INTERVIEW: Bridgit Mendler
Bubbly blond Bridgit Mendler has certainly had
her share of ‘good luck’ in her show business
career! The eighteen year old not only sings but
stars in one of Disney’s hottest new shows, ‘Good
Luck Charlie’. Get to know the multitalented beauty
behind the hilarious and outgoing Teddy Duncan!
Full Name: Bridgit Claire Mendler
Birthday: December 18th, 1992
Hometown: Washington D.C.
Favorite Meal: Sushi
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate
Favorite Singer: Gavin Degraw
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite TV Show: 'The Office'
How did you land your role on 'Good Luck
Bridgit: I had worked on 'Jonas' and 'Wizards
of Waverly Place' with Disney Channel. I was just
starting to film 'Wizards' for the first time when I
got the script for 'Good Luck Charlie'. They had me
come in and audition for them, and I wound up
getting the part. We shot the pilot a month or so
later, and it's been really, really great to work
How would you describe your character on the
Bridgit: My character is Teddy Duncan, and
she's a spunky girl. I think the nice thing about
her is that she's a normal teenager. She's in
Denver, Colorado. She has a bit of spunk to her and
she's really fun, but she's also nerdy at times and
I have fun with her more awkward moments.
How similar are you to Teddy?
Bridgit: Well I am definitely kind of a nerd
myself. There was one episode where Teddy was a bad
dancer, so she had to do a lot of dorky dancing. I
love dorky dancing so it was really fun to do that.
What is it like working with a baby on set?
Bridgit: This baby is the most talented baby
I have ever met and she somehow knows exactly what
to do, but she dosen't even talk yet. I remember the
first episode, we were all in awe of her because in
the very first scene she did, she put this pile of
bananas on her face. It completely worked with the
scene and then she clapped. She has all these little
tricks that she does. She's a very good actress,
especially for only being eighteen months.
How did you get started in acting and singing?
Bridgit: Acting and singing were actually
pretty different for me. Acting, I went to acting
classes and I did plays when I was younger and then
I decided it might be something I actually want to
pursue. I worked on getting an agent and a manager
and all that stuff. Music has been a passion of mine
but it's something that I do for my own fun and let
it develop on its own by putting the word out there.
When I can do a music project, I'd like to and
things have been going great.
Which do you prefer: acting or singing?
Bridgit: That's so tough because I like them
both for really different reasons. I love that in
acting I'm always having a new project and I get to
stop outside of myself. In singing it's really fun
to be creative with more of my own personality. I
What was your first professional acting job?
Bridgit: I did this one scene in an episode
of 'General Hospital' and that was my first job down
in L.A. It was my second audition and I was like
'Woo! This is easy! This is fun!' That was a really
cool moment for me.
You sing 'Hang In There Baby', the theme song for
'Good Luck Charlie'. Are you going to release more
Bridgit: I hope so. There are a couple of
projects in the works. I can't really say much but
those will be going on soon and then eventually I
hope people will get to hear some of my own music. I
love writing songs and I do it for fun, so hopefully
someday people will be able to hear it.
Do you play any instruments?
Bridgit: I do. I play the piano and the
guitar. I am self taught on both of those and
I used to play the violin. I don't anymore.
Are you prepared for the fame that comes with
being the star of your own Disney show?
Bridgit: I've been told to brace myself. If
we have the success I hope we have with the show,
everything will change.