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Dove Cameron Reunites With Luke Benward & Maddie Baillio For New Movie 'Dumplin'

Dove Cameron Reunites With Luke Benward & Maddie Baillio For New Movie 'Dumplin'

Dove Cameron‘s next movie is going to just be a big ol’ reunion!

The Descendants 2 actress will be starring beside Luke Benward (from her Cloud Nine days) and Maddie Baillio (from Hairspray Live!) in Dumplin, Deadline reports.

It follows Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), nicknamed Dumplin, a confident, plus-sized teen who, to spite her beauty pageant queen mom (Jennifer Aniston), enlists in a local pageant.

What starts as an impulsive one-day protest snowballs as Will inadvertently becomes the inspiration for a ragtag group of teenage outcasts joining the pageant.

Famous in Love‘s Georgie Flores, Bex Taylor–Klaus and Ginger Minj will also star in the movie.

Dove Cameron Reunites with Movie Mom Kristin Chenoweth at 'Hairspray' Event!

Dove Cameron Reunites with Movie Mom Kristin Chenoweth at 'Hairspray' Event!

Dove Cameron snaps a cute photo with her on-screen mom and real-life idol Kristin Chenoweth while attending a “For Your Consideration” event for Hairspray Live! on Friday (June 9) in North Hollywood.

The ladies reunited with the cast of the NBC production to help drum up awards buzz ahead of the Emmy nominations.

Also in attendance were Garrett Clayton, Jennifer Hudson, Maddie Baillio, Ephraim Sykes, Shahidi Wright Jospeh, and original Hairspray star Ricki Lake.

If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to watch Dove belt out the song “Listen” from Dreamgirls on her Instagram Stories!

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VIDEO: Dove Cameron, Ariana Grande, & Maddie Baillio Sing 'Mama I'm a Big Girl Now' for 'Hairspray Live!'

VIDEO: Dove Cameron, Ariana Grande, & Maddie Baillio Sing 'Mama I'm a Big Girl Now' for 'Hairspray Live!'

How amazing was the Hairspray Live! performance “Mama I’m a Big Girl Now”?!

JJJ faves Dove Cameron, Ariana Grande, and Maddie Baillio teamed up for the song, which is about their characters’ frustrations with their parents.

In case you didn’t know, the track first appeared in the 2002 theatrical musical, but was left for the end credits in the 2007 film adaptation.

WHAT DID YOU THINK of the “Mama I’m a Big Girl Now” performance?

ALSO MUST-READ: Dove Cameron Gets Major Support From Sofia Carson & More!

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VIDEO: Maddie Baillio Joins Forces with Original Tracys for 'Welcome to the 60s'

VIDEO: Maddie Baillio Joins Forces with Original Tracys for 'Welcome to the 60s'

Did you catch that super special moment during the song “Welcome to the 60s” from Hairspray Live? If you didn’t realize, the two original Tracy Turnblads united with Maddie Baillio live on screen!

The 20-year-old actress appeared in the scene alongside Ricki Lake and Marissa Jaret Winkour, who originated the role in the 1988 movie and the 2002 Broadway musical, respectively.

“Welcome to the 60s” is a song that features Tracy getting her mom Edna (Harvey Fierstein) out of the house to experience what the world is like during the 1960s.


Hairspray Live! – Welcome to the ’60s (Highlight)

READ MORE: The two original Tracys spoke to us about their cameos in the NBC production!

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VIDEO: Watch 'Hairspray Live' Opening Number Starring Maddie Baillio!

VIDEO: Watch 'Hairspray Live' Opening Number Starring Maddie Baillio!

We are totally loving every moment of Hairspray Live so far and we are so excited to watch Maddie Baillio become a star in this production!

The 20-year-old actress, who is making her professional debut in the show, opened the show with “Good Morning Baltimore” and even though there were some technical errors, she still rocked it. Several times throughout the performance, Maddie‘s mic went out and we couldn’t hear the lyrics.

WHO IS MADDIE BAILLIO? Meet the actress playing Tracy Turnblad!

Maddie kept going like a pro though and didn’t let the errors stop her performance!

Make sure to keep watching the show and check JustJaredJr.com all night for full coverage of the live production.


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Maddie Baillio is Excited 'Hairspray Live!' is Helping With Body Positive Movement

Maddie Baillio is Excited 'Hairspray Live!' is Helping With Body Positive Movement

In Hairspray, Tracy Turnblad is given a hard time about her weight when she goes in to audition to dance on the Corny Collins Show.

In real life, Maddie Baillio has experienced the same criticism, so she is especially proud to be playing the part in NBC’s upcoming Hairspray Live!.

“Tracy is always talked down by everyone but she doesn’t let anyone stop her from going after her dreams. And when she goes after her dreams she accomplishes them, and that was so cool,” Maddie told us. “I was bullied when I was younger so that really drilled into my brain that I shouldn’t be confident with my body and myself. I overcame that like a year ago. So it’s really cool to see a girl who doesn’t let anything stop her because that has stopped me in the past.”

In general, Maddie feels like Tinsel Town is starting to accept non-model type and is offering good roles to actors of size.

“I think so. I think Hollywood is getting a lot better. One of the songs in the show is ‘We’ve Come So Far’ but we’ve got so far to go,” she said. “We’ve got so far to go but I think people are becoming more aware of body positivity and everyone is becoming more accepting, which is awesome.”

Hairspray Live! airs on Wednesday, December 7 @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

10 Fun Facts: Get to know Maddie more with these fun tidbits!

– Reporting by Nicole Pajer

VIDEO: Dove Cameron Had The Biggest Crush on Zac Efron in Hairspray!

VIDEO: Dove Cameron Had The Biggest Crush on Zac Efron in Hairspray!

Dove Cameron was a big fan of Hairspray before she ever got cast in Hairspray Live!.

In fact, the 20-year-old actress had a HUGE crush on the film version’s Link Larkin – Zac Efron!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dove Cameron

“This is amazing. This is not a lie. This is 100 percent true,” Dove told co-star Harvey Fierstein in his “Fierstein chat.” “I had the poster of Hairspray right above my bed. And I had the biggest crush on Zac Efron, of course.”

Meanwhile, Maddie Baillio revealed who she used to have a big crush on too!

MORE HAIRSPRAY NEWS:

  • Maddie Baillio Is Not Going Back to School After Hairspray Live!
  • Listen to Full Hairspray Live! Soundtrack Now!
  • Maddie Baillio Talks Kissing Co-Star Garrett Clayton!
  • Click inside to watch Dove, Maddie, and more of the cast talking about their crushes… More Here! »

    Maddie Baillio Is Not Going Back to School After 'Hairspray Live!'

    Maddie Baillio Is Not Going Back to School After 'Hairspray Live!'

    Maddie Baillio is on cloud nine when it comes to her role in NBC’s Hairspray Live!.

    “I wake up every morning and can’t believe this is happening,” Maddie told us at a recent press junket. “Ariana Grande is playing my best friend!”

    The student-turned-star is still trying to grasp what has happened to her this year. The role of Tracy Turnblad was the very first role that she auditioned for outside of productions at her school, Marymount Manhattan College.

    “You’re not allowed to audition outside of school because they don’t want you to leave but sometimes you gotta break the rules. I’m so happy I did!” she said.

    Maddie found out about the role after seeing an ad on Facebook for an open casting call. To prepare for the part, she prepared a short portion of “Good Morning Baltimore.”

    Click inside to read more of our interview with Maddie… More Here! »

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