I recently had the opportunity to chat with Julie Bowen (Modern Family, Happy Gilmore), and Gemma Brooke Allen, who star in Netflix’s Mixtape. I seriously cannot even begin to tell you how fun this interview was — the two of them together was such a treat! Julie and Gemma were so much fun! It was very clear that they developed a great relationship while working on Mixtape together. From movie set prop to TikTok dances, here are a few favorite highlights from the Mixtape cast interview.
Fun Facts from Netflix’s MIXTAPE: Cast Interview with Julie Bowen and Gemma Brooke Allen
- Gemma got to party like it’s 1999 in Mixtape. She was thrilled about this because she’s always been a huge fan of 90’s music and fashion.
- The walkman used in Mixtape never actually worked! However, Gemma did receive it as a gift, as well as the mixtape, after filming was complete.
- Julie was interested in being cast in Mixtape, because it was a very different role for her. She has always wished to play a variety of roles throughout her acting career, and Mixtape allowed her to challenge herself.
- Both Gemma and Julie hope that Mixtape will encourage viewers to slow down in life. Things take time and that’s okay. It’s okay to not be constantly plugged and not connected at all times. Don’t take the simple things for granted.
- During their time filming, Gemma taught Julie some fun TikTok dances!
You can view the entire interview coverage below!!
Have you seen Mixtape yet? You can read my full Parents Guide and spoiler free review HERE.
On the eve of Y2k, orphaned, awkward 12-year-old Beverly Moody (Gemma Brooke Allen) discovers a broken mixtape crafted by her teen parents. Raised by her grandmother Gail (Julie Bowen), a former teen mom herself who finds it painful to speak about her late daughter, Beverly sees this mixtape as a chance to finally learn more about her parents. So she sets out on a journey to find all the songs on the tape. Along the way, she makes friends with her quirky neighbor, Ellen (Audrey Hsieh); intimidatingly tough, Nicky (Olga Petsa); and Anti (Nick Thune), an anti-everything record store owner who’s the key to finding these tracks, and a renewed bond between Gail and Beverly.
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