- Hold up – Is there a Laura Marano & Raini Rodriguez Duet Coming? - Fanlala
- Mariah Carey majorly dissed American Idol – Just Jared
- What does the web think about Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber reuniting? – Teen.com
- Aunt Becky is coming to Fuller House & the everything is right in the world again – TooFab
- Natalie Portman opens up about her time at Harvard University…and it wasn’t pretty – EW
- Big Bird can seriously rap! – MTV
Raini Rodriguez News, Pictures, and Videos
Raini Rodriguez Exclusively Chats With JJJ About 'When Marnie Was There' - Get A Recap Of Our Twitter Chat Here!
The 21-year-old actress chatted with us over Twitter about the Studio Ghibli flick, which is out in New York and Los Angeles TODAY.
Check out what Raini spilled about her character, the lesson and more — psst, she even opened up about what’s next for her and it involves in music and directing! Yay!
On how excited she is for the movie: So excited! This was my first Japanese to English animated film. I loved the script the first time I read it! It’s great :)
On her character in the film: I play Nobuko. She’s like the towns popular girl who has a lot of energy and talks really fast, although she can be sassy too. She tries and fails, but eventually becomes friends with Anna, Hailee Steinfields character.
On the appeal of When Marnie Was There: I’ve never done an animated film like this before. The film has already been done in Japanese and I was brought in to do the English voice. It was cool cause normally you have to start from scratch with imagining your character. But I got to watch Nobuko on screen and match my words to her mouth movements. It was new, but really fun!
On her favorite scene or line from the movie: Nobuko is always in charge of the other kids in their town, so there’s a scene where she’s telling everyone what to do. I basically backed up from the microphone in the booth & pretended I was bossing my brothers around, telling them what to do!
Click inside for more of our exclusive chat with Raini Rodriguez… More Here! »
There are a ton of things that JJJ loves — and chatting with Raini Rodriguez is definitely at the top of the list!
We’ve teamed up with the 21-year-old Austin & Ally actress to chat about her all-new movie, When Marnie Was There — and we’re counting on you for questions!
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS: You can send them to us on Twitter with the hashtag #RainiWasHere, in the comments below or even on Tumblr!
When Marnie Was There centers on shy, artistic Anna, who moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle. There, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend.
Our chat with Raini starts at 3PM ET/12PM PT on Thursday, May 21st — so get excited!
When Marnie Was There [Official US Trailer]
Laura Marano, Kelli Berglund & Sabrina Carpenter Star In JJJ's Disney-Fied 'Bad Blood' Music Video Posters
JJJ had so much fun doing this!
With just one day until Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” music video debuting at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, we started to think about how awesome it would be to see our fave Disney stars in the video and the posters!
So, we did a little magic…
Click inside to see the Disney-fied “Bad Blood” music video posters and their alter egos…
“I always wanted to direct since I was a little girl,” Raini says. “Acting and directing at the same time is kind of a challenge.”
Her co-star and good friend Laura Marano says, “I’ve never been prouder of her.” Aw!
Meanwhile, Debby says, “What inspired me to direct was being directed by amazing people.”
Watch the girls talk about their experiences in the video below!
Debby Ryan & Raini Rodriguez Direct
The Austin & Ally cast gets together for some group shots as they arrive at a special screening held at The Paley Center for Media on Monday night (May 4) in Los Angeles.
Not only did they dish on their favorite episodes and most memorable moments, but Ross and Laura also talked about their “Raura” fans.
Did you know that Ross sang Justin Bieber‘s “Baby” at his audition? Will they do an A&A movie? Click inside for more tidbits!
Also pictured below: Ross shared a bunch of behind-the-scenes Instagram photos of the cast from the set!
— Paley Center (@paleycenter) May 5, 2015
— Paley Center (@paleycenter) May 5, 2015
Click inside for more Austin & Ally scoop from the event… More Here! »
The cast, plus creators Heath Seifert and Kevin Kopelow, are chatting all about the series, funny behind-the-scenes stories, their bonds and more.
Raini, Ross, Laura and Calum even said YES to a movie — let’s just get Disney to greenlight that first — and are dishing on how the series wraps up right now! Go watch the live stream below!