Bella Thorne: 'Speaking Spanish or having dark hair isn't what makes you Latin’

Bella Thorne definitely becoming one of Hollywood’s up-and-coming young actresses to look out for.

She recently starred alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in “Blended” and has been cast in Fox’s hit drama “Red Band Society” – in which she is expected to cause some drama, playing one leg of a love triangle.

The Cuban-American actress recently spoke with Latina magazine about defining her Hispanic roots and the criticism she has received for not being “Latina enough.”

“I know I’m Latina. I don’t think speaking Spanish or having dark hair is what makes you Latin,” the 17-year-old told the magazine. “That’s ridiculous and it irritates me when people question it. Having a quince made me feel closer to my roots and closer to my dad.”

Thorne’s father, Delancey Reinaldo Thorne, died in a car crash in 2007.

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The actress-singer, who poses on the cover of the magazine, also opened up about the cancellation of her Disney show, “Shake It Up,” upcoming projects and her personal life.

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