Melissa Joan Hart & Joey Lawrence recently spoke to the press about their current show, Melissa & Joey, on ABC Family. I was lucky enough to speak to Joey, who is fantastic. (Not to mention, he’s just as sexy now as he was the first time I watched him on Blossom! 😉 )
Hart plays Mel, the grown-up former wild child of a political family who is now a local politician herself. When her sister ends up in prison and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits, Mel must take responsibility for her teenaged niece, Lennox, and pre-adolescent nephew, Ryder. With Mel spread too thin to manage by herself, help comes in the unlikely form of Joe (Lawrence) who, desperate for a job, moves in and becomes the family’s “manny.”
They answered a lot of questions and gave a lot of great answers, so check them out below!
On how the appearance of Joey’s ex-wife will alter the dynamic between Mel & Joe
Melissa Joan Hart: In every episode, pretty much, Joey and I are always dating. There’s a lot of—I date a younger man. I’ve got Michael Foster from Greek to play my younger boyfriend and his ex-wife comes back. We fight over my trainer—whether not she’s going just train me or date him. There’s a lot of that in almost every episode and you’ll see a lot of each of us getting jealous of the other with whoever they’re dating at the time, but we question, should I be dating him or should I be dating her? But I think each time they realize that they have a relationship already in place sense and they can tread there.
So, you’ll see a little bit of that flirtation and a little bit of that curiosity that I think you get when you’re single and have a person in your life of the opposite sex that’s close to you. You always kind of question is this the right person for me, so you’ll see a lot of that. But we don’t really want to—we want to stay away from that, all of us I think, the network, the writers, Joey and I because unless we can do it in a really smart way, I think it’s toxic to a show to actually get the lead characters together.
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On what it is about Melissa & Joey that keeps people coming back for more
Joey Lawrence: Well, I don’t know—we just tried to come up with a half-hour comedy that people could relate to, about two young people that are just trying to make life work under unique circumstances and I think that, sort of, basing it in a time of relevance as to what people are going through as of today. We just try to make it lighthearted and funny and let people kind of tune in and escape for a half hour and kick back and laugh. Hopefully if we keep doing our job, people will keep tuning in.
We sort of set out to make something that obviously is for the adults. I mean, the humor is for the adults; it’s not for the kids. But it’s something that your kids—if they’re in the room or they want to tune in as well it’s not going to be crazy offensive or anything that’s completely inappropriate for them to watch. And that was sort of the goal of kind of what we wanted to do, kind of bring back that, just have a romantic comedy that doesn’t offend, just kind of fun.
On what interested in her about playing the character of Mel
Melissa: I got to basically help the writers develop the character. I told them exactly what I wanted to play. After doing Sabrina—well, Clarissa was like a really strong girl who was finding her way the world, and a nonconformist and quintessential, whereas, Sabrina was very much like she had special powers, but the character or Sabrina was always in the middle of the story trying to make everything right. She’s sort of the kid acting as an adult, so I really wanted to play an adult acting as a kid.
My first real sitcom adult role—I just wanted it to be something fun and cool and not to prove that I didn’t have to be the straight man in order to be the lead of a show. I wanted to be able to be silly and wacky. I really admired Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character on Old Christine. That was sort of a character that I wanted to watch, so that’s sort of where it came from. With Jamie and I—my mother and I produced the show and when we cast Joey in that role and then Joey and I were cast together and came on board we all just realized it was a good chemistry all around that we wanted to keep it going. So we got a chance to do the show.
So really, with us kind of creating the show, in a sense, with ABC Family, wecame with the idea that they wanted a show about a manny and the writers came in and sat with Joey and I, each separately and we each got to play what character we wanted to be. My big thing is I wanted a girl who was very silly and she thinks she has it all worked out, but she’s just falling apart. And that’s really what I wanted to play, so it’s something that I get to do.
On what made him want to take on the role of Joe Longo
Joey: Well it was a character that I sort of came up with. This is sort of a guy that I wanted to play on TV, in the half hour comedy world anyway. He’s sort of a guy’s guy. I think he can be brutally honest at times, but I sort of loved that about him. He shouldn’t be able to get away with some of the things that he says, but he does because there’s nothing under it other than just him being straightforward and honest. And that’s a guy that you sort of want to hate, but you can’t help but like him, you know? I mean he really is the kind of guy that if … came up to him and said, “Does this dress make me look fat?” He would probably say, “Well it doesn’t make you look thin.” You know? And initially you’d go, Oh my God, that was so rude! But at the end of the day you go, it’s kind of refreshing that he was being honest. He wasn’t being mean. He was like, look, you’re an attractive lady and I’ve seen you wear things that look hotter on you. You’d almost kind of want that, weirdly enough. Instead of stuff like, “Oh no, baby. You look amazing. You look incredible. Everything you wear is incredible.” You know?
