Bring It On: Fight To The Finish Interview
Fight To The Finish is the fifth installment in the Bring It On franchise—that means more hot dancing and a killer soundtrack featuring Lady Gaga, Christina Milian, Kat Deluna and the Veronicas. Kidzworld sat down to talk to Rachele Brooke Smith and Cody Longo, the talented actors who play brother and sister, Avery and Evan.
Bring It On: Fight To The Finish centers around Lina Cruz (played by Christina Milian) who’s forced to move from East L.A. to Malibu when her mother marries into a rich family. She’s thrown into a difficult spot but she makes the most of it by creating a super cheer team.
Confessions Of A Mean Girl
Rachele Brooke Smith plays Lina’s rival and all-around mean girl, Avery. Rachele was excited about joining the Bring It On team. “I loved the first movie,” Rachele says. “I quoted it all the time and tried to learn all the dances.” Asked if she’s ever been a mean girl herself, Rachele admits, “I once said some mean things about someone and they were standing right behind me. That experience taught me to never talk bad about anyone.”
Nice Guys Don't Finish Last
Cody Longo plays Avery’s brother and Lina’s crush, the super-cute Evan. Evan found himself relating to his character too. “Evan’s a very independent person,” Cody says. “He’s a quiet sort of kid—he’s more of an observer. And I’m family-oriented and good at realizing what I’m blessed with too.”
Moving On Up
Like Lina, both Rachele and Cody have had to move around a lot. “I switched schools five times,” Evan says. Rachele says it was difficult but since she didn’t know anyone “meeting new friends was a really interesting experience.” But moving around a lot is great training for becoming an actor—both Rachele and Cody learned to adapt to new situations quickly and this helped them with their craft. As for advice for others looking to act, Cody says, “Whatever you do, just make sure you’re passionate.”