This may be hard to believe, but Teen Beach Movie premiered on Disney Channel in July 2013. The fan-favorite musical flick stared Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Chrissie Fit, John DeLuca, Garrett Clayton and more. It was all about a couple of surfers who were mysteriously transported into a beach party movie, where opponents battled for the beach hangout by breaking into song and dance. Of course, the OG flick spawned an equally as amazing sequel with more catchy tunes.
While reflecting on his time shooting the film, Garrett (who played Tanner) gushed about working with cast during an April 2020 YouTube video hosted by Kim Possible actress Christy Carlson Romano. He reveled that working with Ross was “so easy.”
“He is one of the kindest people. It was just always so easy working together,” the actor remembered. “A lot of times we would just like sit and hang out until the next shot, which, you know, most of the time you would go and hang out in your trailer alone or take a nap because you’re exhausted or something.”
Garrett also spilled some behind-the-scenes secrets from the Teen Beach Movie set. If it wasn’t for him, the “Tanner Cove” set would probably not exist! The former Disney star explained how he transformed the role, so a special set was made to show “respect” for the character.
Years after the movie first premiered, J-14 exclusively caught up with one of the film’s backup dancers, Britt Stewart. “Specifically for Teen Beach Movie, all of us were pinching ourselves while in production because we filmed in Puerto Rico,” the dancer gushed. “The whole time, it really didn’t feel like work. It was just so much fun because we were all there together. It had a very similar vibe to High School Musical as well. We all have maintained friends. We really built this family while we were there in Puerto Rico.”
Although there’s no reboot in the works as of now, Britt said she’s be “100 percent” down to dance in more Teen Beach Movie scenes. Here’s to hoping the cast gets back together! But what are the stars up to now? Well, J-14 decided to do some investigating, and it turns out, the cast has accomplished so much since the movie premiered. Scroll through our gallery to uncover what the cast of Teen Beach Movie is doing these days.
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