In the mid ’00s playing Lindsay Lohan‘s BFF in a movie was a dream role, right? WRONG!
As you may recall, Alison Pill played LiLo’s number one gal in Disney‘s Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen — a role which almost made the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World star quit acting all together. Whoa!
Thankfully for Miz Lohan, the disdain for the big budget movie actually had nothing to do with the notorious redhead.
In a sit down chat with A.V Club, Pill revealed what EXACTLY she disliked about starring in the 2004 classic. The 30-year-old shared:
“I had just graduated from high school. I had done my first play in New York and then returned to Toronto to shoot this film, which was the biggest budget film I had been in up to that point. And to be honest, it almost made me want to quit acting.”
Hmm, go on! She continued:
“Partly, it was just sort of studio, big-budget stuff. They took out some of my favorite lines of scenes from the script while we were in the middle of shooting. I was like, ‘Wait, but├óΓé¼┬ª’ The whole thing about them, they weren’t supposed to get parental permission. That was a huge plot point, when they go to the city to see their favorite band play. In the original script, they’re not supposed to ever tell their parents.”
Fair, fair! While her experience making the movie wasn’t the best, Alison now seems happy she stuck with the role. In regards to fans’ reactions to the flick, the Canada-born actress added:
“People absolutely adore this movie. And it plays all the time and I’m super happy for that being a thing because, you know, I’m happy to be in that movie. I was in Trader Joe’s the other day and a young woman goes, ‘You look like Alison Pill,’ and I was like, ‘That’s me. That’s my name.’ She gave me a hug and she’s like, ‘I watched that movie so many times!’ I mean, people grew up with it. It’s one of those. It’s such a cool thing to be a part of. But at the time, I was like, ‘Ugh, studios, man.’ And then I went to Europe and shot a movie with Thomas Vinterberg and Lars Von Trier and I was like, ‘Okay, I can do this. [Laughs.] This whole acting thing isn’t so bad.'”
Phew! We’re certainly glad Alison didn’t quit acting as she went on to garner acclaim in Snowpiercer, HBO‘s The Newsroom, and the upcoming comedy Zoom.
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