Bella Thorne was very emotional while discussing her father in a recent performance in Carnegie Hall.
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Bella Thorne her stage debut as an author on Monday night.
Wearing a silver sequin dress from Cristina Ottaviano, the “Midnight Sun” actress, 21, read from her book, “The Life of a Wannabe-Mogul,” in the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall.
The explicative-laden poems and short essays, discussed her love for life, self-esteem and the relationship with her father, who died in 2007 after a car accident.
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While reciting a poem about the loss of the late Reinaldo Thorne, the actress grew more emotional and wiped away the tears. At the end of her performance, She turned to the audience: “I just want to say that my father may be dead, but I believe in something, and I believe he would be proud of me,” she said.
The two-hour show with well-known cellist Nina Kotova, who has performed at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles, and pianist Valentina Lisitsa and was sold out with almost 200 participants. Thorne’s friend, rapper Mod Sun, make an appearance after a 15 minute break to recite “Wichita Vortex Sutra” by Allen Ginsberg.
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After the show, Thorne and Mod Sun held a small after party at the Zinc Bar in SoHo. She told Page Six that they recorded a vinyl with the book, with the sound of a motor accident and music composed by Mod Sun. They also said that they do not have an editor to change something in the typewriter-composed work, including spelling mistakes.
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Thorne expressed concern that her sometimes morbid, personal thoughts may be misunderstood without the proper context. “You can’t understand a line in this book without reading the line,” she told us.
This article originally appeared on Page Six.