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May 18, 2020

'Center Stage' Star Amanda Schull Opens up about Her Life 20 Years after the Show Aired

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Amanda Schull is known for her lead role in the 2000 film "Center Stage." Recently, the actress talked about her life two decades after the film was aired.

Amanda is now 41 years old. She looks unrecognizable based on the adorable snap she posted to Instagram on May 7. 

The acclaimed actress landed the role of Jody on "Center Stage," as reported by PEOPLE. At the point when a casting director scouted her, Amanda was a student at the San Francisco Ballet School.

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FIRST FILM JOB

"I didn't have film acting experience — it was my first film job ever," she said. "So I could relate to [Jody] more than if I was playing a boxer or something."

Amanda added that she was in the right place at the right time when she was picked to star as Jody. She proceeded with that she could relate to every single thing Jody was experiencing. 

Nonetheless, there's one scene from the movie that Amanda isn't happy to look back on — The final fouetté sequence of Jody during her workshop dance performance.

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SUPER PRECISE

"I had mixed feelings about that actually, because I loved doing it and I didn't overanalyze it," she explained, "but I was coming from this school where everything was super precise."

Amanda added that it's difficult for her to watch that last performance. According to her, she lamented not having the option to return in time and build on it.

Amanda retired from dancing in 2006 but has kept on acting since "Center Stage.

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THE IMPACT

Concerning what she adores most about having worked on the movie, Amanda said it was the impact it had on male dancers.

"Center Stage" also starred Ethan Stiefel and Sasha Radetsky, who are both professional ballet dancers.

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After 20 years, the movie is perhaps the defining dance movie of its age, the rare example of its sort that appreciates as much love among dancers as it does among regular folks, as reported by Vulture.

Meanwhile, Amanda retired from dancing in 2006 but has kept on acting since "Center Stage," PEOPLE reported.

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In May 2011, she married George Wilson. The couple welcomed their first child together — a son named George Paterson Wilson VI — in February.

Amanda was born in August 1978, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, according to IMDb. Aside from "Center Stage," she's also known for "12 Monkeys" (2015), "Suits" (2011), and "Pretty Little Liars" (2010).

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