Did you know Drew and Selena had to suck on ice cubes before shooting some of their scenes??? Check out the interview below! For more information on the film and how to order it, visit the official movie site: How was the premiere for A Cinderella Story on Sunday? It was so much fun. It was my first real premiere. Kinda overwhelming, but we had a good time. What can viewers expect from this film? A lot of original music, a lot of dancing. What genres of dance are performed in the film?
So all that kind of boy-band dancing stuff is in there too. Were you technically trained as a kid? Yeah, the first things I did before singing and acting, my parents got me into ballet, tap, jazz, all that kind of stuff.
Your mom is a choreographer—has she choreographed for anyone famous? No, but we live in Canada, so she did ice skating routines a lot. What was the audition process like for the film? Except for the first time I went in, I met Selena Gomez then and had to do some pre-reads with her.
I went in and read, met the director, recorded, went back in and did some different scenes with Selena again, met the producers, waited a couple of weeks, and then got a phone call. Did you and Selena have chemistry right off the bat? I think we did. So we got off on the right foot and started joking at the auditions, right before we started reading. What was your favorite part of filming or your favorite scene to film?
Probably the black-and-white ball scene, the big finale scene. They made a real concert stage, set up the whole venue in this old iron foundry. They got like extras to come out and be the audience, and qw got to put on a real show.
How do you compare filming that concert experience to the High School Musical tour experience where there was 15, people? Was it less exhilarating? No, it was just a different experience. There was a sheer more number of people in that, but this was fun because we got to do the songs over and over and over again.
It was just a different type of show. What was the hardest scene to film for the movie? See, we were supposed to be in Beverly Hills for the movie but we actually shot in Vancouver Canada so it was freezing cold, and we had to shoot these night scenes outside where it was supposed to be a nice warm summer evening, but it was so freezing. They had people blowing heaters on us from underneath. We were sitting by the warmers between takes.
Weird kind of things. Sounds like some pretty good Hollywood magic for that scene! Her laugh is infectious. What do you personally have coming up the next few months? I recorded a Dean Martin Christmas song, and I actually did a duet with Alvin and Chipmunks, which will be coming out next month. Adam Sandler produced that, and his brother Scott Sandler wrote it.
Can you describe your character in that film? I play Derek, the older brother. Can you tell me something about that music video you already filmed? I pretty much shot most of the video on my own with a handy cam while on the road doing concerts.
I had three cameras going and had one take of the song, and got the audience and just hoped for the best. I cut it together and it worked out really nice. Do you have a favorite pair of shoes and why?
I like Creative Rex, a company called Sneaux. I wear Chucks a lot. A lot skater shoes. The main thing is that they have to be comfortable shoes. Not something that has a million laces in case you have to go through an airport.
What are some of your favorite TV shows? Lately Mad Men, I really like that show. Flight of the Conchords. And what was the latest film you saw that you enjoyed? Smiley Face with Anna Faris. She plays an agent who Anna Faris tries to sell weed to. What kind of music do you have playing in your iPod?
I probably listen to myself a little too much. A lot of 80s stuff—George Michael, The Police. Recently, I like Estelle, that new song that she came out with. A little bit of funk on it, that you can get down with.
Do you have your own album coming out? Do you have a real life love interest that inspired a lot of those songs? Every song I write is inspired by my personal life. You were born in Canada—are you a US citizen too? But yeah, I grew up in Toronto and was born in Ottawa. Maybe somehow I can become a citizen before the election so I can vote. Just Jared on Facebook.