Lucas Grabeel On His ‘High School Musical’ Series’ Role — Interview – Hollywood Life

‘High School Musical’ star Lucas Grabeel can be guest-starring on the Dec. 27 episode of ‘HSMTMTS’ and HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Lucas about performing onscreen once more, the following technology of ‘HSM’ stars and extra.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is about to get a heavy dose of nostalgia. Lucas Grabeel, who performed the enduring Ryan Evans within the High School Musical motion pictures, can be guest-starring on the Dec. 27 episode titled “The Tech Rehearsal.” He’ll be performing the track “Role of a Lifetime” with Miss Jenn, performed by Kate Reinders. HollywoodLife talked EXCLUSIVELY with Lucas about stepping again into the High School Musical world. “The idea that I would be coming in as a cameo and it would be this dream sequence and inspiring the drama teacher, Miss Jenn, to really focus on the kids and make it about them and help them with their dreams with putting on the show and everything, I loved it,” Lucas instructed HollywoodLife. “I thought it was great. This whole idea that I play a kind of amalgamation of myself and the dream sequence and Ryan kind of all mixed together was really interesting and fun. I loved the song and got to play around with that and with everybody on set and everything. It was great. I was on board right away.”

However, Lucas did admit he was nervous about performing once more. “I used to be actually scared as a result of it’s been so lengthy and music has modified a little bit bit since High School Musical,” he continued. “I didn’t hear any of the other songs that they were doing for the show. I was a little nervous but once I heard it, I thought it was perfect. It has the right amount of cheese, the right amount of heart, the right amount of vocal fun and technicalities. It’s such a fun number to do. I was really excited to jump into the studio and start to play.” Lucas additionally added that he took this cameo “very seriously and I wanted to do the absolute very best that I could. Also, I hadn’t danced in a while, I hadn’t sung in a while onscreen, so it was something that I worked really hard and trained for beforehand so that I was ready.”

The Disney+ sequence stars a proficient crew of younger actors and Lucas mentioned that the solid gave him such a “warm welcome” when he was on set. “I felt so at ease as soon as I got there and the kids were so amazing,” he gushed. “They’re so talented and so warm and welcoming and loving and fun. In between each take they would all run to the piano and start playing songs and harmonize with each other.” Lucas additionally talked about how the solid is nicely conscious of how the unique High School Musical solid paved the best way for them. “I could tell how grateful they were to be there and how special they knew it was,” Lucas instructed HollywoodLife. “They said things like, ‘We just want this to be okayed by you guys, and we want to do you proud and want to carry the torch in a positive way. We don’t want to take over anything that isn’t ours and all of that.’ I was just like, ‘Well, you didn’t need to say that but that was really sweet of you.’ It was just an excellent disposition to have.”

For the efficiency, Lucas shot in an auditorium in Utah the place he had filmed a earlier mission. The cameo was nostalgic in additional methods than one. “I’ve revamped 10 motion pictures in Utah, together with the High School Musical motion pictures, so I knew greater than half of the crew members and all the individuals round,” Lucas mentioned. “It was undoubtedly a homecoming and even staying in the identical lodge that I stayed in once we made the primary High School Musical, it was actually nice to have that as the bottom as a result of I used to be a little bit nervous coming again in as nicely to do a very good job as a result of they requested me to return again and it is a massive deal.”

Lucas Grabeel visitor stars on the Dec. 27 episode of ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.’ (Disney+ / Fred Hayes)
Lucas Grabeel
Lucas Grabeel with Kate Reinders within the Dec. 27 episode. (Disney+ / Fred Hayes)

So, might we see Lucas pop up on the sequence once more as a visitor star? He weighed in on the chance: “I mean, in general, of course it would be great. But story-wise I think it’s kind of played. I think that in the capacity that I came back, especially as this dream sequence thing, I think it’s better if it’s just one, but I don’t know. If there was some way for me to put on a mask and come back and be a different character and work with these people again, I totally would do it. Maybe in another capacity that could happen. I put story and character first when it comes to that kind of stuff and I feel like it would cheapen it a little bit.” New episodes of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series premiere Fridays on Disney+.

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