AJ Michalka is super excited about her new film Secretariat. Hence, she recently opened up with JJJ about her character, the story and what she hopes it will do for the audience.
“I love Kate,” AJ responded when asked about her character (Kate Tweedy) in the film. ”I was actually able to get to know her on and off the set.
“When you can say that you absolutely love your character, it’s great. She’s fun, she’s fierce and a go-getter just like her mom. You can really see her change along the way. I got to play her from 16 to 20 and you get to see how not only how she changes physically, but emotionally as well.”
“Penny was always right there for Kate, no matter what she wanted to do and go after,” she added about her character’s relationship to her mother. ”Penny was a go-getter and let her daughter do that as well. It’s not just a one-way street with them either and honestly, that’s how my own mom and I are like too. We’re super close, understanding of each other and she’s a very strong person. I think that’s the exact case with Penny and Kate.”
So how would you like to see the audience react after seeing Secretariat?
“I hope they will be inspired. It’s a beautiful story which does justice to the Chenery family and I think it’s so riveting. When you’re watching the movie, you really feel like you’re there – up close and personal at the races. Anyone can really relate to this movie. It’s about having passion for something and going for it and not letting anything stop you.”