Bethany Whit­more

VOGUE Australia - - CULTURE -

Whit­more’s first role was play­ing De­bra Mess­ing’s daugh­ter in the 2007 US minis­eries The Starter Wife. Since then she’s won parts in festival favourite Girl Asleep and, most re­cently, The Fam­ily Law and Pic­nic At Hang­ing Rock – all while com­plet­ing high school.

“One of my goals is to cre­ate my own con­tent. I want to go be­hind the scenes, as well as star on screen, so I want to be able to fund my own work. In terms of act­ing, my aim is have flex­i­bil­ity to be able to pick and choose my own work, work that is re­ally in­ter­est­ing, and to tell sto­ries I think need to be told and to make peo­ple think. Sto­ry­telling is re­ally im­por­tant to me. I think it’s vi­tal to hu­man his­tory and we need to tell it for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions – what we were like and the lessons they can learn from us and to keep tra­di­tions that we have. Sto­ries are re­ally im­por­tant and movies are there for peo­ple when we need them. I want to make movies that are there for peo­ple.”

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