Cuban-American singer and actress Bella Thorne dishes on her upcoming movie roles and the personal life of a rising star in Latina’s December 2014/January 2015 issue. The 17-year-old fashionista reveals how she handles the criticism on everything from her clothes to her ethnicity in Latina’s exclusive interview, which hits newsstands and Nook Newsstand on November 10, 2014.
On the public’s response to her fashion choices: “Does it irk me? Definitely. It irks me deep down into my soul. It’s like, ‘What do you want from me? I’m a teenager.’ ”
On her recent breakup with on-and-off boyfriend Tristan Klier: “He doesn’t really get why I can’t just go to the mall or go to the gym like a regular teenager because of who I am. It’s a little tough at times.”
On having her first big role on Disney’s Shake It Up cancelled without warning: “We read about it in the trades. Nobody from the network told us. It did feel like a betrayal. The show was my home for three years, and the cast and crew were my family.”
On putting her other passion, writing, to good use: “I wanted to write a book because I’m dyslexic. It’s important to me to show my fans all over the world that if I can do it by working for it, so can they.”
On defining her Latin roots, despite criticism, after her father’s tragic death: “I know I’m Latina. I don’t think speaking Spanish or having dark hair is what makes you Latin. That’s ridiculous and it irritates me when people question it. Having a quince made me feel closer to my roots and closer to my dad.”
Go behind the scenes of Bella’s Latina Magazine cover shoot below: