Bella Thorne, who is perhaps best known for her role as CeCe Jones on Disney Channel’s hit show Shake It Up! is now putting her stardom to good use. She has recently taken on the voice of an advocate, promoting the iDECIDE campaign in conjunction with Alcohol Awareness Month which ran throughout the month of April.
The actress, who recently turned 16, joined forces with the campaign, which promotes smart and healthy choices for young people. The main focus of the iDECIDE campaign is to encourage teens to ‘just say no’ to underage drinking. In an interview with SheKnows, Bella remarked, ‘I’m so excited to join the iDECIDE campaign to share this message with my fans so they can follow their dreams and have happy, successful futures!’
Bella decided to put her celebrity voice behind iDECIDE because she understands that she has influence with young people. In her own words, ‘It’s really important because teens are faced with tough decisions, and it’s nice to have someone to be there for them.’
Recently, Bella also opened up to Company magazine, as she graces the cover for the May 2014 issue. She talks about ‘normal’ teenage things, like hair, clothes, and her Instagram addiction. Remarking about her signature hair color, ‘Right now it’s really vibrant red but sometimes I let it fade into a bland strawberry blond because I’m too lazy to go and get it done. If I ever had a time where I wasn’t filming I’d dye it pink!’ She also describes herself as an ‘Instagram stalker’ and talks more on her latest movie.
The actress recently wrapped shooting for the comedy Blended in which she starred alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The movie will hit theaters on May 23rd. Her focus is to take her transition to film slowly so that she can grow and blossom as an actress. It seems that Bella has an inherent understanding that being a good actress is something worth working hard for. She also expresses interest in directing and has her sights set on winning an Oscar within ‘the next 10 years’.
Bella hopes to lead by example and show that it is possible to be successful without having to give in to the ‘sins’ of Hollywood. So far, so good, Bella. Keep up the good work!