Anyone who has ever watched Dove Cameron on Disney's Liv & Maddie knows she has double the talent of some young actors: She plays two different characters, as if one isn't hard enough. One thing she can't do, though? Get on board with wearing high heels. "I just can't do it. I can't get behind the whole movement."
We spoke with the actress currently starring in the high school spy movie Barely Lethal, and she told us what it was like filming her first feature film with none other than Hailee Steinfeld, Sophie Turner, and Thomas Mann.
Teen Vogue: You play a really dynamic high school character. Did you do any research of other high school films for this role?
Dove Cameron: I didn't really do much research—I don't really believe in character research. I think it works differently for everyone. Some people do amazing things with research, but for me it just gets convoluted and I start to think too much. I just drew upon people that I've met in my life. Do you know how they always say when you dream about a stranger, it's never really a stranger? It's a person that you saw. When I'm acting, I just come up with people I've known and I stick with it.
Teen Vogue: You have so many great one-liners and scenes in the film. Were any of them improvised?
DC: A lot of it was. The line about having a one-night stand with Mr. Potato Head was mine. They have a B-roll with me just [improvising]. Kyle Newman [the director] was like, 'Write a whole bunch of them down and then come back with them.' There's the Mr. Potato Head one, there was something about the Geico gecko, and Mardi Gras. They were fun to play around with.
Teen Vogue: Other than the younger cast like Hailee and Thomas, you also got to work with Jessica Alba and Samuel L. Jackson. How was that?
DC: It was wonderful. It's so crazy to meet people you've known about since you were many feet shorter than you are now. They're both so humble and easy to work with. Samuel L. Jackson is such a riot. He's so incredibly normal and he's a blast to be around. I can't even describe to you how he's just sort of everybody's crazy uncle. I learn a lot just by seeing people of that great importance. They've maintained their humility and their casual quality and nature, which is really inspiring for someone who hopes to have the kind of career longevity they have.
Teen Vogue: What's your favorite high school movie and favorite spy movie?
DC: Favorite high school movie for sure would be Ten Things I Hate About You. Not just because it was set in Seattle, which is where I'm from, but also because I think it's really interesting to make a protagonist someone who's not necessarily likable and then make them likable. Favorite spy movie? I think the classic Get Smart.
Want to check out Dove in Barely Lethal? Head to your nearest theater—it's showing now! But first, press play on our exclusive clip from the film below.
- ^ Dove Cameron (www.teenvogue.com)
- ^ Barely Lethal (www.teenvogue.com)
- ^ Hailee Steinfeld (www.teenvogue.com)
- ^ Sophie Turner (www.teenvogue.com)
- ^ Dove and Hailee Master the Art of Awkward Girl Talk in This 'Barely Lethal' Clip (www.teenvogue.com)
- ^ Dove Cameron's Makeup-Free Selfie is #Flawless (www.teenvogue.com)
- ^ Here's How Dove's Fans Reacted When She Went Brunette (www.teenvogue.com)
Source : http://www.teenvogue.com/entertainment/movies/2015-06/dove-cameron-barely-lethal-interview
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