I love the fact that he’s a financial wizard and that he’s sort of a fiscally conservative guy. This is a character that doesn’t exist on TV and it’s sort of fun for me to portray him a little bit. He’s a little Bruce Willis; he’s a little Alex P. Keaton; he’s a little—he’s like all those things, and that guy isn’t really on TV right now and that’s kind of why I sort of wanted to play him.
On how much she sees of herself in Mel
Melissa: I think that Mel is an exaggerated version of lots of little parts of my personality. I think I’m a very adventurous girl. I’m very—let’s see, how would I explain this. I’m silly. I love to have a good time. I’m an event girl. I always call myself an event girl. I like going and making the most of something. If I’m going to a football game, I am going to go to a football game! I’m going to have face paint and pom poms and all the gear and be ready to go. I’m a planner. I like to have things scheduled out, but I also like to get really into things. I think that’s a lot like Mel. She doesn’t do anything half way. She goes all the way with something even if it’s not right.
But I think that there’s also other sides. I know my family always calls me scattered brain and silly and that I have a big heart, and stuff like that. I think that a lot of that is sort of similar in Mel. But, of course, she’s kind of a glamour girl. She wants to look the best and be sassy and very flirtatious and she’s very boy crazy, which I used to be before I got married. So there’s definitely some similarities there, but they’re very exaggerated from me.
On the similarities and differences between him & his character
Joey: We’re both a little OCD. We both love to cook. He’s a big sports guy; so am I. I’m not a financial wizard but I enjoy making money, so we share that in common. There are things. I think as an actor you always try to bring as much personal experience to the role. That’s kind of important.
On whether or not she & Joey ad lib at all
Melissa: No. We’re both by the book kind of people. We take what’s on the page. We try to make it work. If it doesn’t, we’ll talk to the writers and say, “You know what this joke isn’t working for me. Can we rearrange this and this?” But really, what we say is pretty much there on the page.
The great thing about doing the audience show—and Danny DeVito just wrote about this in … Magazine the other day. He said he came to our set to visit his daughter and he was very nostalgic about his Taxi days of having a live audience show because it is kind of magical. You have a script set in stone Friday morning. You have a script and Thursday night I will memorize the crap out of that script. I’ll stay up two or three hours at night just trying to memorize that script. Then we get to do it in front of a live audience but the second you do it, the writers are all side of the stage talking and whispering and the network will come in once in a while with their notes and we change it. We change it right there and then.
We’ll do one take for the audience the way it’s written and then they’ll all come running in and they’ll give us all different changes. They’ll change 3, 4, 5 lines in the scene and we’ll do it again. Then they’ll come back with three or four changes, we’ll do it again with those changes. So we have to keep our brains locked down but also leave space for these little alterations they bring in, constantly. We call them alts, they bring in their alts. After one take then it’s like the alts start flying in and it gets complicated, but also makes it silly as you’re playing and you can see which one the audience reacts to the best.
Then to watch the show back it’s always kind of exciting, I think especially for the audience because they may have seen it one-way but you don’t know which way it’s going to end up. You may have your favorite picked out in your head which one you want it to be. For example, there was an episode that already aired in the fall that I did a spit take and in the preview—ABC Family ran the preview where I did spit take. I actually spit the wine across the room, but then in the show, they didn’t use that clip. They just did it where I just kind of choked on my wine. So it’s interesting. They have all these different versions and it’s interesting which ones they pick.
On how the relationship between Mel & Joe has evolved since episode one
Joey: Well I think that where we find them now is that they’re sort of getting into a groove of living together and kind of working together in this cohabitating type of relationship that they have. I think that they’ve developed a real affinity toward each other. There may be a little sexual tension there but I think that they both try to deny that and fight that. I think that that sort of underlying sexual tension is sort of what keeps the show going. Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to further explore that and see how things progress.
