'The Fosters' star Maia Mitchell's secret to cheering up: Cute animal pictures

Working on an emotional show like "The Fosters" really takes its toll. How do you spend three days in the desert crying all day long and then snap out of it to go back to your real life? For star Maia Mitchell, it's cute animal pictures. In the winter premiere of the ABC Family drama on Monday (Jan. 13), Mitchell's character, Callie, finds herself in the middle of the desert after running away from her foster home. She's on the road trying to get as far away as possible from her foster brother Brandon, with whom she shared a kiss (and some confusing feelings). But her independence is short-lived. "She gets completely lost has to make a really tough call as to where she's going to go and how she's going to do it," Mitchell tells Zap2it. "Her plan is to be independent, so you're going to see how she plans to get there and...



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