Directed by To All the Boys I've Loved Before's Susan Johnson and produced by screen legend Will Smith, Bounce is described as a body-swapping, Groundhog Day-style holiday film that tells the story of a teen girl named Franny (played by Siwa) who gets "granted a Christmas wish to trade her difficult family for another." Franny has to kiss a boy in one of the scenes of the film, and reasonably, Siwa has her reservations about it.
Though Prew reportedly says she is fine with the scene, (it is just acting after all) Siwa worries that her young fanbase won't understand and won't be able to differentiate between her character from her actual self, and thusly, will think Siwa is the one kissing a boy, not her character.
"That's what they look at me as, not some character, not some fictional thing," she said. "And so it's going to be a little weird."
"I'm not about it," she continued, staying hopeful that the scene will be removed come the film's release in the near future. "I'm trying to get it pulled so bad. It'll happen. It'll get pulled."
She even took to Twitter to talk more about her optimism and the support she's getting from Paramount (Bounce's distributor) that she won't have to do anything she doesn't want to do.
\u201cMy friends at paramount and my friend Caleeb Pinkett are 1000% supportive of me and assured me that I don\u2019t have to do anything I don\u2019t wanna do ever!!! I\u2019m so excited to make the movie \u201cBounce\u201d and couldn\u2019t have better people to make it with!!\ud83c\udfa5\u2764\ufe0f\u201d
Back in January, Siwa publicly came out as queer and was met with a ton of public support and outpouring of love!
Then in February during an interview with late-night talk host Jimmy Fallon, Siwa opened up about and reflected on her very public coming out experience and how her relationship with "the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world" helped her find the strength to publicly live her truth. She recounted to Fallon how a FaceTime call with Prew following her dance collab with LGBTQ+ TikTok collective Pride House helped her realize that it was a good time to finally come out of the closet and post her now-iconic "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever." tweet, despite how hesitant she was at first to do so.
"After being my best friend for over a year, January 8th, 2021 I got to start calling this exceptional human my girlfriend," she wrote at the time. "Since then I've been the happiest I have ever been! She seriously is the most loving, supportive, happiest, protective, and just the most beautiful perfect person in the world. And I get to call her mine! Happy one month to my girl! I love you more and more every day!"