First Disney Played A Prank, Then Made This Teenager A Princess For Life

And she's co-starring with The Rock... Wooooop!

Disney just found their new Princess Moana after months of casting.


However, before telling 14-year-old Auli'i Cravalho she just landed the role of her young life, the director and casting team decided to play a funny prank.

Cravalho heard about the audition for the film, but initially thought, "No way," as she says in the video below. In fact, she was the last girl casting director Rachel Sutton even saw, on the last day of casting.

While it may have seemed like a long shot for this native Hawaiian, Auli'i decided to go for it.

After her first official audition at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, CA, she got a callback to do more ad libs. During the final audition, director Ron Clements says to her "Can you be happier, still?"

Soon, that wouldn't be a problem at all.

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Then the casting team told her to react as if she got the role of Mauna. After teasing her for a few more minutes, they finally gave her the news she had been wishing for. Her reaction is everything.

Not only did she land the starring role in the animated film, she also gets to co-star with The Rock, playing Maui, who shouted her out on Instagram.

Auli'i of course had to call her mom to tell her the amazing news as well. Watch the full video below to relish in the excitement.

Moana hits theaters November 23, 2016.


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