Who Plays Phoebe In 'The Last Summer' On Netflix? New Details On The Actress Maia Mitchell

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Who Plays Phoebe In 'The Last Summer' On Netflix? New Details On The Actress Maia Mitchell

She's an Australian actress and singer who is currently making headlines for her role in "The Last Summer." Who is Maia Mitchell?

Up until recently, Maia Mitchell was only known for her work on Australian television. In 2006, she broke into the Australian entertainment industry with her role as Brittany on the Nine Network’s hit show, Mortified. Mitchell followed up that success with her role as Natasha in the Seven Network’s Trapped. But it wasn’t until she got her role in Freeform’s The Fosters that she became known to American audiences.

Here’s what else we know about rising superstar Maia Mitchell.

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1. She’s been named as a Top Instagram Influencer.

The phrase “Instagram influencer” is overused these days, but in Maia Mitchell’s case, it’s aptly applied. According to LA Weekly, Mitchell is known for her semi-daily engagement with her more than six million followers on the social media app. She’s known for being politically active and she encourages her followers to get involved with various social causes like March to the Polls and Black Lives Matter.

Maia Mitchell is known for being an engaged Instagram influencer.

2. People think that Bailee Madison and Maia Mitchell are related — but they’re not.

One of the reasons that people think that actress Bailee Madison is related to Maia Mitchell is because the two ladies look so much alike. Mitchell, who played Callie on the show, and Madison, who played Sophia on the show, played half-sisters on The Fosters, according to Bustle. Naturally, the Internet went wild with speculation that the two actresses were, somehow, related. After all, how could two actresses look so much alike and not be related? Alas, of course, they’re not related — but they do love the comparisons!

Maia Mitchell and Bailee Madison are co-stars and good friends, but they're not related.

3. Is she dating KJ Apa?

According to Dankanator, Maia Mitchell and KJ Apa had “such great chemistry” on the set of The Last Summer that rumors began to swirl that they were dating.

“I think when you are working on a rom/com, especially the romantic stuff, you have to be working with someone you can have that kind of chemistry with and I think we are really lucky…Maia’s really easy to work with and we immediately had a great chemistry together,” Apa told the outlet.

And it’s a sentiment that Mitchell agreed with.

“We had a couple of days, maybe a week before. We had a little pre-production where we had to do fittings and some rehearsals with William which was great, so we were able to flesh out the dynamic on screen,” she said.

It’s unclear if the two have taken their on-screen chemistry off-screen, but they would make an adorable couple if so.

Are Maia Mitchell and KJ Apa a couple?

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4. Did KJ Apa get turned off by the sex scene?

According to Express, despite the rumors that KJ Apa and Maia Mitchell are dating, there’s some rumors abounding that KJ Apa was actually “grossed out” by the sex scene in The Last Summer.

“Apa and Mitchell had to film a sex scene for their characters - and it was a “revolting” experience, it seems,” the outlet reports. “Mitchell called the intimate moments the “least sexy thing either of us have done.” “Bloated, smelly” and “revolting” were words she went on to use to describe the awkward day. “Doesn’t get worse than that,” Apa laughed.”

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KJ Apa wasn't a fan of the sex scene he had with Maia Mitchell. 

5. What’s next for her?

Maia Mitchell doesn’t just want to be known for her “teen movie” work. According to Deadline, Mitchell is currently filming her first-ever “adult” role in the thriller Whisper, which also stars Joey Bicicchi and Guy Burnet.

“In Whisper, Bicicchi plays Nick, a talented photographer who is new to Los Angeles. He falls quickly in love with Tessa (Mitchell), a free-spirited young woman who is no longer charmed by the city. Their worlds are turned upside down when she asks him to do the unimaginable, which leads to him uncovering a dark truth, forcing them down a path of revenge and destruction. Katelyn Pippy (Army Wives) and Ronnie Gene Blevins (Death Wish) also star,” reports the outlet.

Maia Mitchell is currently filming her first "adult" role in a movie thriller.

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Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in People, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series. Find her online at www.bernadettegiacomazzo.com and www.longlivetheuprising.com.