Grace VanderWaal has got to be one of the most successful winners of not only America’s Got Talent, but reality TV in general. And now, she’s dipping her toe into the acting world!
It was recently announced that Grace had been cast as the titular character in Stargirl, a movie for Disney’s upcoming streaming service based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli, and now the author has revealed that filming is currently underway in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cameras are rolling! Filming for the Disney STARGIRL movie began September 26 in Albuquerque, NM. I’ll visit the set for a couple days in October.
— JerrySpinelli (@JerrySpinelli1) September 28, 2018
It’s been so great to see Grace thrive after winning AGT, and crazy to realize the big moment happened over two years ago now! In a recent interview with Billboard, Grace discussed her worries of quickly becoming obsolete like many other reality show winners.
“After winning, I was so scared. I was like, ‘What do I do now? I was just afraid of being just another contestant winner. It was my biggest fear to be like, ‘Remember that girl with the ukulele?’ and people being like, ‘Oh yeah, I remember her. Whatever happened to her?'”
Those fears clearly lit a fire under Grace and served as great motivation for her; since her victory, she’s released lots of new music, toured with Imagine Dragons, and is now the lead in a movie! I’d say she’s made her mark on the entertainment industry, and it doesn’t look like she’s going anywhere anytime soon.