What’s the best way for a guy and girl to really understand each other? How about switching bodies!
Disney Channel’s newest original movie, “The Swap,” stars Jacob Bertrand and Peyton List whose characters do just that. Think Freaky Friday meets Ice Angel.
In “The Swap,” Ellie O’Brien (List) is trying to juggle rhythmic gymnastics and troubles with her best friend. Meanwhile, classmate Jack Malloy (Bertrand) is struggling to live up to his brothers’ hockey-star legacies and his dad’s high expectations and tough-love approach. When a text argument about whose life is easier gets out of hand, Ellie and Jack trigger an unexplainable real-life swap. As each tries to navigate the other’s life, hilarity ensues when Ellie (as Jack) learns about brotherly bonding and hockey lingo, while Jack (as Ellie) has to decipher girl code and experiences a spa day. With a rhythmic gymnastics championship and a spot on the varsity hockey team on the line, they must figure out how to get back in their own bodies before the swap becomes permanent. As they are forced to literally walk in each other’s shoes, they gain empathy for one another and learn valuable lessons about their own lives.
We had the chance to talk with Jacob and he revealed some fun behind the scenes secrets from the making of the movie including how he studied Peyton to bring her mannerisms to the character of Jack.
Watch the interview above and be sure to watch “The Swap” on Disney Channel October 7 at 8pm EST.