The release of the trailer for "Fame" earlier this week has gotten just about everyone we know incredibly pumped for the movie's premiere on September 25. In fact, the musical, which is an update of the classic 1980 flick about the super talented students of the New York City High School of Performing Arts, could very well top "High School Musical" in the hierarchy of films that teenagers obsess over.
Even so, director Kevin Tancharoen still decided to cast a group of virtual unknowns for his highly anticipated remake, one of which includes Kherington Payne. The bubbly blonde's only Hollywood credit thus far includes season four of "So You Think You Can Dance," but that didn't seem to stand in the way of her getting the role of Alice — the only mandatory requirement for the character was that she could move gracefully on her feet. "Dance is her life, which is crazy because it's mine, too," Kherington told Hollywood Crush during a recent visit to MTV's NYC offices. "We kind of connect on the same level." Press play below to hear more about her "Fame" alter-ego!
"She's a rich, Park Avenue girl who doesn't want anything to get in her way, but she ends up meeting this guy from Spanish Harlem," the actress explains. "You know, the grungy, bad boy her parents don't approve of. And she has to pick one in the end and so we'll see. You guys have to see on that one!"
Keep checking back with Hollywood Crush for more exclusive interviews and footage with the "Fame" cast in the coming weeks!
How excited are you about "Fame"? What do you think about Kherington finding her way into the acting world?