What makes a good friend? How can you tell if your friend is a fake? Is it easy to make friends in Hollywood? We put all these BFF questions – and more! – to Bizaardvark stars Madison Hu and Olivia Rodrigo. Let’s find out about their SQUAD GOALS…
Madison: I think a lot of things go into being a good friend. To be a good friend you have to be selfless. You have to be there for your friend at all times, even if you’re going through some hard times yourself. A good friend will always help you. A good friend will always listen – but you also have to be able to laugh with each other and at each other’s jokes. Laughing is a really big part of friendship. I love it when you can just laugh for hours with your friends.
What do you think, Olivia? What makes a good BFF?
Olivia: A good friend is selfless and puts others before themselves. Someone who’s a good listener and gives good advice and someone who is funny who you can share jokes with. A good friend is all of the above!
What are you like as a friend?
Olivia: Well, I hope that I’m a good friend. I hope that I’m a good listener and I hope that I give good advice. I try to show my friends that I care about them. I’ll send them a sweet message or a little gift sometimes. I love it when people do that for me, so it’s good karma if I return the favour.
What are you like as a friend, Madison?
Madison: I hope I’m a good friend, too. I’m always laughing, which is fun. I’m usually the person who cracks horrible jokes and then they end up turning into inside jokes. It’s funny.
How much do you rely on your friends?
Olivia: I rely on them a lot. Friends are a good source of comfort and fun. Life without your friends would be boring.
Madison: I agree!
How can you tell if a friend is being real or fake?
Madison: I’ve learned that when people are lying they look to the left, so I always look at people’s eyes. If they are being totally outrageous, then they could be faking it, too. I’m always like, “Hmmm… Are you being real here?’ Usually, you can tell. You just have to trust your instincts.
How easy is it to make friends in Hollywood?
Olivia: I feel like everyone’s very nice in Hollywood. There are always fun activities, like premieres, that we can go to together. Everyone I’ve met has been super sweet.
Do you agree, Madison?
Madison: Sure! I think it’s pretty easy to make friends in Hollywood. Well, I guess it depends on what kind of person you are. A lot of people in Hollywood are very open, which is great. Plus, Disney likes to send us to events together with the cast of other Disney shows and that’s always fun – especially if you’re like me and you’re a little socially awkward! I try to go out and mingle, especially with the other Disney kids. It’s great that we all get to meet and become friends.
Have you ever struggled to make friends in Hollywood?
Olivia: I have struggled, which is why I know it’s important to rely on the friends that you have from before. In my personal experience, it’s been a little weird to be thrown into this big mix of people – but that’s because I went to the same public school for years and I knew everyone there. It’s cool to meet new people, though.
What about you, Madison?
Madison: When I was younger, I really struggled to make friends at middle school. I remember my first day of school because I felt really awkward. I was thinking, ‘I’m going to dress really nicely. I’m going to make all these new friends. I’m going to be so popular.’ But I wore sweats and it was horrible. Everyone else knew another person from their other school – but not me. It was tough to fit in, but it worked out eventually. I’ve got friends now!
Who’s in your BFF squad?
Madison: My two closest friends in the world are Olivia and my friend Kennedy, who I’ve known since fourth grade. Kennedy is also an actress, she hasn’t done anything really big yet. She’s been my best friend for years and years, but Olivia is a great friend, too. We’ve become friends in the year that we’ve known each other on Bizaardvark. It’s been amazing!
Who’s in your squad, Olivia?
Olivia: Who’s in my squad? You know what? We actually do have a squad at Bizaardvark! Ethan [Wacker, who plays Bernard ‘Bernie’ Schotz in the show) has a squad called Squad 7. And then Jake [Paul, who plays Dirk Mann] has Team 10. They are actual social media labels. They’re so into it! As a joke, [Disney Channel stars] Nikki Hahn, Maya Frank, Madison and I have a squad – and since everyone else’s squad has a number, we’re now called Formation 4. It’s totally a joke, but that’s what we’re called. We go and watch movies together. Formation 4 is the best!
Who would you choose for the ultimate A-list celebrity squad?
Madison: Wow! A squad of celebrities? That would be so much fun.
Olivia: I’d have Benedict Cumberbatch, Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge and Megan Boone. Oh my gosh! I could go on forever with this list…
Madison: I’d add the cast of Stranger Things. I love them! They are all really cute. I’m also obsessed with [Ghostbusters actress] Kate McKinnon. I think it would be cool to have her in the squad. Oh, and Adele or Beyoncé. I love, love, love Beyoncé. Let’s have them all!
By: Disney Channel