Season 2 of the hugely popular Disney Channel Original Comedy Shake It Up, premieres on the Channel (DStv Channel 303) on Saturday, 25 February at 09:40.
Read all about the up-and-coming star Cece (aka Bella Thorne)…
How would you describe the show?
Shake It Up is a fun buddy sitcom. It’s about two girls who want to become professional dancers – and it’s a truly original series. This show is the first of its kind! It follows the girls’ journeys and adventures, as well as the ups and downs of school life. It’s really cool.
Tell us about your character…
I play one of the lead roles on the show. My character’s name is CeCe Jones and she’s a very fun and outgoing girl. CeCe is not afraid to reach for her goals and she will not let anybody hold her back.
How similar are you to your character on the show?
I’m exactly like CeCe, except I don’t get into as much trouble as she does. CeCe is a very cool character to play and she’s a lot of fun. Another characteristic that we both share is the fact that we’re both into fashion. The show has a lot of fashion in it, which is really awesome for me.
How would you describe CeCe’s sense of style?
CeCe’s is a tomboy and she’s a bit of a rocker. I love her style. It’s really cool.
Have you got a similar sense of style?
I like to wear rocker tomboy clothes every now and then, but I try to change my look every day of the week. My style is very weird. One day I’ll be a rocker, the next day I’ll be a hippy and the day after that I’ll be urban. Fashion is fun because you can change it up whenever you want to.
What’s the best and worst outfit in your wardrobe right now?
Ooh, I love this question! I’ve got so many clothes in my closet right now that it’s too hard to think about what’s the best or worst thing in there. And don’t even get me started on shoes. Shoes are my first love. I love shoes! I’ve got way too many at home.
‘Fess up, Bella! How many pairs of shoes have you got in your wardrobe?
I don’t know! I’ve got a lot. Way too many! But I’m very good with passing on my shoes as soon as I grow out of them. I take them down to a clothing bank so that someone else can enjoy them. I’m good like that.
What are your top fashion tips?
Big, bold colours are definitely in this season. There are a lot of cool blues and greens that I think are very hip. Go for bold colours, girls!
What one item of clothing should every girl have in her wardrobe?
Every girl should have an amazing pair of shoes that they love to bits. And every girl should have a pair of jeans that fits them really well. I love jeans. My favourite pair of jeans is from a brand called Vanilla Rock Star jeans. They’re really cool.
How important is it for girls to get jeans that fit them well?
It’s incredibly important! Take your time and shop around for the right jeans that suit you. Try on lots of different styles to find the best pair, but make sure they are comfortable, cute and stylish.
Is it important for fashion to be comfortable?
Definitely! I love to wear heels, but I always make sure that I can walk comfortably in them – otherwise there’s no point in wearing them. You don’t want to be miserable because your shoes hurt you. Comfort is key!
Who is your fashion icon?
Emma Watson is my fashion icon. She has a great sense of style and I also love her acting. I love Emma Watson to bits!
Let’s chat about the show again… How much fun do you have on set?
We all have so much fun on the set. It’s awesome to be working with such a talented group of people. We’ve got the best cast in the world!
What’s your dressing room like?
It’s really cool. I painted it pink and black with the help of my mother. I think it looks amazing. I have like a zebra beanbag in there with the word ‘Bella’ on it. It’s really comfortable and it looks really sweet.
What posters do you have on your dressing room wall?
I haven’t got any posters up yet, but I’m getting some photos put in picture frames and I’m going to put them up soon. I’d love to have a poster of Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries on my wall because he’s really awesome, but I haven’t got one yet.
Why are vampires so cool?
I don’t love Ian Somerhalder because he’s a vampire. I love him because he’s got this amazing attitude! Everyone loves vampires at the moment. Everyone is going crazy for Twilight and other vampire fantasy shows.
Are you Team Jacob or Team Edward?
I prefer the look of Robert Pattinson. Taylor Lautner played my brother on a TV show called My Own Worst Enemy a couple of years ago, so it would be wrong for me to like him in that way. That would too weird!
What is Taylor Lautner like to work with?
He’s really fun and very funny. Taylor is a cool guy, although we’re not in touch any more. We worked together before he hit the gym, too. He’s got so many muscles now!
We’ve got to ask you something… There’s a rumour going around that you’re into football? Is it true?
It is true! I really like soccer it is a really cool sport to play with your friends because it’s always good fun to kick a ball around.
Do you play in a certain position?
I am the goalie sometimes, but it’s really hard because I don’t like it when the ball flies at me. That’s never fun!