As a lover of musical theater, I am always slightly salty when I hear of other people being cast in my dream roles. But this recent casting news is something I think I’ll be able to get over fairly quickly, because it is nothing short of awesome. According to Entertainment Weekly, Carly Rae Jepsen has been cast as Frenchy in Grease Live. This was basically the casting news I never knew I needed, but, now that I am in the know, I never want to be out of it.
I mean, think about it, people. Jepsen has become a force to be reckoned with. It’s three years later, and I am still jamming out to “Call Me Maybe.” But, in addition to that, she also has some stage serious cred and experience. If you recall, she starred in Broadway’s Cinderella, and that is no easy feat. Taking on this important yet supporting role as a beloved, quirky Pink Lady should be a total breeze.
If your immediate reaction isn’t a combination of excited squeals and claps for this inspired casting decision, I urge you to check out the list below. Here are seven reasons why Carly Rae Jepsen is going to be the most perfect Frenchy.
1. She's Got The Giggle Down
I bet she auditioned with that giggle.
2. Frenchy Loves Bubble Gum
Wait for it...
3. And Carly Loves Bubble Gum... Pop
There it is.
4. They Have The Same Level Of Enthusiasm
Being all around generally pleasant and bubbly doesn't come easy to everyone. But it does for Jepsen.
5. I Mean... They Look A Lot Alike
Not that an adaptation has to be anything like the original, or that the actors have to look similarly, but, you have to admit... it's sort of uncanny.
6. They Both Have Experience Crafting A Music Video
Although Frenchy's was more impromptu. But, hey, the more experience under her belt for a live show, the better.
7. They're Sweet, But Tough
It's all about that balance.
I, for one, can't wait to see what she does with the role, not only to honor the character but also to make it her own.