Sophie Nélisse finds herself in the magazine’s prestigious 2023 list of young artists having the most impact in Hollywood Variety. The Montreal actress is featured with her co-star from Yellowjackets Sophie Thatcher, Lily-Rose Depp and Jenna Ortega.
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The American Horror Series Yellowjackets offers “some of the juiciest roles for young actors of the moment”, can we read in the publication which estimates that it is the duo formed by Sophie Nélisse and Sophie Tatcher who stood out the most in the second season . The Quebecer portrays the character of the young Shauna while the 22-year-old American actress plays the young and rebellious Natalie.
Nélisse, 23, loves that the Emmy-nominated drama explores femininity in a way ‘we don’t tend to see so much on TV,’ noting that it shows ‘sides that aren’t so pretty, which are not perfect – that women can go crazy and can be jealous and do terrible things,” says variety about the actress born in Windsor, Ontario.
In addition to the multi-award-winning series set and this position in the charts variety, the two young artists share a common vision of the profession, of the place of women in the industry and of creation.
Both actresses — who are particularly concerned about the lack of female representation behind the camera — want to write and direct one day. We also learn that Sohie Nélisse wants to design her own projects and that she is pursuing the rights to a book to make an adaptation for the screen.
Unveiled Wednesday, the list of the 50 artists selected in the report “Young Hollywood Impact” of variety is made up of young people from the world of cinema, television, music and digital technology. These were chosen for causing a stir over the past year. They are presented in alphabetical order.