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The gallery has been updated with photos of Olivia throughout the last five months, as well as the missing captures from season two of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series! You can check out all the links.

The Hollywood Reporter interviews Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo caught up with The Hollywood Reporter’s Neha Joy to chat about her new concert film ‘Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)’, her songwriting process, the best breakup advice she was given, and her whirlwind year.

Olivia Rodrigo was a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show! Check out the highlights below.

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Olivia Rodrigo talks to Drew about being “pereptually single,” why she tries to limit her time on social media and looking at her phone and the importance of boredom.

Olivia Rodrigo joins Drew to give her a behind the scenes look at the heartbreak that she sings about in “Sour.” She also tells Drew about her new film “OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u,” which premieres on Disney+ on March 25.

Olivia Rodrigo talks to Drew about her Disney+ film “OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u,” reveals exactly who she writes her songs for and why her vulnerability is key to her success.

Olivia Rodrigo is Closing a Chapter with the Release of Her Upcoming Film

Olivia Rodrigo is “closing a chapter” with the release of her upcoming film, and looking at the days that led her to stardom through the rearview mirror.

Ahead of the release of her Disney+ film titled Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film), the Grammy-nominated singer spoke to PEOPLE about how her life has changed since it took a turn following the release of her debut single.

Olivia Rodrigo Names Her Favourite Lyrics off 'SOUR'

Ahead of the release of her new film “Driving Home 2 U (A SOUR Film)”, which drops this Friday on Disney+, we chatted with pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo about her favourite lyrics of her debut album “SOUR”! The star reflects back on her smash hit “Driver’s License” and what fans can expect from the new film.

Olivia Rodrigo on her upcoming tour and SOUR film

Olivia Rodrigo discusses her upcoming tour and recounting the creation of the album through “Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u.”

Olivia Rodrigo's driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)

At the start of her new documentary film, Olivia Rodrigo asks: “How would I describe this chapter of my life?” We then get a snapshot of the whirlwind she has been living in for the past 14 months: Rodrigo shrieking in excitement as her epic breakup anthem ‘Drivers License’ plays on the radio, her being interviewed by The New York Times, magazine covers and a picture of her with the President of the United States; music videos, awards ceremonies and photoshoots.

Said chapter of Rodrigo’s life has seen the 19-year-old level up from Disney Channel star to Grammy-nominated household name; ‘Driving Home 2 U (A Sour Film)’ unpicks this swift rise to fame. The film follows Rodrigo on a road trip from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, mirroring the way her debut album ‘Sour’ was written between the two cities. Along the way we’re taken behind the scenes on the making of ‘Sour’ with never-seen-before studio footage and brought further into Rodrigo’s musical world with revamped live performances.

Early on we’re introduced to ‘Sour’ producer Dan Nigro, who rides shotgun throughout, with much of the film showing the duo creating the album in the studio. It’s an intriguing insight into the process, as they work through new songs and wrangle the album into shape, giving further context to the songs that have soared up the charts around the world.

These moments are intercut with new interviews in which Rodrigo dissects what it was like navigating this chapter in her life. It’s at time earnest: “There’s nothing that connects people and there’s nothing that’s like a truer window into the human emotion than music,” she says of the songwriting process. And yet, this honesty is coupled with refreshing self-awareness, as Rodrigo reveals: “You want people to look at you for your talent and skill, and you’re also, you know, 18 and I want people to think I’m pretty and cool and funny or whatever.” Later she’s joined by English musician Jacob Collier; as they sit on the hood of a car in a desert, she confides: “I’m terrified that since I’m not going to be devastated for the rest of my life, I’m no longer going to be able to make a good album.”

The film is gorgeously shot, with stunning drone footage showing off the road trip scenery, and carefully curated locations for each of the performances. ‘Deja Vu’ is performed at a highway diner, ‘Happier’ in a half-empty house surrounded by boxes, and ‘Enough or You’ in a forest. The songs undergo musical makeovers, too: ‘Jealousy, Jealousy’, performed in an underpass, is transformed into a pit-opening pop-punk anthem, while ‘Good 4 U’ gets a cinematic string accompaniment that is a highlight of the film.

