It can be more than a little difficult dating someone in the same industry as you.But Disney actress Bridgit Mendler insists that the fact her real-life boyfriend Shane Harper is also her co-star in hit show Good Luck Charlie makes the pair's romance easier.Speaking to MailOnline, Bridgit said: 'I think it makes it easier, especially when it's a person who you've worked with for a long time. Everybody knows us really well, we've been working with each other for the past four years, and everybody loves him and loves us together.'
Co-stars and lovers: Bridgit Mendler said that dating a fellow actor such as her Good Luck Charlie co-star Shane Harper makes romance easier
Bridgit, 20, also said she went all out for the recent Valentine's Day holiday - which also happened to be Shane's 20th birthday.
She said: 'Valentine's Day was really fun! Shane's birthday is actually on Valentine's Day so we decided to celebrate both and just have a chilled night in. He wanted to watch the basketball game, so we did that and then some nice cooking together.'
While Bridgit is most famous for playing the Teddy Duncan in Good Luck Charlie, she admitted she is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Miley Cyrus and make the move from Disney TV show to movies
Charity supporter: Bridgit was recently in the UK to fundraise for Comic Relief, with shoppers in the Disney Store given the aim of making her laugh with their jokes for a £1 Disney donation to the charity
You're hilarious! Bridgit was made to laugh by several young shoppers in the Oxford Street Disney Store
She said: 'We're just finishing up with season four of Good Luck Charlie on Disney Channel, so, I'm excited for all the fans to see that. In the new season, baby Toby grows into a toddler and Charlie embarks on new play dates. Basically the whole household gets much busier!
'I would also love to work on some movies, I think that's the next thing for me. I just want to challenge myself and play some different characters.'
But as well as her acting career, Bridgit is also a successful singer - having had hit singles such as Ready Or Not - and has even been compared in style to former X Factor contestant Cher LloydBridgit told MailOnline of the comparison: 'I love Cher Lloyd's music. I didn't actually hear her music as I was creating my own but it's cool that we have styles that are considered to be similar.'She has awesome sass in her music and it has really cool urban vibe to it. I do think there are certain differences between us but I really admire what she does.'Bridgit was recnetly in the UK to help promote Comic Relief, and said she was honoured to have been involved in such a worthy cause.
She said: 'I love supporting something that is so positive and fun for people to get involved in and where people can really do something to help out. Disney has been great in helping people get involved by donating £1 to Comic Relief for every person that makes them laugh – with the aim of raising £100,000! The funniest family could also have £20,000 donate to Comic Relief in their name by Disney and win a holiday to Disneyland Paris which is really cool. They have also created a Guide to Funny which I feature in to give families some inspiration.'
Asked who always makes her laugh, Bridgit replied: 'Leigh-Allyn Baker who stars in Good Luck Charlie and plays my mother – she is hilarious!