On keeping her composure and not laughing all the time while filming
Melissa: I just think that comes with experience and practice—rehearsal because we’ve rehearsed it so many times and we have people laughing at us all week, we always have a small crew on the floor with us when we’re rehearsing—the director, the AB’s, the script advisor and the prop people. They’re always there giggling with us. So you get used to hearing it. You’re also kind of in your own head a little bit when you’re in the show and the whole idea of acting is selling something, like really believing—your emotions manipulating it.
That’s what we’re doing when we’re out there is we’re constantly trying to manipulate it so that it is authentic to us. So we are in this conversation. We are standing in the living room talking about whether or not Lennox can have a fake ID to go to a concert. So we leave breaks for the audience. The audience is almost like another character in it where we leave room for them, but sometimes it’s fun too , to play along like if they laugh one of us will laugh with them and it kind of works, if it works for the scene then it’s great. But we do have a lot of bloopers. You can see on the DVD—there’s a lot of bloopers on the DVD that’s out right now and we’ve got a lot more coming, but we’ve been having a blast and I think that comes across too.
In an upcoming episode, Joe speaks Japanese. How much did he know and have to learn?
Joey: Well I knew none but I had to learn a lot – in about four days. You know, I got to a point where—you know, I mean I guess my teacher said that I picked up the inflection of the language very well, actually, which is hard to do because Japanese is pretty specific; it’s nothing like—it isn’t like speaking Spanish or anything like that. It’s very unique unto itself, and it’s quite difficult to do, but I had like full scenes with four, five pages of dialogue in Japanese, so it took a lot of studying and listening to tapes over the course of three or four days in order to get that.
On people she’d like to see guest star
Melissa: There’s a ton, but we’re making a campaign to try to get Danny DeVito on because his beloved little girl, Lucy, is on there playing Stephanie. We’d love to have Danny come on at some point.
I would love to see some athletes like Michael Strahan who’s proved himself on comedy numerous of times and I think is a great guy and he’s a good friend. I would love to have him on. I think I’ve promised Curtis Granderson, one of the Yankees, a role, so I’ve got a make that happen.
I’d love to have some of my girlfriends on like Soleil Moon Frye and Kellie Martin—show some of their acting chops, some of their comedy. Then, of course, some really big names would be great to come on if we could get some good ratings and prove ourselves as a little show that could.
A friend of mine that I would love to have on the show but I don’t know if he would ever do it is Bill Murray. I would absolutely love to have Bill Murray on the show.
On having his brothers guest star
Joey: It was great. It was something that we wanted to do, that I purposely wanted to do. We’ve been getting a lot of Twitter response and stuff saying, “You gotta have your brothers on. You gotta have your brothers on.” So it’s definitely something that we wanted to do and we found kind of a unique way, an interesting way, to sort of bring them both into the show in different episodes, and I think it worked out great. So I’m very excited about it.
On advice she gives to Nick & Taylor (Ryder & Lennox)
Melissa: One of the things that I do try to tell Nick, who plays Ryder, and Taylor—Taylor is like the most grown-up girl I’ve ever met. She’s really got her head together and she’s a great girl. And Nick is an amazing boy, but he’s kind of new to the business as well.
One of things he and his family is struggling with, which I had a similar situation is that he lives in a different part of the country as well as his large family and he’s working here and having to put up with school and traveling and missing his family. So I had a lot of that when I was doing Clarissa. I was down in Orlando. My family was in New York and I had a big family and I was the oldest, so it’s the exactly same thing he’s got going on.
One of the hardest things for him that I see happening that it’s really hard to deal with is school, trying to figure out—he has his school and he has his friends up in Seattle, but then when he comes here to work which is most of the year now and what does he do? Where does he go? Is his school going to suffer? That’s what—I had a lot of trouble with that. I was a great student. I loved learning. I was very involved with all of my studies and once I started doing Clarissa that just went down the toilet. My GPA suffered, my SAT scores were terrible, so that was difficult for me. I didn’t like that, but it was also too hard to memorize 50 pages a week plus trying to do school as being tutored.
So I was trying to encourage him to enroll in school down here in California just so he can at least have a school atmosphere, have some peers his own age in this area, keep in with things like art class, gym and music—all the things that you don’t get when you get tutored. All you get when you you’re getting tutored is the basics of Math, English, French—there’s like five subjects and that’s it. So that’s something I’m really trying to push for him and his family is to figure out a way to spend good time together but also for him to make sure he gets his education the way he needs it.
