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Shannon Purser Dishes On Her New NBC Show 'Rise': 'It's Not Like Glee'

Shannon Purser Dishes On Her New NBC Show 'Rise': 'It's Not Like Glee'

Just last week, it was revealed that Shannon Purser had joined Auli’i Cravalho in NBC’s Rise, and now she’s talking all about it!

Speaking with TVLine at the 2017 Emmy Awards last night, Shannon opened up about the feel of the show, which isn’t at all like Glee.

“I like to think of it as kind of like a Friday Night Lights with music,” Shannon says.

She continues, “It’s not like Glee in the sense that people burst into song. [When they do], it’s all within the confines of the musical that they’re putting on in high school.”

Shannon will also be singing in the show, too: “I get to sing, which I’ve been doing since I was little, so I’m excited about that.”

Stranger Things' Natalia Dyer & Shannon Purser Match in Green at the Emmy Awards 2017

Stranger Things' Natalia Dyer & Shannon Purser Match in Green at the Emmy Awards 2017

Shannon Purser glams up in a eye-catching green gown at the 2017 Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (September 17) in Los Angeles.

The Stranger Things actress joined her co-stars Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, and Charlie Heaton on the red carpet tonight.

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Shannon and Natalia even had a matching moment — even though it wasn’t planned, but they both wore green to the event!


What do you think of their stunning looks?

FYI: Natalia wore a Vera Wang Collection gown. Shannon wowed in a Sachin & Babi look, an Emm Kuo clutch, Swarovski jewelry, and L.K. Bennett shoes. Joe wore John Varvatos.

10+ pics inside of the Stranger Things cast…

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'Stranger Things' Boys Meet Up Before The Emmys!

'Stranger Things' Boys Meet Up Before The Emmys!

Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp all look sharp while meeting up for a picture at the 2017 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party on Friday (September 15) at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.

The guys are going to be at the Emmys this weekend for their show Stranger Things, which is up for 18 awards.

Their co-stars Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, and Shannon Purser went to the Emmy Performer Nominees Cocktail Reception that night in Beverly Hills.

On Saturday afternoon, Natalia, Shannon, Gaten, and Joe Keery were seen attending the BBC America BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

FYI: Natalia is wearing a Louis Vuitton dress at the Emmy party. She is wearing a Brock Collection dress at BAFTA. Shannon is wearing a kate spade new york dress, L.K. Bennett shoes and a Zac Zac Posen bag at the Emmy party. She is wearing a Julia Clancey dress, an Ingie Paris clutch, L.K.Bennett shoes, and Maxior jewelry at BAFTA. Noah is wearing a Balmain outfit and Giuseppe Zanotti loafers at the EW party. Finn is wearing an AllSaints suit and The Kooples shirt at the EW party.

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Danielle Panabaker, Alisha Boe, & Shannon Purser Team Up for Glamour x Tory Burch Event

Danielle Panabaker, Alisha Boe, & Shannon Purser Team Up for Glamour x Tory Burch Event

Danielle Panabaker is feeling inspired after attending the Glamour x Tory Burch Women To Watch Lunch!

The Flash actress wore a dress covered with images of dancers while stepping out for the event on Friday (September 15) at the brand’s boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif.

She completed her look with a powder blue purse and brown pumps.

Danielle was joined by 13 Reasons Why‘s Alisha Boe, as well as Stranger ThingsShannon Purser and Natalia Dyer, who both sported pretty patterns.

The private luncheon was held to celebrate the women of television who work in front of and behind the camera.

Guests were given a Phipps watch, a new Tory Burch design inspired by equestrian detail and classic American sportswear.

“Ladies who lunch!” Danielle wrote on Instagram. “Thank you @glamourmag & @toryburch for hosting such a beautiful lunch with such inspiring women. Was a delight to chat with so many inspiring women.”

Also pictured inside: The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan, who is wearing Andrea Groussman Fine Jewelry.

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Shannon Purser Joins Auli'i Cravalho in NBC's 'Rise'!

