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This 'Jane The Virgin' Star Has a Cameo In 'Dash & Lily' That You Might Have Missed!

This 'Jane The Virgin' Star Has a Cameo In 'Dash & Lily' That You Might Have Missed!

There’s one specific cameo in the new Netflix series Dash & Lily that you may have not noticed!

Within the holiday show, there’s a fake Pixar movie called Collation, about a romance between a couple of office supplies, a piece of paper and a stapler.

The fictional movie becomes a (no pun intended) staple throughout the course of the show, and at one point, Lily (Midori Francis) mentions that she loves when the highlighter encourages the stapler to “Be bold.”

Well, that highlighter’s line was delivered by none other than Jane The Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez, who actually has a connection to one of the series’ directors and executive producers Brad Silberling, who helped the cameo come to fruition.

Brad Silberling, one of our producers who also directed the first two episodes, was also a producer and director on Jane the Virgin,” showrunner Joe Tracz told TV Line. “So he was like, ‘You know, I think I could get Gina to do it.’ He reached out her, she was like, ‘Totally!’ and she recorded a bunch of different takes of the line. It was so much fun to actually get to pay off one of these writers’ room jokes that we had.”

“There was so much Collation stuff that got cut for time. Our favorite writers’ room parlor game was figuring out which celebrities would voice which office supplies. ‘What punny catchphrases do they all have?’ At one point, we imagined Oprah voicing a Post-It note that said, ‘Stick with love!’ Between all of the writers, we pretty much cast Collation. If Pixar gave us a call, we’d be happy to work with them on that.”

Fun fact: The artist who illustrated the movie poster for Collation, Katy Wu, has actually worked as Pixar sketch artist!

In case you missed it, find out which other celebs had cameos in Dash & Lily, whose appearances you definitely couldn’t miss.

'Dash & Lily' Star Dante Brown Shares 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

'Dash & Lily' Star Dante Brown Shares 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

Dante Brown is starring in the new series Dash & Lily!

The 21-year-old actor plays Boomer, Dash’s (Austin Abrams) best friend, who works at the pizza parlor, a staple location throughout the eight episodes.

Boomer’s easygoing nature and unsinkable enthusiasm makes him an unlikely BFF to Dash. Full of big ideas and plans (often concocted from behind the counter of the pizza parlor/video store where he works), he’s a loyal friend and a good listener who’s always down for adventure.

Here’s a synopsis for Dash & Lily: A whirlwind Holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected.

You may recognize Dante from one of his many roles, including Fox shows 9-1-1 and Lethal Weapon, Mr Robinson, and even Henry Danger!

Be sure to check out Dash & Lily, now streaming on Netflix, and get to know 10 Fun Facts with Dante Brown below!

  • 1. My brother, Dusan Brown, and I, will both have projects airing on Netflix, at the same time!
  • 2. Damon Wayans told me rather than waiting for your lead role, create your own. So I co-wrote a coming of age feature film. It’s fire.
  • 3. Back home in Chicago, I was a member of The Harvey Twisters Wrestling Club and was ranked #1 in the nation in 3rd or 4th grade.
  • 4. I’m a huge anime fan and started creating animated shows in high school. Hoping to find a network for them, soon.
  • 5. I produce, engineer and rap, as well as write songs for other artists.

See more fun facts inside… More Here! »

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Get To Know Dash & Lily's Troy Iwata! (Exclusive)

Get To Know Dash & Lily's Troy Iwata! (Exclusive)

Troy Iwata can be seen in the new Netflix holiday series Dash & Lily!

The actor plays Langston, Lily’s (Midori Francis) gay older brother, who is romantic, impulsive, and just a little immature. Having dropped out of college after experiencing his first heartbreak, he’ll happily give his sister advice on boys, but could stand to take some advice himself.

Langston is half Japanese, and playing the role has implored Troy to learn more about his own Japanese background.

VIDEO: Watch the Dash & Lily trailer right here!

Troy was most recently in the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Be More Chill, and before that, he starred in the off-Broadway production of The Boy Who Danced On Air.

JJJ highly recommends you go watch Dash & Lily on Netflix, which is streaming now, and check out 10 Fun Facts with Troy below!

