M recently met up with Laura Marano at the Nintendo 3DS Girls Love Gaming event, where we had a ball testing out some brand new video games like Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. There has always been that annoying stereotype that video gaming is just for boys (as if!), but that is so not true. And Laura doesn't think so either. Seeing as the event was all about girl gamers, Laura told us all about her own personal gaming style – and why it's important to embrace it.
"Don’t limit yourself to stereotypes," Laura tell us. "[My favorite video game is] Mario Kart – which I’m by the way not amazing at, but I get really competitive at it. So that’s one of my favorites. Loved Super Mario. Like the goal always was to save Peach from the castle, which was kind of a bummer because I was like, ‘Yo, Peach can save herself.’"
Laura tells us that she and the cast of Austin & Ally would play video games on set together all the time. One of their favorites? Guitar Hero.
"I was actually kind of a bummer because [Ross] actually plays guitar, so he had a bit of an edge on me."
Sooo playing video games on the set of Austin & Ally just about sounds like our dream come true. We love how Laura is a girl gamer – and proud of it!
Click through the gallery to see the cutest photos of Laura from the super fun Nintendo event. Then, drop a comment below telling us what your favorite video games are!