WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Get your glass slippers polished and your pumpkin warmed up, Wilmington is now home to a fairy tale. The Warner Bros. production “Another Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song” has been filming in the area for weeks. Today WWAY got a sneak peak behind the scenes.
Fairy tales really do come true, and this time around, it’s happening downtown.
Actress Megan Park has been in Wilmington for three weeks filming. She says she can’t get enough.
“It’s so beautiful, and there’s so much to do,” Park said. “I spent the first couple of weeks here downtown near the river, and I just moved out to Wrightsville Beach, and I love it so much. It’s just amazing.”
When it comes to her character Bev, the evil stepsister, Park says it’s a change of pace from what she’s used to on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of an American Teenager.”
“It’s fun. It’s so different,” she said. “I play a really nice character on the show that I play most of the year, so it’s a nice change but it’s fun.”
The cast of the film “Another Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song” is set to continue filming around town until March 17.
Producer Thomas Keniston says he loves Wilmington, and he knows when he comes to the area, he can find the experience he needs.
“Outside of LA and New York, Wilmington had the best film crews and reliable experience and really great film crews to work with,” Keniston said.
Aside from the experience of the crew, the scenery of the area made the Cape Fear stand out from other possible locations.
“Wilmington, we felt for “Cinderella,” was the prettier, more natural place to come, so we chose Wilmington,” Keniston said.
Park says she is excited for her fans to see this spin on the classic fairy tale, and she can’t wait for the movie to be released later this year.
“It’s really well written. It’s well done with great actors, and we’ve been having so much fun making it,” she said. “There’s amazing music in it. There’s big dance scenes in the end, and it’s really different from anything I’ve seen out in a while, so I think people are really going to love it.”
“Another Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song” is set to release to DVD in September. It will premier on ABC Family after that.