CULTURE

Up-and-Coming Stars

W’s roster of who to watch out for.


Up and coming actors and actresses including Eve Hewson, Zendaya, Brie Larson, and more.

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Photography by Felix Kim. Styled by Paul-Simon Djite.

Read the full interview with Marland Backus here. “Right now I love not knowing what’s next.”

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Photography by Catherine Servel. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Read the full interview with Zendaya here. “I wanted to sing, act, dance—the whole thing.”

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Photography by Steven Pan. Styled by Andreas Kokkino.

Read the full interview with Margot Robbie here. “You have to play the game; you have to be business-savvy.”

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Photography by Erik Madigan Heck. Styled by Vanessa Chow.
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Photography by Frank Sun. Styled by Sam Walker.

“I’ve always wanted to be on Broadway ever since I was little.” Read the full interview with Sydney Lucas here.

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Photography by Mark Segal. Styled by Sally Lyndley.

Read the full interview with Abbey Lee Kershaw here. “I don’t think I’m very 
good at being normal.”

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Read the full interview with Alba Rohrwacher here. “The movies were the most faraway thing—like the moon, you know? But my sister and I still arrived there in the end.”

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Read the full interview with Alma Jodorowsky here. “I don’t remember at any point saying, ‘I want to be an actress.’ And I don’t remember wanting to do anything else.”

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Photography by Paul Jasmin. Styled by Sally Lyndley.

Read the full interview with Alison Brie here. “I’m trying to throw my parents into the deep end of the pool—they’re too used to me playing prudes.”

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Photography by Kenneth Willardt. Styled by Samantha Traina.

Read the full interview with Arielle Holmes here. “I tried to kill myself, and that’s in the film. When I see that now, it’s like watching a character.”

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Photography by Peter Ash Lee. Styled by Ethel Park.

Read the full interview with Astrid Berges-Frisbey here. “You have to work hard and prove that you deserve this place.”

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Photography by Paul Jasmin. Styled by Sally Lyndley.

Read the full interview with Aurora Perrineau here. “Some people 
are definitely born more coordinated 
than others. I am not one 
of those people.”

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Read the full interview with Aymeline Valade here. “[Betty Catroux and I] have a very similar way of dressing: androgynous, classic, minimalist.”

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Bel Powley

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Photography by Taea Thale. Styled by Lindsey Frugier.

Read the full interview with Caroline Polachek here. “The lyrics represent a more essential, and feminine, part of me.”

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Photography by Elle Muliarchyk. Styled by Felicia Garcia-Rivera.

Read the full interview with Ari Graynor here. Actress Ari Graynor taps into the phone-sex business in the film For a Good Time, Call…

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Photography by Jeff Burton

Read the full interview with Alice Braga here. “I always end up in these very intense action films,” she says. “I have no idea why!”

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Photography by Mark Segal. Styled by Arianne Phillips.

Read the full interview with Hailee Steinfeld here. “The best thing [Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges] told me was, ‘Have fun, and never take things too seriously,’ ” she says. “Now I live by those words.”

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Photography by Platon. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Read the full interview with Dree Hemingway here. “I’m the least sexy person in real life.”

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Read the full interview with Golshifteh Farahani here. “As an actress, I’ve always thought of myself as a gladiator.”

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Photography by Theo Wenner. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Read the full interview with Claire Boucher AKA Grimes here. “It’s ADD music,” she explains. “I go through phases a lot.”

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Photography by Mark Segal. Styled by Arianne Phillips.

Read the full interview with Hailee Steinfeld here. “The best thing [Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges] told me was, ‘Have fun, and never take things too seriously,’ ” she says. “Now I live by those words.”

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Photography by Tim Walker. Styled by Jacob K.

Read the full interview with Isabelle Fuhrman here “I don’t think I’m growing up too fast,” she insists. “I’ve always been an old soul.”

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Photography by Anthony Maule. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Read the full interview with Kaya Scodelario here. “I got to watch the Super Bowl at [Jessica Biel’s] house—with Justin Timberlake!”

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Photography by Sebastian Kim

Read the full interview with Mackenzie Davis here. Mackenzie Davis descends on the silver screen from a high vantage point.

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Photography by Benjamin Lennox. Styled by Tracey Nicholson.

Read the full interview with Naomie Harris here British actress Naomie Harris takes no prisoners as the latest Bond Woman.

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Photography by Jacqueline Bates

Read the full interview with Miles Teller here. “It’s tough to watch myself in a comedy or a drama or any of that—nobody likes the sound of their own voice, let alone having your face added to that.”

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Photography by Francesco Carrozzini. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Read the full interview with Sami Gayle here. The actress exudes a wisdom way beyond her years. “I do tend to hang out with people who are 18 and up,” she says. “And up, up, up.”

