Demi Lovato interview with HollywoodNews. What are you learning from Joe as your love grows? Well, not all the discoveries have been easy because like any relationship you go through times and our relationship is in front of everyone so it’s a little difficult, but for the most part we’re finding out how close we are and how alike we are and how long we want to be together. It’s amazing to be able to find someone this incredible at a young age.
When did you realize that he was more than a friend? I’d always had feelings for him and I’d always been attracted to him, but I always thought that it could never happen because we were best friends. Then the timing was right and we just went for it. We’ve just been enjoying it ever since. Timing is everything.
Do you think about expanding your audience like doing Grey’s Anatomy? I think anybody who is an actor or an actress or a musician always thinks about how they can make themselves aware to other people. To me, the roles that I grew up learning how to play were roles like the Grey’s Anatomy character.
I was 13 and I did an acting seminar in front of an agent and the role that got me an agent was playing Angelina Jolie’s character in Girl, Interrupted. So that’s what I was used to playing and that’s what I always wanted to play. Disney Channel provided me with amazing opportunities that I couldn’t pass up and I learned how to adapt to playing those roles too.
So I think eventually, yeah, definitely. Right now I’m a little busy, just a little bit but for me it’s not so much for how many people I can reach out to. It’s just how I can change and stay excited about the roles that I’m playing as an actress.
Many Disney’s stars have gone on to be more mainstream stardom and had the moment where they broke what that image was of being a young performer. Do you think about if you want to break that image or where you want to go? I don’t think there’s a point in my career where I’m going to break or necessarily change completely to shock people or do whatever.
I think for me, my fans can grow with me. Grey’s Anatomy was a perfect example of showing how I can express myself differently than just being a comedic actress without being inappropriate. I feel like for me, that’s how I want to be for the rest of my life. I want to be a successful musician for the music that I make and it doesn’t have to be inappropriate music or I don’t have to be taking my clothes off to be a singer. There’s ways around that. That’s why I really look up to Kelly Clarkson because she’s a perfect role model and example for that.
Is Disney helping their stars mature? Definitely, definitely. I think a lot of people have the wrong perception of Disney Channel, saying that they try to mold us into their image and that’s not it at all. Disney Channel’s working with us, trying to expand our audiences in the right way, in the appropriate ways. What they’re doing ultimately is building our foundation of our career so that it can take off,
..just like Justin Timberlake’s did and Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears. The pandemonium that they had because they started out with Disney Channel was huge. I feel like it’s going to be the same if we all stay on the right paths and for this generation too. Disney Channel is who we have to thank for the fan bases that have grown with us today.