Meet Ella Hunt — Hollywood’s latest breakout star

Meet Ella Hunt — Hollywood’s latest breakout star

Ella Hunt is taking up New York — and she or he’s able to face the music. The British actress just lately moved to Brooklyn Heights and is s

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Ella Hunt is taking up New York — and she or he’s able to face the music.

The British actress just lately moved to Brooklyn Heights and is starring in her first big-screen movie, the just lately launched “Anna and the Apocalypse,” a unusual story a few zombie invasion throughout Christmas, which at the moment has an 82 % ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.

Hunt, 20, performs the titular high-school senior who has to slash legions of the undead so as to make it out alive … whereas singing. Improbably, the buzzy film is a musical.

She appreciated the truth that her character isn’t your typical damsel in misery.

“[Anna] goes from a lady who’s uncertain of herself to any individual who can survive a zombie apocalypse,” Hunt mentioned. “We’re each very aspirational.”

Certainly, her glamorous new profession is a far cry from her former rural nation life in Devon, England. She comes from a household of creatives: Hunt’s mother is a sculptor and her father is an artwork seller. At the same time as just a little woman, she knew she wished to enter appearing.

“From a really younger age I used to be dancing round the home placing on performances, and it was fairly clear what I wished to do,” she mentioned.

At age 11 she was scouted by an agent throughout certainly one of her faculty performs, and she or he has since gone on to supporting roles in movies like “Les Misérables” and “Intruders.”

She had an “intense” time making an attempt to stability her schoolwork and appearing.

“At 15 I used to be assembly with casting administrators. Someday I used to be filming reverse Ben Kingsley and the following day I used to be taking the GCSE,” she mentioned, referring to the check that British excessive schoolers need to tak to go on to school.

She’s nonetheless juggling. Hunt has been busy selling the movie and taking pictures a TV collection, which leaves her little time to get pleasure from New York Metropolis.

“There’s simply so many alternative individuals residing on this comparatively tiny house,” she mentioned.

However she has taken up yoga since shifting right here, which she admitted could be very “millennial” of her.

Whereas the actress is single, she has caught the attention of Chanel. The French trend home has been dressing Hunt for many of her red-carpet appearances.

Zombies and all, she mentioned, “it’s a complete dream come true.”