Ashley Tisdale made it through her first-ever Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif., over the weekend.
JustJaredJr.com caught up with the 26-year-old actress after the Phineas & Ferb panel. Check out out exclusive interview below!
JJJ: How much fun do you have playing Candace?
Ashley Tisdale: It’s really fun, it’s a whole different world from doing live action things, it’s once you kind of get into that world it’s amazing. I’ve been doing voice over work since I was about 10 years old. I started out on tv shows like All Dogs Go to Heaven, I did stuff for MGM, video stuff and animations. Disney — I did about two pilots that didn’t get picked up, and then this was the third pilot and I’m really lucky just to be a part of this project because you kind of say the same thing about High School Musical, but you don’t know what’s going to hit and what’s not.
This show is so much fun, and the creators are so great Dan Povenmire and Jeff Marsh that it has been a really big blessing. I’ve been doing it for five years and that’s the weirdest part; it has been so long and yet when you’re on screen, you’ll see time has passed because you will be like “oh, I looked younger” or “oh this happened.”
JJJ: Vincent Martella (Phineas) doesn’t really get to see that since his focus is voice work
AT: I still feel like he is 10 years old like the first time we met, because we don’t record together (laughs). So when I see Vincent it’s like “whoa, time has really passed”. It’s kind of crazy, but it’s such an easy job and obviously just from doing this show, Seth MacFarlane had me come in to do The Cleveland Show and Family Guy. Once you are in that world of animation it’s really fun, you get to do these really different type of characters.
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JJJ: Disney has been such a large part of your life. What is it like to have so much of your success coming from that?
AT: It’s definitely amazing, I’m so fortunate and so appreciative of everything that I have done with Disney and I have to thank the fans. The fans are what make all of these projects what they are. It is really cool. Having High School Musical, you learn so much from doing that movie over the last few years that we did those movies. It was such an amazing bond that the 6 of us had together, I have like friends for life because of it. It’s is just kind of cool to kind of move on and grow and play different characters.
JJJ: What do you think of all the merchandise that displays your likeness because of your success?
AT: I know! I have a doll that has a pink convertible and a pink golf cart (laughs). And now we have little action figures for Phineas and Ferb, It’s kind of crazy, it’s really cool as well i have my niece she’s only a year and a half.
JJJ: Does she play with your doll?
AT: No, no, no, she’s not allowed to play with dolls yet. She watches Phineas and Ferb and really enjoys it! And then she watched Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure and she kind of looks at me and she doesn’t really understand because she’s only a year and a half but you can see that she’s like kind of putting it together. It’s so cool to have something that my niece can watch and stuff, that’s really awesome.
JJJ: Since Hellcats is no more, what are you looking for your next project?
AT: I have just been focusing on movies. I had a lot of fun doing Hellcats, and that was really great for how long we did but now I am just ready to move on and focus on more movies like rom-coms and that kind of thing.
JJJ: Do you have a dream role in mind?
AT: I don’t know what a dream role is for me, just like a dream movie would be obviously a comedy. I’m really fortunate because I have a production company so I am kind of working on something right now that would be my dream role. I also want to do an edgier character that would show me in a different light.