Bella Thorne talks Scream TV series & Amityville: The Awakening

Bella Thorne in The Duff

Bella Thorne in The Duff

During my interview with Bella Thorne, we moved on from questions about her high school comedy The Duff to talk about her upcoming projects, which see her turn away from the Disney Channel/tween route she started on and move into a genre she adores – horror. Thorne stars in the upcoming Amityville: The Awakening and will soon be filming a small role in the Scream TV series – playing Drew Barrymore’s character (if you don’t watch that means watch this video).

Are a fan of horror genre?

I love horror films. I watch so many. I remember when was working on Amityville and (producer) Jason Blum came to set and I’m such a big fan, Blumhouse, oh my God, they’ve done a crazy amount of horrors that are my favourite. He comes to set and I had five shots of espresso from our first AD cos I was so tired and I needed real energy for this scene and I look at him and I’m like, ‘oh my god, what about this, and this, and this’ and I could not stop talking. I felt so bad. And literally in the middle of me talking he goes, ‘Umm, oh my god that’s amazing… I have to go’. ‘What?!’, he’s like, ‘I have a meeting… I gotta get outta here’ and my whole world was crushed. I just blew it and then he called my agent and was like, ‘oh my god, I’m in love with her, she’s like one of the best actresses that’s ever worked on my films’ so I was so, so happy.

What can expect from Amityville: The Awakening?

It’s very different from all the Amityvilles and it’s very much family drama related, I would say, than just your typical pop-up horror. A lot of the film is really me crying for these characters because there’s so much that goes on between me and my twin brother, who’s a vegetable, and my mother who blames me for his state of being in the film, and then you see that’s why my character is so like one-dimensional and so like, mean-looking and just very harsh. And once you find out why, you’re like oh my god, this is just getting so messed up! This is just ridiculous! What is this ‘All My Children’?! What’s going on here?!

You must be excited for the Scream TV series.

Oh yeah, of course. I was supposed to do the lead. I was actually working on Amityville when I looked at that part but there was a relocation and I couldn’t relocate. So I said I would do this part in the beginning, this Drew Barrymore role and that was just so amazing to fulfil. My scene is not going to be anywhere near close to what Drew can do in that movie… I mean, technically my character doesn’t make it out of episode one, but that doesn’t mean you don’t see her later in the series.

Would you like to be in the Marvel universe?

Oh my God, yeah. Are you kidding?! I would love. I’m a little bit of a feminist myself so I believe in women being badass… one of my favourite animations is Brave because in Brave she doesn’t need another guy… so I love female superheroes but they don’t need a superman in their life, they’re badass on their own.

Thorne stars in The Duff, which is in U.K. cinemas on 6th April. Read my review here

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