J-14 was so psyched to see Dance Flick this weekend, that we just had to talk to Cheslea Makela all about it! Check out what she has to say about the flick -- out now!
J-14: For those who haven't seen it, can you tell us what Dance Flick is about?
Chelsea: Dance Flick is a comedy based on dance and musical movies that you've seen in the past -- it goes back as far as the 80's. It's about two people, Megan White and Thomas Uncles -- Megan helps Thomas and his friends in the biggest dance battle ever, and I play Tracy, one of Megan's friends.
J-14: What's Tracy like? Are you similar to her?
Chelsea: Tracy is the character from Hairspray. She's socially awkward, bubbly, and happy -- just excited to be a part of the group. I'd say I'm very upbeat like her. That's what they liked about be, that naturally I'm a very happy person, so it wasn't a big switch for me to go into character.
J-14: How did you prepare for your audition?
Chelsea: I didn't know it was a dance movie at the time and I didn't know my character's real name -- I was given a false name. I had no idea why they had asked me to dance, but I did it. I remember Marlon [Wayans] being like, "Do ballet or tap or something," and they turned on DMX or some 90's or 80's street rap music!
J-14: What's your favorite "dance flick?"
Chelsea: Bring it On. I can quote the whole movie. I also like Grease and Footloose.
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