Auli'i Cravalho Reveals How She Connects With 'Rise' Character Lilette

Auli'i Cravalho Reveals How She Connects With 'Rise' Character Lilette

Auli’i Cravalho shines in a blue lace dress at the NBC Press Event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City on Thursday afternoon (March 8).

The 17-year-old actress joined her Rise co-star Damon J. Gillespie on the red carpet, just a day after the premiere event for their new series.

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“High school amplifies emotions so much. I’m 17, and Lilette’s at least a sophomore,” Auli’i shared with Elle about the connection with her character.

She adds, “Through her, I’ve had quintessential high school experiences, [like] attending a house party.”

Rise premieres next week on NBC.

15+ pics inside of Auli’i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie

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