Anna Gragert
July 26, 2016 3:23 pm
Walt Disney Pictures

Disney Channel Original Movies own a ton of property in our hearts and in our memories, which is especially the case since there’s now exactly 100 DCOM movies out there in the world. Fortunately for us, this means that there are going to be a ton of Disney movie anniversaries in the future and this past week, we got to celebrate one of them.

On Thursday, it was the 2006 movie Read it and Weep’s anniversary and, in honor of this special occasion, star Kay Panabaker (who played Jamie Bartlett), posted a behind-the-scenes collage on Instagram.

You never know what’s gonna impact your life 10 years later. Read It and Weep still remains one of my favorite jobs. It was my second time working in Utah in 6 months with the same crew, so it felt like going home,wrote Kay, making us sob tears of nostalgia and joy. “I got to work with my sister [Danielle Panabaker, The Flash’s Caitlin Snow], my mom was with me and my dad was there as often as he could be. So it really was like home.”

Kay added that whenever she hears people talking about this movie, it brings a smile to her face. That’s exactly why she wanted to take the time to pay tribute to Read it and Weep on her Instagram, while thanking all the movie’s fans for 10 years of great memories.

As for Jason Dolley (aka Connor Kennedy), he posted his own #tbt:

Jason also shared a super sweet story, revealing that he almost didn’t agree to star in the movie. That’s because, on a Friday night, Dolley found out that he got the part – but that Monday, his 8th grade class was set to go on a trip to Washington D.C.

It was a tough choice,” Jason said. “My brother went on the same trip the year before, and hearing about all the places he’d seen and memories he’d made, I couldn’t wait to go. All my friends were going. I knew I’d be missing out. But I also knew I couldn’t say no to this opportunity. I couldn’t have imagined where this decision would lead me. I think back to that night and who I would be now if I hadn’t gotten on a flight to Salt Lake City Saturday morning instead of the one to D.C. on Monday. Happy Anniversary, Read it and Weep!

Well, we’re really glad Jason made the choice to stick with Read it and Weep. Because, let’s be real, this movie is DCOM gold.

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