Meet the Cast of Jem and the Holograms

The popular ‘80s American cartoon television show is revived and re-imagined into a full feature film set to be released next year. So, who are the lucky girls who get to embody Jem, Kimber, Shana and Aja in this 21st century take of the beloved series? They are Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau and Hayley Kiyoko. Let’s take a look the girls and see if they have the singing and acting chops to play Jem and the Holograms.

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1.     Hayley Kiyoko as Aja

If you’ve seen The Vampire Diaries, then you’ve caught a glimpse of Hayley playing Megan, the protein water-loving, college roommate of Elena and Caroline in an episode entitled, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. She can also be seen in two Scooby-Doo TV movies as the smart, keen observant Velma Dinkley.

Aside from acting, Hayley is also a singer who now has an EP already out. Based on her resume, she’s totally ready for the role of Aja and she’s already sporting the blue hair. Isn’t she cute?

2.     Aurora Perrineau as Shana

Aurora is a relative newcomer of the bunch but don’t think that she isn’t up for the role of Shana. She has the genes of a performer being the daughter of TV’s LOST’s Harold Perrineau Jr. and American actress and former model Brittany Perrineau. Like her mother, Aurora is also a model and an actress who has starred in the thriller A House Is Not a Home.

3.     Stefanie Scott as Kimber

She plays Jem’s little sister and main songwriter of the group, Kimber. Stefanie can be seen on Disney’s A.N.T. Farm as Lexi Reed. You can also watch her on the big screen on the puppy love story Flipped as Juli’s best friend Dana.

4.     Aubrey Peeples as Jem

    The leader of the band and Jerrica Benton’s alter-ego, Jem, will be brought to life by Nashville’s Aubrey Peeples. Aubrey definitely has the pipes to play the character and not just because of her role as country singer Layla Grant in Nashville. Apart from the TV guestings, Aubrey is also a stage actress and has performed broadway songs on small stage performances. Listen to her hauntingly beautiful rendition of Hallelujah and some musical theatre tunes in YouTube. Here’s hoping that Aubrey will be “truly, truly, truly outrageous” as Jem.

What do you think? Will this movie fare out well and be a hit to today’s younger generation as how the original animated TV series was back in the ‘80s?


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