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Next Gen Talent 2021: The Hollywood Reporter’s Rising Young Stars Revealed
Written by ASHLEY CULLINS, MIA GALUPPO
Written by ASHLEY CULLINS, MIA GALUPPO

THR highlights 16 performers well on their way to studio and streaming stardom, from Simone Ashley, starring in the second season of ‘Bridgerton,’ to Ariana DeBose, taking over the role Rita Moreno made famous in ‘West Side Story.’

From Daphne Bridgerton to “The Iceberg that Sank the Titanic,” these 16 rising stars are behind the characters that entertained audiences through lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. Looking forward, they are fronting the titles that will bring audiences back to the multiplex.

Some talent, like Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan, had their break-out moments in the middle of the pandemic, while others like West Side Story‘s Rachel Zegler are still waiting for their delayed big breaks to hit reopened movie theaters. From breaking barriers in the superhero space, like Batgirl star Leslie Grace, to breathing new life into established franchises (see: Dominique Fishback, who will lead the new Transformers), this year’s class will continue to play major roles in studio and streamer slates.

They join a list that, in years past, has included now-established stars like Midsommar actress Florence Pugh, Atlanta’s LaKeith Stanfield and Shang-Chi’s Simu Liu. All of them navigating an industry that is rapidly changing around them. As Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña puts it: “I don’t have the handbook or ‘Acting in Your Early 20s for Dummies’ book just yet.”

Profiles written by Kirsten Chuba, Aaron Couch, Ashley Cullins, Mia Galuppo, Sydney Odman and Abbey White.

SIMONE ASHLEY
Growth is something Ashley relishes about being an actress, which is good being that the British up-and-comer, who is of Indian heritage, is on the rise. A bit part in Warner Bros. feature Detective Pikachu and a cadre of episodes in U.K. series like Casualty and Broadchurch, predated a recurring role in Netflix’s Sex Education. The latter, which has been a recurring fixture in Netflix’s Top 10 over its three seasons, offered a “confidence boost,” says the actress. Next up is an almost assured breakout role as the female lead in the second season of the streamer’s global hit Bridgerton, an experience that Ashley says has her already feeling “like a different person.”

If I weren’t an actor, I’d be … “A marine biologist.”

If a superhero franchise was based on my life, my superpower would be … “Making brunch.”

If I had a theme song, it would be … “Dela” by Johnny Clegg

If I had to live in a world from a movie or TV show, I would choose … “Napa Valley, California, in The Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan, or Barcelona in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.