Month: November 2019

Next Gen Talent 2019: Hollywood’s Rising Young Stars Revealed

Haley Lu Richardson, 24

The Arizona native moved out to Los Angeles at age 16 to dance after convincing her parents with a poster board presentation. It didn’t take long for her to make the leap to acting full time, quickly graduating from made-for-TV movies to more high-brow fare like The Edge of Seventeen, Split and Support the Girls. She was nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award in 2017 for her breakout performance in Columbus. Next, she’ll reteam with director Kogonada for his new film After Yang starring Colin Farrell and front Unpregnant with Ferreira.

IF I WEREN’T AN ACTOR, I’D BE

“An esthetician. I love popping zits.”

PERSON I’M DYING TO WORK WITH

Sean Baker

I’D LOVE TO STAR IN A REMAKE OF

“Flashdance! Someone make a Flashdance remake with me!”

ONSCREEN CHARACTER I MOST IDENTIFIED WITH AS A KID

Spongebob Squarepants

PERSON I’VE BEEN MOST STARSTRUCK BY

“I sobbed when I met Viola Davis.”

CURRENT SONG I’M LISTENING TO ON REPEAT

“’For Good’ from Wicked. It’s magical.”

SOURCE THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER