“Holly Hobbie”, the series that Disney Channel launches this October 30, is based on a doll from the ’60s. It is romantic and idealistic.
Disney Channel will launch a new series called Holly Hobbie that promises to be the next Hannah Montana, Liv y Maddie O Zack and Cody twins on board of younger generations. The protagonist, inspired by an illustration from the 1960s, sets out to change the world.
Holly is a 13-year-old singer and songwriter who is known for her vintage style and musical talent. She is a tenacious teenager, fighting for just causes in hopes of making this a better place.r. Your adventures will begin in a town called Collinsville.
“I think it’s very important that there is such a strong female character on screen. I also think it’s important to show that mistakes can be made, and that’s okay. Everyone does. You have to learn from these and do what you can to fix them. “says Ruby Jay, the 15-year-old actress chosen to give life to the protagonist.
The series premieres its first two chapters of 22 minutes each this Friday 30 at 20 on Disney Channel. The story is inspired by the doll of the same name that became all the rage in the United States 60 years ago. It was drawn on birthday cards and other merchandising products. He managed to cross the borders of his country, and with his characteristic blue hat he managed to be in books and have animated versions.
“When I auditioned, the name was familiar to me and my parents. I looked for it and found this beautiful doll. In fact, I found out that my aunt keeps a pad that has the image of this character printed on it.”
Although it is a typical adolescent production, the cycle addresses current society issues. The series presents themes full of nostalgia, music, love, inspiration and overcoming. “It’s a show about friendship and finding your place in the world. Holly is searching to know how to make her voice heard, and the show shows the good and the bad of that path.”
Unlike most young people today, the protagonist does not pay much attention to social networks and prefers to live life offline. What really matters to her are face-to-face relationships.
“It’s a good thing to be able to show a girl that she’s not connected to technology. No need to be glued to the phone all the time“, says Jay. However, that disconnection in the plot becomes a problem with his friends, since everyone is aware of social networks and is informed by those platforms.
“One of my favorite things about playing Holly is how passionate she is about things that happen in her city, she is passionate about writing songs, knowing what happens to her friends. I admire that she is not afraid to show her passions.” describes the actress who feels identified at that point with the character she has to embody.
Ruby Jay is very likely to become the next Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato or Tini Stoessel, since in addition to acting, she is beginning her singing career. Jay is also part of the series The Unicorn and has almost 400 thousand followers on Instagram. She confessed that she spends her days of fame trying not to stop being a girl and with great tranquility, but she is ready for her face to reach all of Latin America.