So, yeah, you may say Stiles has some regrets.
Although none of them revolve signing on for the 2001 undertaking, one she unwittingly auditioned for whereas filming 10 Things I Hate About You, her 40-second desk dance at Bogey Lowenstein’s get together offering director Thomas Carter with sufficient materials to persuade him she may nail the position of aspiring Juilliard ballerina Sara. “I did not understand it was my audition,” she joked, “however apparently it was.”
And whereas the longtime dancer was keen to coach one-on-one with Johnson (“I used to be like, ‘Sure, I want to get non-public dance courses!'”), it was the story of Sara—uprooted from her suburban existence and dropped into an inner-city Chicago college the place she will get a crash course in hip-hop and racial inequities from charming future physician Derek—that had her desperate to step into these pointe footwear.
“I used to be actually type of blissful that we have been capable of sneak in larger points into what was in any other case a teen dance film,” Stiles defined. “This material makes it edgier or totally different out of your common dance film. You continue to get the leisure, however there’s one thing larger occurring. And it opened my eyes to loads of perspective that I had by no means actually thought of earlier than, which I believe is fairly cool.”