Bella Thorne: Bikini Babe in Santa Monica

Posted Wednesday May 28, 2014 9:00 AM GMT

Taking it easy on a rare afternoon off, Bella Thorne showed up on the beach in Santa Monica on Monday (May 26).

The 16-year-old “Shake It Up” starlet showed some skin in a bikini underneath a black jacket as she strolled along the sand with boyfriend Tristan Klier and some gal pals.

Bella has been busy promoting her new film “Blended” with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and she told WWD that she was a shoo-in for the part of Sandler’s eldest daughter.

“Adam Sandler said he was thinking of me when he wrote the role. I had an audition where I had to look like a boy. I’m already a tomboy. They did face shading and glued a wig to my face and head. I was in my makeup chair for two hours every day.”

Thorne added, “She’s 15 and wants to be a girl and have her first crush and have people stop mistaking her for a boy!”