Ashley recently chatted with Esquire this week, while doing some press in NYC for Cracker Jack’D, and dished on her new challenges and what it was like for her to co-work with Mike Tyson in Scary Movie 5.
Check a few quotes from the interview below!
ESQ: And now you’re similarly jumping from Disney to some more adult roles.
AT: It was definitely time for me, because I’m 27 and I feel like my audience has really grown up, too. I mean, the kids that watched High School Musical are all in college now. So this was a way to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone. You always have to push yourself a little bit, right?
ESQ: Absolutely. And for you that means starring in Scary Movie 5, as opposed to just showing up in an ensemble cast.
AT: Yeah, it was challenging. I had never been in every single scene before, so it was a lot of work and a lot of hours. And Scary Movie was a different type of comedy than I’m used to. I’ve mostly done sitcoms, so working with David Zucker, who wrote the film and who directed the last two Scary Movies and Airplane and Naked Gun, was a lot of help.
ESQ: And now you’re prepping to reboot Left Behind?
AT: Yeah. I loved the script and I read the books, and it just was something different. The film is a little different that the books, just because the books are a little more Biblical, I guess. But the film’s going to be an action drama, which I’ve never really done before, so I thought it would be cool for me to try out.
Check Esquire for the full article!