Abigail Klein now feels excited and confident!
Dallas native Abigail Klein, who stars with Leighton Meester, Andy Samberg, Susan Sarandon and Adam Sandler in “That’s My Boy,” is also the lead in Easton Corbin’s new music video “Lovin’ You is Fun,” tells A Distinctive Style that she is, “just as fun-loving and enthusiastic in real life,” as in her upcoming bridesmaid role, albeit a little more restrained and not quite as expressive as her character in the movie.
Despite working alongside megastars such as Sarandon, Klein says she wasn’t awestruck: “The entire cast of ‘That’s My Boy’ features so many stars with so much experience. My scenes were mostly with Adam, Andy and Leighton. Adam was actually very focused making sure each scene was executed in the most hilarious way possible,” she says. “Throughout the process he was also laid back and fun, and I admire his ability to maintain a relaxed environment while keeping everyone on task.”
A trained dancer, Klein was a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader for three years, before moving to Los Angeles where she enjoyed roles in “90210,” and “The Young and the Restless.”
“As a cheerleader I learned so much about life in general,” Klein says. “Performing for 85,000 fans at Cowboys Stadium for home games was absolutely insane. But other aspects were more life changing.” Our appearances ranged from opening a WalMart in Arkansas, to a nursing home visit in Texas, USO [United Service Organizations] tours in Southwest Asia, calendar shoots in Mexico and the Bahamas, to events in Japan and even a talk show in China,” she recalls. “Getting a glimpse of such diverse cultures and meeting people with so many different views expanded my perceptions of life in ways I never could have anticipated. Now, when I am in a meeting with a roomful of people ranging from directors and producers to writers, I feel excited and confident.”