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Lidya Jewett Shares 'Feel The Beat' Behind-The-Scenes Photos With Sofia Carson & More

Lidya Jewett Shares 'Feel The Beat' Behind-The-Scenes Photos With Sofia Carson & More

Lidya Jewett is giving us a behind-the-scenes look at her new movie Feel The Beat!

The 13-year-old actress stars as Kari in the new Netflix dance movie.

“I love that she goes after what she wants even if she is nervous. I love that she stands up for herself. I love that she loves to dance in the rain. I love that she loves her friends. I think you will love her too,” she said on Instagram about her character.

Lidya also opened up about how excited she is for others to see so much representation in this production.

“I think it is important, and definitely in times like these, for everyone to see themselves represented on screen…especially the kids,” Lidya told JJJ. “Kids everywhere will see themselves here. Different races, different family types, different body types, differently-abled. They are all here because we are all here.”

Among her co-stars in the BTS photos include Sofia Carson, Wolfgang Novogratz, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Shiloh Nelson, Eva Hague, Sadie Lapidus, and director Elissa Down.

Feel The Beat follows April (Carson) as her Broadway dreams are dashed and she moves back home to a small town in Wisconsin where she takes on a misfit group of young dancers.

Be sure to check out the movie on Netflix now!!

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Sofia Carson Heads To Her Home Town In 'Feel The Beat' Trailer - Watch Now!

Sofia Carson Heads To Her Home Town In 'Feel The Beat' Trailer - Watch Now!

We are exactly ONE WEEK away from Sofia Carson‘s brand new movie Feel The Beat!

The trailer for the movie was just released, where the 27-year-old actress and singer plays the talented, self-centered dancer April, who is banished from Broadway, and grudgingly moves back in with her dad (Enrico Colantoni) in her small Wisconsin hometown.

Trying her best to avoid everyone in her tight-knit community, including her first love Nick (Wolfgang Novogratz), April is reluctantly recruited by her former dance teacher (Donna Lynne Champlin) to coach the town’s misfit group of young dancers.

Initially believing she’s found the path back to Broadway, April gains so much more. A love letter to small towns, Feel The Beat is a heartwarming comedy about chasing your dreams.

Feel The Beat, premiering June 19th on Netflix, also stars Rex Lee, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Lidya Jewett, Sadie Lapidus, Johanna Colón, Shaylee Mansfield, Shiloh Nelson, Justin Allan, Carina Battrick, Kai Zen, introducing Eva Hauge with Marissa Jaret Winokur.

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Lidya Jewett Shares Her Experience As a Young Black Actress

Lidya Jewett Shares Her Experience As a Young Black Actress

Lidya Jewett is opening up about her story.

The 13-year-old Good Girls actress shared on Instagram about being a black actress and being handed flesh colored accessories to wear that didn’t match her skin tone, and the first couple of times she was called a racial slur.

“My story *The first time I was called a ‘n*gger* was by a white man. I was 10. I was sitting in a restaurant in Atlanta where I was shooting a movie. He then said I looked like those ‘little girls blown up in the church’. He also said I belonged in Selma. *i have had more than one hair person sigh loudly when doing my hair on a movie set and roll their eyes at the other hair people. They think I don’t see and hear but I do. *i have been given costume accessories and I’m told ‘they want you to wear these flesh tone pieces’. But they are not my flesh tone,” Lidya recalled.

“the next time I was called a *n*gger* I was told I belonged in the back of the bus. I was also 10. *when I am in a store the security people are close by. I have been taught to keep my hands out where they can be seen and not pick up anything or to put my hands near my pockets. I hear the speaker call for a security scan of the part of the store I am in. I am taught to stand out in the open,” she continued.

“I have never even thought of stealing anything. I can pay for the things I want to buy. I deserve to have flesh colored items that match my flesh. I deserve to have people who GET to touch my hair be respectful about it because it is me. I deserve not to be called the n word. And I deserve to be able to relax in a store that I want to shop in and not worry that people think I might steal. I deserve these things because these things matter. I matter. Black lives matter,” Lidya said.

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Celebs Take To TikTok While Social Distancing Amid Coronavirus

Celebs Take To TikTok While Social Distancing Amid Coronavirus

People are practicing “Social Distancing” to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

While many people are staying home and figuring out what to do, a lot are taking to social media to share how they’re passing the time.

