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Hangin' with Good Luck Charlie's Bridgit Mendler

 
Have you flipped through the pages of your latest issue of GL? If so, you’ve gotten a peek at how the super-talented 17-year-old Bridgit Mendler has quickly risen to the top. But did you know she has formed a “secret” sushi club with Good Luck Charlie co-star Jason Dolley? Or the fact that she’s really creeped by spiders?

We got a chance to chill with the Disney starlet in her ah-dorable dressing room (equipped with floral wall decals and a Nintendo Wii) and wanted to share some more fabulous tidbits with our fave gals. Check it out…

Landing the role of Teddy Duncan in Good Luck Charlie was a waiting game. “I was anxiously waiting by the phone for days and days at home. I went into the final audition and then they didn’t let me know for, like, a week or two about if I got it or not. You kind of start to lose your confidence the longer [they don’t get back to you]. By the end, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, will they ever call? Will I know?’ I was jumping up and down when I found out I got it.”

She has strong words of wisdom. “[The best piece of advice I have given my younger brother is] just to be yourself and not let people get to you. He’s in middle school right now, which is a time where you feel a lot of peer pressure, and he’s a really cool kid. He loves break dancing and he’s an individual. I don’t want him to lose that, so I think that’s really important advice at that time.”
 

Music is her must-have. “Every morning when I’m in the car going to work, we’ll blast music. It doesn’t have to be rap or hip-hop, it can be whatever’s on the radio and we just jam out. It’s a great way to start the day because sometimes, you know, if it’s gonna be a stressful day, it’s nice to loosen up and have fun.”
 

She’s on Team Jacob. “I read the Twilight books and watched the movie. I’m totally Team Jacob. I can’t deny it. You know what, I don’t care if Edward thought he was doing the right thing by leaving [Bella]. Jacob was there with her when she was not happy and in trouble and everything.”

She thinks her past co-star, Nick Jonas, is totally chill.
“He actually has a dry sense of humor and he’s really cool. I don’t know if this will surprise people, but when we were in the school room, he had a record player in there, and was playing records as we were doing our schoolwork, which I thought was pretty cool.”

She has arachnophobia. “[I’m scared of] spiders. No denying it. If I notice one and it’s really close to me, be prepared for a blood-curdling scream because I get really, really scared.”

She’s willing to share part of her special sushi song. “Me and a couple of friends went out to sushi one day and we wanted to have a club about sushi. We just wanted to all hang out and eat sushi together, and have it be a routine. Since I like writing songs, I decided to write a song about sushi. It has a little bit of a rap in it [which] Jason has helped me with. He chimes in a little bit.”

Want a piece of the rap? Check it out:
“Now you tell me how to stick the rice to the seaweed and make it taste nice.
It’s a hard-knock life.
Add wasabi sauce,
set your mouth on fire,
sip your drink for a while…
...We got a meal for real.
Where’s the shrimp?
I saw you steal.
Where’s the shrimp?
Where’s the shrimp?
And then Jason goes ‘Tempura’.”

Be sure to catch Bridgit in action when Good Luck Charlie premieres TONIGHT at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel!

Want to know all about Bridgit’s co-star, Jason Dolley? CLICK HERE for our exclusive interview with the cutie.

Want to know what family life is like for Good Luck Charlie star Bradley Steven Perry? CLICK HERE to find out.

Are you excited for the Good Luck Charlie premiere? Blog about it, babes.

BY PATRICIA MCNAMARA ON 4/4/2010 7:00:00 AM

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