Fourteen-year-old Maddie rose to popularity in Dance Moms, and showing her talent, she became the main star in Sia’s Chandelier video.
She was very humble when she spoke how shocked she was when she was the one who got to be in the video. Nevertheless, Maddie says she’s glad she moved on from the popular show.
“I thought I would be in the background,” she reminisces.
She even admitted that the scenes in the Dance Moms were full on.
“It definitely was (full-on). They (the producers) create drama because that is what a reality show does. There has to be drama involved,” the teen claims.
“Yes, it was that crazy. I am very happy – as much as I loved my time on the show, I am glad to move on so I don’t have to be stressed and deal with the drama. It was really intense,” Maddie continued.
She appeared in reality show Dance Moms from 2011 (she was 8 when she started), until 2016. The budding star says that she was in shock when she got the part in Sia’s video clip.
“I was walking in (to the studio to film) with no expectations,” Maddie began.
“I thought I was going to be in the video with Sia, and I thought I would be in the video with a bunch of other dancers and I thought I would be in the background,” she continued.
The teen was featured in four other music videos for the Australian artist which it includes Elastic Heart. She even went on tour with Sia in 2016 and has also released a 2017 memoir, The Maddie Diaries.
On the road: Maddie went on to tour with Sia.
And at such a young age, her memoir? That’s right, a bestseller.