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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY is in theaters now! Have you taken the family to see it yet? It’s so hilarious and such a great feel-good film. I absolutely loved it. Check out my top 3 reasons why you really should catch it in the theater. I had the opportunity to interview the cast of the movie including the wildly popular Bella Thorne who plays Celia, the girlfriend. She is 17 years-old and was fun to talk to about her role in the film. (Be sure to check out my interviews with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, plus the 3 sweet kids in the movie, Kerris Dorsey, Dylan Minnette, and Ed Oxenbould. )
We asked Bella what attracted her to working on this film and she said she really wanted to work with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. She also really liked the script and the message of the movie. I love the message, too!
We asked Bella which scene was her favorite to shoot. If you’ve seen the movie this will make more sense to you, and if not, look for it when you go see it. This scene was hilarious!
“The most fun scene to shoot was probably when we were in the car with Steve and everybody’s making those loud noises. It was cool, because Steve’s obviously funny and he knows that, but, in this scene it was just so weird and so funny. It was so weird that I’m sitting in a car with Steve Carell and he’s just being ridiculous. I’m the one that’s supposed to be really not laughing, and then Dylan starts laughing. He starts like kind of cracking up. Then Ed. And then comes me laughing — because they’re right next to me, and I just can’t help but laugh now. And I was like guys, stop, stop, you’re making me laugh. And — it was so funny. It was actually really fun to shoot.” – Bella Thorne
Our group asked Bella about playing the mean girl, because let’s be honest, Celia isn’t the most likable character in the film. She didn’t agree and said that Celia is a perfectionist, not a mean girl. The three words she’s use to describe her character? Funny, interesting, and not-so-forgiving.
“Celia’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.” – Bella Thorne
What was the hardest part of filming this movie for you?
“The hardest part about filming this movie is probably the really long hours. I don’t think people realize how much work actually goes into these films, not just from the cast, because, of course, the cast works hard, but also the crew members. Your scene could be 15 seconds and you look at that scene and you don’t think anything of it. That scene took 16 hours to shoot. Or maybe even 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.” – Bella Thorne
Since the movie is based on the book, we wanted to know if Bella had been familiar with it before she joined the cast.
“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 that I’ve read it, and I’ve read the script and the movie, obviously. Now I’m familiar with the story.” – Bella Thorne
Let’s Go Wreck-It-Ralph
At the of the interview we asked Bella, who has a huge following of young girls, what advice she’d give to her young fans.
“I’m going to give them a piece of advice that I was given and I wish I would’ve taken it. Growing up on TV, 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. And now that I’m 17, I really don’t care. I don’t. And 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. And 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. 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 wretched. I’m looking wretched when I’m with them. I’m in sweat pants. I am oily, greasy, sweaty. I don’t care. And we don’t have to prove anything to each other. And that is what’s cool.” – Bella Thorne
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