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Ashley Tisdale’s Most MANIAC Moment
MANIAC Behind-The-Scenes: Ashley Tisdale
MAXIM MAY ISSUE - INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEY TISDALE
In our hearts Ashley Tisdale will always be Sharpay Evans, the pink-wearing drama-queen teen from High School Musical. (She’s our spirit animal.) But in case you haven’t noticed, Ashley has shed her Disney image in spectacular fashion. On April 12 she’s taking the lead in Scary Movie V, a reboot of the franchise that spoofs recent frightening films, including Black Swan, Paranormal Activity, and the scariest of them all, Madea’s Witness Protection. We had a chat with Ashley about what freaks her out, turns her on, and rotates her chicken. (It’s the Ronco Rotisserie!)
High School Musical fans are a passionate bunch. What’s the craziest thing someone has done?
Once I instagrammed a picture of me waking up, and the next day this older gentleman came to my parents house saying he wasn’t going to leave till he saw me. I was like, maybe I shouldn’t have taken a picture of me in bed?
Scary Movie V spoofs a ton of horror films. Did you watch them all?
The only way to spoof something is to take it seriously. I had to take ballet for about a month because of the Black Swan performance. Also, I dreaded having to watch scary movies. I am so scared of the Paranormal Activity movies. I didn’t think I was going to be able to sleep.
Did you ever get freaked out during the filming?
Once in my hotel room, I’d gone to sleep, and the light in the bedroom turned on. I thought it was probably the wiring, so I went to bed again. Then I woke up in the middle of the night, and it was back on again. So that freaked me out a little, because I was doing all this Paranormal stuff.
So what was scarier: Having a ghost in your room or being on set with Lindsay Lohan?
Definitely the ghost. I think Lindsay’s great! There were so many cameos, and that’s what I love about these movies. They’d write a scene, then look for cameos, and they’d just pop in and do it. It was, like, Whoa, Mike Tyson’s here, and that wasn’t even planned!
Charlie Sheen had a cameo, too. Did he ever proposition you?
No, no. Charlie is super cool and very professional.
Speaking of celebrities, aren’t you distant cousins with Ron Popeil, the Ronco guy who’s famous for the Chop-O-Matic and Pocket Fisherman?
Yeah, and I have one of his knives and the rotisserie. The family on my mom’s side, their whole business is inventing and pitching stuff. My grandfather is in infomercials. He’s a pitchman, so if you’re ever watching TV late at night, you’ll probably see him pitching knives. My great grandfather also invented the plastic cheese grater.
That’s amazing! Your holiday dinners must be super efficient.
We definitely have a lot of great kitchen utensils.
What was it like growing up in a family of infomercial royalty?
When I was younger, I was really shy. My grandfather was working at a kiosk in the mall when I was 10, and he asked me to come in. To get me to be more talkative to people, he had me pitching. They had the chopper, and my whole pitch was like ”I’m 10, and if i can do it, you can, too!”
Have you thought about inventing a new gadget to keep the legacy going?
No, but I’m producing at my company, Blondie Girl Productions, and we pitch shows all the time to networks. So I’m constantly pitching in my own way.
In ”Guilty Pleasure” you sing about your weakness for the ”treacherous, dangerous, and devious.” So you like bad boys?
I do. I just like guys who have an edge to them. But it could go either way. Like, I have been into the surfer blonde frat guys, and then there’s definitely a thing where I like the dark, mysterious bad boy.
Does that mean you’re more forgiving of a guy who doesn’t call when he says he will?I’m definitely old-school when it comes to dating. I’m not into the ”game” so much. If I like you, I’ll confront you and be open about it. Then I expect you to come after me.
ICON MAGAZINE - SPRING ISSUE ARTICLE - ASHLEY TISDALE
On one of those rainy and gray winter days that are quite rare in Los Angeles, we were able to catch up with a certain young woman who soon just might become one of Hollywood’s greatest phenomenons-a powerhouse ready to shine through the gloom that may surround the entertainment world. While she starred in one of the movies you’ve undoubtedly seen, or you’ve nodded along while one of her songs has played on the radio, what you may not know is that this young woman is unafraid, and ready to take on all of what Hollywood has to offer.
Ashley Tisdale, who come June will be only two years shy of her thirtieth birthday, has plenty to be proud of. We talk candidly with her on a quiet Thursday afternoon, directly after she gets out of a meeting. Her upbeat, enthusiastic attitude speaks of someone who isn’t a novice to this, not at all. After being discovered at her local shopping mall by her current manager at the age of three, her career has spanned more than two decades, with a list of credits to her name that any aspiring actress would envy.
Tisdale who is gracious and thoughtful as we chat about her next movies and what she thinks of her future, made a household name for herself starring in the mega-hit “High School Musical” franchise, playing her award-winning character Sharpay Evans.
”It’s crazy to look back on whats happened. I feel very lucky, and it isn’t something that happened overnight,” she explains. ”But I don’t like to say where I’m going to be in a couple years - I really try to stay in the present and focus on what I’m doing now.” And staying in the present is probably the best idea for a woman who is on track to having her most successful year yet in 2013. She says she is most excited for her fans to see her in the upcoming horror comedy ”Scary Movie 5”, which is set for an April release, along with Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan.
