Corbin Bleu is opening up about his character in his brand new movie Camp Hideout!
The 34-year-old High School Musical alum stars as the optimistic camp leader Jake in the family movie taking place at summer camp.
This is the actor’s second go at summer camp in recent years, after appearing in season three of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which centered around the Wildcats going to Camp Shallow Lake.
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from Camp Hideout, Corbin dishes on his character and how similar he is to Jake IRL.
Watch the clip and see what he said inside…
“Jake does like to be that voice of wisdom and impart his advice. A lot of where Jake’s advice comes from is true experience,” Corbin says. “I definitely think there are similarities to my character Jake and I. As an entertainer, you know, I started in the industry when I was two years old, so to actually be on a set with all of these young, aspiring actors, and to be one of the actors who’s been doing this for a very long time, I can speak from a place of experience.”
“It’s really cool to, you know, sort of be that mentor figure,” he added. Check out the full clip and learn more about the movie below!
Here’s a synopsis for Camp Hideout: Mischievous foster teen Noah (Ethan Drew) finds himself in trouble again. After one such petty crime and crossing paths with two foes, he chooses summer camp over juvenile hall. Upon arrival, Noah quickly comes to realize the camp’s notorious owner, Falco (Christopher Lloyd) and his dog Lazaraus ironically loathe children. The double whammy takes a turn as Jake (Bleu), an optimistic camp leader, lifts Noah’s pessimistic attitude. The friendship snowballs for the good as Noah opens up to fellow campers and together they bond in all the fun and memorable ways camp offers. When all seems well, the “bad guys” show up at camp in search of Noah to take back what he stole. Together, Noah and his fellow campers band together to construct a funhouse hideout in the woods, packed with booby traps, zip lines, and bees. In a “change of heart,” cold-hearted Falco warms to the campers, and steps in to help; and together they all learn a valuable lesson of sticking together.
Directed by Sean Olson and written by Kat Olson, C. Neil Davenport and Dave DeBorde, Camp Hideout is out in theaters TODAY (September 15). Watch the trailer below!
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