in the Mix

7/5/2011, 10:51 p.m.
My latest adventures had me traipsing from the Theater District for “West Side Story” at the...
What was it like spending time in Paris and in Monte Carlo?

It’s really hard for me to answer that. I’m so proud of this movie because I’ve worked really hard on it and I haven’t done a lot of films. And now I’m completely addicted and I really want to do more. But, I’m also looking forward to my summer tour because I’ve never done a huge tour before and it will be the first time I get to go on the road. And I love meeting my fans. I think once I’m older I’m going to want all of this to slow down. I’ll probably want to stick to acting.

That word is interesting. I never said that I wanted to be a role model and I never really say that I’m a role model. I have amazing fans and they mean the world to me. I also let them know that I’m not perfect. I make mistakes. I’m growing up and figuring out who I am. If anything, I’m growing up with them. They make me better. They do make me more aware of the decisions that I make.

Leighton did most of the shopping. I packed a lot of wedges and heels, and cute clothes and dresses because I thought whenever I’d go out with the girls, that’s what we’d do. They were in sweatpants and no makeup the entire time. No matter what restaurant we went to that’s what they were wearing. And it was amazing. We worked like 18-hour days with hair and makeup and all those dresses.  It was really cool for me to see the older girls like that. So I never wore makeup and I never dressed up, and it was awesome.

My mom travels usually everywhere with me. It’s usually my mom and my stepdad, and most of my family comes out. [This summer] my bus will have two of my cousins, my grandparents, my mom and stepdad. I love to have my family with me.

Coming Up …

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) and the Berklee College of Music present HarborWalk Sounds, a series of free summer concerts taking place on Thursday nights on the Boston waterfront from 6-8:30p.m.  

The Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall celebrates the Cape Verdean culture with musical performances and art showings Wednesday, July 6 through Friday, July 8.

The Teacher a.k.a. KRS-ONE performs at The Wilbur Theatre Saturday, July 9 at 8p.m.

The Roxbury International Film Festival premieres on Thursday, July 28 with a screening of “The Athlete” at the Museum of Fine Arts at 8p.m.

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