It’s monsters, music and mayhem for Olivia Holt who stars in Disney Channelâ€™s new original movie Girl Vs. Monster premiering Friday, October 12 at 8pm ET/PT. Fighting monsters? No problem. Thatâ€™s according to the multitalented, 15-year-old Olivia Holt, who has busied her young life with a variety of challenges from competitive cheerleading and gymnastics to her more recent successes in acting and singing. The Disney XD Kickinâ€™ It star puts her martial arts series on hold and picks up some funny gadgets to fight off monsters in Disney Channelâ€™s new original movie Girl vs. Monster.
â€śShe has no idea sheâ€™s a fifth-generation monster hunter,â€ť Holt says of her character, who is then challenged to understand her familyâ€™s background on battling monsters and preserving their family legacy.
â€śWhat I love about the movie is that it is so kid-friendly, yet at the same time it has this suspense to it,â€ť Holt says. â€śThereâ€™s also a message on overcoming your fears that runs through it [relating to my characterâ€™s] fear of monsters. Another thing I love about the movie is that itâ€™s so many genres â€” sci fi with action and romance â€” itâ€™s just so great.â€ť
The film, though far from being a musical, has some pop-rock numbers interspersed throughout, including three numbers that Holt sings â€” a solo, â€śFearlessâ€ť; Â â€śNothingâ€™s Going to Stop Usâ€ť; and â€śHad Me @Hello,â€ť a duet with costar Brendan Meyer that is featured during the final scene of the movie.
â€śSinging is my first love, so being able to do both in this film was so great,â€ť Holt says.