Margaret Cho is in Vancouver For Disney+ RomCom PROM PACT
Comedian Margaret Cho is in Vancouver to play a sarcastic school counsellor in Disney+’s teen romcom Prom Pact, starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee and Milo Manheim.
Prom Pact is set at the height of prom season. High school senior Mandy Coleman (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) and her best friend and fellow outsider Ben (Milo Manheim) are surrounded by over-the-top ’80s-themed Promposals. However, Mandy keeps her eyes focused on a different goal: her lifelong dream of attending Harvard. When she finds out her acceptance has been deferred, she is determined to do whatever she can do to get herself off the waitlist, even if that means asking for help from the one person she abhors – popular all-star jock Graham Lansing (Blake Draper), whose father is a powerful senator and Harvard alum. Once Mandy becomes Graham’s tutor, she begins to realize there’s more to him than she thought and perhaps something more to life than Harvard.
Filming dates: March 14th to April 21, 2022.
Prom Pact has been filming in Port Coquitlam at Terry Fox Secondary and in a nearby house later this week.
Director: Anya Adams.
Cast: Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Milo Manheim, Blake Draper, Margaret Cho, Monique Green, Arica Himmel, Jason Sakaki, David S. Jung.
Peyton Elizabeth Lee in Vancouver rain. Her instagram.
Peyton Elizabeth Lee stars in Disney+’s Doogie Howser reboot Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.. series and earlier in Disney’s Andy Mack series.
Producer Julie Bowen and Milo Maneheim and Blake Draper on Day 1.
Margaret Cho is Ms. Chen, a sarcastic school counselor who helps Mandy with her attempts to get into Harvard. Monique Green is popular cheerleader LaToya; Arica Himmel and Jason Sakaki are Mandy’s close friends Zenobia and Charles; and Jung is Mandy’s Dad Tom.
Writer: Anthony Lombardo.
Producers: Julie Bowen, Rachel Field.
The main character is a feminist, and she doesn’t believe in this idea of falling in love. It goes back to Shakespeare: she’s a little bit strident, very type A, and she doesn’t want to believe especially in heteronormative love, because she’s so liberal. But then she falls and there’s that undeniable chemistry. — Julie Bowen.
Prom Pact cast and producers celebrated Milo Manheim’s birthday at a Vancouver Canucks game, ahead of the start of the filming..
Sources: Deadline: Hollywood, DGC-BC Production List.