Bella Thorne doesn’t back down from a challenge for an acting role—the actress clearly found her swagger when she learned to dance for Shake It Up!. But the 16-year-old found herself needing to acquire another skill set for her upcoming flick Blended with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore—basketball.
“(My favorite moment on set) was probably every time Adam said, ‘I’m going to go play basketball during this scene,’” she told OK! at the MTV Movie Awards. “That was a lot of times. He loves his basketball. He always writes it into his scripts. It’s hilarious. You’ll see it. I play basketball in the movie, too.”
It took her a minute, but ever the professional, Bella brought her A-game.
“I was really awful and they taught me how to play,” she says. “And I am doing all the work in the movie. They had (a stunt person) there for a trick that I couldn’t do and then I got it.”
Blended hits theaters on May 23.
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