So, yeah, you could possibly say Stiles has some regrets.
Although none of them revolve signing on for the 2001 mission, one she unwittingly auditioned for whereas filming 10 Things I Hate About You, her 40-second desk dance at Bogey Lowenstein’s social gathering offering director Thomas Carter with sufficient materials to persuade him she might nail the function of aspiring Juilliard ballerina Sara. “I did not understand it was my audition,” she joked, “however apparently it was.”
And whereas the longtime dancer was keen to coach one-on-one with Johnson (“I used to be like, ‘Sure, I wish to get personal dance lessons!'”), it was the story of Sara—uprooted from her suburban existence and dropped into an inner-city Chicago faculty the place she will get a crash course in hip-hop and racial inequities from charming future physician Derek—that had her desperate to step into these pointe footwear.
“I used to be actually form of completely happy that we have been capable of sneak in larger points into what was in any other case a teen dance film,” Stiles defined. “This material makes it edgier or completely different out of your common dance film. You continue to get the leisure, however there’s one thing larger happening. And it opened my eyes to a whole lot of perspective that I had by no means actually thought-about earlier than, which I feel is fairly cool.”