May 28, 2017

Chloe Bridges discusses her role in ‘Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam’

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith

HollywoodNews.com: Coming down to the final two in an important casting – and then not getting the role – is a tale of actor heartbreak that countless thespians around these parts can tell first-hand. Beautiful 18-year-old Chloe Bridges knows it well. It was down to Chloe and Demi Lovato for Mitchie, the female lead in Disney’s 2008 mega-hit “Camp Rock.” And Demi ended up with the role.

“Usually, the story ends with, ‘I didn’t get it and it really sucks,’” she points out. “So this is very different.”

Very different indeed. Chloe plays the new role of Dana, love interest of Nick Jonas, in the Sept. 3-debuting “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.” Demi has become a good friend of hers, and everywhere Chloe goes, people are noticing that she looks an awful lot like Angelina Jolie.

“It’s definitely something I’ve encountered a lot — getting close to getting a part and then not getting it,” continues the New Orleans native, who has been acting since age 11. “I had no idea what a phenomenon ‘Camp Rock’ would be when I auditioned for it, but then when it got so huge, of course I thought, ‘Oh, that was almost me!’ But coming back for ‘Camp Rock 2,’ I really have to say, Disney wants to put you in the right part – and Dana is really right for me.”

The role called for a classically-trained musician. They changed Dana from being a violinist to being a pianist in deference to Chloe’s real-life ability. She’s also a dancer, a gymnast, a swimmer, an artist, a tennis player…

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Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith are among America’s leading columnists. They’ve covered the Hollywood beat for decades — Elvis and “Easy Rider” through the Jonas Bros. and “Avatar” and all the stars and their triumphs and scandals in-between. Their Creators Syndicate column, Beck/Smith Hollywood Exclusive, is a source of top celebrity interviews and entertainment news in newspapers across the country as well as online. To read more about Marylin and Stacy go to BeckSmithHollywood.com

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