Aly Michalka is set to premiere her new flick, Bandslam, in theaters next month.
The 20-year-old singer/actress recently caught up with Alloy.com to dish about her character, Charlotte Barnes, cast laser tag wars and her new record. Check it:
On if there are any similarities between her and Charlotte: “We have a lot in common. She loves music. She’s very passionate about her friends, and she also has that side to her where she doesn’t expose herself fully to everyone and I have those moments where I do the same. She’s figuring out who she is as a person, but at the same time, having to go through her father being sick. She makes this deal with the universe that maybe if she’s a different person he could get better, and that doesn’t always necessarily work out. So I was able to relate to Charlotte in the way that she befriended Will because I love people and I’m very much into hanging out with my friends, but at the same time, those things can always change when there’s an event in your life that alters it.”
On the coolest person in her life: “Probably my sister [AJ]! She’s the coolest person I ever met. She’s so sick and so rad (sick in a good way!) and just very outgoing and has a great personality and is really a loving person. She’s gets along with pretty much anyone, and I really look up to her. I really do.”
On her first kiss: “Mine was really sweet! It was perfect! It was very simple, and it meant a lot. You know, it definitely was not like, ‘Oh my gosh, train wreck!’ It was cool and very memorable, for sure. I was 15.”
On 78violet’s new album: “The record comes out later this year, but our single is dropping in the summertime. It’s definitely more rock than the last album, and it’s got some really good collaboration on it. I’m very proud. It’s taken us a long time to finish, and it was a yearlong process of writing and recording. So we’re finally here and it’s definitely bittersweet.”
On hanging out with the Bandslam cast: “Gaelan [Connell] and I, we totally hit it off right away! We hung out late at night and chilled and watched movies. And Vanessa [Hudgens] and I would hang out on the weekends and go shopping and I got to really know her, which was great, ’cause I don’t really have that many girlfriends and she’s a very sweet girl. We played quite a lot of laser tag, which is so funny and random! But I was such a big fan of it. We went every week, and we played like three, four games in one day. So we would just be sweating, and we would literally be running around in there and just going nuts. So it got very competitive at one point and everybody was really keeping track of who won.”
Check out the rest of Aly‘s interview @ Alloy.com and remember to go see Bandslam in theaters on Friday, August 14th.