Have a family movie night with Paramount+ and their upcoming film, Monster High: The Movie. It stars two Filipina actors, Nayah Damasen and Ceci Balagot as Draculaura and Frankie Stein. Make sure to mark your calendars for October 6 for the film’s release as it’ll get you ready for the Halloween festivities! Check out the trailer below!
The series follows Clawdeen Wolf, who was born half human and half wolf (werewolf) as she arrives at her new school, Monster High. She quickly makes friends with her classmates Frankie Stein (Balagot) and Draculaura (Damasen), and for the first time in her life, Clawdeen feels like she has finally found a place where she fits in and can truly be herself, despite keeping her human half a secret. When a devious plan to destroy Monster High threatens to reveal her real identity, Clawdeen must learn to embrace her true monster heart and find a way to save the day.
Nayah Damasen is a Bay Area native and film and television actress who starred in guest roles including Modern Family, Henry Danger, How to Be a Latin Lover, and Grey’s Anatomy. She’s also a talented singer and comes from a family of singers with her grandmother performing at Filipino community events. Nayah sang the national anthem at the 2015 NBA Finals in Oakland, California for her home team, the Golden State Warriors.
Ceci Balagot is an actor who is best known for playing ‘Smackle’ in Girl Meets World for Disney Channel and has also been seen in other shows like Desperate Housewives, and Dispatches From Elsewhere. opposite Jason Segel & Sally Field for AMC. Ceci graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts in 2019 having studied in the Musical Theatre Conservatory and has been acting, singing and dancing since he was a toddler.
Cover Photo Credit: Ceci Balagot Instagram