CAMBIO: We read that when you were 10 years old, you wrote and directed a short horror film; are you a horror freak?
AIDAN ALEXANDER: Yes! I love scary movies. I feel like since day one, that's been my thing. Me and my friend Payton used to make scary movies growing up in Idaho. We had one called Bitten that was about a boy who was bitten by a spider... and we did one called Out of the Darkness, and I was a vampire. It was so bad. It was the worst movie that was ever made. But, when I was 10, I did In the Shadows, which was what the short horror film was called, with my school, and it was bad, too. It was still not good. It was about a group of kids that had to do a film on anything they wanted for their film class, and they chose to do a film on a doll, and the doll was...a devil doll that collects demons. I thought that was the coolest thing when I was 10. I re-watched it like two weeks ago, actually, and I've come a long way. I will say that. I've come a long way.
Speaking of devil dolls, what are you being for Halloween?
I kind of want to be a football player with those huge shoulder pads...But, I don't know! I was a nerd last Halloween, and I went to a Halloween party the next day and I was an aviator, and my aviator costume was really good. I don't know if I'm going to reuse my aviator costume because I'm really lazy...
What's the most creative Halloween costume you've ever seen?
My friend Hillary, she's a makeup artist, and she actually dressed up as Predator from Alien vs. Predator. And it was so legitimate looking. I don't know how she did it!
And the most creative you've ever done?
In seventh grade, I was a mad scientist, so I spray painted my hair white and I had longer hair...I sprayed it all the way up, so it looked like I got electrocuted. I was pretty proud of that one.
If you could only choose one social platform to use for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Instagram. Because there's a lot of different things you can do. You can DM people, you can post videos, you can post photos - there's no limit to what you can do! I think it's really cool that you can have a feed and you can express yourself in a visual way.
Who's your dream YouTube or Vine collaborator?
I love Grace Helbig. I've actually never met her, but her videos are so funny. I think that would be hilarious.
Are you working on anything special currently that you could tell us a little bit about?
Yes! I just wrapped a pilot...called The Bluffs. It's a very teen-savvy show. I can't get too in depth with that, but I would compare it to Degrassi or 90210... I also was in the [recording studio] yesterday, which is super exciting. I have a lot of great content coming out that, overall, I'm excited for everyone to see. It's been pretty busy over the past few months.
We're partnered with an initiative called #BUILTBYGIRLS that inspires girls to be the protagonists in their own lives. What does #BUILTBYGIRLS mean to you?
It means, really we're all equal. I'm really big on feminism, and I'm really big about equality of the genders, so I think in general... I think that anything boys can do, girls can do, also. I feel like we live in a society where a lot of standards and a lot of limits are put on women, and I don't think it's right.