27 Things We Learned On Set With Auli’i Cravalho


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1. If anybody might play you in a film, who would you choose?

I’d select Viola Davis as a result of I feel she’s among the finest — if not the finest — actresses of shade.

2. Describe your model in three phrases.

Imma. Be. Cute. Which implies, I’m gonna be cute in no matter I’m sporting, whether or not it’s heels or flip flops.

three. Craziest fan story?

“It was most likely one of many worst moments of my life…”

I’m Moana initially after which I’m Auli’i, and I bear in mind I used to be strolling by way of the grocery retailer and I might inform that there was a mom and her youngster simply form of tailing me all through your complete retailer… So, I form of flip round, and I used to be like, “Hello, I’m Auli’i Cravalho. I feel you recognize that.” And he or she’s like, “Oh my gosh, it is you. It’s so good to fulfill you. Do you thoughts taking an image with my youngster?” And I have a look at her youngster, and her youngster’s most likely like 4… and this child doesn’t know who I’m. And he or she’s like, actually drained, I can inform. She needs to go dwelling. She has no thought who this 17-year-old lady is. And I’m like, “Certain, you wish to take an image?” So the mother picks up her child who’s NOT having it, and locations her in my arms. And he or she begins bawling. Completely bawling. Simply screaming her head off. It was most likely one of many worst moments of my life as a result of her mom needed nothing greater than for me to carry her and I used to be like, please simply take her dwelling.

four. Which emoji do you employ essentially the most?

Both the laughing/crying emoji or the purple coronary heart emoji. I’m both crying or simply loving.

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5. What’s your largest pet peeve?

Grammar. Simply incorrect utilization of grammar — it kills me.

6. Final one that texted you?

I texted my mother final. She stated, “Good luck at this time,” and I stated thanks.

7. What’s one magnificence product you’ll be able to’t dwell with out?

Sunscreen. I’ll quit mascara, I’ll quit a hairbrush — sunscreen.

“I have been informed that I appear to be Vanessa Hudgens.”

eight. Who’s your celeb doppelgänger?

I’ve been informed that I appear to be Vanessa Hudgens and Miranda Cosgrove from iCarly.

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9. Favourite actuality present?

I really don’t watch any TV in any respect. I don’t have a TV. I don’t desire a TV. As a result of as cool as actuality reveals appear, my actuality is sufficient of a craziness for me to dwell. However, it was by way of Rise that I used to be like, mother, I do know that you just raised me with out TV, however I really feel for intensive research functions we must always get Netflix. And he or she was like, tremendous. So now I’m binge-watching Stranger Issues, and all the reveals that I didn’t get to look at.

“I really do not watch any TV in any respect.”

10. So, you’ve got by no means seen your Rise co-star, Josh Radnor, in How I Met Your Mom?

No! I haven’t! I actually have to look at it, I do know that I do. Particularly now after assembly and realizing Josh. He’s so sensible and sort off digital camera. Realizing all of that, I now have to see him in How I Met Your Mom.

11. What’s one factor you’ll be able to’t dwell with out?

My mother, my cat — my household. I’m not in Hawaii and so they’re miles away. I simply must really feel that they’re near my coronary heart.

12. What’s your largest responsible pleasure?

I don’t really feel responsible about any of my pleasures, actually. I’ll eat ice cream straight out of the bathtub!

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13. Favourite place to go to?

Hawaii — again dwelling. There’s no higher place. I am going again as usually as I can, so if I’m off for a protracted weekend, I shall be on that 10-hour flight again.

14. Hidden expertise?

I’m double jointed!

“I am so happy with myself for working a
full-time job in addition to finishing my college work.”

15. What accomplishment are you most happy with?

I’m working so exhausting to graduate highschool. So I shall be graduating and I’m so happy with myself for working a full-time job in addition to finishing my college work. I’m nearly there!

16. Dream trip spot?

I’d love to go to Spain!

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17. Identify one thing in your bucket record.

Leaping out of a airplane — with a parachute! I ought to most likely say that.

18. Greatest concern?

Drowning. Particularly, within the bathe, which is why I don’t sing within the bathe. Enjoyable reality.

19. Finest piece of recommendation you’ve ever been given?

“I acquired to fulfill Justin Timberlake. Best man. Lovely blue eyes.”

