We caught up with Alyson Stoner, star of Step Up 3, to talk about music, dancing and embarrassing mess-ups… Here’s what she had to say!
How much fun did you have working on Step Up 3?
I had a complete blast working on Step Up 3. I loved it! I feel very blessed to be part of a movie that’s as wonderful as this. It’s seriously awesome. In fact, I think it’s the best dance movie in the world.
Were there any bloopers during the film shoot?
Of course there were! You can’t shoot a dance movie without some of the dance moves going wrong at some point. You also can’t shoot a dance movie without someone tripping up or falling over during the choreographed scenes. We all took a tumble or two during filming!
Tell us about your most embarrassing tumble…
I have fallen over many times during filming and dance rehearsals, but my most embarrassing moment was when my costume completely fell off during a performance! This didn’t happen when I was working on Step Up 3. It was during a musical I did on stage, but it was extra embarrassing because Mariah Carey and Tom Hanks were in the audience at the time.
Eek! Tell us more…
I was doing a musical with Debbie Allen alongside Corbin Bleu, but my whole outfit unzipped itself and fell off. I had to keep dancing until I could get off stage and reattach all of the clothing before running back on for the finale.
Were there any other embarrassing moments on the set of Step Up 3?
Well, there’s a scene in the movie where I had to wear a nametag stuck to my shirt – but I’m scared of stickers!
You’re scared of stickers?
I know it sounds silly, but I’m petrified of them. The substance on the back of stickers is very dirty and I don’t want it touching my skin. It’s horrible. I have to face my fear every time I wear a nametag, but I try not to think about it. You know what? I really struggled with that scene, but I eventually got through it.
What do you like to get up to when you’re not working?
I love to try out new things. I like to explore and I’m very adventurous, but you’ll always find me dancing at some point in the day.
When did you discover you could dance?
I’ve been dancing all my life! I’ve been training in dance since I was three years old, and I’ve been teaching dance for the last eight or nine years. I love dancing. I couldn’t imagine life without it.
Where do you teach dance class?
I teach classes in Los Angeles whenever I’m home. In fact, I taught Frankie Jonas at a hip-hop dance class last year!
What are your favorite songs to dance to?
Ooh, I love this question! I’ve got so many songs that I love dancing to. Can I give you my top three?
Sure! Go ahead…
Firstly, there’s a song called ‘Dance Or Die’ by Family Force Five. Get the remix called ‘Dance Or Die With A Vengeance’. That’s an amazing song to dance to.
What other songs do you rate?
‘My Shoes’ by Jordan Pruitt is great, plus the clean version of a song called ‘Mickey’ by an artist called The Dream. There are also a lot of amazing songs to dance to on the Step Up 3 soundtrack, as well as the soundtrack to Camp Rock 2. Throw on the soundtracks and dance away!
Step Up 3 is Available on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, & Multiple Download Formats December 21st!