Can everyone please take a moment to try to imagine how iconic it would be if Jamie Lynn Spears starred in Twilight?! Well guys, according to the actress, that was almost the case! Yep, she just seemingly revealed that she had plans to audition for the iconic series, but decided not to in the end.
“Right after I finished Zoey 101, there was a lot of opportunities… There was a certain, like, vampire movie that was coming… I was not offered a part or anything like that, but I did read the script, and I was going to try out for one of these movies,” the actress told Maria Menounos on her Better Together show. “I was like ‘I am not going to play a vampire in my first movie! That is so stupid! People are gonna see me as a vampire!?’ That just shows how much I knew. Those types of things, you just have to laugh at.”
Although she didn’t name Twilight specifically, fans were quick to assume that was what she was referring to, based on the timing. For those who missed it, Twilight, which starred Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and more, premiered in November 2008. Zoey 101, on the other hand, ended in May 2008.
As fans know, the 29-year-old’s admission comes just weeks after she confirmed that a Zoey 101 reboot was in the works!
“I definitely think we should give the fans what they’ve been asking for. We’ve had conversations, and hopefully things will come together quickly, but we also want to do things the right way, and find the right home for it… I would like it [to go Netflix],” the she revealed during a recent interview. “That’s the business side. Do I call Netflix? … I want it to happen. I’ve had conversations with people at Nickelodeon. I think it’s just about, hey Netflix, call your people! I’ll have your people call me people!”
The former Nickelodeon star also opened up about why she wants the show to be “more mature.”
“Everything and anything is on the table, whether that’s a movie or a series. In all of the discussions I’ve had with Nickelodeon — which are in baby stages, by the way — the main thing is figuring out the right home for the reboot. We couldn’t do it justice by putting it back on Nickelodeon, because our fanbase has grown into young adults like me,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “We want to tell stories about where the characters are now. We want to connect with the fans and touch on topics that are impacting millennials, so it would have to be aged up and be more mature.”
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