Chelsea Kane is getting her dancing shoes ready for the new season of "Dancing With the Stars." Check out some great footage from Chelsea and partner Mark Ballas' first rehearsal.
Chelsea recently dropped by our Cambio studios. Be on the lookout for that exclusive interview on Thursday. Meanwhile, our friends at Celebuzz got a chance to talk with the hilarious actress and singer about her DWTS training, her new online miniseries The Homes and how she really feels about interacting with fans on Twitter. Check out some excerpts below and read the full interview here.
How has training been going for Dancing with the Stars?
It's been amazing. I'm having the best time, I adore my dance partner [Mark] and so far so good.
Are there any dance floor rivalries brewing between you and the other stars?
The biggest trash-talker, the one that I have the biggest back and forth with would have to be Romeo. We're both the young ones plus I'm coming from Disney Channel and Romeo was on Nickelodeon so we already have that battle. I think one to really watch out for is going to be Ralph [Macchio]. I mean, he was the Karate Kid so he's used to beating people.
Will the Jonas Brothers be rooting for you from the crowd any time soon?
That would be amazing, I would love for them to stop by if they could. Right now all my family members have claimed the first couple weeks of tickets so hopefully I can get far enough where I can start having some friends stop by. It would mean a lot if they came.
What is your new series The Homes about?
The Homes is a web series about an indie band and my character Annie has been kind of forced to move away from her friends and her life in Los Angeles so her mother can follow her career dreams. Annie is just that typical teenage girl who lives on the internet and lives through Facebook and texting, which I'm also totally guilty of [being addicted to].
So, Annie meets this garage band that lives next door to her so she kind of tricks them into driving her across the country, promising them a record deal when they get to LA. Throughout this journey Annie is forced to kind of give up her computer and her cell phone and she kind of finds herself. There's a lot of good music involved and romance and you know, this a great road trip movie and I kind of love it.
I know you're a big music fan, have you listened to Mark's new album, HurtLoveBox, yet?
Yeah! I actually went to one of his shows at the House of Blues recently. Mark is an amazing singer-songwriter and the way he plays guitar is out of control. The first single that he is releasing is a song called "Hot Wire" and he actually asked me to be in the music video so we just filmed that video and we had a blast!
What bands or artists are you listening to right now?
There's a ton of great music out there right now, I just discovered this band called Reading Rainbow that is pretty amazing. I'm a huge fan of Frightened Rabbit, Darwin Deez, Marina and the Diamonds and The Naked Famous. I'm loving a lot of the stuff that is coming out right now.
Check out new episodes of The Homes on Lockerz.com and be sure to vote for Chelsea and Mark on Dancing with the Stars when the show premieres on Monday, March 21 on ABC.
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