Avril Lavigne Is Making A 'Sk8er Boi' Film And She's Still Looking For A Leading Man Who Has "A Ton Of Swag"

By Gina Florio··  3 min read
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All the Millennials out there who were listening to the radio religiously in the early aughts will be happy to hear that pop rock darling Avril Lavigne has a special project up her sleeve that will make you feel serious pangs of nostalgia.

The Grammy Awards took place last night and while many of the red carpet looks weren't exactly inspiring, there were a few moments to remember. Avril Lavigne, 37, who has a new album out called "Love Sux," appeared on the red carpet and talked about something special that she's been working on the last couple years.

Avril Lavigne Is Making and Producing a "Sk8er Boi" Movie

If you grew up in the 2000s, there no chance you haven't heard the hit song "Sk8er Boi." It was one of Avril's biggest hits ever released, and it dominated the Billboard charts for months on end, so much so that people got sick of it after a while. The song was released in 2002, making Millennials everywhere feel officially old.

But "Sk8er Boi" is being reborn, this time in the form of a movie. Avril shared that she's been working on the "Sk8er Boi" film for a little while behind the scenes.

"Well, I don’t have my cast yet, but I've been working on it already for two years,” Avril said. “Songwriting, making an album takes like six months or a year. Making a movie takes, like, five years.” 

She already has a writer and a director, and she says she'll be producing it. "So, it’s a whole new learning process for me, and I'm excited to grow and go into a whole new adventure," she said.

One of the biggest hurdles is finding the right leading man for the job. “He just has to have a ton of swag,” she said. “We haven’t casted him yet."

"But what’s cool is a lot of my friends in music, from all different bands, I was saying to, like, some of them, 'You have to make a cameo.'” 

Avril said she spoke to skater Tony Hawk about being in the film, but he had a request. “'Just call me skater dad,'” she recalled. “He doesn’t like to be called skater boy. He likes to be called skater dad.” 

“You know what it was like in high school, you have all the different groups and cliques, and there's, like, skaters, preps, jocks. It's kind of like a missed opportunity at love," Avril explained. "The skater boy is in love with the preppy girl but, like, she's too cool for him, but then five years from now, she's feeding the baby and she's all alone, down the road, she wishes she would have followed her heart and not tried to live up to society's expectations and stuff.”  

Surely this throwback will excite Millennials everywhere, especially considering how popular the nostalgia trend is now.

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