Everyone has their own prom stories.
Some good. Some bad. Some have the time of their lives.
During a press conference for Netflix’s The Prom that LRM Online attended, a question was directed to the cast about their personal prom experiences.
First up, James Corden plays Barry Glickman, a New York performer who wants to help a young lesbian girl to go to prom in Indiana. He was immediately put up in the spotlight because he was one of the foreigners in The Prom cast.
“We don’t [have proms in Britain],” said Corden. “I’ve got a multitude of embarrassing stories, but none of them connected to a prom. It was never really a thing for me at all.”
Of course, someone in the cast must have a wild, crazy prom story.
Andrew Rannels plays Trent Oliver, a thespian who assists the musical stage actors in creating a prom for the young lesbian. He stepped up to the plate with his own story.
“I went to an all-boys Catholic school I took an older woman to my prom. She was 20. The difference between 17 and 20 at that age was pretty severe,” he stated. “She wore like a black cocktail dress, not a prom dress. She was just like a ‘woman’ that I took to the prom. Well, I was overcompensating. [Laughs] It made me very popular for my teen years.”
No one else on the cast that included Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Kerry Washington, Ariana DeBose, and Jo Ellen Pellman chimed in with their prom story. Director Ryan Murphy adapted this stage musical.
Nonetheless, they all attended prom on Netflix.
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Here’s the synopsis:
Dee Dee Allen (Streep) and Barry Glickman (Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Key), the head of the PTA (Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Kidman) and Trent (Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for professional life. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.
Netflix’s The Prom currently streams on Netflix.