This weekend was the release of Disney+’s latest original feature film, Hollywood Stargirl. This is a sequel to the 2020 Disney+ hit about Stargirl Caraway played by Grace VanderwWaal. It’s interesting to note that this was one of the first feature films for Disney+ in its infancy. It did very well and thus we are able to continue with Stargirl’s journey.
As you could have guessed by the title, Hollywood Stargirl, we now find our protagonist moving out further west to the cut-throat streets of Los Angeles. Her mother has taken a job in the Holywood as a costume designer. We will see how Stargirl adapts to her new surroundings during the feature. As well as how her approach to life and attitude affects all those around her.
A couple of people that will be instantly affected by her personality will be the brothers Evan and Terrell, played by Elijah Richardson and Tyrel Jackson Williams. They are aspiring filmmakers that are working very hard to try and make their dreams come true. Together, they will discover their hard work is noted and appreciated by their community who are more than happy to lend a hand.
With the release of Hollywood Stargirl, LRM Online‘s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with the stars of the film. This includes Grace VanderWaal, Elijah Richardson, and Tyrel Jackson Williams. During our brief conversation, we talk about their personal experiences in starring in feature films. It was a pleasant conversation that you can check out down below!
Here is the synopsis for Hollywood Stargirl from Disney
Disney’s “Hollywood Stargirl” is a sequel to the 2020 Disney+ film about free spirit Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal), a silver-voiced teenager whose simple acts of kindness work magic in the lives of others, that follows Stargirl’s journey out of Mica, Arizona and into a bigger world of music, dreams and possibilities. When her mother Ana (Judy Greer) is hired as the costume designer on a movie, they relocate to L.A., where Stargirl quickly becomes involved with an eclectic assortment of characters. They include aspiring filmmaking brothers Evan (Elijah Richardson) and Terrell (Tyrel Jackson Williams); Mr. Mitchell (Judd Hirsch), one of Stargirl’s neighbors; and Roxanne Martel (Uma Thurman), a musician Stargirl admires and encounters on her journey.
Returning as Stargirl, VanderWaal performs the original song “Figure It Out” she wrote for the film. Julia Hart returns to direct. Hart & Jordan Horowitz wrote the original script, based on the original character from Jerry Spinelli’s best-selling book Stargirl. Ellen GoldsmithVein, p.g.a., Lee Stollman, p.g.a. and Jordan Horowitz, p.g.a. are the producers, with Kristin Hahn, Nathan Kelly and Jerry Spinelli serving as executive producers.
Disney+‘s Hollywood Stargirl is now available to stream exclusively on their platform.