I’ve acquired quite a lot of actually good recommendation in my 17 years of residing. However I’ll say that, earlier than I carried out on the Oscars, I acquired to fulfill Justin Timberlake. Best man. Lovely blue eyes. However most significantly, he informed me that I used to be meant to be there. Which was loopy to listen to, as a result of at 16 years outdated, I used to be like — that is an excessive amount of. There are such a lot of superb individuals who have labored exhausting to get into this business, and I managed to only form of slip my means in and now I’m residing this superb dream. Nonetheless you bought right here, you’re meant to be right here. That was simply mind-blowing and it simply warmed my coronary heart.

20. Background wallpaper in your cellphone?

[checks phone] L-M-A-O, it’s Moana! I’m Moana!

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21. Describe the right day.

My excellent day could be surrounded by my household, all of us consuming some kind of heat scorching cocoa/espresso/chai/tea beverage. It’s chilly outdoors and we’re simply having a blast.

22. What’s been your favourite tune to carry out on Rise thus far?

Could be “Mama Who Bore Me (Reprise)” [from Spring Awakening]. I really like that tune. It’s a robust belt tune. It’s with all of my gals and we’re all simply singing our heads off. There’s additionally some actually cool choreography — I’ve by no means actually been a dancer, however I acquired to be taught choreography and put some strikes into my singing. It was actually enjoyable throughout.

23. You’ve got now labored with Lin-Manuel Miranda on each Rise and Moana. Any enjoyable tales about him?

“I’ll always remember singing to Lin-Manuel Miranda over FaceTime whereas he was dressed as Hamilton.”

Lin really wrote the rap that my co-star Damon Gillespie raps within the pilot. So that you’ll be capable of hear that. It’s superb, as per normal with all of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s work. Working with him on Moana was completely superb. The primary time I stepped right into a recording sales space to sing the precise music, we needed to FaceTime with Lin whereas he was right here in New York for Hamilton — the BUSIEST man on Earth — and so we FaceTimed him, and, I’m fairly certain he was in a white button-down, and I didn’t fairly notice it on the time, nevertheless it had a little bit little bit of flounce to it and I feel he may need been in costume for Hamilton as we have been FaceTiming him. He was like, “Okay! I’ve acquired like 20 minutes, I’m beneath the stage! Simply let me hear it!” And so I sang, “How Far I’ll Go” for the primary time and I’ll always remember that — singing to the unimaginable Lin-Manuel Miranda over FaceTime whereas he was dressed as Hamilton.

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24. Which Disney character do you relate to most aside from Moana?

Mulan. I cherished Mulan. I at all times have. I don’t assume I noticed it after I was youthful, however older me now realizes that a part of the rationale I cherished what she did was as a result of she was breaking gender norms. And he or she was like, “I actually couldn’t care much less if that is what a woman is meant to do, as a result of that is what must be accomplished.” She additionally simply actually needed it. To honor her household. In order that’s one thing, as I sit right here on this interview, as I am going out on the earth, I at all times wish to make my household proud. So it’s at all times one thing I take into account.

25. Do you could have a favourite reminiscence about The Rock from engaged on Moana with him?

“Dwayne Johnson is superb.”

Dwayne Johnson is superb. He’s so humorous, he’s so good. I actually couldn’t have gotten luckier working with the forged of Moana, as a result of they have been all so skilled but in addition so heartfelt. And, it being my first film — my first job — it was actually vital, I felt, to work with variety people. So, I started working with him whereas we have been in Los Angeles on the press tour, and — you’ll be able to watch the video on YouTube — Dwayne had spent weeks making an attempt to be taught my identify. Auli’i — he acquired that down. However on my final identify, Cravalho, I used to be like, “Oh yeah, my identify’s Auli’i Craval-YO” and he was like, “Wait – Craval-HO” and I used to be like, “No, really you’ll be able to drop the HO, it is a YO.” And it was hilarious, you’ll be able to really watch that. I don’t actually let up on that and he takes all of it in good sport.

26. What’s the very last thing you looked for on Google?

The boroughs of New York. As a result of I don’t know all the boroughs of New York simply but, and I’m making an attempt to determine the place I ought to dwell.

27. What do you hope for in 2018?

I feel really quite a lot of my hopes, I’m at present seeing come to fruition. I’m in an incredible present. I do know that persons are going to see it, so I’m very excited for that. I’m additionally actually proud, on a private degree, of my technology. I’m proud that they’re talking out, that they’re making a distinction. And that’s MY technology. In 2018, I shall be 18. And loads adjustments. I’m trying ahead to the elections — 2018 holds loads for myself and for everybody who needs to see change.

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Do not miss Auli’i on Rise when it premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET, after which airs each Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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