the last few months have been great for maddie ziegler. recently, the actor starred in not one, but two successful films. The Dance Moms alum played Velma in Steven Spielberg’s version of West Side Story. A lover of the original film, the 19-year-old was thrilled to combine her passions for acting and dance and help recreate a film she loved so much. Ziegler also starred opposite Jenna Ortega in Megan Park’s directorial debut, The Fallout. The coming-of-age film received critical acclaim and allowed Ziegler to further showcase her range as an actress.
Maddie Ziegler will lead the upcoming movie, ‘Bloody Hell’
it seems that ziegler is hell-bent on keeping quiet and busy. Deadline reported that the actor is back on set filming a new movie. to all the guys: p.s. i still love you star has been cast in the next feature, bloody hell. Ziegler has landed the lead role of Lindy, a 16-year-old whose life takes a sharp turn when she is diagnosed with a reproductive condition. This condition makes Lindy rethink everything she knows about sex and being a woman. she also changes her relationship with her mother.
‘schitt’s creek’ alum emily hampshire will play the dancer’s mother in the feature film
but ziegler won’t be the only familiar face in hell. The film also stars Emily Hampshire of Schitt’s Creek fame. Hampshire will play Ziegler’s mother in the film, which began shooting last week in Canada. Billed as a “trauma,” the film is based on the real-life experiences of Molly McGlynn. McGlynn, who is best known for directing Mary Go Round, wrote the script and is directing the feature.
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why the ‘dance moms’ student was the right person to play lindy
“It took me several years to work up the courage to write this script,” shared mcglynn. Continuing, he revealed why Ziegler was the right actor for the role of Lindy. “I knew Maddie was the perfect person to capture the nuances and complexity of this confusing, emotionally overwhelming and, in hindsight, absurd time of my teenage life.”
ziegler is eager to show fans she can perform without dancing
Naturally, fans of Ziegler are excited to see what he brings to the role. It will certainly be interesting to see the music star in a role that doesn’t focus primarily on dance. Until now, all of Ziegler’s acting roles have involved dancing in some way. And while the former reality star is thankful that her passions coincide, she shared that she’s excited to show fans what she can do as an actress.
In an interview with Euphoria magazine, Ziegler poked fun at more acting jobs that don’t include dancing. “It’s been really nice to have dance as a part of a lot of my characters, but I also want to show that I can act without having a dance background, and you’ll see that in the roles that await me,” Ziegler shared. It seems like hell could fit right in with a project that allows Ziegler to focus solely on acting. It will certainly be interesting to see how the ballerina brings Lindy to life.
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