Stardom beckons for teen
PUBLISHED: 17:58 26 May 2010 | UPDATED: 11:43 23 August 2010
SITTING in her mum s hair salon it is difficult to believe 15-year-old CJ Morgan is on the brink of global stardom. Giants Dreamworks and Disney are thrashing out a contract that could see the teenager given her own television show modelled on the phenom
SITTING in her mum's hair salon it is difficult to believe 15-year-old CJ Morgan is on the brink of global stardom.
Giants Dreamworks and Disney are thrashing out a contract that could see the teenager given her own television show modelled on the phenomenal success of US sensation Hannah Montana.
"It still hasn't sunk in," she said, foot tapping nervously while parents Stuart, 37 and Lisa, 36, look on at the salon in Perry Street, Northfleet.
"I have watched Hannah Montana with my younger sisters and it all seems to come so naturally to her."
The St John's pupil from Rochester Road, Gravesend, burst on to the music scene six months ago when her audition for a borough-wide talent show was posted on the internet and caught the eye of music producer David Nash.
Working with David, CJ released her first single, Lonely, in February, is preparing to put out a second song, Right Now No, in the next two months and is on the verge of a life-changing move onto the screen.
She said: "Before all this I had it planned, sixth form, university, get a job get married. Now I just don't know. I would like to still do that but it will all be different. I've always enjoyed drama but I never saw myself going into acting."
David, of Basstone Music, has teamed-up with North American group Canwood Entertainment to set up the TV deal but is determined to have the story, which would follow the life of a school girl who becomes a pop star, set in England.
"It would probably be set in and around London, but I haven't written off setting it in Kent," he said.
Negotiations for a pilot show will be finalised next week and should it prove successful, filming could begin by the end of the year.
This could see her move to private tuition, though her parents are determined to encourage her to finish her education.
"We are trying to let it sink in how this would change everything, not just for her but for the family. Of course it is exciting but we know we need to keep her feet on the ground."
The prospect of fame is daunting for CJ, particularly the attention she will get from the media.
"It seems like for some celebrities they can't even leave their houses. It is quite scary. I would be like a role model," she said.
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