So, yeah, you possibly can say Stiles has some regrets.
Although none of them revolve signing on for the 2001 challenge, one she unwittingly auditioned for whereas filming 10 Things I Hate About You, her 40-second desk dance at Bogey Lowenstein’s celebration offering director Thomas Carter with sufficient materials to persuade him she may nail the function of aspiring Juilliard ballerina Sara. “I did not comprehend 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 personal dance lessons!'”), it was the story of Sara—uprooted from her suburban existence and dropped into an inner-city Chicago faculty the place she will get a crash course in hip-hop and racial inequities from charming future physician Derek—that had her desirous to step into these pointe footwear.
“I used to be actually sort of pleased that we had been capable of sneak in greater points into what was in any other case a teen dance film,” Stiles defined. “This material makes it edgier or completely different out of your common dance film. You continue to get the leisure, however there’s one thing greater happening. And it opened my eyes to a variety of perspective that I had by no means actually thought-about earlier than, which I feel is fairly cool.”