The 19-year-old dancer/actress is about to hit the big screen this Friday in Fame, the 2009 telling of ten students attending a New York Performing Arts high school. Kherington dished to the mag about how she won the role, her love for Twilight and director Kevin Tancharoen‘s love for her. Check it:
On her love for all things Twilight: “Whenever we have girlsâ€™ nights, itâ€™s like, ‘Okay, put Twilight in.’ We just love how [Edward] acts toward [Bella]. My guy friends are like, â€˜Youâ€™d hate it if a boy was that controlling,â€™ and weâ€™re like, â€˜We wouldnâ€™t!â€™ Heâ€™s just so hot.”
On how she won the role of dancer Alice: The filmmakers figured, She can dance; letâ€™s see if she can act. This agency that I wasnâ€™t even signed with was like, â€˜We know youâ€™re not with us, but we want to send you on this audition.â€™ I was like, Crazy!”
Kevin Tancharoen on Kherington’s camera presence: “Her presence transfixed the camera. We didnâ€™t want to go the Flashdance or Save the Last Dance route and cast â€˜stunt doublesâ€™ for any of the talent, where you cut to the close-up and itâ€™s the actor, but cut to the wide shot and youâ€™ve got a double. I was not going to let up on the dance ability, and she came in as a natural actress. She was the last person we sawâ€”and we saw thousands.”
Fame hits theaters THIS Friday, September 25th.
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