Alyson Stoner QuotesAlyson Rae Stoner is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is known for her roles in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2007), Camp Rock (2008), Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) and the Step Up franchise (2006–2014).
What’s great is we actually have friends who belong or have previously belonged to the Amish community, so we got first hand stories and I was able to talk with them about visitors and visiting the Amish country. It was very enlightening to think this is very much going on as we speak. What was really interesting was that the upcoming Amish generation is actually closer to average American teenager in their use of the English language because of the use of technology.
Also, with acting and dancing I portray a predetermined character and story for the most part, with music I have the creative freedom to create a song on a whim with whomever I choose and at whatever time I choose to do it. It’s more liberating artistically and that’s why I’ve stuck with it. It’s a good balance to be able to portray a character and also be myself in avenues that I’m passionate about.
The good thing is in my case I’m all about love and communications, so there was no hard feelings, it was like ok we reached the end of this season and I wish you well and it’s time to move on. As a pop song it’s definitely open to many different interpretations, I received a call from a cousin saying that it helped her heal after an abusive relationship and another friend said it represented her of a summer fling. We tried to write carefully so that it can be relatable to cover a wide audience.
Being a perfectionist, I didn’t want to settle for just getting by, so I enrolled in a vocal training program. I then learned that songwriting and studying the voice actually pair with a lot of troubles that I had expressing myself, being vulnerable, trusting other people, trusting myself, calming anxiety. It became a life instructor of sorts and that is what kept me engaged with it.
I think that the success of the franchise is helpful for launching different aspects of my career. It’s sort of the reliable cousin that you can always count on for every family reunion. Because of ‘Step Up’ I’ve been able to really take my career to the next level. I have them to thank for a lot of my success.