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Auli'i Cravalho Opens Up About Her Upcoming Show 'Rise'!

Auli'i Cravalho Opens Up About Her Upcoming Show 'Rise'!

Auli’i Cravalho is about to Rise up – and we can’t wait to watch!

The 17-year-old Moana actress and singer talked about her upcoming show during the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Tuesday (January 9) in Pasadena, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Auli’i Cravalho

Auli’i stars in the upcoming NBC musical drama, which debuts on March 13.

The show is about an earnest high-school drama coach who recruits a reluctant football player to appear in the controversial school musical, Spring Awakening. Auli’i plays a student actor, Lilette Suarez.

“Part of me was able to relate to her pain, and her mother who just wanted the best for her,” she said during the press tour.

Jason Katims, Damon J. Gillespie, Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez and executive producers Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez all appeared on the panel.

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Auli'i Cravalho, Elizabeth Gillies, & Mae Whitman Are Gorgeous Gals at EW & People Party!

Auli'i Cravalho, Elizabeth Gillies, & Mae Whitman Are Gorgeous Gals at EW & People Party!

Auli’i Cravalho, Elizabeth Gillies, and Mae Whitman look lovely while attending Entertainment Weekly and People’s Upfronts Party on Monday (May 15) at Second Floor in New York City.

Auli’i, best known for voicing the title role in Moana, is set to star in NBC’s new musical series Rise and she was joined at the event by co-stars Josh Radnor, Damon J. Gillespie, Taylor Richardson, and Ted Sutherland.

While it has not yet debuted online, the trailer for Rise was shown at NBC’s upfronts presentation and it got rave reviews from reporters.

Mae was at the event with Good Girls co-star Retta while Elizabeth represented the reboot of Dynasty.

FYI: Elizabeth is carrying a Louise et Cie clutch.

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