Victoria Justice & Bridgit Mendler featured in an AP article about finally getting their own shows. Bridgit auditioned for the role on Sonny in Sonny With A Chance, but Demi got the role. Gary Marsh said: ‘Bridgit is a great example of.. us finding somebody, knowing that we wanted to do business with her..
..and then waiting to find the perfect role.‘ Media consultant Jonathan Taplin said Disney puts talent their stars through Talent 101 to help deal with issues such as Vanessa Hudgens naked pictures leaked online and Miley Cyrus posing seductively in multiple photo shoots. He said that the networks have to have a backup plan. Gary: ‘We try and give them a kind of lay of the land of how their lives are about to change and what things they have to watch out for.‘
The seminar advises them on security precautions and how to behave in public or in front of the press. On fame, Bridgit said: ‘I don’t think it’s something I can really prepare for..’ Victoria: ‘It’s kind of surreal that I’m even sitting here now [On the set of Victorious], kind of looking back on my past story.’