The store had the 2004 Disney Channel Original Movie available for rent."I actually had a kid bring it up one day and was like, 'You look like the kid from Halloweentown High.' And I was like, 'Yeah, that's me.' He was like, 'Yeah, right, you work at Blockbuster.'"8.
"It was really crazy just thinking about what would be the best song to sing with you. I started learning it on the piano and I was just instantly taken back to, like, how many times have we sang this song?
"I didn’t really feel equipped to sing and dance."9.
She was so nervous to sing in particular that the casting director asked if she'd rather sing from the corner of the audition room. "I look back and I think that they probably were kidding when they asked me if I wanted to turn my back, but I think I was just doing what made me feel comfortable," she said.10. "I went in with a basketball, with a jersey on and basketball shorts — I looked like a baller.
I really wanted my nieces and godsisters and just other girls that were like me growing up that didn't really have a role model that looked like them [to see themselves as] the smartest girl in school."16.
The final callback for Taylor came down to Coleman and two Asian-American actresses.17.