Demi Lovato nailed her role in “Camp Rock,” which is why there will be a sequel. Her vocals were perfectly suited to the character’s plot, but according to a recent report, the singer was not even considered for the role at first. Disney officials were interested in her then-friend Selena Gomez. The latter gave way, Lovato performed admirably, and her music and acting careers flourished.
Selena Gomez’s on-screen father claims that the former Disney Channel star turned down the role that made Demi Lovato famous. According to David DeLuise, who played Gomez’s father in “Wizards of Waverly Place,” the role of Mitchie Torres in “Camp Rock” was initially offered to the “My Mind and Me” documentary star.
According to him, Gomez knew that if she declined, Demi would win the role. As a result, she declined in a very gracious manner. He also stated that the former child stars were good friends at the time due to their appearance on Barney.
The 2008 film, which also starred the Jonas Brothers, was released one year after Gomez, 30, made her breakthrough as Alex Russo in “Wizards of Waverly Place.”
On the other hand, Lovato’s career had not yet reached the same heights, and DeLuise appeared to imply that Gomez was boosting Lovato’s.
The appearance of the “Skyscraper” singer in the Disney Channel Original film was quickly followed by a sequel, “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.” This led to her own television show, “Sonny With A Chance,” and a recording contract with Hollywood Records.
The news resurfaced on Monday when the “Wildchat Sports” podcast uploaded a TikTok video that divided fans. Some people said it didn’t matter that she wasn’t the first choice because she did the role justice. This meant it was intended for her, and the universe conspired in mysterious ways to ensure she received it.
Others believe that this will cause the two to drift even further apart.
The two Texas natives grew apart over time, with Lovato declaring in 2020 that they were no longer friends. She isn’t friends with her, despite her feelings for her, she said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar at the time.
Selena Gomez has stated that she only considers Taylor Swift a friend in the industry. This infuriated Franca Raisa, who had donated a kidney to Gomez when she needed it.