Interview: Julia Lester & Frankie Rodriguez Talk ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Disney + press event in Los Angeles, California. The press conference highlighted a few of their new original shows, including The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and Forky ask a question.
During the event I interviewed some of the cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. In my first interview I sat down w/ Julia Lester & Frankie Rodriguez to talk about their roles in the movie. What it was like joining the Disney family. I spoke to Julia Lester about having the first original song of the series. I also asked them what original character would they like to see make an appearance on the show!
Check out the interview below:
Highschool Musical: The Musical: The Series is now streaming on Disney+.
The 10-episode scripted series, set at the real-life East High, where the original movie was filmed, follows a group of students as they countdown to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” With meta references and some docu-style elements, it’s a modern take on the “classic” from 13 years ago. Show-mances blossom; friendships are tested, while new ones are made; rivalries flare; songs are sung; and lives are changed forever as these young people discover the transformative power that only high school theater can provide. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series follows East High juniors Ricky and Nini, who just returned from summer camp with a new-found voice, confidence and ambitious boyfriend, E.J. With the help of his best friend, Ricky launches a plan to win back the heart of his ex-girlfriend Nini by auditioning to stage opposite her in the school’s first-ever theatrical production of “High School Musical.”