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We Interviewed Maddie Ziegler While She Played With Puppies And It Will Make Your Heart Melt

Talking Sia, her BFF Millie Bobby Brown, and more!

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From starring on a hit reality show at 8 years old to becoming a New York Times bestselling author at just 14, Maddie Ziegler is undeniably one of the most influential teens on the planet. Now, the former So You Think You Can Dance judge is setting her eyes on acting, making her feature film debut in the upcoming drama The Book of Henry. We sat down with Maddie to ask her fan-submitted questions by members of the BuzzFeed Community and invited some furry friends along to help!

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1. What was it like starring on a reality show at a young age?

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Maddie Ziegler: I had a very interesting time starring on a reality show at only the age of eight. But, I don’t think I would ever do one again just because they’re a little stressful and I’d rather do acting.

2. What was the transition like from dancing to acting?

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MZ: I think a transition from dancing to acting is different and the same in so many ways. When you dance you have to act and you have to show emotion, so I think it really helped me relate into acting.

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3. Who is your celebrity crush?

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MZ: It’s pretty obvious — I have the biggest crush on Zac Efron and I’ve had it since I was five years old. I will always love him until the day I die. I wish I could marry him, but he’s slightly too old for me.

4. Who do you look up to in the fashion world?

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MZ: I would say Zendaya is a really big inspiration for me in the fashion world, just because she has so many amazing looks and it’s different every time. Sometimes she decides to go more on the tomboy route or sometimes she decides to make it super girly and glamorous. She’s definitely a very big inspiration to me.

5. Did you have any idea that Sia's "Chandelier" music video would be such a big hit?

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MZ: I had no clue that “Chandelier” would blow up, let alone have over a billion views! It was probably the best experience and day of my life when that video released, just because ever since then, it’s just been a whirlwind for me.

6. What’s the best piece of advice Sia has given you?

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MZ: To make sure to love everything that I’m doing. And to always remember that I am still a child and to never take anything too far, so that I’m not overworked.

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7. What’s something no one knows about your BFF, Millie Bobby Brown?

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MZ: She plays really old music and she’ll dress up and impersonate all of my dances that I did when I used to compete. She was the biggest fan of Dance Moms and she knows more of it than I do, so it’s really, really funny.

8. What’s the most important beauty tip you’ve learned?

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MZ: Less is more! When you’re wearing too much makeup, I feel like you can look cakey.

9. Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

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MZ: I don’t know exactly what I’ll be doing in 20 years, but I think I would love to continue acting and dancing, maybe choreograph some things, do a lot more music videos with Sia, and continue to feature in a bunch of films.

You can catch Maddie's big-screen debut in The Book of Henry in theaters June 16th!

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