It’s hard to imagine anyone else who isn’t Demi Lovato in the role of Mitchie Torres in Camp Rock but, apparently, the role almost went to Selena Gomez.
As reported by PopSugarthe tidbit was shared in a 2020 interview with David DeLuise, who played Selena’s father in Wizards of Waverly. David revealed that Selena had been offered the lead role in Camp Rock: The actress turned it down to make sure Demi gets it.
“I never told this story, but they offered Camp Rock to Selena», says David in the interview after telling an anecdote about how he met Demi, «Selena knew that if he refused, Demi would have had the part. So she declined, and it was very kind of her.’
As Disney Channel fans probably already know, Demi and Selena were best friends at the time. The two met on the set of Barney & Friends when they were about ten and have remained close in the years since, although lately they seem to have lost touch.
In the same period their Disney journey also began: Sel landed at Wizards of Waverly in 2007, after being a guest of Zack & Cody the Grand Hotel And Hannah Montana. On the flip side, Demi landed a As the Bell Rings in 2007, as well as a Camp Rock And Sonny among the stars afterwards. The two also starred together in the series Princess Protection Programmuch loved by fans, in 2009.