Working on Beautfiul Creatures was a head-spinningly quick achievement for young actress Tiffany Boone.
Billed as the next Twilight—in that it’s an adaptation of a young adult book series—Beautiful Creatures boasts a cast of impressive movie vets including Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson and Viola Davis.
For Tiffany (who plays the boy-crazy mayor’s daughter Savannah Snow), working with Viola was a major perk of the gig. In fact, it’s something she’d been wanting to do for a little while…a very little while.
"The best part about this is that I actually made a goal for myself to be in a movie with Viola Davis. Three weeks after I made that goal, I booked this movie," Tiffany told us, recalling that she got a chance to briefly chat with Viola during a lunch break. "It’s a dream come true, and I got to tell her that."
Unfortunately, Tiffany never got a chance to have an in-depth conversation with Viola. But she said she learned a lot from the Oscar-nominated actress by simply being on the same set. "She didn’t have to say anything; just watching her is enough," said Tiffany.
Tiffany’s not as sweet as she looks while playing Savannah. As one of the movie’s resident mean girls, she makes it a point to torment the main character Lena Duchannes, who’s more powerful than anyone ever imagined. "[Savannah’s] part of the campaign to make Lena’s life terrible," Tiffany said.
"I hope people don’t think I’m really a mean girl, but I think there’s a little bit of that in all of us," Tiffany added. "And it’s always fun to play a mean girl, because I think all of us have those moments where we’re a litte catty."
Like any good mean girl, Savannah’s got a very close clique, and her BFF Emily Asher (played by Zooey Deutch) is the worst of the bunch. Just as art imitates life, Tiffany and Emily became close behind the scenes and that just added to their performance on-camera
"The two of us together created a mix of crazy mean girl, so we just bounced off of each other," said Tiffany, who noted that their bond in the movie closely mirrors how it plays out in the Beautiful Creatures series. "I think that relationship that we created is really important in its space in the actual book."
Beautiful Creatures isn’t due out until February 13, 2013, but get a peek at Viola and Tiffany in action when you watch the trailer below!