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By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
HollywoodNews.com: Here’s some Hollywood-style irony for you. In order to play the reincarnated spirit of King Arthur in tomorrow night’s (11/12) Disney Channel Original Movie, “Avalon High,” handsome 18-year-old London-born actor Gregg Sulkin had to quit acting British and become American.
First, there was playing American football, something the life-long soccer player had never done before.
“I’d never even picked up this weird-shaped ball before,” admits Sulkin, who is familiar to “Wizards of Waverly Place” viewers as Mason, werewolf love of Selena Gomez. “My character is a quarterback, the brains behind the operation, so I had to look like exactly that — completely comfortable. Four weeks before shooting, they got me an American football coach, who was great.”
Despite his nerves his first time out of the field, complete with pads and helmet, Sulkin says that the coach, and his on-camera team mates including Christopher Tavarez, »
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Avalon High, the next Disney Channel Original Movie, has started production in New Zealand and it stars Britt Robertson and Gregg Sulkin. American viewers know Robertson best for her role as Lux on Life Unexpected (TV), while Sulkin has guest starred as Mason Greybeck on a couple of episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place (TV) and is recognized back home in England for his appearances on Disney Channel UK's version of As the Bell Rings (TV). So what is Avalon High about? Well, we've got the scoop. It's based on the novel by Meg Cabot and it follows the adventures of Allie Pennington (Robertson), the new girl at Avalon High, who quickly comes to believe that her classmates are reincarnations of King Arthur and his court. In other words, Avalon High just may be a contemporary Camelot, with the hunky quarterback Will (Sulkin), his girlfriend Jen (Molly Quinn), their best »
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