On getting asked to do Joey’s “Woah!” from Blossom
Joey: Yes, you know – I do, and it’s something that I actually look back on fondly, you know? It was a great period of time in my life and I get asked every single day. I mean it’s pretty amazing when you do something like that and it just transcends time and generations – and we did it as a joke. I mean it was one night, the line that they had written wasn’t working and they told me to kind of make up something in place of it to hopefully get a laugh, and I don’t know where that came from. I just came up with it and they—the audience laughed their rear ends off and all of a sudden, like overnight, it just exploded. It’s kind of crazy.
I had not said it on network television in about—well since ’97, so 13 years, and there was an opportunity in the script where it sort of made sense without doing it—the character doesn’t do it on purpose like that, it just sort of comes out of just a reaction. And it just made sense, so I did it and of course you know that’s the one they use in all the promos and stuff because ABC’s not stupid. But yes, it’s—you know, look – I think that things that we do in our past that are successful are the reasons why we are where we are today, so to say—you know I don’t ever get these people that do things that are successful, and then when they go on and do better things they don’t want to talk about the things that got them to where they are. That seems sort of crazy to me. So, for me it was a fun, amazing time of my life and I have no problem that people still want to talk about it. It’s kind of cool.
On taking roles to be a good role model to young girls
Melissa: Of course I do. I take it into account with every little thing that I do, whether on a broad scale like picking a role, or a script, or on a smaller scale like am I going to put a cigarette in my mouth just for this movie, that kind of thing. I think it comes, mainly, though from me being an older sibling, having seven younger siblings. Growing up, I always felt very responsible for them and if they see me doing something I wouldn’t want them to see me doing in real life then why would I do it on screen for other kids to see as well. So I’ve always taken that pretty seriously.
But then again that being said, I also want to have a good long career and be proud of it and feel fulfilled in it. So I also want to choose roles and just produce things and whatnot that I feel have some value whether the story needs to be told or it’s just an interesting way to tell the story or there’s a certain goal I have in mind for each different role. For example, this movie Nine Dead is not exactly the kind of movie you would see on ABC Family. I play a pretty dark role and in a pretty dark twisted movie. And what was great for me was that at the time, I just had my second son and I felt like I really wanted to show some emotion on camera. Quite often I’m being silly and whatever, but I wanted to show a little bit of my dramatic side, a little bit of my dark side and I really got to do that with this Nine Dead movie.
It was also really interesting to shoot because my son was only four months old. So it was very difficult. I was still breast-feeding, so it was very difficult to go back to work at the time. But what was great about the show was that the movie started with—we actually shot it in sequence, which is just unheard of. We shot it from the beginning to the end, pretty much. And it’s one outfit—I wore one outfit for pretty much the whole movie and we were all handcuffed, nine people in the room handcuffed to a pole, so there was no …. It was very simple when it came to rehearsing, so I could spend a lot of time with my children on the side and spend time with my son specially breast-feeding and stuff.
So was really interesting to do that, but that was a role that I took to show my dramatic side and just also to have a little freedom. But it’s not exactly something that is—she was a terrible person, so it’s not exactly a role model type role.
On what he’s learned and taken away from this show
Joey: Every project you do is an opportunity for growth. I think that you should get better with every project that you do, and that’s something that I try to do. This project, I’m wearing a couple of different hats as executive producer and stuff. I was able to write the theme song for it, which was kind of cool. Because I got a brand new record coming out this summer as well, and actually my first single will be available on ABC Family.com June 29th, this Wednesday exclusively just for a week. I’m going to give it away to all the fans that want to download it. And it’ll be up on iTunes and everywhere else for the rest of the world July 6th.
But I think it just gives an opportunity to just kind of wear a bunch of different hats and continue improving, which is what we need to do as actors. I mean every job that we do we should get better. That’s kind of what it’s all about.
On the development of a relationship between Mel & Joey, and between them & the kids
Melissa: The thing with any show—if you watch Friends or Seinfeld, Cheers—any of these shows, at the beginning, they take a little while to get going. While the writers are figuring it out and the actors are figuring it out and the whole show is getting the wheels greased. Of course, by the end of the first season beginning of the second season usually you have it down. If you’re going to have a hit usually that’s when you start to see it.
