Check out the artwork for Bella Thorne’s debut single “Call It Whatever”!
Bella will be premiering her single “Call It Whatever” with a First Listen on Radio Disney Friday, May 16 at 7pm EST/4pm PST. “Call It Whatever” will be available on iTunes May 17. The catchy, upbeat single was written by Par Westerland, Rickard Goransson and Skyler Stonestreet; and produced by Paro. Bella recently shot a video for “Call It Whatever” with director Mickey Finnegan (LMFAO, Cee-lo Green, Katy Perry, Lil Jon) in Los Angeles which will premiere on VEVO May 29.
Bella is one of the busiest 16-year-old’s in Hollywood right now. She stars in the upcoming comedy Blended as well as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day (watch the new trailer below). In addition, she’s recently been cast in Amityville & The D.U.F.F.. That’s not all! Bella shows off the latest swimsuit fashion on the cover of Seventeen Magazine.
In the issue, Bella talks about body image, her boyfriend Tristan and more. Check out some highlights!
On Her Ambition: “I get my ambition from my father. [Editor’s note: he passed away when Bella was 9.] There was no stopping him; it didn’t matter what anybody said. For me, I feel like it’s a cool way to bring him into my life because he did great things in his life, and I want to emulate that.”
On Body Image: “Girls are shamed for their bodies and made to believe that they’re not supposed to show them or love them. They’re made to believe that they aren’t perfect, that they need to ‘work on it,’ that they need to see themselves differently—and I think it’s freaking ridiculous. It gets on my nerves because boys can do whatever; it’s like we’re living in the 1800s again. It drives me crazy.”
On The Pressures To Have Sex: “It needs to be the most special, beautiful thing that ever happened. It should be a decision you feel right about. If you don’t feel 100% about it, then it shouldn’t happen. It has to be something you want with your whole heart.”
On Working Hard: “In my family, we don’t come from a whole lot of money. We work for everything and we don’t ever stop until we’re done. I don’t like people who think they can get places in life just because of their last name. That doesn’t work for me.”
On Her Relationship With Boyfriend, Tristan Klier: “Tristan was not a relationship guy before me. On our first date, he thought I was going to be just like the other girls he had met who would always give it up and kiss him right away…I waited six weeks – I had to make sure he was in it to win it.”
On Blended Costar, Drew Barrymore: “Drew [Barrymore] is so positive and beautiful on the inside and out. On the set of Blended, she always had a smile and looked at the positive side of things. I learned from that, and I think other girls should too.”
On Never Giving Up On Her Dreams: “[If my agent says] ‘No, you don’t understand. They’re offering [the part] to someone else,’ I don’t care. Get me back in. I want to see the director again. For me, it’s not a matter of ‘Well, it’s gone.’ No, there’s always something you can do to change someone’s mind.”
On Not Being A Party Girl: “Honestly, I’d rather sit in my bed and watch Netflix. That is me all day long. Or my mom’s like “Bella, aren’t you going to hang out with your friends?” And I’m like, “I can’t! I have math to do.” I can’t be behind, I’ll freak out.”
On Her Relationship With Shake It Up Costar, Zendaya: “The truth is we are so different, there is no competition. And when people tried to compare us or turn us against each other, we’d just talk about it, and then everything was cool. We love each other.”
For more of Bella, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Seventeen!