Exclusive: Dara Reneé Shines Bright as She Belts "Beauty and the Beast" For HSMTMTS
Get ready, because the upcoming episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is about to give you all the feels. Ahead of the Valentine's Day episode on May 28, POPSUGAR has an exclusive first look at Kourtney (Dara Reneé) belting out "Beauty and the Beast," and it's simply magical. Seriously, can we just take a moment to appreciate those incredible vocals?! As Kourtney sings the iconic tune, Big Red and Ashlyn share a precious moment as they dance together in his family's pizza shop.
If the precious clip brings a tear to your eye, you're certainly not alone. When POPSUGAR chatted with the cast ahead of the season two premiere, they talked about what it was like watching Reneé film the emotional number. "I cried," Joshua Bassett said of the scene. "I finished filming at like 9 or something and I was just sticking around that day and I literally cried every take."
As Kourtney steps into her spotlight this season, Reneé said she's "so grateful" to show this whole new side of her character. "I'm so glad I get to experience this side of Kourtney, showing her vulnerability and being more vocal about the things she wants to get into. It's really fun to be able to play a character that's not afraid to try new things. I just love Kourtney Greene and I cannot wait for you to see the tea that Kourtney is going to spill. A lot of things happen from this girl [in] season two." Watch the emotional clip above before the new episode airs on Disney+.