‘Sydney To The Max’ Stars Christian J. Simon and Jackson Dollinger Talk Season 3, Tackling Microaggressions & More

Sydney To Max season 2 ended with the celebration of turning 13, learning about yourself and how even the ones we’ve lost are always with us, reminding us about the importance of home. Christian J. Simon and Jackson Dollinger discuss the upcoming season 3.

Chae Jones

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Posted On: March 18th, 2021 4:50 pm pst

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Christian J. Simon and Jackson Dollinger Interview

Credit: Disney Channel

Chae’ Jones chatted with Emmy Nominated Christan J. Simon and Jackson Dollinger for a virtual junket of the upcoming season 3 premiere. 

This may be the show’s boldest season yet. They’re going to be tackling a lot of important and relevant topics that everyone no matter the age will be able to relate to. When asked what favorite storyline or issue is their favorite, Simon replied, “My favorite storyline would be the microaggression episode. Um, that’s really personal to me and I’m very proud of it. So basically I can tell you a little bit about it. It’s about Sydney and Leo and they’ll show both their experiences dealing with microaggressions and the episode will teach kids and viewers at home what a microaggression is? Also open their eyes for people who’ve went through that and don’t know what it is. So I’m really excited and it will also teach kids how to use their voice cause i feel like a lot of kids are not scared but they don’t want to get in trouble for using their voice and everyone has a voice. Especially when it comes to something like a microaggression you have to use it!”

The character Max is a product of divorced parents and something Young Max will have to do during this season is come to terms with the decision that his parents will really never be together again. Dollinger said, “I would say my favorite is the episode about coping with divorce because I feel like that’s going to be a really relatable topic for a lot of kids around the world. A little bit of my storyline for that is that Young Max kinda recruits Alicia to make a romantic dinner for his parents because they are about to be divorced hoping that they can bring them back together.”

Both Simon and Dollinger are excited to share this season they’ve been working really hard during COVID to be able for the fans to see. They were excited to be back to work safely.

Before we jumped into talking about season 3, I wanted to take it back to the very season. When asked what their first impressions of each other Dollinger said, “I remember seeing you at the audition. When we walked out of the test….we kinda walked out together and we were like I hope you get this.”

“No seriously, we were actually rooting for each other. Like we became friends in the audition room. It was crazy. We seen each other from across the room like I hope you get it man. I remember the day we pulled up to set because I remember the car you guys drive in. I bent down and I was like no way. We were so excited.” Simon added. 

To learn how Simon and Jackson felt returning to set with the new COVID restrictions, what new 90s tech they had to learn to master and just how the love story of Young Max and Young Alicia began watch the FULL INTERVIEW.

Make sure to watch the season 3 premiere of Sydney To The Max this Friday March 19th!

About The Author:

Chae’ Jones is an actress, host, and writer in Los Angeles. She currently hosts Disney News Weekly on Popcorn Talk Network.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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