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'Dare Me' Star Willa Fitzgerald Went to Cheer Camp Before Shooting the Pilot!

'Dare Me' Star Willa Fitzgerald Went to Cheer Camp Before Shooting the Pilot!

Willa Fitzgerald stars in the new cheerleading series Dare Me as a cheerleading coach, but she didn’t have a background in the sport before signing on for the project.

The 28-year-old actress was joined by series creator Megan Abbott, who also wrote the novel on which the series is based, for an interview on The Today Show on Friday morning (December 27) in New York City.

Willa was asked if she was a cheerleader growing up.

“No, I was not,” Willa said in response. “We had cheer camp for a couple weeks before we started shooting the pilot. We had a lot of professional cheerleaders on the show, and dancers, and everyone who wasn’t a professional in that sense, we came and we learned everything we could in that time.”

The new series will premiere on USA on Sunday, December 29 at 10/9c. Watch the trailer now!

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