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- Published: 20 May 2015
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It would have been a stretch— around last year— to imagine that actors such as Adam Driver (Girls) or Britt Robertson (White Rabbit) were to be one of the biggest Hollywood stars of 2015. But if they had done nothing short of putting a firmly planted dedication and adoration for their craft just like their acting peers, then they wouldn’t have left a lasting impression in the minds of audiences with their spectacular performances.
Keeping with this approach, 2015 has seen a list of young break out talents in the entertainment scene that have come to earn a nice payday by taking roles in amazing projects already in theatres and those set to be released in the course of the year.
Mackenzie Davis is a young actress who brings a sense of pleasure mixed with adventure into her roles. Her debut was in the romantic flick Breath In, where she took on the role of Lauren Reynolds, a self-conscious beautiful teen going through the daily struggles of high school life. Since then, the Canadian-born actress has appealed to a much larger audiences that has seen her star in projects likethe romantic film That Awkward Moment, What If and her most current project in AMC’s TV series Halt and Catch Fire—running for its second season— where she stars as a young college prodigy named Cameron Howe, who goes through a phase of relationship and professional challenges while working at Cadiff Electric, in an action-packed drama set during the computer programming hype in the 1980s.
Britt Robertson embodies all the making of a star: charm and beauty. However, her angelic face should not mislead you to assume that she’s not wired for action. In 2014, she was named by Vanity Fair as one of the actresses set to take over Hollywood, from a list of new actors and actresses that are shaping the entertainment world.
Although she has a reel of impressive projects under her belt, what makes her so appealing is the firmly planted devotion and dedication for her roles in flicks such as White Rabbit and The Ghost Club, a feat which has not gone unnoticed and has catapulted her to be considered for a lead role alongside Oscar winner George Clooney (Argo), in the adventure film Tomorrowland, which debuts in theatres on May 22, 2015. She will star as Casey Newton, a teenager full of curiosity to discover the secrets of an unfamiliar territory that only exists in her mind.
With a talent that has been honed from a tender age and a motherly love that has been the anchor below her boat of success, Britt is the star of her happily-ever story.
If you are in any way an ardent fan of Golden Globe Award winner Downton Abbey, you know who Lily James is. The convincingly gorgeous actress would take someone’s dull day and transform it into a blast with her upstanding performances. Modest as she may seem, James has a story filled with adoration for the arts— acting, singing and dancing— from the tender age of nine when she attended the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in London. It is here that she groomed her special knack for acting. Although Downton Abbey and Wrath of the Titans are the only two major projects she has worked on, her being cast as the miserable-come-happy Cinderella in Kenneth Branagh’s interpretation of Cinderella sealed her status as the nation’s sweetheart with recognition and praise both in London and Hollywood. She is also set to star in the film Adam Jones that premieres in theatres on Oct. 2, 2015 and a historic TV mini-series War and Peace, a story that is set during the reign of Alexander I and revolves around five aristocratic families entangled in a complex love triangle.
No one starts out as a success from the onset in show business, there’s always a journey tucked in the pages of hard work and resilience and a story line enamoured with passion and sacrifice. This was no different to Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver whose acting career traces back to his drama years at the Juilliard School, New York, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2009. Following featured appearances in television shows, he made his film debut in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar (2011) and from that moment, he has made a splash in the Hollywood scene by engraving his name in the hearts of fans, topping it off with a role in HBO comedy-drama series Girls, where he stars as the psycho boyfriend-come-enemy to Lena Dunham (Hannah), whose on and off relationship has immersed viewers on an emotional roller coaster that has glued them onto the small screen drama. Lately, hehas had fans talking after being top-billed to take on the role of Kylo Ren in the highly anticipated film sequel Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens, set to hit theatres on Dec. 18, 2015. Driver is also set to star alongside Liam Neeson in Silence, a film hitting theatres in 2016.
Gal Gadot is pretty much the envy of every woman in Hollywood right now, after sealing a deal that will see her take on the much acclaimed role of Wonder Woman. As the countdown to see her breathe life into the amazing Princess kicks off, fans will be delighted to learn that her first appearance as Wonder Woman will be in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, set to hit theatres on March 25, 2016, followed with a solo Wonder Woman film slated to be released on June 23, 2017, before pairing with the The Justice League Part One, in a thrilling film that will premiere in theatres on Nov. 17, 2017. Among her latest projects include: John Hillcoat’s crime-thriller Triple Nine that features her alongside Kate Winslet and Aaron Paul.