MEET THE NEW AUSSIE SU­PER­STAR

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News - AMELIA SAW

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.”

Main pic­ture: Getty

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

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