Chloe Lukasiak: Why Ex ‘Dance Mothers’ Star Is Glad New Movie ‘Subsequent Stage’ Shines A Gentle On Bullying

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At 18, Chloe Lukasiak is all grown-up and hanging out on her personal because the co-star in a brand new teen film, ‘Subsequent Stage.’ Now, she’s talking out about bullying and her position.

Former Dance Mothers star Chloe Lukasiak is aware of a factor or two about bullying. The 18-year-old – who grew up earlier than our eyes as certainly one of Abby Lee Miller’s gifted college students – shed her fair proportion of tears throughout her three years on the present underneath the path of the passionate trainer. Now, two years after leaving the Lifetime collection for good, the blonde has struck out on her personal as an actress and the co-star within the new film, Subsequent Stage.

The movie (about teenagers competing within the Subsequent Stage summer time performing arts program) touches on topics that Chloe could be very aware of – competing, dance and bullying. Within the movie Chloe performs Jasmine Joel a graduate of this system. Whereas she isn’t the sufferer of bullying, one other character, Kelly (performed by Lauren Orlando), is. HollywoodLife spoke to Chloe on the Subsequent Stage set final 12 months and on this EXCLUSIVE interview the dancer and YouTube star dished on the movie and why she’s glad that it addresses the essential concern of bullying.

HL: Inform us a bit about Jasmine.

Chloe: “Jasmine could be very… assured. She received the competitors at Subsequent Stage a number of occasions and he or she’s type of change into a mentor now, as a result of she’s off touring and he or she’s a singer and dancer. However she comes again to mentor these ladies so she’s very clever. In that means, her [sic] and I are very, I wish to assume, comparable… She’s tremendous optimistic, but additionally not a pushover in any means.

HL: The place do you match into the dynamic with the characters Cindy (performed by Emily Skinner) and Kelly, who’s being bullied? 

Chloe: “I’d say that I positively discover it, however… I don’t do a lot to intervene as a result of that occurs usually and also you form of simply need to let it type of play out. However I do – I don’t need to spoil something – type of have a chat with certainly one of them and in direction of the top I hope form of assist certainly one of them come to a realization. I positively discover it. Personally, rising up, I handled that form of stuff and Jasmine I’m certain did. It’s simply form of what occurs.”

HL: Is that what drew you to the position? You’ve spoken up earlier than, about feeling that individuals have stated horrible issues to you and that you simply’ve been bullied.

Chloe: “Rather a lot drew me to the position, the challenge itself… simply the vitality of the movie I believe was actually nice and the way optimistic it was within the leisure facet. However yeah, I suppose that positively performs a job. Something that discusses and brings bullying to mild, I’m at all times glad to be part of it, as a result of it’s at all times occurring. I’ve actually handled it, not solely on tv, however personally at college or with different pals. It’s one thing all of us undergo…and I like to speak about as a lot as I can.”

HL: What are your recommendations on get by way of bullying or cope with it?

Chloe: “Attain out to somebody. That’s a very powerful factor for me as a result of I grew up as an introvert so at any time when I did begin going by way of these actually onerous occasions of individuals bullying [me], I’d form of go into myself. I’d type of hideaway in that means. The one factor that did assist me was studying, however that’s extra of a private factor. When you’ve got a ardour then discover your completely happy moments in there. However positively attain out to folks, speak about it, don’t shove it down. That’s what I did for a extremely very long time. I didn’t speak about it. I pretended prefer it didn’t occur. It type of helped me cope with it, however that’s not good as a result of in the future you’re going to need to cope with it, so it’s higher to simply tackle it whereas it’s taking place or at any time when you possibly can.”

Subsequent Stage is out now on varied streaming providers together with Amazon, Sling and Spectrum.