The gallery is now all caught up with screen captures, stills, promotional photos, and behind the scenes images from season two of “Schooled”. I apologize for the delay in getting all of this added. Real life has been really busy lately but I promise to do better from here on out. I hope you all have been watching this season of “Schooled”. It has been great so far!
The other day AJ attended the ABC Television’s Winter Press Tour 2020. The gallery has been updated with beautiful pictures of her at the event.
First public appearances of the new year! The gallery has been updated with beautiful pictures of AJ at the The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party, The Art Of Elysium Presents WE ARE HEAR’S HEAVEN 2020, and Amazon Studios Golden Globes After Party. You can view ones of Aly at Aly Michalka Fan.
Check out Aly & AJ’s feature for Imagista. Read the interview below and check out gorgeous pictures from the photoshoot.
It is one thing to be touring the globe; it is another thing to be doing it with your best friend and sister. Aly and AJ have found success both on screen as individuals and on stage as a music duo. Their kind and lovable disposition combined with their raw and undeniable talent is what makes these sisters so special. We had the chance to catch up with them and learn a little more about what pushes them as well as what makes them such positive role models.
Imagista: Where did u guys grow up?
AJ: We grew up in Southern California, we were born and raised in LA for most of our lives. We did spend a chunk of our childhood in Seattle Washington for seven years as kids. My family wanted to be closer to the rest of our family but due to our fathers business, which was located in LA, we ended up back in California.
Imagista: Do you feel like growing up in LA had an impact on your choice of career?
Aly: It was our love for entertaining and performing together in church and school that really sparked that fire in us. It wasn’t because we lived in LA. We started out pretty young. We were about six and eight years old when we started taking acting classes.
Imagista: Who is older?
Aly: Me, I am two years older.
Imagista: Did you start performing at the same time?
Aly & AJ: Yeah!
AJ: I think Aly being the older sister really inspired me because as the younger sister I would want to do what she was doing. It became a clear passion for both of us at a young age and we knew this is what we wanted to do but we didn’t know we would be doing it as a profession.
Imagista: You guys have had so much success as together and also individually, how does that work? How do you balance your individual careers and your duo?
Aly: It can be. A lot of the time we need to talk about it together and decide what we can do and what we can’t do. For us, we manage it, because we are really close and we feel like we could make those tough decisions together. When Aj is filming a TV show I am at the mercy of her when it comes to music but that’s okay because I know that and we work around it. Continue reading Aly & AJ: Imagista Feature – Photoshoot + Interview
The gallery has been updated with pictures of AJ at the ABC Walt Disney Television Upfront. She looked beautiful!
The gallery has been updated with screen captures from the season finale of “Schooled” episode 1×13 – Dr. Barry.
The gallery has been updated with pictures of AJ at the People & Entertainment Weekly 2019 Upfronts. She looked gorgeous!
Aly & AJ stopped by Build yesterday to promote their new EP Sanctuary. Check out their great interview below. The gallery has been updated with pictures and portraits of AJ from their appearance.
Check out this new interview and beautiful photoshoot of AJ for Pulse Spikes.
If you have never been at a sleepover with a group of girlfriends, jumping up and down on your beds singing along to “Potential Breakup Song,” then you are really missing out. That song was, and continues to be, an anthem for all heartbroken and mistreated girls. Half of the voice behind it is AJ Michalka, who has built an incredible career from her beginnings on Disney. Today, Michalka stars in Schooled, a new show on ABC that is a spinoff of The Goldbergs, while releasing music independently with her sister, Aly. Together, the duo Aly & AJ recently released their single “Church” and will be heading out on tour beginning May 1st.
The spinoff show, Schooled, which you star in premiered this past January. For those who have never seen the show, how would you describe it? How did that show come about?
It’s been a long process. I have been a part of The Goldbergs for the past six years, and I have really gotten to love Lainey and develop her from the ground up. I feel very close to that character. And people have really come to love my relationship with Barry on that show. We kind of ended up closing that chapter, and here we are 10 years later. Lainey is working at her old high school as a music teacher. We are now in the 90s, so I’m able to spin off this character who is now an adult. It had a lot of different lives, it was not going to go, and now they’ve retold it. The network really believed in it and decided that this was something that could be a great comedy to overlay on top of The Goldbergs. It’s kind of the perfect scenario: two back to back comedies that both have similar tones and fanbases.
What was the inspiration behind “Potential Breakup Song”? How did that song come about?
A lot of it is electronic pop, 80s inspired, and less guitar than we have usually done. While we were making it, we were listening to Tame Impala, Beach House, Genesis, and Peter Gabriel’s solo stuff, bands that have inspired us in a really cool way. They are either 80s type bands or have influences from it. We try not to listen to too much when we create because it can infiltrate your sound in a way that you feel less authentic, and you want to be careful about creating your own thing that isn’t taken from anywhere else, as hard as that is. Still, that kind of music was really our biggest influence while making the record.
If you could describe your new album ‘10 Years’ in three words, what would they be?
Nostalgic, uplifting, and electric.
If you could only listen to three records for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, Beach House’s Depression Cherry, and Tame Impala’s Currents.
What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?
Continue to trust yourself. You are what you are for a reason, and that’s exactly what you’re supposed to be.
The gallery has been updated with pictures of AJ at Flaunt And Chloé Celebrate A Change Of Seasons With Charli XCX and of her at DreamWorks “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” Fan Screening.