J-14 chatted with AnnaLynne McCord about her new movie Fired Up (opens Friday), 90210, her love for Twilight, the possibility of being in New Moon and more!
J-14: In Fired Up you play a cheerleader. Had you done any cheerleading before?
AnnaLynne: No I haven't, so I learned a lot on this movie! I was home-schooled so I didn't get the chance to do that.
J-14: If you had gone to regular school would you have wanted to be a cheerleader?
AnnaLynne: I was such a geek that I don't think I would have made it. Whenever my parents would discipline me, they would take my math away! I don't know if it would be so much of me not wanting to do it as it would be I wouldn't really get in!
J-14: What gets you "fired up?"
AnnaLynne: I am a fanatic, crazy girl when anything comes to football! This whole year I've been pretty much fired up against everybody 'cause I was angry about Tom Brady. But, I was rooting for the Cardinals. I went to the NFC championship in Arizona, playing against the Eagles and you just see me screaming my voice hoarse that trip and I was so upset, but it was such a good game. If I'm ever gonna get fired up it's with football and screaming at the TV! I'm one of those girls.
J-14: What do you hope will happen with Naomi on 90210 before the season ends?
AnnaLynne: There's several things that are happening with Naomi 'cause she's kind of been the one who is helping Adrianna and fighting with Annie and not too much going on her. She's always helping or aiding someone, and now finally, she's got her love interest, the bad boy, Liam, who's in the picture. There's talk that her sister is coming back and it's so funny 'cause I actually had my older sister who just moved out here go in and read for it! So, we'll see what happens but the only thing is with that is Naomi's sister is not as loving as my real sister. Naomi and Jen have a rocky relationship but it'd be fun. Just having her audition for it was really fun so we'll see what happens.
J-14: We hear you're a huge Twilight fan?
AnnaLynne: I am a huge fan of Twilight. I am a vampire-obsessed girl. Anything with vampires you will find me. Actually when Twilight was being cast, I was doing a film with the company and talking with one of the major producers on Twilight and the film I was set to shoot and he's like, "What types of projects do you like?" and I was like, "My ultimate is I wanna do two types of vampire movies. I wanna do a vampire movie where I'm like a serious, dark, Dracula, and then I want to do an "Underworld" type where it's a bad-ass vampire." He's like, "We have this little movie we're shooting called Twilight." And I was like, "That's so cool!" and he's like, "There's a few more small roles left," and then he's like, "I think we're shooting in Oregon." I was doing Nip/tuck at the time so I could only do movies in L.A. I was like, "Well if you guys have anything else that comes up in the future, I'd love to be a part of it. I don't care. I'll be a vampire." And then, Twilight blows everyone's socks off at the box office. I sat down with them again, I was like, "I believed in you guys way back when no one else was!" They had like such a hard time getting money for that film, which is so weird considering how crazy it is! I think we wrap 90210 a little bit after they start shooting, so we are in negotiations. We have a couple of scheduling things that we would have to fix and if it works out, obviously I would love to be a part of it!
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