I really think in the beginning—we had the first 12, we were very, very lucky. I think with Joey and I having the experience that we have, and also having done the movie, and having chemistry, and just being able to click like we did. The crew and everything could fall into place, the rest of the cast could kind of fall into place around us. So we had it pretty smooth in the beginning, but now the next 18 that are coming up are, of course, we really got the ball rolling by then and we got into a great groove and we’ve got some really excellent episodes out there that you’ll see where the characters are really coming into their own. You see more of the kids and of their struggles and you’ll learn more.
I think the more you learn—like one of the great things about Friends, I’m such a big Friends fan. One of the great things is in the beginning they have these stereotypes. Jennifer Aniston was the rich bride, was going to be a bride, so her storyline always centered around the fact that she was the spoiled brat that with bride. Courtney Cox with the ex—used to be overweight that didn’t like Jennifer Aniston. So you see these things and the start off as these little nuggets of characters, but then grow as you get to know them and you get to know more of their background and you get to love them. You see them really flower and that’s what I hope you’ll see here is that these characters are really growing.
Joey and I—our storylines get interesting because we do sort of a flirt but also avoid each other and have our bickering moments, constantly. You’ll see the relationship develop with our kids and then with each other and them and their high school. The show really comes into its own in the second half of the season.
On the importance of healthy eating and cooking healthy food on the show
Joey: I’m a big fan of healthy eating. I make sure that my daughters eat healthy. You know I think that it’s not hard to cook healthy. Not that kids shouldn’t have Mickey D’s every now and then, and ice cream, and—you know they’re kids. And you know what, I’m guilty of having those things as well every now and then, but I think the majority of the time, sure we’ve got to try to eat good. That’s what it’s all about. I make it a point on the show for Joe to be cooking good food, not for it to be fast food or anything like that, and so far, so good.
On the process of filming an episode
Melissa: As with most sitcoms, we work a five day week. We do a 5-day episode. We put on Mondays with a table read where we all get together and read it with the network and everybody sitting there so they can all hear it out loud. Then the writers will go and rewrite it while we go and rehearse and we’ll do our wardrobe fittings usually that day so we can figure out what we’re going to wear for the week.
Then Tuesdays, we come in and we rehearse with the new script. We’ll rehearse, rehearse, rehearse and we’ll put the show on. We’ll do the whole show once through, called the run through for the producers. We’ll do the producers run through. So the writers and producers will come down and watch a run through and then they’ll go back and that night they’ll work on their changes.
Wednesday, we do the same exact thing where we work the new script through all the way. Then we put on a network run through where the network comes and listens to it and they see it. Then they make their notes on it and the writers go away again and rewrite it.
Thursday, we come in and we block the whole show for the cameras. Thursday’s we, basically, go through the whole show scene-by-scene so the cameras can figure out where they go, where we go. We tape it—we put tape on the floor and we literally mark every piece of blocking we have and the cameras do the same. Then we get in hair and makeup and shoot a few scenes. We’ll shoot a few scenes that the audience needs to see for the next day. They’re usually on swing sets, so they’re somewhere where the audience can’t see them or their like big costume changes or something like that, so we can knock those out of the way.
Then Friday, we come in again and do the camera blocking as well in the morning and then we get ready for live show. We eat dinner altogether at three o’clock, four o’clock we’re in hair and makeup doing the speed through of the script with the cast while we’re getting our hair and makeup touched up. Then five o’clock we go live on the show and we usually wrap—by 9 p.m., we’re usually across the street having a drink. So we’re actually really lucky because a lot of shows until like 11 or midnight, 2 and a lot of episodics, as you may know, they shoot 9 day weeks and they don’t have any rehearsal time or anything.
We actually, in television, this is the best schedule it could possibly be. A lot of people on episodics—like I was just hanging out with—I was in Monte Carlo at the Television Festival and Owain Yeoman from The Mentalist was there. We were comparing schedules and he was like I want to be on the comedy, because they work 12 to 15 hour days every day, which is what we did in Sabrina a lot because we did it sort of single camera with no audience.
With an audience, I have to say—the audience puts a lot of pressure on you, but it’s fabulous. You get the show done in three or four hours and all week you kind of have this nice easy schedule where you’re sort of hanging out in jeans and T-shirt. Thursdays and Fridays are our big days. Monday, we work maybe three hours. Tuesday with five and gets more and more every day. Friday’s end up being about a 12 hour days, but that’s not bad at all in this business. I could say having a family and having been in this business for 31 years, it’s kind of nice to have that schedule.
