Samaire Armstrong told the Daily Record that she turned down the role in It’s A Boy Girl Thing three times.
She was eventually persuaded to do it by her grandmother, who thought she should work with the film’s producer Sir Elton.
“He’s a living legend and I would have been silly to have let this pass,” said Samaire.
The actress became friends with Elton and his partner David Furnish.
In fact, she ended up having a joint birthday bash with David.
“That was an event to go to,” she said. “I was spoiled. I couldn’t believe it. They sure know how to throw a party.”
Samaire also went to their ”wedding.”
“I sat in the front row next to Prince Edward and Fergie and the Osbournes. It was a beautiful, honourable event to be at,” she said.
Some day, she hopes to tie the knot herself.
“I sure hope one day to walk down the aisle and they’ll be playing Ave Maria in the background,” she said
In her new movie, she enjoyed portraying a boy trapped in a girl’s body. She said: “It was uncomfortable but a lot of fun.”
She’s been given a little insight into what life might be like for boys, but she’s really quite happy in her own skin.
“I think it’s quite nice to be a girl,” she said. “I’d rather be reading Romeo and Juliet than playing football any day.
“I spent a lot of time making fun of Kevin Zegers in the film and talking to my brother a lot to get tips from him.
“At the time, I was 24 playing a 16-year-old girl playing a boy. It was confusing but it was alot of fun. We’d ask ourselves, ‘What are we doing here?'”
Regarding her own life, the 26-year-old admits she was self-destructive.
She battled cocaine, but overcame it, thanks in part, to inheriting her father’s ”fighting spirit.”
Samaire, whose name means ”dawning sun” in Gaelic, is also proud of her Scottish roots.
And she has learned how to deal with fame.
“People are pretty nice and say hello when they recognise me and ask for an autograph,” she said. “I don’t feel under pressure to look a particular way. I look goofy no matter what.”