Hollywood Stargirl is only a few days before it releases on Disney+, as it continues the story of Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal) after her time in Mica, Arizona. Now, she finds herself in Hollywood, as the title implies, and may find her love for music may open up new avenues moving forward. She’ll meet the ambitious brothers Evan (Elijah Richardson) and Terrell (Tyrel Jackson Wiliams), who’ll play an important part in the latest chapter of her story.
As both are newcomers to the film franchise, I got a chance to sit down to chat and it turns out that it wasn’t the first time that Tyrel Jackson Williams auditioned to be part of the Stargirl franchise. He revealed that he had “auditioned for the original a bunch of times” five years ago.
It was really interesting, I had seen the original. I’d have actually auditioned for the original a bunch of times, years ago, maybe like 5 years ago. And when the audition for this came around, I was like, I got déjá-vu a little bit: “I think…didn’t I already?”Tyrel Jackson Wiliams
While it didn’t work out back then, he was happy to join the cast with the sequel, especially as it took a new direction giving Grace VanderWaal‘s Stargirl the actual leading role.
But it was really great to jump in now and the world had already been built out and to see they wanted to see it take into a newer direction and give Stargirl more agency and more responsibility. I am happy to be able to be a part of this new direction.Tyrel Jackson Williams
It’s definitely always surprising to find out that actors tried to join franchises at an earlier point but would eventually find their way to join after all. So, it seems like Williams went through quite the journey to eventually end up being part of Stargirl after all. Hollywood Stargirl is going to release on June 3rd.