INTERVIEW: Bella Thorne talks Shake It Up!, Drew Barrymore & being judged
Bella Thorne is making her mark on Hollywood and sat down with SheKnows to talk about her life, her career and her status as a teen celebrity.
Bella Thorne may not yet be a household name, but she is well on her way. She just wrapped a film with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and continues to work with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Thorne has been acting since she was just a kid, but many probably know her best from the Disney show Shake It Up!, which is filming its last season. Although the actress is ready to move on from the show, she is sad to move on from all the friends she has met.
"You wake up every day, whether you're in a bad mood or you're in a good mood, you see these people every day and they still like you," Thorne said. "Sometimes I think they're closer to me than even some of my best friends because they really did see me every single day. We all hung out as a family on set."
Even though Shake It Up! is not quite wrapped, the actress is excited to build her career in all genres. Thorne just finished shooting The Familymoon with Sandler and Barrymore, and gained two new friends in the process.
"Adam was amazing. He's all about having a good time, no matter what you're doing. I like when people are… just fun to be around. He is a comedian, he is always making jokes," she said. "And Drew, she was like a sister. I loved her, and we were always spending time together. It was just great."
Thorne is now filming Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, along with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, based on the children's book. Although she enjoys all the success she has had at such a young age, the 16-year-old said it bothers her when people judge who she is. She said deep down, "I'm a normal teenager. I do normal teenage things. I hang out with my friends, we go to the movies. It's just regular. So I think that people… want to judge every part of your life when they don't really know you."
The last episode of Shake It Up! will be a remembrance of the last few years, and Thorne said it's important to watch because, "I think it will be fun to look back on all the memories, even though it's sad. It's goes through clips of all the shows we've done. The [fans are] definitely going to cry because I was crying all week filming it."
Thorne is navigating her way through the world of Hollywood as a teenage celeb, and isn't worried about making the mistakes other child stars have made.
"I'm not making sure I don't choose a bad path, I am being me. Wherever the 'me' path takes me, that is me."