Tell us all about your new movie.
Sterling Knight:StarStruck is a fun-filled romantic comedy. The story is about a ridiculously famous pop star who meets a normal girl and they end up on an adventure together. They learn a lot about each other and a lot about themselves along the way.
Are you a fan of romantic comedies?
Sterling Knight: Absolutely! I'm definitely a romantic comedy dude because I'm a big romantic at heart. I'm a softy, so it's always nice to watch movies that make you think that love at first sight is actually possible.
What can you tell us about your character in StarStruck?
Sterling Knight: Christopher Wilde is the most famous and successful pop star on the face of the planet. He has a skewed perception of reality because that's what his life is like, but he's a good person underneath it all and he works hard to do his job properly.
Did you enjoy playing Christopher?
Sterling Knight: Sure. I love cars, so it was really fun to play a guy that has six of them in his garage! I had the time of my life on this movie.
Have you ever met anyone like Christopher Wilde in real life?
Where did you meet Zac?
Would you like to become a pop star like Christopher?
Sterling Knight: Not really. I've always had fun with music, but I prefer to listen to it rather than sing. It was definitely a fun experience to get into a recording studio and see how everything works, but it's never been a main goal of mine. I don't think I'll be actively seeking a pop career.
So there's no solo Sterling CD in the works?
Sterling Knight: Not right now. I'm not going to say yes or no, but there's nothing going on at the moment. I guess we'll just have to see what happens because you should never say never.
Spill the beans, Sterling... Have you ever been starstruck before?
Sterling Knight: I don't usually get starstruck, but I met Sir Paul McCartney randomly on Sunset Boulevard a few years ago and I lost it! I couldn't breathe, I couldn't think and I didn't know how to speak. It was crazy. He was nice enough to talk to my family and me for 10 minutes, but I remember babbling away about nonsense.
Which celebrity would make you starstruck right now?
Sterling Knight: I think I'd be pretty starstruck over John Mayer. I'm a big fan of his music and I think he's great. Like I said, I don't usually lose my cool when I see a celebrity - but I'd be impressed if I got to talk to John Mayer. It would make my day.
Did you have fun shooting StarStruck [Extended Edition] around Hollywood?
Sterling Knight: It was really cool to film at some of Hollywood's most famous landmarks. I've been living here for a few years now, so I see the landmarks on a daily basis - but you get desensitized to them when you see them all the time. Then you see them pop up in a movie and you realize they are world-famous. That's pretty crazy.
What was the highlight to filming in Hollywood?
Sterling Knight: It was especially cool to film in Hollywood because Danielle - who plays Christopher Wilde's love interest in StarStruck - had never been to Hollywood before. She'd never seen any of the landmarks and she was really awestruck at the handprints in the concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater. It added a great element to the shoot.
Was she blown away by the Hollywood landmarks?
Sterling Knight: She was! I had so much fun watching her eyes widen when she saw things for the first time. She walked up to the imprint of George Clooney's shoe to see how big his feet were and things like that. She was really funny.
Did you film the Hollywood scenes during the peak tourist season?
Sterling Knight: We shot at Grauman's Chinese Theater at five o'clock in the morning, which was horrendous for me. I'm not a morning person at all, but we thought that most sane human beings would be asleep at that time.
Were there many tourists around?
Sterling Knight: People started to show up and take pictures at around six o'clock. Once people spot a film crew, they start staring - and then a group of younger girls spotted us and started freaking out and screaming. It must have been pretty funny to watch, but it meant that we had to stop shooting whenever the screams got too loud. It's all the fun of filming in Hollywood really!
What's in store for fans on the StarStruck DVD?
Sterling Knight: We've got some really cool stuff on the StarStruck DVD that I'm really excited about. We've got some expanded music sequences that were really fun to shoot and there's also an entire song that was never heard in the original movie. It's a really catchy track! If you have as much fun listening to it as I had recording it, you're in for a HUGE treat. StarStruck is a really cool romantic comedy that will have you laughing your head off. It's sweet, romantic and a lot of fun to watch. Trust me... You're going to love it!
How would you describe your character?
Danielle Campbell: Jessica is really down to earth and sweet. She's not obsessed with fame, but her sister is. In fact, her sister is obsessed with Christopher Wilde - who is the pop star played by Sterling in the movie. She's a huge fan of his!
Are you similar to Jessica in any way?
Danielle Campbell: Well, I can really relate to Jessica because I'm new to Hollywood, just like she is in the movie. Hollywood is a whole new world to me!
Do you live in Hollywood?
Danielle Campbell: I live in Chicago, but I've been flying back and forth to LA a lot recently. Los Angeles is a really fun town. There is a lot to do there, so I've been enjoying seeing the sights and exploring the landmarks.
What do you like the most about Hollywood?
Danielle Campbell: All of the people in LA are really nice and it's sunny all the time. Plus, there's so much to do there. You can go hiking in the hills, you can go swimming in the ocean, you can go surfing... You can do everything. Oh, and the food is amazing!
What's the worst thing about Hollywood?
Danielle Campbell: Well, it rarely rains in Hollywood - and I love the rain. There are ups and downs to anywhere in the world, but I get frustrated without any rain.
How much fun did you have working with Sterling Knight on StarStruck?
Danielle Campbell: Sterling is a lot of fun. He kept everyone laughing the whole time he was on set and he has this great way of keeping everyone's energy up. We bonded really well and we loved to tease each other.
What did you tease him about?
Danielle Campbell: He's not a morning person at all. In fact, you can't speak to him in the morning. He hates it, so I'd always try to get him into heavy conversations as soon as he got to work. It was always funny to see him struggling with words over breakfast!
Can you tell us any secrets about Sterling?
Danielle Campbell: Sterling is obsessed with cars. He loves them to bits. We were in a Ferrari the other day and he was literally drooling over the car. It's crazy! It's his biggest obsession.
After starring in your own movie, have you attended many glamorous red carpet events?
Danielle Campbell: I haven't! I'm still waiting to walk a red carpet. I'm patiently waiting, but I know I'll get to do one some day.
Are you nervous about your first red carpet event?
Danielle Campbell: To be honest, I'm more excited than nervous. I get excited about everything! I'm excited about auditions, I'm excited about working and I'm excited about visiting Hollywood all the time. I couldn't be happier!
Have you always wanted to be an actress?
Danielle Campbell: I never really pictured myself as an actress. I just fell into the industry when I was 10 years old.
How did you get your big break?
Danielle Campbell: I was getting my haircut in Chicago when someone approached my mom. They asked me to audition for an agency and it all started from there. I hadn't even performed in any school plays or anything like that, so it was pretty amazing to be picked up like that.
So what's your top tip to acting success?
Danielle Campbell: I think it's all about working hard and learning as much as possible about acting. I took acting classes and I'm always trying to improve myself. Everyone can improve and the more you work in the industry, the better you are going to feel about it.
Do you have any audition tips for youngsters who want to follow in your footsteps and act?
Danielle Campbell: Be yourself. It's important to get into character when you're performing a scene, but it's also important to be yourself when you're meeting people at castings. Put yourself into the character's shoes and really follow your instinct when you perform the scene, but it's fine to be yourself once the scene is over.
Is it natural to be nervous at auditions?
Danielle Campbell: Some people get really nervous, but others don't. It's completely random. If nerves hit, you've just got to work through them and be confident with yourself. Oh, and stay positive.
Before we go, we've got one last question... Would you like to see a StarStruck 2?
Danielle Campbell: Of course I would! I think that would be really cool. I have no idea what we could do in a second movie, but there have been loads of great sequels and I'd love to be part of one. Count me in!