It's a good thing they're all such close friends, since filming involved two straight weeks of everyone cooped up in two small cabins, away from civilization, to work at all hours.Seater described it as "a very rustic affair and #indie," and while it was a wonderful experience, no one had much privacy during production.That same year, Leggat made her professional theatre debut playing Marta in Theatre Aquarius's production of The Sound of Music.Leggat went on to perform in several of the company's productions, including The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Cinderella, Anne of Green Gables, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Jekyll And Hyde and The Wizard of Oz.Unlike a traditional film, the cast and director worked together to create the story from script to screen.Seater and his business partner Paula Brancati (who also stars in the movie) developed the plot about a group of longtime friends spending a weekend together at a cottage, loosely crafting each character around each actor, then presenting the ideas to their friends.Seater said he thought he'd seen everything Leggat could do as an actress, but she kept surprising and impressing him with her performance."I don't think [she] had ever done something that was raw and indie like this, and her gutsiness in going forward was incredibly impressive and shows on camera," he said.
(Come on, you know you still remember all the words.) There was also a slightly skeevy side to the fandom, however, with fans shipping step-siblings Derek and Casey as "Dasey." The leads seemed to get a kick out of this, since Derek himself shared this Instagram pic using the ship name as a hashtag.She also performed the role of Clara in The Nutcracker at the Hamilton Place Theatre.Beginning in 2004, she appeared in the Disney feature film Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen as Marcia, also starring Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox, the television movie A Very Married Christmas, with Joe Mantegna and Jean Smart and played series lead Kat Adams in Ace Lightning.And because it was always at the back of their minds, and the fans were so into Casey and Derek being a couple, Seater noted how actors always want to find subtext in their lines and give fans what they desire.Leggat pointed out how Dasey was just like the experience of simultaneously hating and loving someone, since the stepsiblings rarely got along, but did prove to be there for one another when it really counted.