Thomasin McKenzie One of Hollywood’s Rising Young Stars

New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie, 18, has been featured on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of “Hollywood’s Rising Young Stars”. Bryn Elise Sandberg reports.

“McKenzie’s grandmother, parents and siblings are all actors, so it was inevitable that the New Zealand native would follow suit. Her first starring role came at 13 with the local TV movie Consent, in which she portrayed a young schoolgirl who had been raped by policemen,” reports Sandberg.

“Going into it, acting wasn’t something I wanted to do for a career,” said McKenzie. “It was just a way for me to make pocket money and buy Bratz dolls and stuff.”

“But that’s since changed. After starring as a teen living off the grid with her father (played by Ben Foster) in the critically acclaimed film Leave No Trace, she’s booked several top-notch projects, including Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit (…) and Netflix’s Lost Girls, the narrative feature debut for documentarian Liz Garbus, opposite Amy Ryan.”

When asked about her Hollywood role model, McKenzie said she admired Emma Watson and Rooney Mara: “Emma Watson, because she’s done some incredible work and is speaking out for what she believes in. And Rooney Mara because she started an all-vegan clothing line that’s really inspiring.”

Other young stars on the list were:

  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, 32
  • Jovan Adepo, 30
  • Nicholas Braun, 30
  • Noah Centineo, 22
  • Jodie Comer, 25
  • Lana Condor, 21
  • Winston Duke, 31
  • Stephan James, 24
  • Jharrel Jerome, 21
  • Kiki Layne, 26

To see the full list, please click here.

Article Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Bryn Elise Sandberg, November 7, 2018
Image Source: YouTube


Tags: Hollywood Reporter  Thomasin McKenzie  

Linda Collins Writes of Losing Her Daughter

Linda Collins Writes of Losing Her Daughter

Singapore-based New Zealander Linda Collins wrote Loss Adjustment, about the suicide of her 17-year-old daughter, as part of a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at the prestigious International Institute of…