Haley Lu Richardson on why ‘Columbus’ is her most fulfilling film yet

V sat down with the actor at the Sundance Film Festival where the new film was met with critical praise.

Although 22-year-old Haley Lu Richardson recently starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s trippy hit thriller Split, and The Edge of Seventeen, she’s more eager to see how fans will respond to her upcoming role in the indie flick Columbus. The first feature-length film by Korean director Kogonada (the auteur’s chosen nom d’artiste) has a quiet, Before Sunrise-esque plot: Richardson plays a recent high school grad named Casey who befriends Jin (played by John Cho), a visitor to Casey’s hometown of Columbus, Indiana. In real life, the city has a massive amount of modernist architecture and public art, setting a gorgeous backdrop for the characters’ heavy conversations.

Columbus is, according to Richardson, “the most fulfilling role I’ve ever done.” She also notes that she was initially pretty freaked out about taking it on. “There’s no intense explosion or special effects, just talking. You have nowhere to hide…you’re fully exposed to yourself as that character.” That Richardson had to be so emotionally raw for her role left her wondering “why they didn’t hire Dakota Fanning.” She adds, “It’s super refreshing to sit down and read a pure story of two people just going through life.”

Following her role in Columbus, Richardson hopes to have a career like fellow actors Shailene Woodley and Emma Watson: “Those are girls that kind of look like me and have had similar experiences, but they’re bad ass human beings and inspire me.”

In her downtime, Richardson enjoys crocheting. She even has her own Etsy shop, Hooked By Haley Lu, which sells fringed bikini tops and off-the-shoulder minidresses fit for Coachella. “I should set up a booth. I’ll get my friends to model,” she jokes. As for her own style, it’s still evolving: “It’s a little all over the place, kind of like my personality.”

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Regina Hall & Haley Lu Richardson Topline Andrew Bujalski’s Indie ‘Support The Girls’

Regina Hall and Split co-star Haley Lu Richardson will star along with James Le Gros, AJ Michalka, Dylan Gelula, Shayna McHayle, Lea DeLaria, Jana Kramer and Brooklyn Decker in Support The Girls, a new indie comedy from writer-director Andrew Bujalski. Shooting is underway in Austin.

Sam Slater will produce for Burn Later Productions alongside Houston King of Houston King Productions, reteaming with Bujalski after they produced his 2015 Sundance pic Results starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan. Jonathan Fryd, Scott Carmel and David Bernon are executive producers.

The plot centers on Lisa Conroy (Hall) who may not love managing the restaurant Double Whammies, but she loves her employees more than anything, not only Danyelle (McHale), and Maci (Richardson) her closest friends, but also her extended family. Unfortunately, the cheap, curmudgeonly owner Ben Cubby (Le Gros) doesn’t care nearly as much, and confronts Lisa when he learns that she’s using the restaurant to raise money for Shaina (Kramer), an employee in legal trouble related to an abusive boyfriend. To get even, the girls decide to sabotage the restaurant on the night of a major mixed martial arts fight.

Hall is repped by ICM Partners and Principato-Young Entertainment, and Richardson by Gersh, 3 Arts Entertainment and Coast to Coast Talent Group. LeGros is with Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment, AJ Michalka by Gersh and Primary Wave Entertainment. Gelula is represented by CAA and Management 360. McHayle is represented by Kathryn Kenealy and ICM Partners. DeLaria is represented by The Katz Company. Jana Kramer is repped by Primary Wave and WME, and Decker is with Gersh and Authentic Management.

Bujalski is represented by CAA.

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The Edge of Seventeen – Screencaptures

Hi! I have added 471 bluray screencaptures from the movie THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (2016):

Coach & Rodarte Dinner – Photos

Hi! Haley Lu attended the Coach & Rodarte Dinner in Los Angeles last week (March 30, 2017). 13 HQ photos from this event have been added to the gallery

GBK Pre-OSCAR Luxury Lounge – Photos

Haley Lu attended the GBK Pre-OSCAR Luxury Lounge last week in Beverly Hills. I have added 2 HQ pictures to the gallery

‘Haley Lu Richardson Joins Leslie Mann, John Cena Virginity Comedy ‘The Pact’

Haley Lu Richardson will play Mann’s daughter in the Universal comedy.

Split actress Haley Lu Richardson has joined The Pact, the Universal-Good Universe comedy that marks the directorial debut of Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon.

Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena are starring in the project, which tells of three parents who discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom and launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.

Richardson will play Mann’s daughter. Universal has set an April 20, 2018 release.

The comedy will be produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver, under their Point Grey Pictures banner, alongside Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg and DMG Entertainment’s Chris Fenton.

The script was written by brothers Brian and Jim Kehoe, Hurwitz, Schlossberg and Eben Russell.

Richardson starred with Hailee Steinfeld in the acclaimed teen drama The Edge of Seventeen and appeared with James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy in Universal’s hit horror movie Split. The M. Night Shyamalan movie has grossed over $115 million domestically.

Richardson is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts Entertainment.

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