Olivia DeJonge is able to rock and roll as Priscilla Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s high-anticipated Elvis.
Talking to us from New York, Australian Olivia DeJonge describes town that by no means sleeps as “bustling” and “with such unimaginable power”. If in case you have been following the 23-year-old, you’ll know that’s additionally a becoming description for her profession, because the actress greets new experiences with heat and allure.
These days, the whole lot feels new for DeJonge, which she causes is due to the pandemic. “[The pandemic] has kind of pressured folks to be much more artistic,” she explains. As for what’s modified within the trade since she began out, DeJonge confesses she was too younger as a “bright-eyed 12-yearold” to make a comparability, however regardless of this, even she recognises the current evolution of elevated consciousness and illustration. “I feel it’s been a very attention-grabbing factor to have the ability to develop and develop kind of with the trade because it’s turning into much more self-aware of its affect on the group.”
This dialog about group transitions naturally to DeJonge’s camping-gone-wrong expertise on Netflix’s The Society. “In hindsight, there’s undoubtedly some parallels between artwork imitating life and life imitating artwork,” she feedback concerning the timing of its launch with the pandemic following a yr later. Though the binge-worthy collection didn’t get a second season, DeJonge assures us that the expertise was just like the spring break that she by no means actually had. “Oh my god. I had a lot enjoyable,” she enthuses. “A few of my greatest pals for all times are from that job.”
Even with out The Society, DeJonge’s schedule stays packed, with a notable point out of her position within the HBO Max true crime collection The Staircase, which she describes as “a dramatic tackle the homicide that occurred within the 90s”. Starring alongside Toni Collette and Colin Firth (his first TV position in 25 years!), DeJonge performs Caitlin Atwater, the organic daughter of real-life sufferer Kathleen Peterson.
The Staircase is at the moment on HBO Max.
Elvis is in UK and US cinemas from twenty fourth June.
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