MISS INDEPENDENT Q. Where do you locate cinema’s mega-stars-in-waiting? A. In indie flicks, apparently
The best place to find the next Jennifer Lawrence? In these buzz-worthy indie flicks
1 WHO EXACTLY IS SHE? Meet the 20year-old US actress with the enviable Insta account.
4 INDIE-FILM BREAKTHROUGH As Darlene in comingof-age comedy drama Lady Bird. In cinemas February.
1 WHO EXACTLY IS SHE? Supercool 25-yearold Japanese-Australian actress.
1 WHO EXACTLY IS SHE? An unknown Australian actress we’re tipping as the next Amy Schumer.
4 INDIE-FILM BREAKTHROUGH As a failing actress who poses as her superstar sister in That’s Not Me, out in February.
1 WHO EXACTLY IS SHE? Hilarious UK actress, one of the Standard’s 1,000 most influential Londoners.*
2 FIRST ROLE Playing Colby Chandler in soap All My Children at the age of four. Respect.
2 FIRST ROLE Playing an exchange student for Japanese TV series Homeroom On The Beach Side.
4 INDIE-FILM BREAKTHROUGH In comedy Oh Lucy!, out later this year, as the niece of a Tokyo woman who falls for her English teacher (Josh Hartnett).
4 INDIE-FILM BREAKTHROUGH Love Is Thicker Than Water – a modern Romeo And Juliet with a Notting Hill edge.**
5 ALSO IN BBC’s Little Women.
5 ALSO IN Deadpool 2 and The Outsider.
2 FIRST ROLE In a 2017 advert for an energy company. Gotta pay the bills…
5 ALSO IN New projects with her husband.
2 FIRST ROLE Playing a snowflake in The Nutcracker aged 10. She got £3.85 per performance.
5 ALSO IN New BBC thriller Requiem, as Matilda.
3 HAVE I SEEN HER BEFORE? Sure have. Remember the sassy daughter in Big Little Lies? That was her.
6 RANDOM FACT Loves tracksuits and has a different one for each day of the week.
3 HAVE I SEEN HER BEFORE? If you’ve seen her in anything, kudos to you. All her previous films are in Japanese.
6 RANDOM FACT When she sets an alarm, it always has to end in the number eight.
3 HAVE I SEEN HER BEFORE? In a short film made with her husband, Gregory Erdstein? Unlikely.
6 RANDOM FACT She knows all of Left Eye from TLC’s raps. “If Waterfalls comes on I go nuts,” she says.
3 HAVE I SEEN HER BEFORE? In that episode of Black Mirror with the pig. She played the princess.
6 RANDOM FACT She once shaved her long hair for a play at the Edinburgh Fringe.