UPCOMING: QUVENZHANE WALLIS WOWS THE CROWD
Quvenzhane Wallis is new to the acting world but is fitting in as a natural among stars. The 8-year-old actress plays Hushpuppy in the film Beasts of the Southern Wild, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
In the film, Hushpuppy lives with her father in a rural, remote part of Southern Louisiana that is surrounded by water. Hushpuppy is faced with prehistoric creatures and her father’s deteriorating health. She leaves home to seek out her mother.
Nazie (as Quvenzhane is nicknamed) was discovered by the film’s director in a library while with her mom.
Although Nazie has never acted before the film, MTV.com has predicted that she will be nominated for the ”Best Actress” award in the 2013 Academy Awards.
Her personality and natural ability to win over an audience will take her far.