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UPDATED 05/03/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/03/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

Lindsey Haun The actress, 19, plays a struggling singer very much like the young Britney Spears in ABC Family's April 25 movie Brave New Girl. It's executive-produced by Britney and her mom, Lynne, and based on their 2001 novel A Mother's Gift.

ON MEETING BRITNEY Sweeping into the final auditions in L.A. last year, Spears, 22, who had the last word in casting, "just looked so perfect, it was like the pages of a magazine walking across the room. But then she put her head down and her hair behind her ears and smiled. She was almost shy."


As lead vocalist with the L.A.-based rock band 7th Fall, "I'd love to have enough of a following that it makes it exciting to play little clubs." Not that she didn't enjoy doing the big Britney-style number that concludes the movie: "God, it's hard—but so much fun! I can completely understand why she does it."


Although Haun has been acting since she was 5 and—like onetime Mouseketeer Britney—was seasoned by TV jobs with Disney (Movie Surfers), she's amazed at the media buzz that chases the singer. When Entertainment Tonight taped the pair at the audition, Haun got a bit tired of posturing for the cameras. "Britney said, 'Yeah, welcome to my life!' I was like, 'Yeah, seriously!' "


Oops—that was Britney. Haun is coy about her dating life but admits she dreams of her wedding. "It's sick how much I have it all planned out, the flowers, the chairs. My guy friends get freaked."

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