‘Driving Home 2 U (A Sour Film)’ is an honest look under the hood of ‘Sour’, as well as the past year of Rodrigo’s life. Peel away the astonishing cinematography and megawatt live performances, and it’s a frank account of the artist’s rapid ascension, as she navigates the scrutiny that comes with being a young woman in the public eye. If this is chapter one of Rodrigo’s story, it’ll be fascinating to see what comes next.

jealousy, jealousy from OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)

Check out this clip of jealousy, jealousy from OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u (a sour film), streaming March 25 on #DisneyPlus!

Olivia Rodrigo

In the upcoming Disney Plus film “Driving Home 2 U,” Olivia Rodrigo takes a road trip through the desert while looking in the rearview mirror at her Grammy-nominated debut album “Sour,” which released nearly one year ago.

Driving a vintage sky blue Ford Bronco, Rodrigo travels from Salt Lake City, Utah — where she filmed her breakout part on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” — to Malibu, Calif., stopping along the way to deliver artfully constructed and rearranged performances of 11 tracks from the triple-platinum certified album. Standouts include a fast-paced, distorted “Jealousy, Jealousy” performed under a highway overpass and a haunting orchestral rendition of hit “Good 4 U.”

With the rearrangements, Rodrigo wanted to introduce a “brand new concept” for each track to keep her supporters satisfied. “I really wanted to make this film for my fans, and especially my fans who maybe couldn’t come to my tour this go around,” Rodrigo tells Variety.

Rodrigo’s all-women band — consisting of Heather Baker (guitar), Hayley Brownell (drums), Arianna Powell (guitar), Moa Munoz (bass guitar, keyboards) and Camila Mora (keyboards) — are spotlighted in the film, as well as special guest performers Blu DeTiger and Towa Bird, who add high-voltage guitar and bass to “Brutal.” Rodrigo found both DeTiger and Bird on TikTok, and knew they’d fit right in with the rest of her band during the performance, which takes place in an airplane hangar.

“There’s just something so special about girls rocking out together, and that’s an all-girl band,” Rodrigo says. “It’s just so empowering to me, I love women in rock and I feel like we don’t really see as much of it as we should in the media today.”

The film also gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the album’s recording process with producer and co-writer Dan Nigro through new footage of their sessions, as well as a peek into her emotional state as she skyrocketed from Disney starlet to international pop star. For Rodrigo, as she prepares to embark on a sold-out tour and writes new music, taking a look back at the journey of making “Sour” reminded her of the magic behind her craft.

“Obviously, the songs from ‘Sour’ completely have taken on a whole new meaning and they kind of have a life of their own now, which I think is just a natural thing that happens when you put out music,” Rodrigo says. “But it was really cool to go back and revisit the songs when they were just seeds of an idea, and they hadn’t become what they are today. [It] just kind of reminded me about the magic that songwriting is.”

But with the clips of her and Nigro working, fans get to see that it wasn’t always happy times in the recording booth. During one particularly vulnerable moment while writing “Enough for You,” Rodrigo tells Nigro: “I’m so sad about it. I don’t know. It’s just like every other song I have on the record, just different words.” Though they eventually work through it, Rodrigo felt it important to include the moment in the film as it was part of the “Sour” process.

“I had so many doubts and insecurities, and I think it would be doing the process a disservice if I didn’t showcase that, because that was definitely a big part of my mindset at the time,” she says.

As for her first-ever tour — which begins in San Francisco on April 2 — Rodrigo says she’s most looking forward to finally seeing “how the music affects people in real-time.” Meanwhile, she’s been busy with rehearsals and going to extremes to make sure her voice is in tip-top shape.

“Yesterday, I actually ran on the treadmill and sang my songs, because sometimes when you’re running on stage you get really winded. I did such a bad job running on the treadmill, it was so hard,” she laughs. “I feel so sorry for my friend that had to listen to me while I did that because I sounded terrible.”

Rodrigo’s staying mum on when new music can be expected, though there is an unreleased demo featured in the film. However, she says the song will stay in the vault.

“I was just looking at a bunch of my old voice memos when we were making the film, and I found that one and I was like, ‘Oh that’s really good!’” Rodrigo says. “It never came out so I thought, let’s just put it as a voice memo in the film and maybe it’s something that people will like. But I don’t actually think it will ever come out, which I think is kinda cool. It’s a little treat at the end of the movie.”

“Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U” premieres on Disney Plus March 25.


Olivia Rodrigo Appears on Good Morning America

Olivia Rodrigo talks new movie, driving home 2 u. The seven-time Grammy nominee is also about to hit the road on a new world tour.