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Olivia Rodrigo Open to Acting Return: ‘I Love Movies, I Love Telling Stories’

Olivia Rodrigo is open to going back to the start. The “Vampire” singer who got her start as a kid and teen actor on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and Bizaardvark told Variety magazine at the Academy’s Governors Awards on Tuesday night (Jan. 9) that she’d totally be up for a return to acting if the right part came along.

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“I love movies, I love telling stories,” said the singer. “I really want to do a coming-of-age thing maybe before I’m actually of age. Maybe I am of age already,” added the star who turns 21 on Feb. 20. “I just love telling stories, whether that be in a song or movie, that’s really something that really excites me.”

Rodrigo was at the Awards show to hype her The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes soundtrack song “Can’t Catch Me Now,” which has been shortlisted for this year’s Oscars; nominations slated to be announced later this month. The singer — who won the best new artist Grammy in 2022 for her debut album, Sour — has six Grammy noms this year for her sophomore album, GUTS and also said she’d totally be down for recording a duet with one of this year’s best new artist nominees, Noah Kahan.

“I think he’s so great and he’s very inspiring,” she said of the “Dial Drunk” star, crossing her fingers and adding, “One of these days.”

While she waits for that dream to manifest, Rodrigo is gearing up to kick off her GUTS world tour on Feb. 23 in Palm Springs, CA, with The Breeders, Chapel Roan, PinkPantheress and Remi Wolf slated to open on select dates.

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