Is Paramount Players' next will be Addison Rae's step towards success?
by Ana Walia | Thu, 24 Feb 2022 17:21:50 GMT
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TikTok star Addison Rae who was last seen in Netflix’s 2021 ‘He’s All That’ is all set to star in Paramount Players’ movie titled, ‘Fashionista’. The movie is written by Laura Terruso which was based on the draft by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer. On behalf of Ethea Entertainment, Jennifer Gibgot and Andrew Panay are going to serve as producers of the movie while Ashley Brucks will oversee the Studio. No director has been finalized yet for the movie.

Addison Rae who became an overnight sensation with her TikTok videos and has about 86 million followers recently signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix. Not much has been revealed about the project but the TikTok star is happy and grateful that she gets to work with such great people.

In an interview with Elle in 2021, she spoke about her movie, ‘He’s All That’, which dealt with cancel culture and online trolls and shared, “At the end of the day, it’s just really about knowing who you are for yourself and you don’t really have to prove that to anyone else. That’s something my character [and I have learned]—that it doesn’t even matter what people think about me anymore; it just really matters who I know I am. That’s the part where experience comes through. You live and you learn, and that’s how you figure out exactly how you’re going to handle [trolling] from that point on. I’ve done a lot of that. I think living and learning and figuring out what are the things that are personal and private to me, and what are the things I want to share. And then really making sure I differentiate the two, always.”

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Talking about the ‘hard work’ she put in for her debut movie, Addison Rae shared, “I was in acting classes probably three times a week, and doing personal coaching over Zoom as well as script analysis. [I tried to find] things I could relate to in my life and how I felt in that moment. The biggest part was being able to connect emotions and figure out exactly how I wanted to read a line or be in a scene. Delivery is the most important part. Even the day of, [before doing] a scene, I would call my acting coach Nancy, and she’d be like, ‘All right, what are you channeling today? What exactly is the mood you’re getting into? How are you going to feel? How are you delivering that line, and how is your character going through this event?’ Then I’d have to get myself in that space. I would sit in my trailer for a few hours before I’d go and do the scene and read my lines and then make sure I was mentally in that space.”

During the interview Addison Rae shared, "People don’t realize is I’ve always wanted to do acting, I’ve always wanted to do music. I’ve always wanted to do all these other things that they didn’t really get to see or know, because I just started being known when I was 19 years old. People haven’t really seen the background, or the classes I used to take and things like that. So I try to tell myself, ‘You have to work that much harder to get people to take you seriously.'"

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Addison shared the best piece of advice she’s ever got, “My mom just tells me, ‘Remember who you are. You know who you are, and that’s all that matters.’ You can’t control anyone’s perception of you. That’s something I’ve had to accept. I’m not going to make everyone love me or like me. That is not possible—and then just not having that unrealistic expectation for myself and knowing that I’m human and if I make mistakes, I can learn from them and grow.”

According to the reports, several studios were trying to get Addison Rae as a lead their projects but 'Fashionista' was exactly the type of movie Addison Rae wanted to do next in her career. The audience had a mixed reaction to the news of various studios trying to get Addison for their projects but how well it turns out for Paramount, we’ll have to wait to find out.