NBC Rise: Its Premiere day for NBC’s latest show ‘Rise,’ starring Auli’i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie. Are you ready for a new series that will aspire you to dream big?
The Rise is about to Premiere today(March 13) at 10 p.m. on NBC. The show will air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. It is a heartwarming story about believing in the power of your dreams.
The Rise – Story
Centered around a High school teacher Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor). A dedicated teacher in the small town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, he takes over his school’s theater department. The story evolves as the life of seven kids changes due to their respective roles in the Spring Musical. Especially the life of Lillette Suarez (Auli’i Cravalho) and Robbie Thorne (Damon J. Gillespie)
Become the person you hope to be. ✨
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Auli’i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie
The two young actors gave an exclusive interview to Hollywoodlife.com and shared some insights about their characters in the show.
Talking about the pressures of Lillette and Robbie’s lives, Auli’i mentions,
“As any human has in their lives, they can’t just dedicate themselves to one specific thing and leave their family life at home. Although we try to do that at the door of our productions or theaters, there’s always something that adds a heightened emotion into our work.”
She further adds “You’ll see that with my character. She does have a very interesting relationship with her mother, figuring out who the adult is in the relationship. Both of them work hard to support each other. Both of them love each other endlessly. But really, when will it become too much?”
— Rise (@NBCRise) March 13, 2018
Robbie faces another kind of jeopardy when he has to juggle between Football and Musical Production. Talking about this character Damon says,
“You see the pressure from his home life with things that are going on with his mom, and the fact that his dad is so in his ear about making sure he’s playing football right, eating right, and being a personal trainer sometimes as opposed to a father,”
He adds “He’s constantly getting that, and that can sometimes bleed into the work that he’s trying to do in football or in the theater, and it really take a toll on him.”
Well, how the duo Lillette and Robbie come over their problems and realize their dreams and who they want to be; is awaiting every Tuesday from today only at NBC.