Olivia Rodrigo is, without a doubt, the biggest name among all the leads in "High School Musical: The Series: The Musical," and now, the singer and
actress has had to leave her starring status in the Disney+ production, appearing more as a "guest". But why?
The answer to that question is simple: the success of Olivia Rodrigo's music career. Although she has not left
the series completely, the actress and singer has in the third season much less screen time and has lost the status of protagonist of the production.
The issue was widely discussed in the press and among fans, since Olivia has a contract with "High School Musical: The Series: The Musical" for two more years.
Those who have watched the first two seasons of "High School Musical: The Series: The Musical" know well that Olivia Rodrigo is one of the
main characters. Already in the first season of the series, playing Nini Salazar-Roberts, Olivia was even
cast (in the school play) as Gabriella Montez, originally played by Vanessa Hudgens in the original films of the franchise.
Her fictional relationship with Ricky Bowen, played by Joshua Bassett, also came out of fiction, and Olivia became
involved with the actor in a somewhat troubled relationship that even inspired the singer's biggest hit, the song "Driver's License."
At the end of the second season, with Olivia Rodrigo already successful in her music career, Nini takes an important step in her life and appears to contact a music producer.