Lons­dale ca­reer start­ing to surge

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Film -

LADY luck is on In­sur­gent star Keiy­nan Lons­dale’s side.

The Aus­tralian-born ac­tor has hit the big time, scor­ing the cov­eted role of rebel Uriah in the sec­ond in­stal­ment of the Diver­gent se­ries.

Speak­ing with Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group on Fri­day the 13th, Lons­dale said he had not had any un­for­tu­nate en­coun­ters with lad­ders or black cats.

“No I am not su­per­sti­tious; I have been hav­ing a good day so far,” he said.

To be on the safe side, he knocks on wood, the sound au­di­ble down the phone re­ceiver.

Lons­dale said his ex­pe­ri­ence on the set of In­sur­gent was a breeze, de­spite step­ping into the se­ries af­ter the cast had al­ready bonded while film­ing the first in­stal­ment.

“The way I would de­scribe the ex­pe­ri­ence is like go­ing to a new high school full of re­ally cool peo­ple,” he said.

“I jumped into the deep end; my first scene was just Shai­lene (Wood­ley) and I, and she made me re­ally com­fort­able.”

Lons­dale al­ways planned a ca­reer in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus- try, but his star is ris­ing faster than he in­tended.

“I had been au­di­tion­ing for a while for dif­fer­ent roles,” he said.

“I planned on start­ing small and go­ing big­ger, so I thought I would get some TV first, so this has all hap­pened faster than I ex­pected.”

But will Lons­dale be lucky enough to make it back in the next two films in the se­ries?

“I am pretty sure Uriah is in the next one, but I am wait­ing for the call,” he said.

In­sur­gent is in cine­mas March

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