We’ve been seeing a lot of celebs trying to remain positive while being self quarantined and some are even using the time to make TikTok videos!

Ashley Tisdale shared a new video where she recreates the “We’re All In This Together” finale dance from the first High School Musical movie, and we’re going to need this to become a challenge with more people following suit!

“If you need to work out while on #selfquarantine try this 😂 hopefully this will brighten your day a little!” she captioned the clip on Instagram.

Other celebs uploading new, fun TikTok videos include Jason Maybaum, Ruby Rose Turner, Austin Mahone, Lidya Jewett, Amandla Stenberg and more.

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McKenna Grace & Kai Ture Premiere New Prime Movie 'Troop Zero'

McKenna Grace & Kai Ture Premiere New Prime Movie 'Troop Zero'

McKenna Grace shows off her dress while attending the premiere of her new movie Troop Zero held at Pacific Theatres at The Grove on Monday (January 13) in Los Angeles.

The 13-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Kai Ture, Bella Higginbotham, Charlie Shotwell, Milan Ray, and Johanna Colon.

Troop Zero is set in rural 1977 Georgia, where a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond. Check out the trailer below!

Also in attendance at the premiere were McKenna‘s friends August Maturo, Lidya Jewett, London Cheshire, and Raegan Revord, and her Fuller House co-star Elias Harger, as well as Genesis Tennon, who is the daughter of Viola Davis, who’s also in the movie.

FYI: McKenna is wearing a custom Philsophy dress.

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Alexa & Katie Stars Paris Berelc, Merit Leighton & Jack Griffo Have Fun at UCLA Children's Hospital's Party on the Pier

Alexa & Katie Stars Paris Berelc, Merit Leighton & Jack Griffo Have Fun at UCLA Children's Hospital's Party on the Pier

Paris Berelc, Merit Leighton and Jack Griffo step out for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital’s Party on the Pier on Saturday afternoon (November 3) at Pacific Park in Santa Monica, Calif.

The three Alexa & Katie stars were joined by a handful of young celebs, including Brat stars Anna Cathcart, Lauren Orlando, Lexi Jayde, Emily Skinner, Lilia Buckingham and Hayley LeBlanc, as well as Fuller House‘s Elias Harger, Symera Jackson, and Single Parents twins Mia and Ella Allan.

Good GirlsLidya Jewett, Dakota Lotus, mixed-ish‘s Mykal-Michelle Harris, Young Sheldon‘s Raegan Revord, Jacob Hopkins, and Ciara Riley Wilson were also spotted at the annual event.

Proceeds from the event provide unrestricted funding to launch high-priority programs that benefit children being treated at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and around the world.

If you missed it, the premiere date for Alexa & Katie season three was just announced!

Check out over 25+ pics inside of Paris Berelc, Merit Leighton, Jack Griffo and more!

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Lidya Jewett Will Star in New Netflix Movie 'Feel the Beat'

Lidya Jewett Will Star in New Netflix Movie 'Feel the Beat'

Lidya Jewett has a new Netflix movie on the way!

The Good Girls actress has landed a role the upcoming ensemble family dance film Feel the Beat, Deadline reports.

You may also know Lidya from Black Panther, Bunk’d, WITS Academy, and See Dad Run.

Directed by Elissa Down, Feel the Beat also stars DescendantsSofia Carson, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser‘s Wolfgang Novogratz, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Donna Lynne Champlin, Veronica MarsEnrico Colantoni, Eva Hauge, Troupe Zero‘s Johanna Colón, Sadie Lapidus, Tomorrowland‘s Shiloh Nelson, Shaylee Mansfield, Justin Allan, Kai Zen, Carina Battrick, Plus One‘s Brandon Kyle Goodman, Ken Pak, Dennis Andres, and Amy Stewart.

Former So You Think You Can Dance judge Mia Michaels is choreographing.

Feel the Beat follows “April (Carson), who, after failing to find success on Broadway, returns to her small hometown and reluctantly is recruited to train a misfit group of young dancers for a big competition.”

Filming has started in Toronto, Canada.

“So excited to finally be able to talk about why I’m up in Toronto for 3 months!!” Lidya Jewett captioned the Instagram photo below. “Filming a fun new Netflix movie with some of my new favorite friends. Stay tuned for more and definitely go check out @sofiacarson ‘s new video Ciclo Sin Fin for the Lion King. #netflix #FeeltheBeatMovie #sofiacarson #friends.”

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