Sabrina Carpenter sheds her skin in Tribeca Fest coming-of-age film 'The Short History of the Long Road'

April 29, 2019 - 5:12 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- With sixteen million followers on Instagram, Sabrina Carpenter knows what it's like to be in the public eye, but her latest role in "The Short History of the Long Road" called for her to lose all filters.

The 19-year old actress tells 1010 WINS' Kyle McMorrow she embraced the role because it allowed her to strip down and show the world a different side.

"I always love just taking the opposite road that people expect me to take", Carpenter said. "I couldn't have played Nola as myself and that was one of the best parts about getting to play her."

The film, which got its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is directed by Ani Simon-Kennedy, and follows Carpenter's character, Nola, an orphan on the road trying to find herself in the world. The role is a big departure from some of her previous work including "Girl Meets World" and "Adventures in Babysitting".

"It came at a time where I was like I can only come of age for so long in my life and I also really appreciated it was a step out of everything I was doing at the time," Carpenter said. "I do want people to watch it and not be watching me or the things that I've done before, and I think that's obviously the point of acting and films in general. It was really exciting for me because I felt like I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone but also just really tap into another side of myself that is there and is very authentic and that I love that people don't really get to see".

The film also stars Steven Ogg, Maggie Siff,and Danny Trejo .