Amazon‘s newest original special in the American Girl line is all about gymnastics and who better to learn from than Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez!?
American Girl Story – Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance follows the story of Ivy Ling (Nina Lu), a Chinese-American gymnast who struggles to find a balance between her two cultural identities and wants to be more like her all-American best friend, Julie Albright, played by Hannah Nordberg.
Laurie Hernandez stopped by the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics and taught Nina and Hannah a couple gymnastic moves and J-14 was there for all of it. Laurie also showed us a few of her own tricks and we were so impressed!
Nina also revealed that her favorite behind-the-scenes moment to us. She said, “We had to use these giant old fashion phones with long cords, and in one scene the cord got stuck and I started walking and it yanked me back. It was hilarious!”
It sounds like the cast had so much fun filming the special and we cannot wait to watch.
You can check out the new American Girl special on Amazon Prime Video today!