MEET THE NEW AUSSIE SUPERSTAR
ACTOR Isabelle Cornish is proving she is more than “Abbie’s little sister” as she rivals her star sibling’s screen success.
The 23-year-old, who has a leading role as Crystal in Marvel’s newest TV series Inhumans, has Hollywood’s big names taking notice.
The younger Cornish seems to have been embracing her superhero role in real life — her Instagram account is filled with posts of her swimming, exercising and even doing acrobatic tricks.
She also threw herself, literally, into her role as Chloe in local movie Australia Day, which hits cinemas later this month. In one scene her character is kidnapped and tortured, and while she says her castmates were “holding me very lightly” during filming, Cornish said she was “thrashing around to explore the reality of the scene”.
“At the end of the day I had bruises and a sore neck for a few days,” she said.
Despite her success in the US, Cornish is also keen to keep working in Australia — where she bases herself in her hometown of Newcastle.
“I love what I do and I love to work and there’s so many job opportunities in America. My sights are set in the US but I also love Australian film and TV so I’ll be back and forth,” she said.
She said recent comparisons to fellow Aussie actor Margot Robbie are an honour. “I love Margot. I think she’s amazing,” she said.
“We actually have the same manager, believe it or not. (There are) lots of Aussie actors (in LA), we’re just a little community.”
Australia Day and Inhuman actor Isabelle Cornish, and (inset) the rising star in action in shots from her Instagram account. ALL THE ACTION FROM TODAY’S EMMYS LIVE dailytelegraph.com.au