Shannon Purser Joins Auli'i Cravalho in NBC's 'Rise'!

Shannon Purser is heading to NBC for Rise!

The actress, who shot to fame on Stranger Things and Riverdale, has joined the upcoming series, as confirmed by a tweet from show creator Jason Katims.

“Act One, Scene One. The table read. #Rise,” he wrote on Twitter with a full cast pic, which includes Shannon, right next to Moana star Auli’i Cravalho.

While we don’t know if Shannon’s role is recurring or a one time thing, we’re still really excited for her!

Rise, based on the book “Drama High”, follows a teacher and family man who takes over his school’s lackluster theater department. In the process, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town.

Shannon is also pictured at the Torrid fashion show during New York Fashion Week on Tuesday (September 12).

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Shannon Purser Glams Up For Creative Arts Emmys 2017

Shannon Purser Glams Up For Creative Arts Emmys 2017

Shannon Purser went for a classy look for the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (September 10).

The Stranger Things star was up for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for her role as Barb. However, the honor went to Alexis Bledel in The Handmaid’s Tale.

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While Shannon didn’t win, Stranger Things sure did, picking up Outstanding Main Title Design, Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series, and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.

“I’m never gonna get over this crazy amazing life I live. Congrats to all the winners last night,” Shannon tweeted the day after.

FYI: Shannon wore a Tadashi Shoji dress, an Inge Christopher clutch, Aldo heels, and Hearts on Fire and Dvani jewelry.

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Shannon Purser Says This is Why People Love Barb on 'Stranger Things'

Shannon Purser Says This is Why People Love Barb on 'Stranger Things'

Shannon Purser‘s Barb on Stranger Things is an almost universally beloved character.

In a new interview, the 20-year-old actress gets candid about the public’s response to Barb and why she thinks people identified with her character and loved her so much. (#JusticeForBarb didn’t start trending for no reason.)

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“It was fascinating to me,” Shannon told Deadline. “It still blows me away that she got the kind of response that she did. A lot of it, I think, is timing.”

Shannon also thinks that people connected with Barb in a special way because she wasn’t “conventional,” or comfortable in social gatherings.

“I think a lot of people definitely relate to the people who are less than conventional — at least by Hollywood standards — people who are an outcast and awkward,” she continued, “because more often than not, we don’t feel like the cool, popular kid who had everything together in high school.”

“Most of us have been a third wheel or have been stuck at a party we didn’t want to be at. I think there’s definitely this fondness about Barb and her situation because we’ve all been there before.”

TELL JJJ: Why do you love Barb?

Shannon Purser Encourages Her Followers to Learn Their History in Powerful Twitter Thread

Shannon Purser Encourages Her Followers to Learn Their History in Powerful Twitter Thread

A number of members of young Hollywood have spoken out in response to Donald Trump‘s words seemingly defending white supremacy, and Stranger Things actress Shannon Purser is educating her followers in her own way.

“I was literally taught in high school (private Christian school) that the civil war had nothing to do with slaves but with state rights,” she begins in a lengthy Twitter thread encouraging fans to be aware of their history and to honor the “black experience.”

“And I hear too many arguments that ‘liberals are trying to erase southern history’ by tearing these monuments down. Like, c’mon. Nobody is going to forget the freaking Civil war. Confederate flags will still be in museums where you can visit them and mourn your idealistic/racist fondness of the old south while completely ignoring the black experience.”

Shannon then sounds off on those who are upset by confederate statues being demolished.

“If you are white and your reaction to these ‘monuments’ being torn down is feeling like you’re being wronged, you clearly have not even bothered to think about the evil and wrongdoing these monuments represent. The cruelty associated with them.”

The 20-year-old actress then urges her followers to educate themselves and to have open minds.

“I embrace the humble, repentant and those willing educate themselves with open arms. I do not and cannot embrace evil ideologies. God knows I am imperfect and still learning. I am so thankful to have people in my life who are willing to teach and correct me.I have been very ignorant on many issues & I want y’all to know that I will never attack anyone who is truly seeking to learn and understand.”

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