Olivia Rodrigo stars in movie role, Nash-Betts shines in ‘Origins’
Rising star Olivia Rodrigo is riding the crest of fame and setting her sights on the silver screen. The emerging entertainer expressed her desire to act in a coming-of-age film and weave a harmonious duet with singer Noah Kahan, whose work she greatly admires. Rodrigo encouraged other actors to take on the same roles that interested her, and the camaraderie displayed in this performance was a breath of fresh air in the competitive world of show business. Rodrigo said that if a role is truly hers, it will find its way to her. In addition, she feels satisfied seeing her friends’ careers flourishing.
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Meanwhile, Nash-Bates, best known for “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” is making waves in the entertainment industry. She most recently starred in Ava DuVernay’s Origin, an adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents Our Discontents). Although the film is an independent project with limited publicity resources, Nash-Bates is confident in its merits. She found the film worthy of praise for its engaging storytelling and outstanding performances, especially that of Anjaniu L. Ellis-Taylor.
“Origin” ensures global distribution
Origins has been snapped up by Neon for worldwide distribution and screened at the prestigious Venice Film Festival. The film follows the journey of Wilkerson, played by Ellis Taylor, through the recent murder of Trayvon Martin and her exploration of racism around the world. The film deftly blends narrative and documentary elements to provide a window into Wilkerson’s scholarship and personal experiences. Despite some flaws in delving into the characters’ personal histories, the film develops a persuasive argument and explanation around Wilkerson’s book, brought to life by Ellis-Taylor’s passionate performance.
Nash Bates and wife seek collaborative projects
Nash-Bates and his wife, Jessica Bates, set their sights on a collaborative project that would combine their artistic talents. Nash-Bates publicly admitted that he was queer after marrying Bates in 2020, but he did not aspire to be a role model. However, she acknowledges that her visibility could have a positive impact on others who resonate with her journey.