  • 1. When I was little I wanted to be a professional chef even though I hated cooking, I really just wanted a nice kitchen.
  • 2. I could graze on seaweed all day.
  • 3. My brother and I use to put T-shirts on our waists and heads to make skirts and hair and then dance to Mozart in the living room and my mom would film it, there are multiple tapes.
  • 4. Through college I worked as a Jungle Cruise Skipper at Disneyland.
  • 5. I wore 2 pairs of underwear in all of middle school because of pantsing. My mom saw the paired undies while she was doing laundry and just looked at me and said, “Smart.”

Click inside for more fun facts with Troy Iwata… More Here! »

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Jonas Brothers Make Special Appearance In New Netflix Series 'Dash & Lily' (Video)

Jonas Brothers Make Special Appearance In New Netflix Series 'Dash & Lily' (Video)

The Jonas Brothers are making a cameo in the upcoming new show Dash & Lily!

Nick, Joe and Kevin perform their song “Like It’s Christmas” in an episode of the Netflix series, which Nick actually serves as a producer.

The clip also features two of the stars of the show, Austin Abrams and Dante Brown. Nick will also have his own cameo in the same episode.

Nick and I started kicking around what at the time seemed like a crazy idea,” producer Shawn Levy told THR. “The scripts were written. We were already making the show, and Nick and I were like, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be fun if we invented this sequence where they go to see you in concert, and then somehow they end up in your dressing room?’ and the whole idea was hatched backstage at the Hollywood Bowl in the middle of production, and then everyone scrambled and made it happen a month later.”

“I think he thought I was kidding at first, or maybe that it was the tequila talking. But I just felt like, Yeah, why not? I mean, I’m a part of it already,” Nick also shared with THR. “So it would make perfect sense to figure out the scheduling and it was actually not an easy thing to accomplish because the tour was already pretty busy. And then to make that happen was a difficult thing from a scheduling perspective. But I think it was a really nice thing to get to do and to have the brothers open up their schedules too throughout the day we were shooting to go and do it meant a lot and I’m glad it all came together.”


Dash & Lily | Clip: Jonas Brothers Concert
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Nick Jonas Produced Holiday Series 'Dash & Lily' Debuts Official Trailer - Watch Now!

Nick Jonas Produced Holiday Series 'Dash & Lily' Debuts Official Trailer - Watch Now!

The trailer for the upcoming Netflix holiday series Dash & Lily premiered on Friday morning (October 23)!

Chemical HeartsAustin Abrams and Good BoysMidori Francis star in the cute romantic comedy show, set around Christmas.

Here’s a synopsis: A whirlwind Christmas romance builds as cynical Dash (Abrams) and optimistic Lily (Francis) trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected.

The series is based off of the New York Times bestseller “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares” by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, and is produced by Shawn Levy‘s 21 Laps Entertainment and Nick Jonas’ Image 32.

Dante Brown, Troy Iwata, Keana Marie, James Saito, Jodi Long, Glenn McCuen, Michael Park, Gideon Emery, Jennifer Ikeda and Diego Guevara also star.

Dash & Lily will premiere on Netflix on November 10th!


‘Dash & Lily’ Trailer
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Chemical Hearts' Austin Abrams Stars In 'Dash & Lily' First Look Photos & Video

Chemical Hearts' Austin Abrams Stars In 'Dash & Lily' First Look Photos & Video

Austin Abrams and Midori Francis are starring in the new holiday series Dash & Lily!

The upcoming eight episode show is based off of the book series “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares” from Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

Here’s a synopsis: A whirlwind Christmas romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected.

Nick Jonas is actually one of the executive producers on the show, and it’s the first project released from his Image 32 production company!

“This holiday season, true love is only a dare away… So proud of this project! #DashandLily comes to @Netflix on November 10th and I can’t wait for you to see it!” Nick wrote on Instagram.

Also starring in the series include Dante Brown, Troy Iwata, Keana Marie, James Saito, Jodi Long, Glenn McCuen, Michael Park, Gideon Emery, Jennifer Ikeda and Diego Guevara.

Dash & Lily will premiere on Netflix on November 10th!


‘Dash & Lily’ – Do You Dare? Teaser
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