It took Lovato two tryouts at Disney before she was cast in As the Bell Rings, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Texas native went to a Disney talent search in Austin with soon-to-be Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez.
Gomez got a gig and Lovato went home, reported the paper. Lovato later attended a second Disney talent search in Dallas, and was cast in As the Bell Rings. (Disney Channel)
Lovato also has a soft spot for Aero bars and M&Ms. (Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images)
Demi Lovato isn’t Disney underneath
Does Lovato have a heavy-metal album in her future? Time will tell, but she recently told Billboard that the subject matter of most of her music wouldnt be safe for Disney.
Said Lovato: “It’s too dark. My mom’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, go to therapy.’ So I came to [the Jonas Brothers] like, ‘Ummmm ... I need help writing catchy stuff just because, well, my target audience isn’t metal music.”’ (Matt Stroshane / Associated Press)
Demi Lovato cant get used to fame
Its still surreal to me, marveled Lovato during an interview with “Access Hollywood.” She had just experienced having her car mobbed by photographers for the first time, and wasnt sure how to react.
I kinda got nervous and a little claustrophobic, admitted Lovato. (Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images)
Demi Lovato loves the Duff
Id love to have [Hilary Duffs] career, Lovato told “Access Hollywood.” I respect her a lot.
The Disney dream girl also has a place in her heart for stars like Natalie Portman and Matt Damon who are not in the tabloids at all. (Scott Gries / Getty Images)
Demi Lovato gets by with a little help from her friends
While Lovato was on Disneys radar, having already been cast on As the Bell Rings, it was her pal, Selena Gomez (pictured), that reportedly moved things along.
During a break in filming, the Wizards of Waverly Place star called Lovato out of the audience, and had her sing an on-the-spot version of Christina Aguileras “Ain’t No Other Man, reported the Wall Street Journal. (Reinhold Matay / Associated Press)
Demi Lovato lives in a zoo
My little sister has like five fish and I cant tell you the names of them, Lovato said during a video interview with one of her fans. My older sister has, like, a zoo in the house.
Lovatos big sisters zoo is full of dogs, birds and hamsters. But dont expect to see Lovato cuddling with the hamsters. I dont really go near em, she confessed, but theyre cute. (Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images)
Demi Lovatos movie tastes are decidedly un-Disney
She may be starring in the utterly campy Camp Rock, but her own movie tastes are much darker.
During a video interview with a fan, Lovato said that Donnie Darko and Girl, Interrupted are her favorite films. The acting in Girl, Interrupted was really good, raved Lovato. (Disney Channel)
Shhh Demi Lovato has a celebrity crush
Jake Gyllenhaal is Lovatos favorite actor, and not just because she likes his acting I think hes pretty good to look at, giggled Lovato during a video interview with fan.
Her favorite actresses are Sienna Miller and Winona Ryder. (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)
Demi Lovato still gets starstruck
In Camp Rock, Lovato lives the tween dream; she sings a duet with Joe Jonas!
That was one of those moments where it was like, Wow, I get to do a duet with Joe Jonas and months before I was just jamming to their stuff! gushed Lovato in one of the many promotional interviews for Camp Rock. And I listened to the playback of my song for the first time with him and I cried I was like, Mom, thats Joe Jonas, you know? (Disney Channel)