Rising star Amandla Stenberg profiled in V Mag
Rising young star Amandla Stenberg is being pegged as one of Hollywood’s shining new faces in an upcoming issue of V Magazine. The actress was photographed by former child star Drew Barrymore herself.
Kids nowadays are natural multitaskers. Just look at 14-year-old Los Angeles native Amandla Stenberg, another breakout star of this year’s The Hunger Games. When not going to castings or auditions, she knits, snaps photos with a Nikon D80, and plays violin concertos, not to mention the guitar and the drums. Her first big break in film was playing a tough tween assassin in Colombiana, alongside Zoe Saldana. But The Hunger Games is what really put her on the map, which she could have predicted. “When my agent called to tell me I was going to play Rue, I literally started running around the room and hyperventilating. I kept shouting, ‘I’m Rue, I’m Rue!’” she remembers. “My mother had to get me a glass of water and tell me to take deep breaths. We have it all on tape. It’s funny to watch.” While on set with Barrymore, Amandla shared her enthusiasm for photography by asking the budding lenswoman for advice. “[Drew] told me she liked to shoot happy accidents, and that when a photograph comes out naturally you’ll love it.”
(Photo credit: Drew Barrymore/V Magazine)