Meet & Greet: ‘How to Rock’ Cast Talks Meeting Madonna & Big Time Rush (EXCLUSIVE)

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Welcome back to the Celebuzz Meet & Greet where we talk with rising actors, musicians and entertainers before they hit it big. Watch out for these future A-listers!

Nickelodeon’s brand new musical comedy How to Rock–which is based on the book “How to Rock Braces and Glasses” by Meg Haston–premiered last month to boisterous fanfare. The show promotes individuality and acceptance through Cymphonique Miller’s portrayal of the gorgeous-voiced Kacey Simon.

The show also stars Lulu Antariksa, Noah Crawford, Chris O’Neal, Samantha Boscarino, Halston Sage, and Max Schneider. Celebuzz got to catch up with the young cast who opened up about working with some very familiar faces. 

Max– -who posed with Madonna as part of the Fall 2010 Dolce & Gabanna campaign — spoke of working with the icon:

“It was surreal to work with Madonna. She was just absolutely incredible. There’s a reason why she’s in the place she is in this world.”

He continues:

“She’s so lovely and so grounded and she just gets the whole industry.  I learned so much in the 12 hours I spent with her. It was one of the best days of my life.”

Madonna may have left the guitar-strumming actor a little starstruck, but he and his castmates weren’t afraid to reveal their dream cameos.

Max, in particular, would love for Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play his older brother.

Chris–who has an admiration for Will Smith–is dying for the Pursuit of Happyness actor to portray an “older, older” brother…or his father. “I look up to him so much,” he gushed.

Either way, we can dig it!

On Big Time Rush’s recent appearance on the show, Chris was pretty loose-lipped about the experience, saying:

“We see how they carry themselves, and they were awesome. I see them as someone to look up to.”

With Kids’ Choice Awards quickly approaching, the cast wasn’t shy about expressing their excitement for the orange carpet, the slime, and of course, the blimps being handed out. Halston–who plays Grace King–was quick to throw her support for the Victorious cast:

“I guest starred on Victorious, so I’m definitely rooting for them to win best show.”

Check out the official music video for the shows star Cymphonique song “Only You Can Be You” from the show:

What do you think of the new Nick comedy? Sound off in the comments, and be sure to tune in to new episodes of How to Rock every Saturday night at 8:30 PM EST.