Joshua Bassett Posted a Video of Himself Crying From ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ And, Honestly, Same
With the curtain closing on this season of Disney+’s original series, some fans are feeling a mixture of emotions. Even cast members like Joshua Bassett are sad about saying goodbye. Here’s what fans, and the season’s actors, are saying about the finale of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Joshua Bassett portrays Ricky in the Disney+ original series
As one of the lead roles, Joshua Bassett appeared in all ten episodes of the Disney+ original television show, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Throughout the season’s run, the actor would take to Twitter, sharing a behind the scenes look into this cast and series.
In fact, this actor posted a video of himself crying after the table reading for episodes 9 and 10 of this series. Other videos emerged of the entire cast at the table, sharing their love for each other and their experience with this original series.
Joshua Bassett commented on Ricky’s role in ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’
Clearly, the cast and the series meant a lot to Joshua Bassett. The actor even commented on the importance of characters like Ricky when he comes to inspiring younger viewers.
“One of my favorite things [was when] two eight and nine-year-old boys ran up to me and they were like, ‘Oh my gosh. I love your show. I sing all the songs all the time,'” Joshua Bassett said during an interview with Playbill, regarding the gap between loving music and loving musicals.
“I just thought that was the sweetest, most awesome thing—to be inspiring younger boys to do it and not be afraid,” he continued. “What’s really cool is how people can see Troy Bolton, who plays basketball, who’s also in musical theatre, and now Ricky Bowen, who’s a skater and ‘Oh, he’s too cool for musical theatre,’ but he does it for love and then finds out he loves musical theatre just as much.”
Fans on social media reacted to the finale of ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’
Although this season left on a bit of a cliffhanger, Disney already renewed this original series for season 2. There is no official premiere date for upcoming episodes, though some predict it could premiere during Fall 2020, about a year after the premiere of season 1.
Until then, some fans took to social media, sharing their love for this television show and its cast members. One Twitter user said, “Everyone say thank you to Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett and everyone involved in this iconic scene.”
“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series was such a wonderful surprise. I did not expect to love it as much as I did. It is endlessly charming, full of life and love and such earnestness. Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo are astonishingly great. I loved every second of it,” another Twitter user wrote.