When you’re remaking a movie, there’s always a hesitation about referring to the source material for fear it might influence your own performance too much. For the young cast of Disney Channel’s remake of Adventures in Babysitting, there was an even greater question at hand: Had any of them ever even heard of the ’80s classic?
There’s no denying that the cast members, whose ages range between 14 to 23, weren’t even alive when the Elizabeth Shue-starring film was released in 1987 and, as they tell it, most of them hadn’t seen a second of footage until they earned their part in the remake.
E! News caught up with stars Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Max Gecowets, Nikki Hahn, and Kevin Quinn at the Disney Channel original movie’s big premiere, where they revealed that their first experience with the original was much more 21st century than the film’s creators ever imagined while making it almost 30 years ago. One word: Netflix.