”It was one of the most challenging films I’ve ever done,” says Tisdale of the fourth sequel in the ‘Scary Movie’ series. ”It was very different from my other projects, which is exactly what I wanted. It is definitely racy, but I’ve grown a lot and I think my fans have also grown up with me.”
Grown up, indeed. Tisdale admits that people always thinks she is much younger than she is. This doesn’t seem to faze her much though, as there is now an evident and distinct departure from the teenage pop roles that brought fame to her, compared with the rather mature roles that will solidify her as a serious working actress. ”I’m ready for audiences to see me like this,” she states. ”I’ve acted for so long now, and there’s so much more I want to do. I’m all about pushing myself and taking myself out of my comfort zone. ‘High School Musical’ was a life-changing experience and I’m so proud to have been a part of this big, positive thing that inspired a lot of people.”
But beyond the young, wholesome roles that Tisdale has become known for, there is a professional side that demonstrates Tisdale’s highly adult capabilities. For the last few years, her production company, Blondie Girl Productions, has been creating and producing content for ABC, the Disney Channel and Bravo, with Tisdale herself as the executive producer.
All of this for a woman who grew up in a small town in New Jersey, could have seemed unlikely for some. But it is clear that Tisdale has kept her eye on the prize-with the help of watchful, loving eyes of those closest to her.
”My family definitely keeps me grounded,” she says matter-of-factly. ”My parents didn’t really like the whole acting thing at first. Growing up, it really was more of a privilege to go on auditions. It was something that I always wanted, but the deal was that I had to do well in school, and then I could go audition.”
This sense of instilled normalcy becomes more apparent if you ask Tisdale what she likes to do when she’s not on set, recording in the studio or producing for her company. She stays active by working out every day, going on the occasional shopping trips, and cooking, which is wildly famous with friends. Her specialty? Her own recipe of cooked salmon. ”One of my girlfriends begs me to make it - shes obsessed with it!”
As down to earth as her downtime might be, there is still a unrelenting fearlessness in Tisdale that is infectious. It is undeniable that anyone with as lenghty a career would have to possess a certain level of confidence, but Tisdale marches forward with a sense of purpose that makes you wonder, “How does she do it?”
”There’s plenty of things I still want to accomplish professionally. But I also want to do other things like go shark diving!” she says with a laugh. ”I think what I’m most proud of, however, is remaining true to myself.” And that, we can see, is true of Tisdale.
By: Reilly T. Bates
NYLON GUYS - MAY ARTICLE FEATURE - ASHLEY TISDALE
GOLDEN-HAIRED girls don’t often fare well in horror flicks, but lucky for Ashley Tisdale, Scary Movie 5 is only interested in spoofing the genre’s well-worn devices. Tisdale, 27, who stars in the latest installment of the parody franchise, has long been affiliated with Disney productions (yes, that was her face screen-printed on all of those High School Musical T-shirts). This past year, however, she has begun the transition to roles that appeal to slightly more mature audiences, starting with a guest arc on Sons of Anarchy.
So, needless to say, when the opportunity arose to take over for Anna Faris in the Scary Movie series, she was thrilled. “I just like doing things that take me out of my comfort zone”, she says. “People haven’t seen me do anything like this before.” It turns out that Tisdale has been admiring screenwriter David Zucker’s satirical work for some time. ”I loved Airplane!”, she says. ”He just has a great forumla for spoofing movies.”
Tisdale also enjoys her fair share of actual chillers. ”I love the adrenaline rush of watching a scary movie, but i have a humongous imagination and I live alone,” she says. ”So afterwards, I’m like, ”Oh my God, its nighttime and I’m by myself!”
Paranormal Activity, often the butt of Zucker’s jokes, used to ”scare the crap out of Tisdale.” But while reading the Scary Movie 5 script, she couldn’t help but laugh uncontrollably at the scenes that once terrified her. Here, Tisdale provides some pointers on how to survive a ghostly presence in your own home- with one minor disclaimed: ”I don’t know if you can survive a haunting, but you can certainly try!”
1. ENLIST A PSYCHIC
You need to figure out what kind of ghost you’re dealing with-meaning, is it good or evil? Plus, you want to make sure there really is a haunting in your house, and its not just you being batshit crazy.
2. NEVER TRY TO CATCH THEM ON FILM
Ghosts and demons like attention- and love camera time. The more you give them, the more shenanigans they will pull-all in the hopes of getting their own feature film.
3. OPEN ALL DOORS AND CABINETS
That way, if anything, they’ll just close them! Plus, they won’t be able to throw them open and hit you in the face.
4. BEFRIEND THE GHOST
You’ll want to bond with it. You never know when you’ll need its help-like, if you have a sucky date or just wanna scare the shit out of someone.
ASHLEY TISDALE LAUGHS IN THE FACE OF FEAR FOR SCARY MOVIE 5. BY LISA MISCHIANTI.
Super Fun Night - Picked Up by ABC
In January, Ashley Tisdale announced that she’d filmed a minor role in Rebel Wilson’s pilot ‘Super Fun Night’ which in later months has been confirmed and now the series has been picked up by ABC. Ashley Tisdale’s portraying Rebel Wilson’s on screen younger sister according to reports.