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Bella Thorne: Just Jared Spotlight of the Week (Exclusive!)

Bella Thorne: Just Jared Spotlight of the Week (Exclusive!)

Bella Thorne is a slice of orange heaven in this exclusive shoot for our photo series – Just Jared’s Spotlight of the Week presented by LoveGold.

The 16-year-old actress currently stars on Shake It Up, which is set to air its series finale in November on Disney Channel.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Bella Thorne

While decked out in gold jewelry, Bella talked to us about her sweet sixteen birthday party, working with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, her favorite memories on the set of Shake It Up, and shared which pop star has inspired her for music.

“Everyday we created new memories. We had so much fun on that show, just being with each other and making jokes. Zendaya and I are always cracking jokes and we kind of have our own secret language. When people hang out with us, it’s kind of weird because they don’t know what to say,” Bella shared about her favorite moments on the Shake It Up set.

Click inside to read our exclusive interview with Bella Thorne

Just Jared: How was your 16th birthday celebration?

Bella Thorne: Oh, it was so much fun. We went to dinner and I had all my friends there and my family. It was just really nice.

JJ: What was your favorite gift from the night?

BT: Well I love when people give you gifts and things that you really need, so I asked my sister for new shavers. There is this one kind of shaver that I love and that I’m obsessed with, but I don’t know what the name of it was called. I described it to her and she went and got me a bunch of those. I was like, ‘Yes, thank you!’

JJ: What did your boyfriend Tristan Klier get you?

BT: He got me a necklace.

JJ: Since you are now 16 and can legally drive, did you get your license and a car yet?

BT: No, I don’t really want to drive. It’s just too scary and I’m one of those people, when they try something new, it has to be perfect. So if I try it, I’d be one of those people that would be like, ‘You can’t even text, while I’m driving’!

JJ: We hear that you are able to shoot a film in New Mexico, can you tell us more about that?

BT: It’s called Big Sky. We’ve got great actors. I’m really excited to start working with the director who did We Are What We Are [Jorge Michel Grau] and that is such an amazing film. Basically my character has agoraphobia. It’s a fear of the outside world. She can’t go outside.

JJ: How long are you filming for?

BT: Three weeks.

JJ: You recently shot with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner on Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, how was it working with them?

BT: It was really great, we all got to say goodbye to Steve, it was his last day on set. He’s just really fun and sweet and he’s so funny that when you’re in a scene with him, it’s so hard to not crack up! He’s so funny.

JJ: What was the funniest thing that happened on set?

BT: The kids that play his kids, they put a song and dance together saying goodbye to him and they wrote it and everything. It was pretty funny!

JJ: How was it shooting with Drew Barrymore on The Familymoon?

BT: She’s amazing. I’m in love with her. She even sent me a gift for my birthday. I was like ‘aww that’s so sweet!’ She remembered and everything. She’s amazing.

JJ: What did Drew get you for your birthday?

BT: She sent me flowers and a card. It’s just hilarious because I’d never think ‘oh yea, Drew Barrymore sent me flowers for my birthday!’

JJ: Your Shake It Up co-star Zendaya recently did Dancing with the Stars. Would you ever consider doing a show like that?

BT: I focus on film, not so much reality TV.

JJ: How has the transition been, going from working on the small screen to working on movies with some of the biggest names in the industry?

BT: It’s crazy, but I always wanted to do film. It’s always been my love, so I always felt I’d end up here.

JJ: You’re obviously multi-talented. You can act, dance, model, and sing. What can you tell us about your upcoming album?

BT: You can expect it to be different. I’m not an artist that really just says, ‘oh here’s what I found… my vibe.’ I want every song to be different and there’s a song for everyone. There’s like an indie song, there’s an R&B song, so when somebody listens to the album, I really just hope they really bond with the song.

JJ: How close are you to finishing the album?

BT: A little bit away. I keep getting pulled away for films! It’s really hard to record when you’re in Africa.

