If this was any other year, Haley Lu Richardson would be talking about her new film, HBO Max’s Unpregnant, out Friday, on the red carpet of a fancy premiere party, wearing a sparkly minidress or some other fabulous designer piece. But this is 2020, so on a Friday night, she’s chatting over Zoom, taking sips from a can of pear-flavored hard cider. And she’s dressed in a Jonas Brothers T-shirt.
“Oh no, you were able to tell that this was the Jonas Brothers,” she screams, bashfully jumping out of computer frame. But just as quickly, she’s back, with full conviction. “I went to twelve Jonas Brothers concerts when I was young, and I was very much convinced that I was going to marry Nick Jonas. Now that I look back, my personality… I feel like I should’ve been a Joe girl. But Nick is so serious and I think there was just something that little me, young me, just found so, oh my gosh… he’s so passionate about his craft. And he had the curly hair.” At this point, she’s fully committed to the nostalgia, recounting tales of a blown up picture of her and the JoBros that still resides in her Arizona childhood bedroom. (“I have braces, I have a unibrow, and my hair is straightened to the point where it’s like pieces of straw,” she says. “I’m wearing a tie because Nick always wore ties.”) She even attempted to give Nick a tie she hand-crafted, only to be thwarted by security.
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To relax, Richardson has a hobby: crocheting, with an Etsy shop, Hooked by Haley Lu. “It’s like the one thing I have in my life where I don’t put pressure on myself because I don’t really have expectations for myself to be the best crocheter in the world, so I just have so much pure joy doing it,” she said. “And it’s very therapeutic. My mom taught me when I was eight, so I’ve literally just been doing it ever since. … I feel like it’s so important for me at least to not just have acting be my creative outlet, because I put way too much pressure on myself with that.” – Source IndieWire
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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
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
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
Our April 2019 issue cover girl (@haleyluhoo) has a message to young women who are passionate about pursuing the same career path as herself: “I am so bad at advice because I feel like I don’t have it all figured out! The one thing I know for sure is always listening to the voice inside you and use it. Say what you feel and don’t do anything just to please someone else. Be honest, and the right things and people will come into your life naturally.”