The teen star pushed to get a kissing scene with a male costar written out of her upcoming movie
JoJo Siwa has efficiently pushed for a change to her upcoming film Bounce. The YouTuber/singer/actor lobbied laborious for a scene by which she kisses a male costar to be lower from the film, and it appears the studio is now on board.
“I’m madly in love and I do not want to kiss another human,” she mentioned in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Especially because it’s a man.” Siwa got here out again in January, and later introduced that she has been courting girlfriend Kylie Prew. Siwa mentioned Prew was effective with the potential kissing scene — however she herself wasn’t.
She anxious about whether or not it will confuse younger followers who aren’t at all times in a position to separate truth from fiction. “That’s what they look at me as, not some character, not some fictional thing. And so it’s going to be a little weird.”
She was assured the change would occur.
“I’m not about it. I’m trying to get it pulled so bad. It’ll happen. It’ll get pulled,” she mentioned. And get pulled it did. She adopted up the interview with a Tweet saying, “My friends at paramount and my friend Caleeb Pinkett are 1000% supportive of me and assured me that I don’t have to do anything I don’t wanna do ever!”
Which is superb — there are numerous tales of younger actors, particularly younger women, being compelled to do scenes they aren’t comfy with, and there’s no want so as to add another.
My mates at paramount and my buddy Caleeb Pinkett are 1000% supportive of me and guaranteed me that I don’t should do something I don’t wanna do ever!!! I’m so excited to make the film “Bounce” and couldn’t have higher folks to make it with!!🎥❤️
— JoJo Siwa!🌈❤️🎀 (@itsjojosiwa) June 1, 2021
Siwa informed EW that she’s just about at all times know she was “never straight,” at the same time as a younger little one. But she didn’t essentially put a label on herself. “I also was never like, ‘Oh, I’m gay,’” she defined. “I informed myself for a very long time, ‘if I have someone to come out with, then I will come out.’” Her relationship with Prew motivated Siwa to do so, even if it might put her career at risk. “If everything was to go away because of it, because of me being happy, then it’s not meant for me.”
Luckily, Siwa appears simply as standard as ever, and much more importantly, she mentioned she’s additionally the happiest she’s ever been. Knowing that she now not has to faux to be somebody she’s not—whether or not in actual life or for a film position—is little doubt an enormous a part of that.