Aly Michalka, who joins the cast this season as “Marti,” recently caught up with JJJ and talked about her grueling audition.
“It was crazy! I had to freestyle dance, learn some choreography and cheer. It was a big event where I not only proved myself as an actor, but as a dancer as well.”
“It was so rewarding after I got the role,” she continued. ”I had to do more than a normal audition would have went. I had to be physically in shape, I had to look the part, I had to act and I had to dance. It was worth it though.”
In the upcoming episode “I Say A Little Prayer,” Marti (Michalka) is horrified when she discovers Wanda (Gail O’Grady) in the audience at qualifiers and banishes her from the stadium. After Charlotte (guest star Emma Lahanna), Savannah’s (Ashley Tisdale) sister and captain of the Hellcats’ rival team from Memphis Christian College, falls and suffers a serious injury, Savannah is torn between going with her sister to the hospital and staying to compete.
“I Say A Little Prayer” will debut September 15th, while the season premiere will be next Wednesday, September 8th @ 9pm ET/PT on the CW.