- (modeling compared to acting) “Modeling is quicker and I love fashion, but acting is fun to be different people. I’m starting to like acting more, but I still love modeling.”
- (On her episode in “Wizards of Waverly Place”) “The episode is very funny. It involves hilarious magic tricks and multiple story lines going on at once with my character.”
- (Describing her experience on “Shake it Up” on Season 3) I have made friends that will be with me for my whole like. I have learned more about myself and as an artist. Disney and SIU have been so supportive and have channenged me to reach beyond myself professionally. They have opened my eyes to so many possibilities and I could never ever express my gratitude.
- (Thoughts on the responsibility of being a role model as a Disney star) I don’t think it is any actor’s responsibility to be a role model. I think it is your family that sets the standards, and kids can’t look to Hollywood to do that for them. We are all human and make mistakes and it is a ton of pressure to grow up in front of the camera and have the whole world comment on your errors.
You are criticised for doing the same things that teenagers everyday are doing. You are slammed sometimes by hundreds of millions of people on the internet. With that being said, I am more cautious and have learned by girls previously on the channel. I also have a mom that I can talk to and helps guide me through these frowing years.
What I am happy about, is that I can use my celebrity to better my community and encourage kids to volunteer and make the world their business. I think that we should all have the responsibility to make the world a better place and help those less fortunate than ourselves. I would not be opposed to a mandatory time in community service for all teens!
- (2014 – Advice to her fans) One of the things I’ve learned, through acting and playing so many different characters…is don’t try to ever be anybody but yourself. I’ve really learned that, I used to try and be what people wanted me to and try and impress people all the time, if they didn’t like me I would keep coming back and try to be someone else. That’s not the way to go about it. Be you, and if they don’t like you…I don’t really care, you like you, you’re beautiful on the inside and out, so I think everybody just needs to remember that and take that into consideration.
- (On Winona Ryder in “Water Pills”) “She is really nice and I think that she is a great actress. I have watched a lot of stuff she’s been in so I was so glad to meet her.”
- (On Taylor Lautner in “My Own Worst Enemy”) “Taylor is like a REAL big brother. I am crazy about him. He is so sweet and down to earth. We did the chemistry test together and I knew that we’d get along great. He is also such a good actor and well, he is the best.”
- (On Amanda Seyfried in “Big Love”) “Amanda [Seyfried] is one of the most amazing and kind actresses that I have ever known. She really acted like the bigger sister to me on that set and helped make filming easier.”
- (On David Henrie in “Wizards of Waverly Place”) “David Henrie cracked jokes every chance he got and he is funny. He keeps everyone laughing the whole time.”
- (On Jake T. Austin in “Wizards of Waverly Place”) “Jake T. Austin was fantastic. He is actually a very serious actor, but a real joker, too.”
- (On Maria Canals-Barrera in “Wizards of Waverly Place”) “Maria Canals-Barrera is Cuban and from Miami and I’m part Cuban and from Miami, so needless to say she became a quick friend.”
- (On Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in “Blended”) “They are exactly how you think they would be on-screen as offscreen. They have fun-loving personalities. They have such a great vibe when they walk on. Everybody is having a good time on our set.”
Bella on Frank Coraci (Director of Blended) – “I love Frank Coraci, as he is such a talented director. He is so funny, so sweet, and always in a good mood: even when he shouldn’t be. I am always like ‘Frank, be mean for one second’.
He is always supportive and complimentary on everything that you do. Even if you mess it up he still loves you and is like ‘it is ok, we can do another one’.
I found him to be very collaborative, he really was a sweetheart. You have to have a good relationship with your director to have a comfortable character.
This was the first time that I have ever worked with Frank, and we got to really know each other. It does take a little bit of time to get comfortable with somebody and be able to throw out your own ideas for characters and scenes.”