8. The brother or sister competition was simply as genuine off-screen as it was on-screen for Ashley and Lucas … a minimum of in the beginning. “We were not close. We were not good friends…we hated each other,” Ashley confessed throughout a video she taped with Lucas for her You Tube channel. Lucas included that the set “didn’t get off on the best foot” when they began shooting the very first film, however ultimately ended up being buddies. How amazing!
9. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Lucas exposed he promoted Ryan’s sexuality to be checked out early on. “After checking out the script, the very first thing I stated to [Kenny Ortega] was, ‘OK, Kenny, Ryan’s gay, best? I understand it’s Disney Channel so I’m not actually gon na be gay, however I imply, yeah, best?’ And he resembles, ‘Well, think about it by doing this: You have the chance to play a character who’s young, he enjoys theater, he’s an artist and let’s go at it from that perspective,'” Lucas described. “He talked to me about his own life and he was like, ‘I see a lot of myself in Ryan. Yeah, I knew I was gay in high school, but I didn’t tell anybody.’ It was about making it real.”