JJ: Who would you say has inspired you as an artist?

BT: I would say, mostly Katy Perry. Like Katy, I just never sang before my show, so I never thought I would ever sing or even could sing. The fact that, you know, not everybody is born with an amazing voice, but if you work on it hard enough, you’ll get there. I’m with her vocal coach actually, so it’s really inspiring to hear stories about her and it just makes me think, well if she has such an amazing voice and she’s truly worked on it, then that means, I can achieve it too.

JJ: What’s your dream collaboration?

BT: Lil Wayne. If I could even meet Lil Wayne, I’m not a person to be starstruck, but I know, for sure, I would not be able to speak.

JJ: What’s the last thing you downloaded on iTunes?

BT: “23″ by Miley Cyrus.

JJ: What are your plans for Halloween? Are you dressing up?

BT: I’m working. Last year, on Halloween Day, I was a bunny. It was a cute leotard, stockings, I did the little whiskers, and I put glitter on my whiskers, and I had the bunny ears, little tail, and the ballet flats.

JJ: What’s the scariest experience you’ve had on Halloween?

BT: I don’t think I’ve ever had a scary Halloween experience ever. My character on the show has, but I haven’t.

JJ: What’s the last movie you went to see in theaters?

BT: I wanted to see Gravity, that was the last movie, I really wanted to see. My family all saw it without me! How heartless is that? I love Sandra Bullock, to see her do a role like that was so cool.

JJ: What’s your favorite Sandra Bullock movie?

BT: Probably The Proposal.

JJ: Who do you look up to in the acting world?

BT: I like Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, and Rachel McAdams.

JJ: What makes those three actresses appealing to you?

BT: Just that they’re real.

JJ: What do you have lined up after Big Sky?

BT: I’m going to do another film in November and then I go to do another Voltage film with Joel Silver (it’s called Home Invasion).


Photo 1 & 8
Beanie – Brixton
Top – Boohoo
Dress – Jeremy Scott
Cuffs – Vintage Gold Cuffs
Jewelry – Vintage Gold Piece, XIV Karats, Lana and Simon G

Photo 2
Sweater Proenza Schouler
Dress – Noon by Noor
Boots – Jeremy Scott
Hat – Eugenia Kim
Jewelry – XIV Karats, Lana and Simon G

Photo 3
Coat – Miu Miu
Bra – Jeremy Scott
Stockings – Miu Miu
Shoes – Solestruck

Photo 4
Dress – Louis Vuitton
Shoes – Louis Vuitton
Socks – Hue
Jewelry – XIV Karats, Lana and Simon G

Photo 5
Dress – Louis Vuitton
Beanie – Brixton
Flannel – Rails
Coat – Carven
Jewelry – XIV Karats, Lana and Simon G

Photo 6
Dress – Versus Versace
Jewelry – XIV Karats, Lana and Simon G

Photo 7
Sweater – Three Floor
Shoes – Louis Vuitton
Socks – Hue
Jewelry – Vintage Gold Piece, XIV Karats, Lana and Simon G

Producer: Jared Eng (@JaredEng)
Photographer: Justin Campbell (@JustJustinNYC)
Styling: Marissa Peden (@marissajoye – Instagram)
Stylist’s Assistant: Lindsay Chapin
Hair: Steven Castillo
Makeup: Tonya Brewer (@TheTonyaBrewer)
Interviewer: Nhu Tran (@Nhu_Tran)

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Photos: Justin Campbell
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  • um

    Scary she looks 36! What is it with these new young stars looking decades older like that New Zealand singer Luade or whatever her name is. She’s 16 and looks 30 also.

  • biker mike

    I don’t get it, she isn’t that attractive or cute, maybe when she was 12, but look at her profile(side of face) reminds me of a witch, that large nose,errrg, the pasty white skin, and she cant act, Why is she getting so much attention? and yes she does look 36,,

  • Chukk99

    Note to the ladies: When your jaw bones stick out like a dude in drag, it’s time to eat a little more.

