Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” ran from 2007 to 2012, and Bailee Madison joined the show at the height of its fame. She played Maxine Russo throughout the fourth season, temporarily replacing Jake T. Austin’s character Max after he’d been turned into a little girl. “I had the time of my life,” Madison told J-14 in 2020 while reminiscing about her time on the series. “It was such a fun show.”
After all these years, she has remained close with the cast, which also included Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals Barrera, and David DeLuise. “We all run in the same scene, so we always see each other in passing, which is nice. We all had a chance to grow up with each other,” Madison told J-14. She added that she’d definitely be down to reprise her role if there were ever a reboot.
With the number of reboots making their way to screens recently — and the fact that Henrie and Gomez have been openly brainstorming ideas — that’s not totally out of the question. But, in the meantime, they’ve reunited for other projects. The majority of the cast got together to star in a music video directed by Madison in 2020, and Henrie shared a sweet picture of it on Instagram afterward.