We might've known pop senstation Shawn Mendes not for his music but for his acting chops had he landed a spot on the Disney family years ago. Apparently, the "Stitches" singer once auditioned to become a Disney star back in the day.
Speaking with i-D, Shawn revealed that acting was his first love saying, "I wanted to be an actor, like, so so bad. I took acting classes, I auditioned for Disney, and then I realised how nervous I got with remembering lines."
Had he not gotten too nervous and nailed his audtion, we might have not fallen in love with the amazing Shawn Mendes songs we know now. Luckily, young Shawn learned to get his head in the music game eventually. "Music kind of fell upon me when I was around 13. I started watching YouTube videos and singing and it became something that I was obsessed with. Next thing I know, I was fully in it."
But looks like there's hope for fans to see him showcase more of his acting skills as he landed a role in his first movie musical Summer of Love, as The Hollywood Reporter earlier revealed. Though there are still no further details on the project, we're certain Shawn won't take it easy on our hearts.
Shawn got his acting debut on CW's The 100 after tweeting its writers if he could be on the show. And hey now, that is what dreams are made of.
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