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Olivia Rodrigo Reveals She 'Never Wanted to Be a Pop Girl'

Olivia Rodrigo Reveals She 'Never Wanted to Be a Pop Girl'

Olivia Rodrigo is cautiously stepping into superstardom.

The 18-year-old “Drivers License” superstar got candid in an interview with NME about newfound fame, her music, and what’s coming next.

When asked whether she worried about being pigeon-holed as a Disney star, she said: “Yeah, totally.”

Find out what else she said…

“That’s not to knock Disney Channel artists. Some of my favorite artists came from Disney Channel…but yeah, I always wanted to do something different,” she went on to say.

“I never wanted to be a pop girl; that was never my prerogative. I always wanted to write my own songs.”

Olivia has also written some songs for her hit series High School Musical, noting: “It was super-important to me that I told my own stories in my unique voice.”

“I remember worrying that I wasn’t going to write songs that were relatable because of how weird growing up on a set was,” she added with a laugh.

“Like, what was I going to write about? ‘Ah, gotta do this table read!’”

She also recently reacted to some criticism about her songwriting.

Find out what Taylor Swift said to her in a handwritten letter!

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