In 2007, Jennifer Stone’s life changed forever. She went from guest-starring in TV shows to co-starring in one of her own with Selena Gomez when “Wizards of Waverly Place” premiered on Disney Channel on Oct. 12 of that year. This was a major turning point for Stone, not just for her acting career, but for her life as a whole.
Fast-forward six years later and the actress had starred in over 100 episodes, one crossover event and two movies for the series before it all wrapped up in 2013. Youths, and parents, everywhere knew Stone as the fun and funky Harper Finkle, a role the star truly enjoyed playing. But all of a sudden it was time for her to figure out her next role — both on-screen and off.
Stone has worked on a few projects since the Disney Channel show ended, including the Lifetime movie “High School Possession” and the Nickelodeon series “Deadtime Stories,” but mostly she decided to spend the last few years focused on her life off set.
“I took four years off, basically, to just, I just kind of was in that spot where I wanted to make sure. I’d been acting since I was six, so I took a break to go to school to just make sure that this is what I wanted to do and to just explore other options,” Stone told International Business Times.