  • lol

    you’re pretty much cementing yourself as a z-lister if you have to do a just jared exclusive. she doesnt offer much from what ive seen and if i were her, id change vocal teachers fast if she wants a good voice. katy hasnt been properly taught well on how to sing consistently for 2 hours at a stadium concert without actually screaming all the way through, shes a shouter, not a singer. how inspiring…….

  • Susan

    That fringe has got to go! Grow it out, girl!

  • Cheri

    I really love her. Can’t wait for her work to come out!

  • Nick

    Bella is the next miley, she’s gunna be huge i know it!

  • moriah

    Bella looks stunning!

  • Kevin

    Each photo, each photo shoot, Bella looks amazing! She’s one-of-a-kind!

  • ashley

    I love seeing this side of her, it’s just like acting and she’s playing a different part I am so excited to see what she does next

  • Brooke

    amazing, I love bella she looks so cool, she can pull off anything

  • BoobleeA

    Bella is SO beautiful and has such a kind heart! I love how versatile she is.

  • Ray

    Bella is crazy hot…….!

  • Bella4ever

    Bella is a Down Ass Bitch.

  • Lemons4Bella

    Bella looks so beautiful and has accomplished so much at such a young age. I LOVE these pictures!!! Keep them coming girl!!

  • Melissa

    Anyone who is saying she looks bad obviously doesn’t get the point. She’s an actress adn she’s playing a part. That’s why she’s amazing is that she’s a total chameleon. Bella turns it out no matter what she does, all the haters don’t matter because Bella is just getting started

  • Melissa

    @lol: soooo lily collins is z list? chord overstreet? You must be pretty important yourself then… what are you doing with your life that makes you so amazing

  • Warren

    Sexy, hot legs Bella!

  • Lindsay

    Bella your such a badass cant wait to see the movies youre in that are comming out

  • Diva

    I can’t wait for your movies!

  • DMR

    If she was taller she could also model. She’s got the features for it. I don’t get people saying she looks 36. That’s ridiculous. She looks a little older than she is here due to makeup and it is a photo shoot. On the show and in interviews, she looks like a teenager around 16-18.

  • Sara

    @Melissa: Lily and chord who ??

  • Chloe

    Amazing, wow she looks so fierce!!!!! I love Bella she is such an inspiration to me

  • Minin



    Her 3 favorite actresses are 3 VERY UNREAL ACTRESSES!!!!!!!! YET, she calls them “real”??!!??!!

  • Jen

    Homely girl.

  • Melissa

    this is so rad, bella can pull off anything

  • Gene

    Her people must be paying top dollar, because she’s being featured ad nauseum on more than one website….she’s not THAT relevant.

  • pika

    @Melissa: you just answered your own question. lily and chord arent that big – probably c-d listers. same with bella since thats all jared can get.

  • pika

    i think zendaya has better chances of success than bella but you never know at this point.

  • Diva

    @pika: zendaya will probably be stronger in music and bella will be stronger and film. clearly different career paths, i just don’t get why people like you continue to compare them. they are very different and no longer on a disney show.

  • pika

    @Diva: its hard not to compare. i mean you got a generation of kids all aiming for success and what do you get? pretty much f*cking hunger games of hollywood. although yeah bella is going for film rather than music and zendaya is going for music, ariana has gone for music and victoria has gone for film but who has slowly become more popular? i find that its the stars who are second best in kids shows/movies get to shine brighter than the lead. mean girls was all about lohan but seyfried is doing pretty well. hannah montana? yeah sure miley is all over the news, but moises arias has gained good reviews for his latest film kings of summer but that was the LAST person i thought wouldve gained success. its was expected than selena gomez would be this big megastar because of her class and prettiness but the girl aint that big if u think about it. zac efron wanted to be the next leo dicaprio but ended up in rehab and it turns out vanessa hudgens is a pretty amazing actress.