INTERVIEW: Aubrey Peeples and Stefanie Scott talk Jem and the Holograms
“Now we know how awesome it is, really,” says Scott. “And I’m so excited that I get to be a part of something so iconic, and bringing it to life and bringing it to the big screen and being a part of the process. It’s really neat.”
Although casting news just broke last week, filming is already underway and the cast has been working tirelessly on perfecting their music.
“We’ve been working 24/7 on it,” admits Peeples. “It was crazy.”
Keeping their band practice under wraps for so many months must have been quite a challenge, considering how much Hollywood likes to dish secrets.
Stephanie Scott agrees. “We had to keep it a secret, which was so hard, because we just wanted to show pics from the set and from practice, because we feel like a real girl band at this point. It’s awesome!”
While a release date is yet to be announced, Jem fans don’t have to wait to get in on the fun. Stephanie Scott shares her enthusiasm for the project’s crowd-sourcing element. “We’ve seen audition tapes — because you can send in audition tapes and be a part of it. And so we’ve seen a lot of super-fans. It’s really awesome!”