” And I’d say, “Yeah,” or, “Whatever.” [smirks] Disney’s not all bad. [Teegarden has a key role in the film’s opening sequence]TM: Is it true that nobody dies?
AT: I was at the premiere the other night, and it was just crazy.
But ironically, playing a teenager for five years meant she had to miss high school herself. Having just arrived in San Francisco from Teegarden’s beloved Texas, they were in town for barely a full day before being shipped off to their next location at the next morning.
For her part, Teegarden wasn’t registering any exhaustion.
But over the movie, you pull back the layers and realize she doesn’t really know what she stands for or why she stands for it. TM: The studio and the director and the cast and the writer of the script, everyone was pretty committed to making the characters more than just those types you described. They wanted the types to exist, but they also wanted to explode them.
One of, if not the most, important themes of the film is things not being the way that they seem at first. Then, in fact, she’s not like that, there’s more to her.
On entering the classroom, we get a hug (we met Thomas at an earlier set visit). Were you pretty carefree as a teen or did you have to help at home in some way?
Aimee Teegarden and Thomas Mc Donell are a bit of an odd couple.
Teegarden is, at 21, already a consummate media professional.As for an homage, it was more about having an overall consistent tone than the specifics of the characters.