Victoria Moroles has spent the last year navigating on-screen high school life of two very different kinds. On the Disney Channel comedy Liv and Maddie, Moroles portrays Liv’s (Dove Cameron) tomboyish best friend who deals with love triangles, breakups, and awkward teen moments. On Season 5 of MTV’s Teen Wolf, she’s a chimera-turned-werewolf who navigates the perilous chaos and supernatural forces that plague Beacon Hills. Stepping into the minds of both characters is, without a doubt, no easy task.
The actress dished on the good and bad of playing Andie and Hayden, the question fans ask her the most (no, she’s not Selena Gomez), and the best scenes she’s ever filmed.
Andie from Liv and Maddie and Hayden from Teen Wolf — what are the pros and cons of playing both?
Pros of playing Andie: I think getting to share my goofier side and playing with her quirkiness is something I have the most fun with. Her wardrobe is a ton of fun as well and definitely plays a part in creating her as a character for me. As far as cons go, trying to keep her light and upbeat while maintaining that edge is definitely a challenge.
Pros of playing Hayden: Her occasional sassiness, and figuring out the complexity behind that with the vulnerability that is underneath. Another pro, especially throughout filming Season 5 was following her and Liam’s relationship in the midst of all of the craziness. Never really knowing where it was going to go was really exciting, it kept me on my feet. I really can’t think of anything that is really a con as far as her character goes, but figuring out how to play her in the middle of the night at 4 a.m. was a little bit of a challenge for me.
Best TV character of all time:
It’s a tie between Phoebe Buffay and Frank Underwood.
Co-star that makes you laugh the most:
Jessica Marie Garcia.
Describe yourself in one sentence:
Charismatically awkward yet surprisingly funny.
Embarrassing childhood memory:
Thought really hard about this, consulted my family, and I just couldn’t recall anything that I was truly embarrassed of. Yes, I was “that” kid. No shame, no shame at all.
Favorite scene you’ve ever filmed on Teen Wolf:
The scene in ep.512 where Liam and Hayden are getting chased by the Beast, filming the running part of that in the woods was fun.
GIF that accurately describes how you feel today:
At the moment… my bed, cuddled up with hot tea, and a book. #grandma
If your life were a movie, what would it be called?
Job you’d have if you weren’t an actress:
Homeopathic doctor or a member in an all girl rock band. Depends on the day.
Karaoke song you slay (or would slay if you ever had to do karaoke):
Any Joan Jett song..
Last movie you streamed:
Meme you’re really feeling right now:
Nerdiest thing you’ve ever done:
I’m a professional list maker. I’m always nerding out about the newest list making apps.
One fun fact about yourself:
I keep a shoebox under my dresser of every card and letter I’ve ever received.
Person (fictional or real) you wouldn’t mind being for a day:
Jimmy Page, hands down
Question you get asked all the time:
“Are you Selena Gomez?”
Revelations you’ve had about your Teen Wolf co-stars since you started working with them:
… they are all really supernatural creatures.
Song that never fails to pump you up:
“Killing in the Name” by RAGTM.
Teen Wolf character you wouldn’t mind sitting down to dinner with:
The Dread Doctors.
Up-and-coming band you hope blows up soon:
Vine video that cracks you up the most:
Weirdest thing you’ve experienced playing a Chimera:
Talking with fangs – so much weirder and harder than it looks!
Since we will not ask for your favorite “X word,” give us your shameless plug here:
The Jesus Moroles Foundation for the Arts. My uncle was a major influencer in the arts and was one of the main reasons I wanted to become an artist. My sister and I started a foundation last year to honor his work and legacy.
YouTube video you’ve been showing all of your friends lately:
I can’t even recall the last thing I searched on YouTube.
If you didn’t know Zimbio was an entertainment site, what would you think “a Zimbio” was?
The upgraded version of Zumba.