‘Rise of the Pink Girls’ Stars Introduce Their Rydell Excessive College students of the ‘Grease’ Prequel (VIDEO)
You would possibly find yourself hopelessly dedicated to this Grease prequel, an origin story for the 1978 traditional movie’s scene-stealing Pink Girls lady gang.
Set in 1954 at good outdated Rydell Excessive Faculty, Paramount+’s candy-colored musical sequence options 4 very completely different women who unite after getting fed up with gossip and exclusion. And fortunate for us, TV Insider was capable of meet up with the solid of Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies in our suite on the Tv Critics Affiliation Winter Press Tour to listen to extra about what’s in retailer for the season.
The gang mastermind is brainy, well-behaved Jane Facciano (Marisa Davila) whose tipping level is when her jock ex-boyfriend lies about how far they went within the backseat of his automotive. Jane’s not about to let that slide. “She’s very optimistic, bold, and an idealist — which truthfully wasn’t very welcome within the ’50s,” Davila tells us.
Additionally being judged for what she’s rumored to have carried out behind closed doorways is Olivia Valdovino (Cheyenne Isabel Wells), however as a substitute of shying away from the whisperings of her affair with a instructor, she leans into it and swaggers across the faculty. “She’s the powerful cool lady however she makes use of that as a wall to cowl up her vulnerability,” Valdonivo reveals.
Olivia’s brother leads the T-Birds, the “boys solely” greaser gang that one other Pink-Woman-in-the-making, Cynthia Zdunowski (Ari Notartomaso), needs to affix. The actress tells us she was completely happy to see a queer character depicted in an period when teenagers barely had phrases of their vocabulary to explain their sexuality: “With the ability to return in time and have this illustration that I didn’t have as a youngster and that Cynthia wouldn’t have had within the Fifties I feel is a very great full-circle second that I’m actually happy with.”
We additionally study the origin of these iconic pink satin jackets: They’re the brainchild of Rydell Excessive aspiring clothier Nancy Nakagawa (Tricia Fukuhara) who early within the sequence is ditched by her besties after they get boyfriends. “She’s tremendous unbiased however then she realizes it may very well be higher with pals. She turns to the Pinks, they usually settle for her for who she is,” Fukuhara says.
Watch the total video above to listen to extra from the solid on their characters, the place the story is headed, and their favourite musical numbers.
Grease: Rise of the Pink Girls, Collection Premiere, Thursday, April 6, Paramount+