Maddie Ziegler Talks ‘Toxic’ Social Media and Her Family Watching Her KISSING Scenes (Exclusive)


Maddie Ziegler is opening up to ET about her intense new drama, ‘The Fallout.’ The 18-year-old actress explains why she was nervous to film a scene where her character gets drunk, while director Megan Park chimes in to share the story of asking Maddie to learn to roll a joint with fake marijuana for the scene. Despite the film’s mature subject matter, Maddie insists the movie was a blast to film as she bonded and drank slurpees with her co-star, Jenna Ortega. Maddie also shares her thoughts on social media — specifically, why she ‘doesn’t love it’ and thinks ‘it’s become a toxic place.’ The former ‘Dance Moms’ star also talks about how her mom, Melissa Gisoni, and sister, Mackenzie Ziegler, reacted when they saw Maddie in this film. She also reflects on her career, calling herself ‘such a beginner’ who feels grateful to learn from talents like Megan Park and Jenna Ortega. Maddie also teases her upcoming role in ‘Westside Story,’ which she says was a major career milestone. ‘The Fallout,’ directed by Megan Park, premiered March 17 during the SXSW Film Festival.

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