Bella Thorne pushes hor­ror genre with new films

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS in New York

Bella Thorne has ad­vice for any­one be­ing chased by a vil­lain in a hor­ror film: “Don’t look back, OK? Just don’t look back. And try not to trip in the process,” joked the ac­tress in a re­cent in­ter­view.

She should know. Not only is Thorne a huge fan of the genre but she also has two scary movies un­der her belt— Home In­va­sion and Ami­tyville: The Reawak­en­ing— due out next year.

She’s also help­ing to kick off MTV’s TV adap­ta­tion of the Scream film fran­chise, pre­mier­ing on Tues­day, about a killer on the loose who is tar­get­ing teens.

Thorne’s part is rem­i­nis­cent of the films where a “name” ac­tress sets the tone for the rest of the story by get­ting killed off the bat.

“I re­mem­ber when they brought me the script I was like: ‘If you can do this well, this could be amaz­ing’. And it is. It’s very well-writ­ten.’’

At just 17, the ac­tress is highly in de­mand in her age group. She’s suc­cess­fully jug­gled roles for both kids her own age, like star­ring in Dis­ney’s Shake It Up! for three sea­sons, with adult ma­te­rial like in HBO’s Big Love. She’s also recorded mu­sic and is writ­ing a YA­book se­ries, with a sec­ond novel called Au­tumn’s Kiss due out this fall.

She just signed as a co-star of Pa­trick Sch­warzeneg­ger in the movie Mid­night Sun, based on a Ja­panese film. It’s about a young woman with a dis­ease where ex­po­sure to sun­light could kill her so she lives in­doors. Her life changes when she falls in love for the first time.

Thorne’s also learn­ing to some­times turn down op­por­tu­ni­ties, no mat­ter how tempt­ing.

Her mother re­cently over­ruled the idea of mak­ing a movie this sum­mer in fa­vor of be­ing a nor­mal teen.

“She was like: ‘Bella, you’re not work­ing all of July. For­get it. You’re go­ing on va­ca­tion. You’re gonna do some­thing with your friends.’ ... It’s very tempt­ing. It’s hard when there’s so many good scripts out there and you’re like: ‘ Oh, gosh, I want to play this char­ac­ter. I don’t want any­one else to have this chance.’’’

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