By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
Jun 1, 2006
Raven Symone doesn't mince words when she talks about how it was to rejoin the rest of Disney Channel's "Cheetah Girls" to make a sequel to their highly successful 2003 telepic.
"It was weird, putting together young women our ages -- 19 to 22 -- one of whom had not been in the mix," says Raven, who has her own musiccareer
, and thus has not been part of the Cheetah Girls' recording
or touring activities over the last three years. "I'll be honest. There were territorial issues. There were catfights. It was not all peaches and cream off camera."
However, she is quick to add that once the camera rolled, "Everyone stepped up to do the job
The new "Cheetah" movie -- helmed by "High School
Musical" director Kenny Ortega, with Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan and Kiely Williams back as the rest of the girl group -- was shot in Barcelona and will debut in August.