Kay Panabaker: Danielle Is My Best Friend

Kay Panabaker: Danielle Is My Best Friend

Next week is Kay Panabaker‘s time to shine with her new flick, Fame, that’s taking over the world.

The 19-year-old actress, who has more credits to her name than most of her peers, caught up with Australia’s Courier Mail newspaper to chat about her role as Jenny, her best friend and sister Danielle and keeping in touch with Zac Efron. Check it:

On why she chose the role in Fame: “When I first read the script, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh it’s a remake, oh it will be huge’, that wasn’t my thought. It was the fact it was such a character-driven film. The (original) was the same way. It was all about the characters and all about their growth, not only throughout high school, which is difficult enough, but then you throw in this performing arts aspect — going into the world and having this craft and this love and this dream and not knowing if you’ll be able to make a living doing it, if you’ll be successful.”

On working and keeping in touch with former Summerland costars Jesse McCartney and Zac Efron: “I do keep in touch with Zac, he’s a sweetheart. Jesse was actually the heartthrob first – when we were still filming he was the big name. I love them both. They’re both such great guys and still so sweet and so grounded. I’m so happy to have known them, especially Zac before all of his fame. Their success is amazing.”

On never seeing big sis Danielle: “Eventually, I’m sure we will go up for the same roles but we have such different personalities and such different styles of acting there is no competition. I’m more upset because she travels and I travel and it’s like, ‘When are we going to see each other?’”

On being a pack-rat: “My apartment’s still a disaster area though. I’ve just accumulated so much stuff. I’m such a hoarder, I keep scripts and props and all these different things. I’m just never home, it’s pathetic how dirty it is.”

Fame hits theaters NEXT WEEKEND, Friday, September 25.

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  • cris

    she seems lovely…
    want to see her new movie!

  • CS !

    aww, i love the panabaker sisters <3

  • alyssadnicole

    awwwwww that is so sweet. i wish i was as close with my sister as she is hers. sad they don’t get to see each other much. they are way underrated. there needs to be more of them

  • camila

    LOL yeah i remenber when she was Jesse’s sister in SUMMERLAND!

    i lov jesse! <3

  • Anamaria

    aww i LOVED Summerland!! i remember wen Jesse was the hearthrob and the “next big thing” and he had his Beautiful Soul Album!!! that was soo awsome… i miss him…need more of him around!! hes too talanted not to be…
    and i fell in love with Zac just from watching him bak then even before he was all famous so im glad he reached such great heights with his fame..he totally deserves it!!! LOVE HIM!! <3

    And both Panabaker sisters are awsome!! Gorgeous!

  • davidhot

    I love her she’s so cute, and incredible smart.

    She graduated from high school as valedictorian when she was 13 years old and received her Associate’s Degree at age 15. Beside that she received two scholarships from Glendale Community College which she attended, studying acting, and where she was on the Dean’s list, graduating with honors. She was accepted to UCLA as a junior history major when she was 15 and completed her BA in History from UCLA before she turned 18.

    I think that it’s pretty amazing.

  • nikki

    shes lucky to know zac efron! HES SSOO HOTTT

  • http://www.yahoo.com tammie schaaf

    where is kay panabaker?

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