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Sofia Wylie Says 'High School Musical: The Series' Role Doesn't Seem Real

Sofia Wylie Says 'High School Musical: The Series' Role Doesn't Seem Real

Sofia Wylie is opening up about her new role in the High School Musical series for Disney+!

The 15-year-old actress and dancer was recently announced as part of the cast as Gina, and it’s nothing short of a dream role for her.

“Deep down, I’ve always known this was what I wanted to do, but I never actually thought that this could happen,” Sofia told EW. “I mean, it’s just a surreal thought that I would be on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series… that doesn’t seem real to me.”

“My sister and I were the biggest High School Musical fans, and still are, so I begged my mom to let me go and do the contest, and somehow I won and got tickets for my whole family. We got to fly out to LA and meet all of the stars,” she continued. “I don’t think [my sister and I] spoke a word the whole time because we were in absolute shock. I would still be in shock if I met those people today! You know how everyone’s doing those ’10-year challenges?’ This is mine. Like, that was practically 10 years ago and it’s come full circle and I couldn’t be more thankful for all of these opportunities.”

Sofia also dished about being the youngest one in the cast.

“Being the youngest of the cast I was a little worried that I was going to not fit in, but everybody was so accepting and so nice… No matter how many experiences you’ve had or opportunities or jobs that you’ve booked, to always be humble is the number one priority, and my parent have always instilled that quality within me and my sister. Also seeing it lived out in all of my cast-mates’ lives …I know I’m going to learn so much from them too because they just have so many years of work and dedication that they’ve put into this, and I can’t wait to hopefully grow up to be like them,” she said.

'High School Musical' TV Series Cast Includes Olivia Rodrigo, Sofia Wylie & More!

'High School Musical' TV Series Cast Includes Olivia Rodrigo, Sofia Wylie & More!

The full cast for the High School Musical television series was just announced!!!

Joshua Bassett, who was revealed as Ricky late last year, will be joined by Olivia Rodrigo, Kate Reinders, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, Dara Renee, Julia Lester, Frankie A. Rodriguez, Larry Saperstein, and Mark St. Cyr in the upcoming Disney+ series.

The 10-episode series picks up nearly 15 years after the original movie aired, at the real-life location where it all began: East High.

It follows a group of students as they count down to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical”. Show-mances blossom; friendships are tested while new ones are made; rivalries flare; and lives are changed forever as these young people discover the transformative power that only a high school drama club can provide.

The series will also bring brand new songs and acoustic “rehearsal-room” reinterpretations of songs from the original High School Musical provide the soundtrack for an unlikely group of theater kids who learn “we’re all in this together” when it comes to pulling off an against-all-odds opening night.

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Vanessa Hudgens Hopes There Will Be an LGBTQ Character in the HSM TV Series

Vanessa Hudgens Hopes There Will Be an LGBTQ Character in the HSM TV Series

Vanessa Hudgens has expressed her support for the upcoming High School Musical television series before, and now, she’s hoping that it’ll include an out LGBTQ character.

While the original HSM franchise hinted at Ryan’s sexuality, it was never fully said or explored. Ryan even took Kelsi to the prom in the final film.

“I feel like if we were to make it today, that would’ve been the case,” the 30-year-old actress told Gay Times about Ryan being out.

Vanessa adds, “I think that at that time, Disney wasn’t ready for that. If it was another network…Everything has its time and place…”

“I personally would’ve loved that in High School Musical and a lot of people would’ve loved that as well. But I mean, Ryan was kind of a taste of that? It was never fully explored but I don’t know how straight Ryan was…”

Vanessa went on to say that there should be an LGBTQ character in the new series.

“I really do! I think that it’s so important,” she shared. “In high school, there’s so many different types of people and everyone should be addressed. We’re all equals, everyone has a fair shot to have their story revealed and explored.”

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‘High School Musical: The Musical’ TV Series Casts Joshua Bassett as Ricky
Vanessa Hudgens Reveals ‘Breaking Free’ Nod in Upcoming Music Video With Phantoms – Watch!

'High School Musical: The Musical' TV Series Casts Joshua Bassett as Ricky

'High School Musical: The Musical' TV Series Casts Joshua Bassett as Ricky

Disney has just announced the first cast member for the new High School Musical: The Musical digital series – Joshua Bassett!

You might recognize the 17-year-old actor from Stuck in the Middle, and he’ll play Ricky, a cynical but charming high school junior who launches a bold plan to win back his ex-girlfriend Nini – by auditioning to star opposite her in the school’s production of “High School Musical.”

The series is a 10 episode series, which follows a group of high school students who stage a performance of “High School Musical” for their fall theater production, only to realize that as much drama happens offstage as onstage. Every episode will include a new rendition of a beloved song from “High School Musical” as well as an original song.

The show will debut on Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch in late 2019, and will be filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a single camera documentary style.

“As someone whose childhood was shaped by the cultural phenomenon that is ‘High School Musical,’ I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to tell this story. Go Wildcats!” Joshua shared in a statement.

Congrats Joshua!

Vanessa Hudgens Reveals 'Breaking Free' Nod in Upcoming Music Video With Phantoms - Watch!

Vanessa Hudgens Reveals 'Breaking Free' Nod in Upcoming Music Video With Phantoms - Watch!

When Vanessa Hudgens shared that there was a nod to High School Musical in her upcoming music video with Phantoms for “Lay With Me”, we thought that the basketball uniforms would be all we would get.

BUT – WE WERE WRONG!

In a new teaser, Vanessa gave fans an even better look at the video coming to us this week and there’s an entire nod to “Breaking Free”!

“Told you this one for you guys,” she captioned on her Instagram with a bunch of emojis with their tongues sticking out.

Check out the new teaser below and check back to JJJ later this week for the full video!

'High School Musical' Digital Series Kicks Off Casting - Meet The Characters Here!

'High School Musical' Digital Series Kicks Off Casting - Meet The Characters Here!

The High School Musical digital TV series is getting underway and starting to cast it’s main players!

Disney announced today that casting for High School Musical: The Musical, was started.

High School Musical: The Musical is described as a “fresh take” on the iconic franchise and will consist of 10 episodes, following a group of students at East High who stage a performance of “High School Musical” for their winter theater production, only to realize that as much drama happens offstage as onstage.

Every episode will include a new rendition of a beloved song from the OG High School Musical as well as an original song.

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