You already know Meryl, Viola and Leoni by first name. Now get ready for Simu, Cooper and Simone.
After watching hundreds of movies and TV shows over the course of a year, New York Post film critics Johnny Oleksinski and Sarah Stewart share their choices for their most exciting Hollywood visitors. Some, such as French actress Camille Cottin, have a long career and are just making great strides, while others, such as Cooper Hoffman, son of Philip Seymour Hoffman, have only one film so far.
However, they all have one thing in common: we want to see them more.
Here’s who you can see on the red carpet in the coming years.
Simu Liu, 32
How do you know him: Marvel’s “Legend of Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings”
Where will you see him this year: “One True Loves” novel-complete, opposite Phillipa Su; and the adventure drama “King Arthur”
Why is it great: In 2014, the Canadian actor tweeted: “Hey @Marvel, great job with Cpt America and Thor. Now what about the Asian American hero? Liu, who played Jung in the sitcom “Whose Convenience,” told Interview magazine that he experienced discrimination in his career: “As a color actor, I ignored every opportunity. I was given roles that were almost non-existent. was an Asian guy. ” But last year, he became an Asian-American superhero who tweeted about the big hit “Shang-Chi,” and his sequel is already working.
Seconds Sydney, 15
How do you know him: Biography of “King Richard”
Where will you see him this year: Showtime’s “First Lady”
Why it stands out: Not to mention drawing attention from Will Smith, one of the tennis superstars, but Sidney was able to do both in the role of young Venus Williams in last year’s King Richard. The teenage actress began her roles in 2016 in “American Horror Story: Roanoke” and “Fences.” But as she was praised for her passionate and cheerful performance in the role of Venus, she achieved new levels of recognition. Next year, she will meet Fences star Viola Davis again in Showtime’s biographical film about Michelle Obama, in which she will play Sidney’s youngest daughter, Sasha.
Lydia West, 28
How do you know him: HBO’s “It’s a Sin”
Where will you see him this year: “Inside Man”, a Netflix / BBC series starring David Tennant and Stanley Tucci; Doubt, Apple TV + thriller starring Uma Thurman; “The Pentaverate,” star Mike Myers ’limited Netflix series; and the drama “Text for You”
Why it stands out: As the lone female protagonist in HBO’s 1980s anti-AIDS drama “It’s a Sin,” she skillfully balances the devastation she suffered in West London’s gay community with devastation. This year, wherever the West is, there will be three sensational shows and Priyanka Chopra with roles in the film “Text for You” starring Jonas and Sam Hugh. He also stunned audiences in the UK, who have just announced Dr. Kim star Jodi Whittaker as the most deserving person to star in the show next year.
Jenna Ortega, 19
How do you know him: Netflix’s “You” and “The Fallout” feature film
Where will you see him this year: Addams family series “Wednesday”; and a trio of horror films – “Scream”, “Studio 666” and “X”
Why it stands out: Ortega’s zealous teen film is at least one of the few surviving heroes after Ellie crossed paths with serial killer Joe (Penn Badgley) in “You.” The teenage actress’s talent for hard-hitting humor has led to something bigger: this year, she played Wednesday’s Addams in the Netflix mini-series, directed by Tim Burton, which will also feature her co-stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Gwendolyn Christie. Ortega also starred in the latest film, Scream. On top of that, he appears in the horror comedy “Studio 666” starring Foo Fighters, and along with Kid Cudi and Mia Got in Ti West’s new horror “X”.
Simone Ashley, 26
How do you know him: Netflix’s “Sex Education”
Where will you see him this year: Netflix “Bridgerton”
Why is it different: Ashley was an unknown actor who “had coins left in my bank account” when she starred in the 2019 TV show “Sex Education,” the actress told People magazine. Olivia Hanan, Ashley’s protagonist, is one of the famous girls known as “Untouchables”. But this year, she achieved a truly untouched fame as the lead actress in the second season of Bridgerton, in which she plays Kate Sharma, the love of her eldest sister Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey). She was also named “the newest style star” by Vogue, which featured Ashley Cherdan-inspired look at last year’s British Fashion Awards.
