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bella-thorneBella 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.

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“(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.”

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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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