The Cast of Netflix's 'Grand Army' Play 'How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star'

The actors are clearly BFFs in real life.

Thanks to a talented cast and a gritty plot about the real world problems high schoolers face, teen drama Grand Army has become one to watch on Netflix. The show, which debuted on the streaming platform earlier this month, follows a diverse group of Brooklyn students as they navigate a traumatic incident that forces them to blur the lines of their cliques. While the issues addressed on the show are heavy, the actors clearly had a tons of fun off-screen.

Amir Bageria, Odessa A'zion, Maliq Johnson, Amalia Yoo, and Odley Jean came together to play Marie Claire's trivia game How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star, and, spoiler alert, it's pretty damn well. The Grand Army cast didn't miss a beat when they had to weigh in on each others' star signs, pet names, and secret musical talents.

Bageria, who plays Siddhartha Pakam on the Netflix drama, notes how amazing it is that the cast managed to bond so much, considering most of them barely or never appeared together on screen. "I feel like we all really did get close doing stuff outside of filming, but I feel like the five of us really didn't work together a lot," he says during the game.

To hear how the cast became fast friends, watch the video above, and be sure to check out Grand Army season 1 on Netflix.

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Neha Prakash is Marie Claire's Entertainment Director, where she edits, writes, and ideates culture and current event features with a focus on elevating diverse voices and stories in film and television. She steers and books the brand's print and digital covers as well as oversees the talent and production on MC's video franchises like "How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star?" and flagship events, including the Power Play summit. Since joining the team in early 2020, she's produced entertainment packages about buzzy television shows and films, helped oversee culture SEO content, commissioned op-eds from notable writers, and penned widely-shared celebrity profiles and interviews. She also assists with social coverage around major red carpet events, having conducted celebrity interviews at the Met Gala, Oscars, and Golden Globes. Prior to Marie Claire, she held editor roles at Brides, Glamour, Mashable, and Condé Nast, where she launched the Social News Desk. Her pop culture, breaking news, and fashion coverage has appeared on Vanity Fair, GQ, Allure, Teen Vogue, and Architectural Digest. She earned a masters degree from the Columbia School of Journalism in 2012 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 2010. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and dog, Ghost; she loves matcha lattes, Bollywood movies, and has many hot takes about TV reboots. Follow her on Instagram @nehapk.