Maia Mitchell says she relates to her ambitious character on 'The Last Summer': "That's how I was at that age"
Maia Mitchell, who plays the ambitious Phoebe in 'The Last Summer', says that she was as ambitious as her character in Netflix's latest rom-com film when she was her age. Mitchell's Phoebe is an aspiring documentary filmmaker with big goals and ambitions. In an exclusive interview with MEA World Wide (MEAWW), the actress said: "She's got a clear sense of where she's going and she's working really hard at it. That's how I was at that age."
The coming-of-age romcom is the newest addition to Netflix's long list of breezy romcoms that the streaming service has put out as part of its 'Summer of Love' package that it started last year.
'The Last Summer' revolves around a group of Chicago teenagers making the most of their last summer before going away to college and exploring love, friendship and their own identities and dreams along the way.
Phoebe falls in love with KJ Apa's Griffin in the movie, and a major part of the film is devoted to exploring their relationship. Mitchell added that when it comes to relationships, Phoebe is "a bit more withdrawn and has a few more guards up." "I'm more of an open book," smiled the 25-year-old actor.
She further said that Apa reminds her of her guy friends back home and that he's the "easiest guy to get along with".
'The Last Summer', which dropped on May 3 on Netflix is directed by William Bindley, who has written the screenplay along with Scott Bindley. Apart from Mitchell and Apa, the film also stars Halston Sage, Tyler Posey, Jacob Latimore, Sosie Bacon, and Wolfgang Novogratz.
Mitchell is well known for her roles as Brittany Flune in the children's television series 'Mortified' for the Nine Network, and as Natasha Ham in Seven Network's teen drama 'Trapped'. She is also famous for her role in 'The Fosters' and stars in its spinoff 'Good Trouble' on Freeform.