Maddie Ziegler Talks Instant Fame with Yahoo Style – Check Out the Video!

Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 1.46.57 AMMaddie Ziegleris a household name, all before even becoming a teenager.

Fans know 12-year-old, for appearing in Lifetime’s long-running reality showDance Momsand of course, starring in music videos and performances forSia’s”Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart”, which have attracted more than 1 billion views on YouTube. The talented tween, who will guest star in an episode ofPretty LittleLiars this month, sat down with Yahoo Style to talk about Sia, her SNL performance, dancing withKristen WiigandShia Labeoufand more.

Check out a behind-the-scenes video from Maddie’s shoot with Yahoo! Style. Interview highlights under!

 

On Sia –I really enjoyed getting to work with her, because she is so down to earth and so sweet. Shes pretty much my family now. We did three videos together which is so cool, and hopefully well do more I definitely want to grow up to be like her. She is so well known, but such a sweet person. Shes humble and caring. You would never think shes a celebrity.

Advice she got from Sia –Always stay humble and dont get cocky, because its annoying when people are like that. She also said to never work too hard. Its good to keep dancing every day, but if you arent passionate about it, dont do it.

On her SNL performance –I go to bed when its airing, but I wasnt tired [when I went on] because I was so excited. I didnt realize how big of a deal it was. And I didnt realize what a big deal Kristen Wiig was!

On dancing with Kristen Wiig –For me and Kristen, we just had that little tiny stage with all that stuff filled in the set. It was hard to move. There were so many things. And she had, like a ballet coach, stretch her. Shes so funny too. Shes hilarious.

How Shia Labeouf scared her and wouldnt talk to her on set –Shia gets really into character. Like he will not talk to anybody before. When we were getting ready for the video he was running in circles, doing pushups with his knuckles, and like hitting the cage and stuff. I was trying to talk to him and then I was like, You know what? Im not going to talk. I was literally scared! I was like, Does he always do this? I was so nervous.

Her style icon I really like Zendayas style. Shes kind of tomboyish, but still girly at the same time.

About being a celebrity -Its really cool but overwhelming. Celebrities know me now, and its funny. But I dont consider myself a celebrity.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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