KIERSEY CLE­MONS

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THE AC­TOR PUTTING HOL­LY­WOOD TO RIGHTS AND CALL­ING OUT SO­CIAL IN­JUS­TICES

Ac­tor Kiersey Cle­mons is no stranger to tak­ing on di­verse roles: in the re­make of Nineties sci-fi thriller Flat­lin­ers, she plays a stu­dent ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the af­ter­life; later this year, she is re­porter Iris West in Jus­tice League, and also stars in the hor­ror film Sweet­heart. Like Amandla Sten­berg and Rowan Blan­chard, Kiersey is part of a gen­er­a­tion of ac­tors com­mit­ted to call­ing out in­jus­tice: in April, she tweeted to her 75k fans, ‘Our pay (as women) is de­ter­mined not by tal­ent but [by] fol­low­ers, and I’m done pre­tend­ing it’s not.’ But she’s scep­ti­cal about ‘ac­tor/ac­tivist’ la­bels: ‘It’s easy to write a tweet, but we’re not go­ing to make change by sit­ting be­hind our com­put­ers,’ she says. ‘You can’t turn speak­ing about pol­i­tics into a trend: I want things to come from a gen­uine place.’ Flat­lin­ers is out 29 Septem­ber, Jus­tice League is out 17 Novem­ber

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