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Photography by Santiago & Mauricio. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Read the full interview with Sarah Gadon here. “It was insane,” she says, describing her first time at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Photography by Christian Ferretti. Styled by Samantha Traina.

Read the full interview with Victoria Justice here. “Never take anything for granted, treat others the way you want to be treated & if you have any type of facial hair, we should be friends.”

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Photography by Roy Beeson

Read the full interview with Condola Rashad here “I want to push the envelope everywhere.”

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Photography by Driu & Tiago. Styled by Azza Yousif.

“I’m much more confident performing than I am in social situations.” Read the full interview with Cressida Bonas here.

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Photography by Anthony Maule. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Read the full interview with Douglas Booth here “I’m definitely interested in taking on roles where I don’t look like myself.”

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Photography by Jerome Corpuz. Styled by Caroline Grosso.

“I’d rather focus on one thing than halfheartedly do two things.” Read the full interview with Fernanda Ly here.

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Photography by Bjarne Jonasson. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Read the full interview with Eve Hewson here. “I walked on to the set and thought, Is this actually happening?”

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Photography by Catherine Servel. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Read the full interview with Moran Atias here. “Now I 
look at images of me then and think, Wow, 
that’s short! Oh, my God, that’s shiny!”

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Photography by Catherine Servel. Styled by Jessica De Ruiter.

Read the full interview with Hannah Ware here. “I’m no good with a lot of things—directions, timing—but I’m quite good with secrets.”

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Photography by Matthew Priestley. Styled by Caroline Grosso.

“It’s so ridiculous because most musicians have a really rich history from childhood from all these incredible artists and I wasn’t allowed to.” Read the full interview with Jihae here.

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Read the full interview with Jane Levy here. “Even when I was little, I always wanted to be the center of attention.”

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Read the full interview with Kelly Reilly here. “Every year my job is a surprise. It’s constantly invigorating—and sometimes it’s heartbreaking.”

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Read the full interview with Katherine Waterston here. “What the hell took me so long?!”

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Photography by Guy Kushi and Yariv Fein.

Read the full interview with Lara Vosburgh here. ““When Israeli actresses come to Hollywood, usually their dream is to play these all-American roles where they speak perfect English. My wish is for the vice-versa. I want to play Middle Eastern people.”

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Photography by Roy Beeson

Read the full interview with Lake Bell here. “I was convinced I was meant to be one of the great voice-over artists.”

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Read the full interview with Lily James here. “As a child, I loved fairy tales and princesses.”

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Read the full interview with Lizzy Caplan here. “The emotional content [in Masters of Sex] always scared me more than the sexual content.

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Photography by Clara Balzary

Read the full interview with Lorde here “For me, making music is selfish—I do it because I like to do it.”

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Read the full interview with Mackenzie Foy here. “Working with Mr. Bill Condon inspired me to want to be a director.”

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Photography by Kenneth Willardt. Styled by Samantha Traina.

Read the full interview with Mia Goth here. “Auditioning is like boxing: It keeps me hungry and intense, whether I get the part or not.”

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Photography by Mark Segal. Styled by Samantha Traina.

Read the full interview with Britt Roberson here. “When people ask if I wish I had gone to high school, I tell them that I’ve acted all of that stuff out, and it just doesn’t seem like fun.”

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Photography by Catherine Servel. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Read the full interview with Moran Atias here. “Now I 
look at images of me then and think, Wow, 
that’s short! Oh, my God, that’s shiny!”

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Read the full interview with Olivia Munn here. “I think I’m the only person in history who had to slow down for Sorkin.”

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Petite Meller’s trademark blush works for the French songstress year-round, but it’s best suited to the temperate days of spring. Read the full interview with Petite Meller here. “The vibe made a turn in my life, so I started writing a song about the magic of the city.

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Photography by Mark Segal Styled by Sally Lyndley

Riley Keough in 2015.

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Photography by David Slijper. Styled by Patrick Mackie.

Read the full interview with Gia Coppola here. “In high school, I didn’t always relate to my friends. I was more of a spectator.”

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Read the full interview with Sofia Boutella here. “I don’t fit in any 
box.”

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Photography by Taea Thale. Styled by Nora Milch.

Read the full interview with Ibeyi here. “We are always sick of each other,” Lisa-Kaindé says. “But at the same time, we cannot live apart.”

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Photography by Felix Kim. Styled by Clare Byrne.

“That’s what I love about words—you can change their meaning.”

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Read the full interview with Tavi Gevinson here. “The play is, weirdly, like living out a fantasy.”

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Photography by Paul Jasmin Styled by Sally Lyndley.

Read the full interview with Wynter Gordon here. “What can I say? 
I’m just a crazy artist.”

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Photography by Taea Thale. Styled by Lindsey Frugier.