The latest ‘Cinderella Story’ premieres Jan. 22 on ABC Family, and HollywoodLife.com got the scoop straight from Megan!
ABC Family viewers are used to seeing Megan Park play the good girl – minus that one time she inadvertently killed her on-screen dad by having “incredible” pre-marital sex on The Secret Life of the American Teenager – but they’re in for a big surprise Jan. 22 when A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song premieres, finding Megan in full-on villain mode. “I’m excited for people to see me do something different,” Megan tells HollywoodLife.com. “I haven’t played this kind of role in a while.”
In the third installment of the Cinderella Story franchise, Megan plays the conniving Beverly Ravensway, who takes advantage of her vocally-gifted stepsister (Lucy Hale) with the help of her equally devilish mother (Missi Pyle.) Megan tells us she had an incredible experience working with both ladies.
“I’m literally obsessed with her,” she says of Missi, who couldn’t be any less like her character. “We’ve become really close. She’s sort like my mom here in LA, not that she’s old enough to be my mom in real life. I’ve learned so much from her in terms of comedy and I really respect her. Plus, she’s hot and fit and tall and beautiful! She’s so inspiring.”
And even though Megan had fun messing with fellow ABC Family star Lucy in the movie, she says they’ve actually been friends for years!
“We actually met in the audition room for Secret Life way back in the day, which is weird,” Megan says. “I ended up doing Secret Life and she ended up doing Pretty Little Liars at the same time, so we were just really happy for each other. And when we met up again in Wilmington [where A Cinderella Story filmed] we instantly bonded. She’s just really easy to get along with. I don’t think I’ve met anyone who doesn’t like her.”
That makes two of us!
I’d like to end by pointing out that, even though Megan’s character can’t sing — like, at all — in the movie, the girl’s got quite a set of pipes in real life.
“I do sing,” she admits. “I enjoy it. I’m such a musical theater dork, so any opportunity to do stuff like that in the future, I will try to do.”
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song below premieres Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. on ABC Family!