Laura Reacts to “Best Rising Star” Win at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival (JJJ Exclusive)

Laura Marano is opening up about her latest big win!

The 19-year-old actress took home “Best Rising Star” at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival for her film A Sort Of Homecoming, which also won a Gold Award for Best Dramatic Feature Film.

“I am so honored and ecstatic to be winning this award!” Laura told JJJ in an exclusive statement. “I had such a lovely experience on A Sort of Homecoming, and I’m so happy people connected with the material the way I did!”

A Sort of Homecoming tells the story of Amy, a New York news producer who thought she left her high school experiences long in the past. She unexpectedly returns to Louisiana at the request of her high school debate coach and their strained reunion brings back memories of her tumultuous senior year of high school.