Let’s find out together what were the performances that allowed Kathryn Newton to join the cast of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.
Although she was not the first actress to play the role of Cassie, the daughter of Scott Lang, the debut of Kathryn Newton in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania it is certainly an extraordinary event, in the first place because of the incredible skills of the young American interpreter. Her first experience in a superhero movie was an almost obvious step for Kathryn, since the actress has already proven herself to be one of the most talented of her generation for more than a decade now.
Newton, an accomplished golfer since the age of 8, demonstrated an extraordinary aptitude for hard work from an early age, kicking off her acting career with her soap opera debut. The valley of the pines at just 4 years old, playing Colby Marian Chandler from 2001 to 2004. Let’s find out together what were some of the highlights of his career.
1. Claire Novak – Supernatural (2014-2018)
One of the most notable horror roles played by Newton was that of Claire Novak in Supernatural, which also turned out to be one of her first notable parts in a hit TV show. The role of Claire allowed her to give fans one of the most emotionally compelling performances of her career, at least up to that point.
In 2014 Kathryn joined the cast of Supernatural in the recurring role of Novak: the show follows the story of brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, played respectively by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, hunters of demons and other beings belonging to the world of the paranormal. On June 21, 2017, it was also announced that a spin-off of the series, titled Wayward SistersDonna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster), Claire Novak (Newton), Alex Jones (Katherine Ramdeen) and Missouri Moseley (Loretta Devine) should also have been cast. In May 2018, however, the series was canceled even before its debut.
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2. Allie Pressman – The Society (2019)
Soon after her stint as Claire ended in Supernatural, Newton has returned to horror on the small screen with a project with a completely different tone: it is The Society, the Netflix television show created by Christopher Keyser. Kathryn’s performance as Allie Pressman is simply heartbreaking: the star embodies a girl who is part of a group of teenagers who suddenly find themselves forced to work together in order to survive. The boys in question discover that their parents are missing and that there is no way out of the city: they will be forced to fight through panic and pain in order to decide how to face the unthinkable.
Newton’s superlative performance as Pressman, a shy young woman who lives in the shadow of her older sister Cassandra, earned her critical and audience acclaim. In July 2019 the series, inspired by the German fairy tale The Pied Piper of Hamelin and to the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, had been renewed for a second season but on August 22, 2020 it was officially canceled due to the COVID-19 emergency.
3. Darlene Bell – Lady Bird (2017)
One of the first roles that allowed the actress to leave the horror genre, veering towards more committed coming-of-age stories, was that offered to her by writer and director Greta Gerwig who chose her to play the bespectacled student Darlene in Lady Bird, the Oscar-nominated blockbuster starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet.
However, her occasional appearances throughout the film had a significant impact on the trajectory of her career, thanks to the way Newton was able to showcase her skills as a dramatic actress to the world. We also recall that at the 2018 Academy Awards the film received five nominations for best film, best actress for Saoirse Ronan, best supporting actress for Laurie Metcalf, best original screenplay and best director for Greta Gerwig.
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4. Ivy Burns – Ben is Back (2018)
In Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri Kathryn Newton played Angela Hayes, the sister of Lucas Hedges’ character, and the following year she returned to play opposite the actor in a powerful and highly regarded drama called Ben is Back, from writer-director Peter Hedges. In this film Lucas plays Ben Burns, a drug addicted teenager who has decided to give up drugs, Julia Roberts plays her mother, Holly, and Kathryn delights us with an Oscar-worthy performance as Ivy.
5. Abigail Carlson – Big Little Lies (2017-2019)
Newton also shared the screen with movie stars when she was cast in HBO’s Big Little Lies, David E. Kelley’s adaptation of the scandalous novel. by Liane Moriarty. Newton’s scenes as Abigail Carlson opposite Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon are undoubtedly some of the most powerful moments in the entire Emmy Award-winning series, thanks in part to Newton’s uncanny ability to bring screen an authentic version of modern teenage angst.