Kamil Kottin, 43 years old
How do you know it: “Gucci House,” “Stillwater,” and “Call My Agent.”
Where do you see it this year: “Golda,” a biopic about Golda Meir who played Helen Mirren; and the unexpected new season of “Call My Agent.”
Why it’s great: Cottin, who was born in Paris, has been a film and television actor in France for many years, but the Americans finally met him while he was watching a great French comedy series called “Call My Agent,” during quarantine. met. Suddenly, a funny, glamorous, mysterious actress appeared everywhere. Last year, she co-starred with Matt Damon in the drama Stillwater, which helps a Montana man clear his daughter’s name. And she kidnapped Lady Gaga’s husband in the Gucci House movie. In an interview with Kottin Vogue, Gaga was with him on the Gucci collection. “She was great,” the actress said. “But the thing is, [our characters] competitors. So he couldn’t talk to me at all. He said, “I’m sorry, I hate you. But promise that we will remain friends. ”
Cooper Hoffman, 18 years old
How do you know it: “Liquor pizza”
Where will you see him this year: Nothing yet, but it will change quickly.
Why it’s great: Before Paul Thomas Anderson’s delicious comedy “Licorice Pizza” began, we think Cooper Hoffman was still the youngest son of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. In the end, his prestigious upbringing came to mind later: at just 18 years old – and in his first acting role of any kind – he’s as remarkable as a typical teenager, Gary Valentin. It’s courageous because he said in a post-screening interview that he hAcesparks’t even been studied as an performer. “The only role I did was with Paul [Thomas Anderson]Hoffman said. “But it was on a lesser scale with the iPhone and his kid – and I always played the bad guy and his kid would beat me up.” His film career is very new, but wait for it to explode when the Golden Globes and the Critics ’Choice nod their heads outside the gate.
Melissa Barrera, 31 years old
How do you know it: “At High” and “Scream”
Where will you see him this year: Starring in the film-musical “Carmen” with Paul Mescal in “Ordinary People”
Why it’s great: The film, adapted for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “At Height,” was full of exciting discoveries, but no one was as attractive as Barrera, who played Anthony Ramos’ Vanessa. A deeply sympathetic and loving actress with big eyes and a golden voice, your heart will excite her even as she walks away from the serial killer in The Scream. Although he studied at the Musical Theater at New York University, almost all of Barrera’s pre-Heights work was in Spanish, so it’s new to casual film audiences here. Soon they will hear Natalie Portman sing her again in the movie “Carmen,” shot by her husband Benjamin Millepied.
Kit Young, 27
How do you know it: Netflix’s “Shadow and Bone”
Where do you see it this year: Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington and Michelle Yeoh starred in Netflix’s “School of Good and Evil”.
Why it’s great: There are less actors in their eyes who shine like the cunning Brit Kit Yang. Shakespeare’s talented actor (who starred in “Julius Caesar” and “Summer Night’s Dream with Gwendolyn Christie in London”), his biggest screen role so far was in last year’s Netflix wartime wizard series “Shadow and Bone.” Jesper is a naughty sharp shooter. Young creates an attractive combination: a little Bond, a little Legolas and a piece of Dickens. You won’t take your eyes off it – and it’s perfect as a glove for big-budget fantasy movies. Soon, his charisma will be fully revealed in Paul Feig’s star film The School of Good and Evil.
Mike Faist, 30 years old
How do you know it: “West Side Story” and “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway
Where will you see him this year: “Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game” as Roger Sharp, a young man who lifted a 35-year ban on playing pinball in New York City
Why it’s great: Faist first caught our attention as Conor, a dark comedian in the musical “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway, who won the Tony nomination. Even though he was good, no one would tie him to Riff, the mighty leader of the Jets gang in The Story of the West. But the lazy actor in the Steven Spielberg remake is ruthless in this part. Revelation, once upon a time, was anyone who could instantly transition from a fascist to a murderer. He is now known for playing teenagers, but this emotional versatility provides a long, must-see career.