart. And now, we know she’s the mastermind who created the legendary “Bam, what!”