The New Hollywood A-List, From Anya Taylor-Joy to Rege-Jean Page https://t.co/1iDUu70eWH— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 11, 2021
Agents, managers and studio executives say it has become harder and harder for actors to take hold of the cultural zeitgeist the way a Leonardo DiCaprio or Jennifer Lawrence once did due to social media and streaming. “The idea of the movie star has died,” says one top agency talent rep, “and everyone is now trying to reinvent what movie stardom looks like.”
The Hollywood Reporter ranked the top five actors who are at the top of every casting director’s wish list and the future of the Hollywood A-list.
Right now, it is impossible to book Anya Taylor Joy. “She’s an old-school Hollywood star,” says one prominent rep. “It’s only matter of time before she has an Oscar.”
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Dubbed a bonafide leading man by several reps, another noted, “He has undeniable charisma."
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Florence is another one who is impossible to book because she has every offer under the sun. Her self-deprecating sense of humor has earned her comparisons to Jennifer Lawrence. Says one agent, “She’s accessible and not trying to be anything she isn’t.”
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A Yale School of Drama grad — in the class behind Yahya Abdul-Mateen II — Jonathan has garnered a reputation within the industry for his keen ability to lean in to character work and go deep. “He’s got this versatility and knows how to be different in every role...he has this mystique about him. He’s got a huge, huge career ahead of him.”
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Bridgerton sent Rege's profile and heartthrob status soaring, gaining comparisons to Ryan Gosling in The Notebook. “He was lightning in a bottle.”
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