Sara Paxton is still shocked at the news that her new CW series, The Beautiful Life: TBL, was axed. The 21-year-old actress chatted with Latina.com about her reactions, her disappointement and what she’s going to do next. Check it:
On how she reacted when she heard about the cancellation: “Itâ€™s unbelievable the way that they told usâ€”we were all in the middle of work. I was sitting in the hair and makeup chair, and Iâ€™m getting my hair done just like a normal Fridayâ€”we were all excited for Friday. And all of a sudden, they got the call, and the producers had to make an announcement on set that we were doneâ€”that we were over! And I was sitting there in shock. I couldnâ€™t believe that in the middle of work, the rug was pulled out beneath our feet. Immediately, I run over to Corbin’s [Bleu] room, and Iâ€™m like, ‘oh my God, oh my God!’ I was freaking out! And Corbin was shocked. Everyone was just devastated. It was horrible. Terrible.”
On how she feels about the CW not airing any of the other episodes: “Itâ€™s a slap in the face! Itâ€™s almost like we were part of this family and now suddenly weâ€™re dropped. episodes three, four and five were going to be amazing. Thatâ€™s what really sucks. Youâ€™ve got to have time to let a show get its legs and find an audience, especially when theyâ€™re putting zero dollars into advertising. I think it couldâ€™ve been huge for the CW. I really think they missed out, and I really think theyâ€™re missing out on a huge opportunity for themselves.”
On her next project will be: “Are you kidding me? [Laughs]. We thought we were going to be here until December. Literally we packed up our lives from Los Angeles to New York. I spent two months and thousands of dollars without a paycheck moving to NY. And now they just say, ‘oh, peace, youâ€™re done?’ We all signed 6 month leases, and now we all have to figure out how to get out of our leases, and I have to figure out how to get all my furniture back. I donâ€™t know what to do with this NY furniture. Weâ€™re kind of stranded.”
On why she thinks it was cancelled: ” The CW just didnâ€™t put any money into advertising for our show whatsoever. It was up to the cast to keep the show going, so we went to every red carpet, we talked about the show, we publicized, we did twitter, we did everything we could possibly do to get the word out about the show. We thought it was really worth it because we care about the showâ€”we care about each other and we wanted to make it work. But if people donâ€™t know that the show even exists, theyâ€™re not going to watch it.”
Check out the full interview at Latina.com.
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