Today JustJared.com launched RAW, a website for creative photo shoots and interviews. Their first feature includes  Maddie and her The Book of Henry co-star Jaeden Lieberher. Read Maddie’s interview below, and check out audio clips where she is interviewed by Jaeden, and vice versa. You can also read both interviews on Rawpages.com and go to their instagram for more exclusive pics of Maddie!

JAEDEN: You’ve conquered the dance world, and now you’re transitioning to acting. Why?   

MADDIE: Especially doing the Sia videos and other things, that’s helped me transition into acting because I’ve had to play a character, really cool meaningful characters.     

JAEDEN: How often do you dance nowadays?   

MADDIE: When I was younger and I did the reality show , I used to dance like seven or eight hours a day, every single day. But now, I don’t train every single day, but I still take open classes and I still dance for Sia all the time. I’m still dancing, I’m just not training for eight to nine hours.  

JAEDEN: Who are your biggest inspirations?   

MADDIE: My mom inspires me to be a better person every day. And then I would say that Sia is probably one of my biggest inspirations because she gives me such good advice. And she really helps me out with being in the world of fame. She tells me all the things that she’s been through and helps me along the way, so she’s probably like my biggest inspiration.  

JAEDEN: Who are some of your favorite music artists?

MADDIE: Right now, I really love Harry Styles. I like his album because it’s really old school, kind of David Bowie. Very, very cool, I can relate to that. He’s probably one of my favorites, and Sia, of course. She’s incredible. Not only because I dance for her but she has really incredible music, and she’s one of the best artists. 

JAEDEN: For other kid actors who are trying to make it, what three pieces of advice would you give to them?  

MADDIE: Well, I feel like I’m still trying to make it as an actor, just because I’m not as experienced as some people think I am. I would say, don’t be afraid, just go for it and try it. Two, to make sure you’re having fun and not take it too seriously or else you might get too in your head about things. And three, I would say it takes time, and to never give up. Nothing really comes as natural right in the beginning.

JAEDEN: Who do you dream of acting alongside?

MADDIE:  I really love Jennifer Lawrence. I don’t really know her but she seems like a good person.  Zac Efron (laughs) just because I’ve loved him since I was five years old and it would be funny. Obviously I wouldn’t play a love interest with him because he’s slightly older, but I don’t know. I think it would be fun to be in a movie with him.  

JAEDEN: What songs do you have all of the lyrics memorized to?  

MADDIE: Well, I have to have all of the Sia lyrics memorized, just because I dance to them all of the time, and I hear them on repeat so I know every lyric. And also Khalid, he sings “Location.” His whole album American Teen, you should listen to it. Kind of like R&B, it’s really fun. I know all of them.

 

@RAW launch! Happy Friday with @MaddieZiegler and @JaedenWesley Go check out their new movie @TheBookOfHenry

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