Brenda Song Pays Tribute to "Incredible" Suite Life Cast on Show's 15th Anniversary

Brenda Song celebrated the 15th anniversary of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody with the ultimate throwback picture with her co-stars Ashley Tisdale, Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse.

By emily belfiore Mar 19, 2020 1:38 PMTags
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On Wednesday, Brenda Song took a walk down memory lane to celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Taking to Instagram, the Disney alum, who played hotel heiress London Tipton on the show during its 3-season run, shared a throwback picture from the show's Halloween episode, where she and co-stars Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse and Ashley Tisdale can be seen mid-scream.

"My actual reaction when I just read that it's the 15th anniversary of the premiere #thesuitelifeofzackandcody !!" she captioned the post. "That's insane! I've never felt so old. Hahaha. Such an incredible life changing time. Miss you gang!"

Also feeling nostalgic about the milestone was Dylan. Reflecting on how much the show has impacted his life, the star shared a Suite Life still of himself and Cole from the pilot. "It was so long ago that the cold open of the pilot episode was Cole searching for non existent armpit hair on me," he wrote. "We were both around 11 years old when we started filming. A lot had happened in our lives that was difficult then and this show, in a way, saved us."

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Dylan concluded his post, writing, "1000 years of gratitude to all involved. I love you all and I'm glad this show can still give families the nostalgia they once had when watching it. I'll keep those memories forever." 

Looking back on the show 15 years later, there are several Suite Life secrets that will blow fans' minds—starting with the fact that Song didn't originally want the part of London, who was inspired by real-life socialite Paris Hilton.

In an interview with W Magazine, the Social Network star revealed that she had actually auditioned for Tisdale's role of Maddie, a sarcastic brainiac that worked in the hotel, but the producers had something else in mind.

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"They were going full, true Paris Hilton parody," Song told the outlet. "And when we read for the roles they were like, ‘No, actually, you guys switch parts.' Hollywood wasn't doing that then."

In fact, Song shared that she almost passed up on the role altogether. When she had landed the gig at 15, she had also received early acceptance into Harvard University. Thankfully, her father encouraged her to pursue acting. She recalled him saying, "'Here's the thing. You have an amazing opportunity, if acting is what you want to do...You go to college to figure out what you want to do, but if this is what you want to do, you have an opportunity to do it.'"