Saturday, January 17, 2009
Interview with Drew Seeley (Another Cinderella Story)
This week I had the pleasure of joining in a conference call with actor Drew Seeley, who also sings and dances. In the past he's worked with High School Musical, but nowadays he's recording his own album and can be seen in Another Cinderella Story with Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place). To catch the movie (and I think it looks cute and will be watching!) be sure to have ABC Family on at 8 P.M. EST Sunday (TOMORROW) night. If you miss it, simply look out for a re-run.
Lauren:I was wondering, well, the Hillary Duff movie was A Cinderella Story, and this one is Another Cinderella Story, which kind of basically helps people right away know what it’s going to be about, but if you had to kind of come up with another title instead of something so obvious what would you kind of refer to it as?
D. Seeley:Cinderella Story II, I don’t know. I mean, you know what I’m saying? I don’t know. I think it’s a good title, Another Cinderella Story, because A Cinderella Story, the Chad Michael Murray/Hillary Duff version wasn’t the first one either. There have been probably 50 Cinderella stories in the last….
D. Seeley: So maybe there is a more creative title, but I can’t think of one right now. I just really don’t think that anybody that tunes in and just expects it to be the same as the last one or the last couple ones that we’ve seen is going to get that. I really think that we did something different with it that I’m proud of.
Lauren:Definitely. I just thought I’d see if there was anything else that you kind of refer to it as.
D. Seeley:Cinderella, One More Dance.
Lauren: That works. I was also wondering, since you worked … with Selena … if you would ever be willing to be a guest star on her show, The Wizards of Waverly Place, or--?
D. Seeley:Yes, of course. That’d be a lot of fun. I would definitely be down for that. After I did the High School Musical concert tour, I was a guest star on Ashley’s show. I did the Suite Life, and that was really a lot of fun, so yes. Tell somebody to give me a buzz, and we’ll make it happen.
Lauren:That would be cool. Yes. I’m sure a lot of people, after seeing the movie, would find that a lot of fun. Also, I was wondering, since you’ve worked with like the singers and actors for High School Musical and Selena and everything, they all kind of have the pop sound. I was wondering if there was any kind of music that you like that was a total different genre that might surprise people.
D. Seeley:I’m a big fan of a lot of … like Hall & Oates and Phil Collins and The Police and that kind of thing, so I don’t know how many readers are familiar with a lot of those bands, but I get a lot of inspiration from that kind of stuff.
Lauren: Since you are very interested in dance music and acting, I was wondering if they remade a musical into a movie, even if it’s one that’s already been done before, which one would you like to be in?
D. Seeley:Singing In The Rain. I mean, you can’t be better than the original in that, so you’re destined to say Gene Kelly right there, but that would be a lot of fun. I mean, there have been a lot of musicals that would be a lot of fun. I know Footloose is being remade, so hopefully I’ll have some – you know, I hope that I can be involved in some way in that. That would be a lot of fun, so who knows.
Lauren:Definitely. Yes. I’m really big on musicals, so that would definitely be cool.
There you go! Now, these are only the questions that I personally asked Drew, but other people were in the conference asking questions as well, so if you want to read the whole transcript, leave a comment here telling me that and be sure to include your email and I'll send it your way. You'll even get to see how many times I said the word "like" in my first question!! hahah