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Bailee Madison has a lot going on. Not only has she just signed on to play a recurring role on ABC Family's The Fosters, but she's also been busy supporting the Starlight Children's Foundation new campaign Play in May, too. And she's not even 15 years old yet!
The SCF's campaign Play in May is all about challenging people (of all ages!) to play for 15 minutes a day. Bailee, who is involved with the campaign, chatted EXCLUSIVELY to M about Play in May, Wizards of Waverly Place, and why it's super important to give back to the community.
"This is a foundation that doesn't just focus on the child but the entire family as well," Bailee tells M. "I love that about Starlight. By being a part of SCF, you are making a difference in the entire family’s life."
And it's true — playing for 15 minutes a day is a challenge the whole fam can take. Why would you play by yourself when you can throw a baseball back and forth with your little brother or challenge your sis to a video game?!
"I have been fortunate enough to be given a platform, through acting, to be able to have a voice to speak out about something I love, and that's giving back," Bailee says. "I believe we all have the power to make a difference no matter what we do or how old we are. After all, it feels so much better giving than it does receiving."
And that's not all we chatted about Bailee with. When she's not giving back and participating in the 15-minutes-a-day challenge, she's reminiscing about her role on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place, where she starred alongside Selena Gomez, David Henrie, and Jennifer Stone. Apparently, the WOWP girls helped Bailee a ton and gave her great advice!
"I had never done theater before and the way they shoot WOWP is very much the same," Bailee reveals to M. "I would always have my back turned away from the audience and camera so Selena or Jen would always come and move me to face them! Sweetest thing."
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