On his favorite upcoming scenes
Joey: Favorite scene, well, I’ve got a couple of favorite scenes. I’ve got a great scene with my brother, Matthew, coming up that I’m excited about, where we get into this fight; it’s really funny. I’ve got a great scene with Andrew coming up where we get into a—he plays a teacher on the show and he’s an incredible guitar player and a musician, but he’s a teacher that my character does not like at all so we get into this heated conversation and he starts to play me this song that he wrote, and it’s really funny. I’ve got a great scene with Melissa coming up where Joe gets an opportunity where he may or may not move out of the house, and they have this real kind of heart-to-heart moment, which is sort of neat. And another great scene I have is with Lennox coming up where she’s going to her first like overnight kind of sleepover-party type thing, and we have this real sort of like older brother moment with me and her in the car and it’s just sort of one of those scenes that I really liked a lot.
On the similarities between Joe’s job history & the current economic climate & if that was intentional
Joey: I think so. I mean that’s what we wanted to do is come up with something—get these characters into it in a timely fashion, somehow get them involved in the show, let them feel like these characters are sort of where everyone else is, because we’re all going through tough times. I mean that’s what it’s all about. So yes, I think that that’s part of it, for sure. For sure I do. And that was sort of an on purpose type of thing that we wanted to do.
On the importance of Twitter for him to connect with fans
Joey: Well, you know it’s just one of those things. It’s part of kind of what we do now, it truly is. Part of the landscape of being an entertainer is having that one-on-one sort of relationship with your fans, and you’ve either got to get on the train or it’s going to leave the station without you. So, we’ve opened up a whole social media wing to the company, which is me, and it’s been working out great. For instance, you know I’ve got my brand new single coming out for the first time in 11 years, it’s called “Rolled,” it will be off my brand new record coming out in August, and we’re making it available exclusively at ABCFamily.com for the first week coming up here starting Wednesday and then it’ll be up on iTunes and everywhere on July 6. I tweeted that; it was driven by the fans, every day thousands of tweets about the music, and I tweeted that it’s coming out and literally my Twitter account’s been—it’s 1,200 an hour have been tweeting about this day and the countdown to it and how they’re so excited about it. So right there is a perfect example of how you can reach them instantly, and that’s what it’s all about – it’s about getting the products to the fans to see if they like it, because that’s what we do this for.
You know, [our fans are] really what it’s all about. We work for them. Our commodity is us and we work for them and you’ve got to have an understanding about that. The product that you’re selling is yourself, and the product that you want to sell, you’ve got to get to them. And that’s the best way to get it to them. And if it wasn’t for them, as cliché as it is, 30 years later I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you. It just would not happen.
On how the new single (& its title) came about
Joey: It’s sort of an expression that me and my friends used to throw around a lot in our mid-20’s, because honestly, I know it’s tough to—believe me, it’s tough find good guys that are out there, but it’s also tough to find good ladies that are out there, too, especially in this town. And one of the things, especially if you’re a successful guy, it’s sort of tough to figure out whether they’re in it for the right reasons or whether they’re in it because they think you can buy them a big house and a big diamond ring and the whole thing. So there’s an expression that we sort of came up with and it’s called rolled and it’s like, “Dude, did that girl just roll you?” Which means that basically she used you for what she needed to, and then as soon as there was a better offer or something, a more successful guy on the table, she dumped you like yesterday’s trash and you got rolled. Do you know what I mean?
So this thing took off for us and it became sort of this saying, so I wrote a song about that. And that’s kind of what the song’s about. It’s about a guy that is into this girl that sort of rolled him, and all of his friends were telling him that that’s not what he should have done and he knows now that he should have listened but he couldn’t help it because she was just so hot. And it’s sort of a fun take on that, but it’s sort of a mid-tempo pop tune and the whole record is sort of a feel good record. This one’s sort of one of the edgier songs, but I really love the way it turned out. That’s why I wanted to lead with it.
One last note from Joey
Tweet me at @joeylawrence. All right?
Last note from Melissa to her fans
Also, I just wanted to add my Twitter name: @MellyJHart. I’m fascinated with Twitter, so I’m all over it.
Catch the new episode of Melissa & Joey tonight on ABC Family at 8/7c! Also, don’t miss the new single, ”Rolled” by Joey Lawrence this week, free on ABCFamily.com! Be sure and Tweet Joey & let him know you loved it!