Work It, Netflix‘s new teen comedy, is all about the dance moves. Sabrina Carpenter plays Quinn, a highschool student striving to urge into a top-tier college. to form her academic dreams come true, Quinn has got to step up her extracurriculars — so, she gets into dance, forming her own team of mismatched talent to make a strong dance troupe and learn some creative choreography along the way.
Quinn transforms from a clumsy, clumsy teen who’s told she “can’t dance,” to a chic dancer in Work It in only an hour and a half, but is Carpenter really dancing altogether of the shots we see of her character tumbling and spinning across the stage? Short answer, yes.
Carpenter told the Hollywood Reporter that she didn’t know what she was stepping into with the film until they began rehearsing the dance numbers. But she called the experience “so fun and effortless,” adding, “I’ve loved dance my entire life. It had been an enormous part of my life and type of what shaped me into the performer that I really like being.”
Work It: Sabrina Carpenter and Liza Koshy
The Work It actress opened more about her dance experience and filming. The Netflix comedy in an interview with PopSugar, admitting that it had been an extended time since she’d last danced once they first began filming the movie. Like Quinn, it took her a touch while to urge into the rhythm and therefore the moves on stage. “It was the right rehearsal that I didn’t know that I needed going into making it,” she explained.
For Carpenter, the foremost difficult a part of filming the first Work It dance scenes was learning to bop sort of a beginner. Because Quinn is so uncomfortable with the choreography. When she first starts out, Carpenter had to figure even harder to convincingly stumble through the dance sequences when her character is learning the way to advance stage.
“I do remember early in rehearsals with our choreographer [Aakomon Jones] it had been quite tons of me getting out of my body as against stepping into it, which was really interesting to only like find the entire version of myself that’s just off rhythm in every way possible in order that it might be believable which she would have an arc and somewhere to travel that wasn’t too good at the top,” she told PopSugar. “Because I don’t think that anyone can just awaken at some point. And have two left feet then automatically not have that anymore. But it had been tons of fun to bop poorly.”