It has been a more year now and embargo has finally lifted! You cannot believe how hard it’s been to keep quiet about my secret set visit to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and meeting the stars of Disney+’ movie Stargirl.
About the movie
“Stargirl” from Disney+ is a tender and offbeat coming-of-age story based on the critically-acclaimed, New York Times’ best-selling young adult novel about an unassuming high schooler who finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl, whose unconventional ways change how they see themselves…and their world.
Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) is an average student at Mica High School. He gets decent grades, is a member of the school’s marching band and has always been content flying under the radar. But all that changes when he meets Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal), a confident and colorful new student with a penchant for the ukulele, who stands out in a crowd. She is kind, finds magic in the mundane and touches the lives of others with the simplest of gestures. Her eccentricities and infectious personality charm Leo and the student body, and she quickly goes from being ignored and ridiculed to accepted and praised, then back again, sending Leo on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
A celebration of individuality, kindness and the power of the human spirit, “Stargirl” is directed by Julia Hart from a screenplay by Kristin Hahn and Julia Hart & Jordan Horowitz based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli. The film stars singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal in her film debut, Graham Verchere, Karan Brar, Maximiliano Hernandez, Darby Stanchfield and Giancarlo Esposito. “Stargirl” is produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, p.g.a., Lee Stollman, p.g.a., and Kristin Hahn, p.g.a., with Jordan Horowitz, Jim Powers, Jerry Spinelli, Eddie Gamarra, Catherine Hardwicke and Jonathan Levin as executive producers.
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Secret set visit
It was November 2018 and a group of blogger and myself were headed to New Mexico where the most of the movie scenes were being filmed. We were able to meet the cast and interview them. I will have more details about the interviews soon, but for now I can tell you my favorite part was seeing all the clothes they had for the cast to wear. It was so cool seeing the magic happen live.
On that day we met the director and actors, and learned a few things that I will be sharing with you soon. In the mean time, let me ask you this, are you subscribed to Disney+ yet? Because you won't be able to watch Stargirl if you don't. This amazing movie will be available only on Disney+ march of 2020.
“Stargirl” premieres March 13, streaming only on Disney+.