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Auli'i Cravalho Gets Major Nerves Before Every Interview

Auli'i Cravalho Gets Major Nerves Before Every Interview

Auli’i Cravalho is more like all of us than we realize.

During a recent chat with Teen Vogue, the 17-year-old Rise actress admitted that she always gets nervous before all her interviews!

“I always have stage fright,” Auli’i shared. “I’m scared and nervous before every interview, literally as I’m talking to you I had serious nerves before this interview.”

She continues, “I love what I do so so much that often times, I just get so nervous for it ’cause I want it to be done so well.”

Looking back at filming the pilot episode of Rise, Auli’i remembers just how nervous she was to shoot it.

“A lot of scenes with Damon J. Gillespie [who plays Robbie] and Lilette, when they have that really kind of cute and fun and nervous dynamic between the two of them, I had a lot of those same nerves of being, ‘okay, just remember all of my lines’ and ‘I need to act cute’ and then ‘oh my gosh, I’m outside and there’s a lot of wind blowing around and my hair is in my face. How do I make this look cute?’”

However, the nervousness in Auli’i and in her character, Lilette, pays off – because they’re both following a passion.

“Throughout the entire first episode, you get to see Lilette come out of her shell and at the very tail end of the episode when she sings ‘Mama Who Bore Me,’ this is her own Spring Awakening of realizing that she might be an introvert, she might be someone who didn’t pine for the spotlight, but once she’s there, she does have this incredible light and she enjoys it so much,” she says.

“She’s ready to work at it as a passion.”

Rise airs Tuesday nights on NBC.

Rise's Auli'i Cravalho & Damon J. Gillespie Talk Those 'Glee' Comparisons

Rise's Auli'i Cravalho & Damon J. Gillespie Talk Those 'Glee' Comparisons

With only one episode, Rise has quickly become one of our fave new TV shows, and yes, we get little Glee vibes, but it’s definitely not Glee.

Stars Auli’i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie are here to remind us of that too.

“We’re very different. We’re a show within a show,” Auli’i shared in a recent interview. “We’re putting on Spring Awakening within Rise. The real heart of the show is in fact the students and Lou, the teacher, and Tracy and how they’re coming together and really inspiring everyone. And then we also have the musical aspect.”

Damon joked that they’re “not gonna randomly break out into song like some of the other musical shows or movies that we’ve seen.”

He added, “The music serves either as an underscore or a parallel to what’s going on outside of the theater. But it’s a lot like Friday Night Lights. It wasn’t all about football — it was about these people’s lives around what’s going on.”

Get a sneak peek of what’s going on in tonight’s new episode in the gallery below!

Rise airs @ 9PM ET/PT on NBC.

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Auli'i Cravalho Sings Her Way Through Her Playlist - Watch Now!

Auli'i Cravalho Sings Her Way Through Her Playlist - Watch Now!

Auli’i Cravalho spilling on all of her favorite songs!

The 17-year-old Rise actress sat down with Seventeen as they quizzed her on her favorite songs for a variety of different occasions!

Her favorite song to pump her up when she’s about to hit the dance floor? What she jams out to when she’s getting ready in the morning? What song she’s singing while she’s hungry? It’s all in the video!

Auli’i chose some pretty awesome songs, including quite a few from her fav Dodie Clark!

Check out the entire vid below…

Auli'i Cravalho Shared The Worst Fan Encounter & It Involves 'Moana'

Auli'i Cravalho Shared The Worst Fan Encounter & It Involves 'Moana'

You wouldn’t think that, as Moana, Auli’i Cravalho would have any bad fan encounters — but she has.

Speaking with Buzzfeed in a new interview, the 17-year-old Rise starlet revealed that although she’s a Disney Princess, even they have bad fan encounters.

“I am Moana first and foremost and then I’m Auli’i,” she starts. “I remember I was walking through the grocery store and I could tell that there was a mother and her child just kind of tailing me throughout the entire store.”

“So, I kind of turn around, and I was like, ‘Hi, I’m Auli’i Cravalho. I think you know that.’ And she’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, it is you. It’s so nice to meet you. Do you mind taking a picture with my child?’” Auli’i recalls. “I look at her child, and her child’s probably like four… and this kid does not know who I am; and she’s like, really tired, I can tell. She wants to go home. She has no idea who this 17-year-old girl is.”

After agreeing to take a picture with the young child, Auli’i says that the mom picked her chlid up and the “kid who is NOT having it.”

“She starts bawling. Absolutely bawling. Just screaming her head off. It was probably one of the worst moments of my life because her mother wanted nothing more than for me to hold her and I was like, please just take her home.”

We can only hope that each fan she meets after this is 100% better!

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Auli'i Cravalho Names Her Celebrity Doppelgangers & They're Perfect

Auli'i Cravalho Names Her Celebrity Doppelgangers & They're Perfect

Auli’i Cravalho isn’t the first to have a celeb look-a-like, in fact, there are quite a few.

We know that Lucy Hale has five, Jace Norman looks like these two actors smushed together, and how we all rejoiced when Nina Dobrev and Victoria Justice took a pic together.

However, we never really thought about Auli’i‘s at all — until she pointed them out in her new interview with Buzzfeed.

“I’ve been told that I look like Vanessa Hudgens,” she shared. “And Miranda Cosgrove from iCarly.”

We definitely now see Miranda, and with Vanessa, maybe an old-school pic with her long hair? We could see that.

Check out the side by side by side below!