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Go Behind the Scenes of the Dumplin’ Movie with These Exclusives Straight from the Set!


Go Behind the Scenes of the Dumplin’ Movie with These Exclusives Straight from the Set!

Is there anything better than an awesome adaptation of one of our all-time-favorite YA novels? How about being able to get a behind-the-scenes look into how the movie was made? Well today is your lucky day because we’ve got exclusives straight from the set of the Dumplin movie—courtesy of BookTuber Hailey in Bookland and the amazing author herself, Julie Murphy!

From the makeup chair to ‘lights, camera, action!’ Hailey takes us through a day in the life of an extra. Find out what she thought about the experience (and whether the scene she filmed made it into the movie) in her video below!

More than a little jealous that Hailey got to spend the day hanging out on the Dumplin set with the AMAZING cast and crew, and loved her interview with Julie? SAME. Want to know more of what Julie’s on-set experience was like? She’s shared her top three moments from her time on set in the video below!

Get those tiaras ready and brush up on your pageant talent, because Dumplin’ will be available to stream on Netflix beginning December 7th!


About Dumplin’

Soon to be a Netflix film—featuring Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, and Dove Cameron, as well as a soundtrack from Dolly Parton!

The movie tie-in edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA of the year—about Willowdean Dixon, the fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town’s beauty pageant.

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body.

With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does.

Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

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