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Get to Know Bella Thorne #VeryBadDayEvent Interview
One of our interviews while in LA was the bubbly and fun Bella Thorne. Her excitement was contagious! She was professional and yet funny during the interview; and really shared a lot about herself. I felt that was her allowing us a peek into her life as a 17 year old. Which normally a 17 year old isn’t one to share like she did.
I was impressed with her lightheartedness, her insight on what brought her into this movie, as well as some information on her childhood.
Question: So, what brought you to this film?
Bella Thorne : I like this film, because, first of all, it’s with Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner.
Bella Thorne : I wanted to be part of this film, because I like the script. I like what it stands for.
Blogger : Yeah, it’s a very good film with a great message.
Question : What was your most fun scene to shoot?
Bella Thorne : The most fun scene to shoot was probably when we were in the car with Steve and everybody’s making those loud noises.
Blogger : That’s what everyone tell us about Steve.
Bella Thorne : Oh, really?
Blogger : Yeah.
Bella Thorne : It was cool, because Steve’s obviously funny and he knows that, but, in this scene, it was just so weird and so funny. But it was so weird that I’m sitting in a car with Steve Carell and he’s just being ridiculous. It’s so funny. I’m not the one that’s supposed to be really not laughing, and Dylan starts laughing.
Bella Thorne : He starts like kind of cracking up. Then Ed, then comes me laughing — because they’re right next to me, and I just can’t help but laugh now. I was like guys, stop, stop, you’re making me laugh. It was so funny. It was actually really fun to shoot.
Question: Being the mean girl is kind of a departure for you. So, what were you channeling? Some of your own experiences or how did you find Celia?
Bella Thorne : Well, are you guys all moms?
Blogger : Yes
Bella Thorne : Okay, cool. You can’t think of Celia as a mean character, ’cause she’s not. You have to think of Celia as a perfectionist. Now, you guys are all moms, so let’s say I’ve completely organized these phones all in a very great order, okay, very straight, and somebody comes in and knocks this water over all your guys’ phones. Are you guys gonna be mad?
Blogger : No, I would.
Bella Thorne : Probably mad. So, Celia’s, she’s a perfectionist, and when things don’t go her way, she wants to make them perfect, and when someone keeps messing that up, she ends up getting angry. That’s understandable.
Question: One of our Twitter followers wants, wants to know three words to describe Celia, which three words you would use to describe your character?
Bella Thorne : Funny, interesting, and not so forgiving.
Question : All right, I have a question. You have a ton of fans out there that have been tweeting me a lot of questions for you. Thank you for tweeting me, too.
Bella Thorne : Ohhh.
Blogger: They wanted to know, what the hardest part of filming this movie was for you.
Bella Thorne : The hardest part about filming this movie is probably the really long hours. I don’t think people realize how much work actually goes in, not just from the cast, because, of course, the cast works hard, but — the crew members. You’re there, you know, your scene could be 15 seconds and you look at that scene and you’re like, yeah, whatever, you don’t think anything of it. That scene took 16 hours to shoot. Maybe — a couple days, 16 hours a day. That’s crazy. It’s crazy to work that many hours and it’s crazy to always be on that many hours.
So, I think the job is a lot harder than people wanna admit, and so you have to think of it, you know, is your crew can get [SIGHS]. You know, everybody’s like, oh, we’re doing the skies. We’re doing this take again. Okay. You’re doing the same thing over and over. Especially with comedy, it’s worse, because comedy falls flat if you do it more than four times. Then you’re beating a dead cow — and it’s not funny anymore. Then you get frustrated, ’cause you’re not funny. So, that’s the hardest part about filming — a comedy.
Question : Yeah, how familiar were you with the book?
Bella Thorne : When the book was really, really famous I was young and I was really uncomfortable having dyslexia at that point. So, I didn’t read it, because I didn’t want to read. Now I’ve read it, and, you know, I’ve read the script, [CHUCKLES] obviously. Now I’m familiar with the story.
Question: What was the hardest scene for you to film?
Bella Thorne : Okay. This scene is the dinner scene when Steve gets lit on fire. It’s so hard to film a scene with stunts, you know, it’s very hard when you’re doing stunts and tricks. You know, everybody’s great and has awesome energy, but I was called in at 4:30 am, and my coverage ended up being last. Because you have to get Ed and some of the kids that are younger than me in the film out earlier than me, they can keep me. So, my coverage was last, and it was — like 11:30, I wanna say, and I was tired. I was tired, and I’d been doing this scene all day long. There’s a word in the movie and it’s the name — I can’t think of it right now — but it’s the name the place that they go do dinner — that weird, weird name. Why couldn’t I have just said Benihana’s? Okay? I would’ve been happier with Beni freakin’ hana’s.
Bella Thorne : I had to say this name, and when you’re dyslexic, you’re usually really good at memorizing, so I’ll read something once and I have it completely memorized. But that word when I first read it, I didn’t say it correctly, and so I was on set and somebody said, no, it’s actually like this. So, I had already memorized it wrong. They kept trying to get me to do it right. I did maybe 25 takes of that same exact line over and over and every time I got it wrong. Finally, the time that I got it right, Dylan is so overworked, ’cause he’s the other actor in the scene, so it — it’s just as bad as it is for him, and he looks at me and he starts bursting out laughter
— ruins the whole take. And I was Dylan, I might punch you in the face right now. He just could not help it. So, every time I got it right, he was chuckling, because it just been such a long day.
