Drew Seeley will star in the upcoming ABC Family musical event “Lovestruck: The Musical” a TV film about a magical potion that turns former Broadway star Harper (Jane Seymour) back into her younger self (Chelsea Kane). Seeley’s character, Ryan, has also age-regressed from his older self (Tom Wopat). ShockYa has some of the snippets from the conference call with Seeley; read below to see what Seeley had to say about the film.
On what drew him to the role: “Well, the movie is produced by Debra Martin Chase, who gave me my first break with ‘Dance with Me’ from ‘Cheetah Girls 2.’ I’ve known her for a long time and hadn’t seen her forever, so it was really nice to reunite with her on this movie. But, you know, I’m an actor; I love the work. Some jobs are better than others and this one was just a blessing in that I got to do everything I love to do–sing, dance and act.”
On how he prepared for the role: “Well, it was a very physically-demanding couple of days when… Chelsea and I shot our duet…we shot the movie in Pittsburgh, so any time that I had free time, I would hit the gym and…I love to run, so I would run and explore the city and…discover Pittsburgh on foot…One thing I did have to do to prepare is spend a lot of time with Tom Wopat, who plays the older version of me, because Sanaa [Hamri], the director of the movie, wanted me to have a lot of the same…physical ticks and ways of saying things…because we’re the same person. So that was kind of fun, trying to emulate what he did. Trying to copy him, but make it 30 years younger…That was the first time I’ve ever had to do something like that.”
Working with the cast: “It was great. You always want to make sure you’re not the weak link. You’re surrounded by really talented and great actors, so it’s about staying on your game. Everybody was so nice, from Jane Seymour to Chelsea. We all became friends really quickly and still talk and hang out. Chelsea is actually coming to my wedding next weekend, so…it was a great experience. Everyone was really cool. I’m praying that this thing does really well and who knows? Maybe they’ll want a sequel or something, and I will be game.”
“Lovestruck: The Musical” airs Sunday, April 21 at 8/7c on ABC Family.