‘Julie and the Phantoms’ star Madison Reyes reveals to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY how Vanessa Hudgens has ‘motivated’ her, who Vanessa might play in a possible season 2, and extra.
Madison Reyes is the extremely proficient and spunky Julie on the heart of Netflix’s pleasant new collection Julie and the Phantoms. In a terrific position that’s certain to catapult her to stardom, the 16-year-old reveals the world she’s a power to be reckoned with. Her voice is actually one in every of a sort. The primary season is out now and follows Madison’s character as she rediscovers her love for music when she befriends three ghost musicians from 1995. The younger actress spoke to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY about what this position means to her.
“She’s a really pretty character, however she’s a Latin American woman,” Madison instructed HollywoodLife. “That was the primary time that I’ve ever been given an audition alternative the place she was really 100 % Latin. I simply thought of my sister after I first heard of her as a result of, if I acquired this, then she’ll have somebody she will be able to look as much as who appears to be like like her, who has the identical ethnicity as her, but in addition simply her realness and the way she’s experiencing quite a lot of the issues that on a regular basis youngsters undergo. I really feel like her story was positively distinctive with the features of the ghosts and the lack of her mother was positively giving her some depth to her character and background that I really feel like quite a lot of like youngsters and household reveals don’t cowl as a lot. I felt that she was positively nicely rounded, and he or she had loads that individuals can look as much as and take away from her.”
The season 1 finale leaves the story huge open for a second season. HollywoodLife requested Madison if there was anybody from the Kenny Ortega universe she wish to be on Julie and the Phantoms sooner or later. Her reply? The one and solely Vanessa Hudgens, whose breakout position was in Kenny’s Disney Channel Authentic Film Excessive College Musical.
“I’ve talked about Vanessa. She commented on my publish, and I freaked out as a result of she’s simply so wonderful. She’s so fairly. I’d love for her to perhaps be a protracted misplaced member of the family or perhaps a trainer,” Madison instructed HollywoodLife. “That might be so dope if she was the trainer of the theater or one thing that corresponds to her being part of Excessive College Musical. I’d love to fulfill her in individual and simply be like, ‘You positively motivated me to grow to be an actress and wish to do the identical factor as you with the ability to watch Gabriella.’ After I watched, I positively wished to carry out like her. I wished to have the ability to sing within the halls. I actually felt like I used to be Gabriella in Excessive College Musical on this.”
If the present does get a season 2, Madison would love to usher in “some extra Latin tradition” into the combo and “get extra background on her mother.” She continued: “It’s not touched upon, and I do know it’s a really delicate subject, however because the actress, will probably be good to have a bit of bit extra background and simply be taught what the connection was like as a result of we all know that it was very deep.”
For Madison, Julie and the Phantoms was the expertise of a lifetime and one that’s going to propel her ahead in her rising profession in so some ways. “This expertise has simply made me understand that it’s true that arduous work does repay,” Madison stated. “It doesn’t matter what your ethnicity is or what your background is like, you probably have what it takes and also you’re a sort individual and also you’re working exhausting for one thing then good folks will certainly get the nice that they deserve. It’s positively impressed me to proceed doing what I’m doing and to proceed pursuing my desires. Nothing is not possible once you put your thoughts to it and also you consider in your self.” Julie and the Phantoms is now streaming on Netflix.