Hai­ley Kil­gore

Variety - - Young Hollywood -

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The search for Ti Moune for the “Once on This Is­land” revival was straight out of a movie, ac­cord­ing to Kil­gore, even­tual star of the show. “I get re­ally ex­cited any­time any­one asks me to tell the story. It’s not some­thing that you see in real life,” she says. A 2018 Tony nom­i­nee this year, Kil­gore made her Broad­way dreams come true ear­lier than she ever could have imag­ined. “I grew up in a small town and my par­ents were very re­al­is­tic about the fact that there are not many lead­ing lady roles for young African-amer­i­can women. I don’t take any­thing for granted.” Kil­gore as­pires to do a ma­jor mo­tion pic­ture one day, per­haps for the House of Mouse. “The big­gest thing I want to do is be a Dis­ney princess. That would be the ideal.”

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