05/12/2014 05:17 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Bella Thorne Tells Seventeen Magazine: 'There Is No Competition' With Zendaya

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You probably know Bella Thorne best as dancer CeCe Jones on "Shake It Up." But while her Disney days are behind her, the 16-year-old is still shaking things up in a different way -- and she's not slowing down anytime soon.

Seventeen's latest cover girl is not only starring in her first big movie, "Blended," but she also has a book series in the works and has plans to release an album. In her interview, the triple-threat talked to the magazine about her boyfriend, why there's "no competition" with Zendaya and what she learned from acting alongside Drew Barrymore.

Head over to seventeen.com for more and pick up the June/July 2014 issue, which hits stands May 20.

On her ambition...
“I get my ambition from my father. [Editor’s note: he passed away when Bella was 9.] There was no stopping him; it didn’t matter what anybody said. For me, I feel like it’s a cool way to bring him into my life because he did great things in his life, and I want to emulate that.”

On her relationship with "Shake It Up" costar, Zendaya...
“The truth is we are so different, there is no competition. And when people tried to compare us or turn us against each other, we’d just talk about it, and then everything was cool. We love each other.”

On her relationship with boyfriend, Tristan Klier...
“Tristan was not a relationship guy before me. On our first date, he thought I was going to be just like the other girls he had met who would always give it up and kiss him right away… I waited six weeks -– I had to make sure he was in it to win it.”

On "Blended" costar, Drew Barrymore...
“Drew [Barrymore] is so positive and beautiful on the inside and out. On the set of "Blended," she always had a smile and looked at the positive side of things. I learned from that, and I think other girls should too.”

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Troian Bellisario, Seventeen Magazine, February 2014