I did receive an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to facilitate this post, but all fan girling, hilarity, and quick wit humor are my own.
Bad Hair Day is a cool new movie, produced by the lovely Leigh-Allyn Baker, that premieres on Disney Channel Friday, February 13th! It was such an amazing experience to get to not only screen this fun new movie, but to also hang and pick the brain of it’s executive producer Leigh-Allyn Baker.
As soon as we arrived, we walked in and there she was. Just chatting and hanging out. Leigh-Allyn was so cool even from the very start. She greeted us all with a smile and a hand shake, and seemed genuinely excited not only to tell us about making Bad Hair Day, but also seeing our reactions to her work.
I’ve never watched Bad Hair Day with an audience before. It was such a fun ride to watch with you guys. -Leigh-Allyn Baker about screening BHD with the Disney Bloggers
As the lights dimmed, there we were, just chilling with Leigh-Allyn like BFFs at the latest flick. The screen started to fill with music and teenage angst, and it wasn’t long before the giggles started to roll in. Trust me, it was really funny. You’ll want to make sure to check out my Bad Hair Day review on Friday!
After the movie was over, we had a chance to pick her brain about producing her first movie/show for Disney Channel and learn more about her career as an actress. Leigh-Allyn was amazingly down to Earth and when asked about why she moved into the producer role she shared her husband rejoicing that “[Disney Channel] is finally going to pay you to boss everyone around.”
Though new to the producing gig, Leigh-Allyn really seemed at home with Bad Hair Day. From the start, she knew it was going to be a great hit, but confesses “they just had to rewrite the whole thing.” She also had a really clear vision of what she wanted the film to look like. From the main characters dress to the main scenes, Leigh-Allyn had it all planned out.
That doesn’t mean that there wasn’t a little room for improve, which she is known to bring to her comedy. She shared that she always tried to share a little bit of herself when playing a character. Just like the “babam” she brought to Amy Duncan in Good Luck Charlie, there are quite a few quintessential Leigh-Allyn moments in Bad Hair Day.
It was really an honor to listen to the heart and soul that she put into the movie. She really wanted Bad Hair Day not only to be a great movie, but to be a movie with a fantastic message for girls; one that was real and not sugar coated.
It was really important to grab people’s heart strings and give a really good, empowering message for girls. -Leigh-Allyn Baker
What’s next for Leigh-Allyn Baker? She’s hoping to put together her own series, and of course looking forward to producing again. Until then you can catch her on Bad Hair Day Friday, February 13th at 8pm!