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Auli'i Cravalho Reveals The Story Of Her 'Moana' Audition

Auli'i Cravalho Reveals The Story Of Her 'Moana' Audition

We all know the story of how Auli’i Cravalho got her big break with Moana.

She went out for a casting call for the voice role of the title character, and got the news she was going to be that voice in the coolest way — but did you know that there’s more to that story?

Turns out, Auli’i didn’t plan on going out for the role at all!

“My friends and I put together an audition [tape] for [a] charity event…however, we didn’t make it to the charity event, we didn’t get through the audition,” she shares.

Auli’i adds, “But the woman who was going through those auditions was also the casting director for Disney, so she saw our auditions and asked if I wanted to — instead of audition for the charity — audition for Moana. Thankfully, I got that one.”

See, when one door closes, another really does open!

Auli'i Cravalho & Mae Whitman Promote Their New Shows at NBC Upfronts 2017

Auli'i Cravalho & Mae Whitman Promote Their New Shows at NBC Upfronts 2017

Auli’i Cravalho looks super sweet while attending the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront held at Radio City Music Hall on Monday (May 15) in New York City.

The 16-year-old Moana actress stars in the new series Rise, which follows dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) who sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department.

Mae Whitman was also at the Upfronts for her upcoming series Good Girls about three suburban moms who get tired of trying to make ends meet, and decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local supermarket at (toy) gunpoint.

Meanwhile, Halston Sage hit up the FOX presentation where she promoted her show The Orville, a comedic drama set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship, as its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life.

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Auli'i Cravalho Is Officially Headed to TV in Musical Series 'Rise'

Auli'i Cravalho Is Officially Headed to TV in Musical Series 'Rise'

Auli’i Cravalho‘s new musical series has been officially picked up!

The 16-year-old Moana actress will be headed to the small screen in musical series Rise, which was just picked up by NBC, according to EW.

The show, which is based on the book Drama High, follows a teacher and family man who takes over his school’s lackluster theater department.

In the process, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town.

The show is also set to star Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez and Amy Forsyth and will feature Shannon Purser.

Auli'i Cravalho, Jordan Fisher & Alessia Cara Team Up For 'Moana' Medley at RDMAs

Auli'i Cravalho, Jordan Fisher & Alessia Cara Team Up For 'Moana' Medley at RDMAs

If the pictures from the Moana medley at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards look this good, then we definitely can’t wait to watch it tomorrow night!

Star Auli’i Cravalho teamed up with both Jordan Fisher and Alessia Cara for the big collaboration at the show, performing “How Far I’ll Go” and “You’re Welcome” from the film.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jordan Fisher

Auli’i and Alessia walked the red carpet ahead of the show, along with Jordan, who is also hosting tonight!

Check out all the pics below!

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EXCLUSIVE: JJJ At WE Day With Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter & More

EXCLUSIVE: JJJ At WE Day With Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter & More

WE Day hosted their annual celebration in Los Angeles today and Just Jared Jr was on the scene to get the scoop from all of your favorite stars!

JJJ hit the teal carpet and chatted with Forever in Your Mind, Jojo Siwa, Jenna Ortega, Sofia Carson and more, who all shared some inspiring messages.

We even got a glimpse of Selena Gomez meeting Sabrina Carpenter for the first time! We can totally see these starlets becoming fast friends!

Backstage, we chatted with Sabrina, Rowan Blanchard, Grace VanderWaal, Jack & Jack and Auli’i Cravalho about all things empowering.

While Sabrina thought the world could use a little more love, Rowan gushed about the possibility of taking a We to Me trip to Kenya like Demi Lovato and Jack & Jack told us nothing is impossible!

To find out how you can get involved with WE Day, visit WE.org.

Check out all JJJ’s entire Instagram story from the carpet below…


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EXCLUSIVE: Moana's Auli'i Cravalho Reveals Her Oscars Flag Incident Wasn't The First Time It Happened!

EXCLUSIVE: Moana's Auli'i Cravalho Reveals Her Oscars Flag Incident Wasn't The First Time It Happened!

Do you remember that time that Auli’i Cravalho was hit in the head with a flag at the Oscars?

Of course you do, everyone does — but funny story, that wasn’t the first time it happened!

“I actually got hit in the head the day before during rehearsals,” Auli’i told us backstage at We Day California. “Technically, I was prepared for it.

She adds, “We had gotten together [for a meeting after] rehearsals and we were like, ‘Make sure it doesn’t happen tomorrow’ and it happened the next day.”

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Laurie Hernandez Meets 'Queen' Auli'i Cravalho at We Day California & We Are Officially Jealous!

Laurie Hernandez Meets 'Queen' Auli'i Cravalho at We Day California & We Are Officially Jealous!

We are so jealous of Laurie Hernandez getting to meet Auli’i Cravalho at We Day California today!

The Olympic gymnast shared this cute pic on Instagram today, after walking the blue carpet at the event, writing: “got to meet a few queens today at #WeDay.”

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Laurie Hernandez

It’s true too — Laurie also ran into Selena Gomez (who’s hosting the event), plus Auli’i, Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson!



We have a TON of more pics coming from the event — so stay tuned to JJJ!

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Auli'i Cravalho Opens Up About The Possibility of Joining 'Dancing With The Stars'

Auli'i Cravalho Opens Up About The Possibility of Joining 'Dancing With The Stars'

Performing at the Oscars and working on a new pilot are pretty exciting things, however, Auli’i Cravalho is more excited about going home.

“I’m really excited to be back on my home island, and to see my family, my friends, to see my cat,” she shared just after performing on Dancing With The Stars earlier this week.

Auli’i adds that she’ll be attending her first prom, too!

“I actually get to be somewhat of a normal 16-year-old and it’s all I can ask for right now.”

But, before she leaves, we have to know — is Dancing With The Stars in the cards for her?

“I don’t know how they do it…I was thinking about it in my trailer, I was like, ‘I could—’ and then I hit my hand into the wall and I’m like, ‘Clearly not.’ I can sing, but I can’t do what they did.”

Auli’i adds, “I love dancing…in the comfort of my own home. So, you know what? Why not share that? What’s a journey without a few bruises along the way.”