They told me I had the role and the next day, they had me everyday with a surf trainer
Then [I had] a personal trainer for body strength because I couldn’t even do a push-up. I couldn’t even get up on the board.
Maia also talked about filming in Puerto Rico:
We shot so much of the film outside so what you see is what you get,” says the actress. “We were by the beach everyday. It looks like a green screen because it’s ridiculously stunning. We were always saying that, ‘This is not real. This is a backdrop.’
Get ready for “Teen Beach Movie” tonight (July 19, 2013) on Disney Channel!
Photo credit: DISNEY CHANNEL/Rick Rowell