Question: Did you go to a traditional high school?
Bella Thorne : No, I stopped public school, in third grade, so I …..
Question : So, what was it? What was it like being in the school and did do that one scene there? Then the whole idea of prom —
Bella Thorne : Mm-hmm.
Question: — what was that like for you? Was it kinda to play that or to play as a traditional student?
Bella Thorne : Yeah, I just like being… it’s not really the context that gets me. It’s being in the school and seeing all those lockers.
Blogger : And the trophy case.
Bella Thorne : Man. I love me a locker. Oooh. I love looking at those lockers. I love looking at kids turning those little things on it. Ooooh. Ooooh, it gets me going. I really like looking at those lockers.
Blogger : Why?
Bella Thorne : Because, you know, as a kid, when [STUMBLE] be — okay, so I’m dyslexic. My first language is Spanish. I had to drop Spanish to learn English to then learn how to read. You can imagine how hard that must’ve been. I was bullied so much in school that — the only thing, everybody would tell me was– they’re like, oh, you’ll probably be popular in high school, so I was always looking forward to high school growing up as a kid and those lockers. You didn’t have lockers in third grade. So, when you looked at the kids that were older than you and they had lockers, it was really cool. It was so cool to have those lockers. I was just like, I can’t wait till I have those lockers. And you know what? I don’t have those lockers. I’ve never had those lockers. I’m still angry about it.
Bella Thorne : Oh, I did a film called Amityville Horror, and in the scene, there’s a locker and somebody writes something on it and I saw them writing on it, and I was like [GASP] — my locker has graffiti. Cool. I was so excited for that locker to be written on. [CHUCKLES] Ooooh. I loved watching that scene.
Question : So there’s a lot of buildup. There’s a lot of discussion about the perfect prom date.
Bella Thorne : Mmm.
Question : The perfect prom. What would that be for you? What did you envision as the perfect prom?
Bella Thorne : Well, you know, I’ve been to school dances. What’s really weird is they have you go there at six and then you can’t leave till 12. I go to bed every night at 10:30. Okay? I’m not a night owl. I don’t like staying up at night. The only reason I’m up at night is to watch Netflix or read a script. That is the only reason. I don’t like to go out. For these kids, there are, you know — they love getting dressed up and putting on heels and hair and makeup, but I do that every day. It’s not special to me to wear a big dress and heels and, you know, a lot of makeup and hair spray and be touched in perfect like a — that’s not a big deal for me. I’d rather not have all that and be in sweat pants without makeup and without worrying about how I look and what angle I’m being shot from. That’s not what I find necessarily that fun. So, when you’re from 6 to 12 — like that, it’s almost like working a long day on a movie set. So, when I went, I was like, oh, my gosh, you guys, can we get outta here? Can we go hit In and Out? Okay, I really need — a burger. [CHUCKLES] I really need it in my stomach. I’m not kidding. This food — I don’t know. They’re serving salad. Who eats salad? What’s going on here, guys? This is weird. They’ve got fish. I don’t eat fish. I don’t eat fancy food. Well, let’s just go to In and Out. I want it animal style.
Question : I have two teenage girls and so they are very familiar with who you are. So, what kind of message do you want as an actress — to two teenage girls who look up to you?
Bella Thorne : Okay — I’m gonna give you a — well, I’m gonna give them a piece of advice that I was given and I wish I would’ve taken it. Growing up, on TV — and I really grew up mostly on Shake It Up — and I always tried to be perfect for everybody and I wanted everyone to like me. For some reason, I really cared what other people thought so much and I would do anything to get someone’s stamp of approval. Now that I’m, you know, 17, I really don’t care. I don’t. I wish I wouldn’t have cared so much, because I changed who I was as a person to be who everybody wanted me to be, and that’s not — a cute look.
You have to realize that I don’t care who you are; I don’t care if you’re in high school and you have glasses and braces and you don’t think you’re cool, people will like you for being you, no matter what. It’s impossible for people not to like you when you’re just being you. It really is. You will find a branch, and I have. I have a great group of friends now and we don’t have to impress each other. I’m not wearing makeup when I’m with them. I look ratchet. I’m looking ratchet when I’m with them. I’m in sweat pants. I am oily, greasy, sweaty. I don’t care. We don’t have to prove anything to each other. That’s what’s cool.
Blogger : That was great. Thank you.
Bella Thorne : — I have a book series coming out. — Autumn Falls. (side note: You can pre-order her book for $12.01 on Amazon which is almost a $7.00 savings off the hardcover price. Also it will be available on Kindle. You can click the book to pre-order. contains aff.link)
November 11th. It’s very close to my heart. It’s not about a girl who’s, you know, publicized and beautiful and gorgeous and all who wears heels and makeup and, you know, she’s a star. It’s not about that. It’s about a girl named Autumn Falls whose father dies and he leaves her a book. She moves to Florida.
He leaves a journal to write in. She’s like, wow, dad, thanks. Die on me and leave me a journal. Okay. What she doesn’t realize is when she writes in the journal, things come to life, but since she’s dyslexic they come to life a little bit wonky, mostly backfiring on her throughout — — the series. So, that’s what — it’s about.
Bella Thorne : There’s three of them.
Blogger : And when is the release?
Bella’s PR Rep: November 11th.