omg! caught up with the actress on set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she talked about her character in the film, and also opened up about her co-star Alex Pettyfer.
What first attracted you to the role of Sarah? "I heard about this project well before I was able to read the script, and I thought it sounded so interesting. I then read it and fell in love with it. I love the whole 'Outsiders,' 'Breakfast Club,' feel of the film. For 'Glee,' I came in at the last minute and started filming a couple of days later. This was also a very last minute thing. I think I'm best when I don't feel too much pressure. They're like, 'Please, we just need somebody! Throw her in!' I'm so lucky to be here."
How has it been filming with Alex? "Alex is quite a card, and he's full of surprises. He's such a sweetheart and he's fun to work with. I've been lucky with co-stars in the past, but with him in particular. This is a journey we have to form together, with our two characters, and it's effortless with him."
You two are filming an emotional scene tonight. Is he a better kisser than the guys on "Glee"? "Well, I don't know yet! We're about to find out tonight."
Pettyfer and Agron film a scene set at the local high school. - DreamWorks
Were you at all like your character Sarah in high school? "In certain ways, definitely. In high school, I was a very nice person and I was very non-confrontational, so I had great friends in many different areas. I did photography for the yearbook, I was in drama, and I danced outside of school. I was lucky to have nice friends, but there were some terribly mean people at our school and I saw that all the time. I didn't know how quite to dress, or do things in the 'cool' way. I was just a huge nerd."
Do you still feel like a nerd? "I still am, although I get made fun of less now than I did then. I don't know why really, because I'm exactly the same! I'm just being myself -- it's more fun that way. Inclusiveness has been the theme of our show on 'Glee,' and I feel that this is very similar."
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