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OTRC: Bella Thorne on playing a tomboy in 'Blended' and more: 5 highlights

Bella Thorne talked to OTRC.com in an interview for 'Blended' on May 12, 2014.

Bella Thorne takes on a different look in the upcoming comedy "Blended."

The 16-year-old actress plays tomboy Hilary, nicknamed "Larry," one of Adam Sandler's three daughters in the movie. Sandler plays single dad Jim, who goes on a terrible blind date with Drew Barrymore's character, Lauren.

Then the two separately sign up for a family vacation with their kids and get stuck sharing a suite at the same African resort.

The film, which hits theaters on May 23, also stars Terry Crews, Wendi-McLendon-Covey, Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe.

Check out five highlights from Thorne's interview below and watch her full interview above.

1. People would mistake her for a boy with the short wig she wears in the film.

"It was definitely really fun. I love playing characters, it's kind of all I like to play now after playing Larry," Thorne said. "It's very different. It was, you know, a little interesting when people would mistake me as a boy. I would like to say that maybe I don't really look like a boy ... no I do. I definitely do."

2. Tracksuits are definitely not her style.

"The full tracksuit is really not my style," the actress admitted when asked if she wanted to look like her character at home, "but I do wear loose clothing and just sweatpants, but not necessarily full-blown Adidas tracksuits."

3. She eventually loved her look in the film.

Thorne said when she first saw the costume for the film her reaction was "'Oh...I gotta look like this the whole movie? Uh, um, that's gonna be fun' and then once I put it on and I started shooting, I loved it."

4. She loved visiting the lions in South Africa during her downtime while shooting the film.

The actress spent two months in South Africa while shooting the movie and said the best part of being there was "probably all the times we got to meet the lions. Always. We were always at the -- I was always there with the lions, trying to play with those cub lions. It was definitely my favorite part."

5. Thorne says co-stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore were always really positive on set.

When asked what Sandler and Barrymore brought to the set, Thorne said, "Definitely they're a really positive energy when they come on to set. They are so professional and they always, no matter what -- I mean they have really hard jobs. Adam is always working with Frank Coraci, our director, and producing. He really likes to look at everything, from hair and makeup to the way my eyeliner should be worn with my no makeup look."

She added, "Drew has Olive [her daughter] with her and that is, you know tough as a mother with those hours and working and waking up and the baby's crying and she was in the best possible mood you can even think of -- which is weird."

Reporting by Cari Skillman of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).

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