The lead stars of Grease: Rise of the Pink Girls made an look at Deadline’s Contenders Tv awards-season occasion to speak about their experiences on the musical.
Marisa Davila, who performs Jane Facciano within the Paramount+ sequence, mentioned she might need been just a little too younger to have watched the 1978 movie for the primary time, however most of its themes had been going over her head.
“Contemplating it’s a interval piece, it actually hasn’t gone an excessive amount of out of fashion,” Davila mentioned. “I’ve undoubtedly recognized the music longer than I may even bear in mind the primary time I noticed it.”
Davila added: “I don’t actually know for those who meet lots of people that haven’t seen Grease today. We’re simply including to the historical past of that universe and, I imply, what an honor. We’re simply actually grateful that this can be a mission that we get to be part of.”
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Set within the Nineteen Fifties, Grease: Rise of the Pink Girls takes place 4 years earlier than the occasions of the movie that starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The prequel sequence solid a various group of ladies to offer visibility to viewers, one thing Tricia Fukuhara talked about.
She famous the range of the solid by recalling that when she was just a little lady, she dreamed of enjoying the lead character in Annie. Nonetheless, her father mentioned that she wouldn’t have the ability to play her as a result of Annie had pink hair and was white.
Fukuhara added that her father recommended she play Molly as an alternative and was capable of make it occur.
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“I feel that’s why we’re additionally so honored and grateful to be right here as a result of I really feel like rising up we by no means thought that we might be Pink Girls or that the Pink Girls might appear like us, and right here we’re,” she mentioned.
Cheyenne Isabel Wells added that the present is “stunning” and needs the viewers to “discover their very own character to observe inside this complete sequence. There are such a lot of storylines … so I’m excited for everybody to seek out their favourite and observe alongside.”
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Ari Notartomaso famous that every episode is like its personal full-length film musical, “which is fairly epic that we had been in a position to do this in seven months.”
Test again Tuesday for the panel video.
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