The 13-year-old dancer opened up about her career and her dream of acting. Check it:
On leaving Dance Moms: “Leaving Dance Moms was a hard decision to make— I was one of the originals—but it was getting too stressful… Now, I feel like I’m so free.”
On who she would love to model her acting career after: “Jennifer Lawrence. She is an amazing actor and can do anything. She can be really quirky, and she’s so funny in interviews I’ve seen. I’d love to see her do a Sia video parody. She would be amazing at ‘Cheap Thrills’!”
On how she used get sad reading comments on Twitter and Instagram: “I would be like, Why are they mad at me? I’ve come to realize now people just do it because they want attention. One person would be hating on me, and then another girl would get into a fight with her on my page! I’m just like, What the heck? Why do people do this?”
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