Maia Mitchell: I Want To Keep My Australian Accent

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Maia Mitchell is back filming The Fosters with her co-stars. The Teen Beach Movie actress tweeted on Sunday (September 1): “Back to America to make telly with my cherubs.”

Last week she was in Melbourne where she posted a selfie. She wrote: “Windy Melbourne.”

The 19-year-old recently spoke to Bop and Tiger Beat on how important her accent is.

“My mum would totally kill me if I had an American accent! So I’m working really hard to keep my Australian one!” Maia revealed.

She also originally decided not to move to America.

“I was moving to Sydney to start my independent life and pursue acting. I’d just made the decision not to move to America, ironically. The day I moved, my management in America sent through the script for Teen Beach Movie. They really wanted me to audition. I said ‘No, I’m moving right now!’ but they convinced me. Then I had to keep sending tapes of myself off to LA and eventually it turned into Skype sessions, which were really awkward because of the time delay.”

She continued, “We’d have these technical mishaps and I would be in my living room, screaming at Hollywood producers, ‘Can you hear me?!’ For the final round of auditions, they flew me to America and I went on my own and it was my first kind of adult trip. I literally got off the plane and went straight to the audition. I was so delirious and jet-lagged, I didn’t even remember auditioning – so I was very surprised when I got the part!”

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