Rising Star: Raffey Cassidy
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2019 started off as a busy year for Raffey, she is once again seen in an editorial, this time for W Magazine! The editoral was posted a couple of days ago on the magazine’s website, including two stunning new photos of Raffey photographed by Jeff Henrikson. I have added an excerpt of the article below, be sure to read the full article and view the gorgeous new photos in our gallery!

Raffey Cassidy’s entrée into the acting world was a complete accident—and not particularly auspicious. At the age of seven, she was waiting for one of her elder brothers, who at the time was an aspiring actor, outside of an audition for a BBC drama when the casting director, in need of a young girl for a small role, spotted her and asked if she’d like to give it a try. “I don’t remember much other than sitting under a table hacking away,” says Cassidy, now 16 and a high school student in her native Manchester, England. “It was a little coughing and dying part. But I loved being on set immediately—mostly the costumes and the makeup at the time. And I’ve been working ever since.”

And working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, no less. Her breakthrough, in 2015’s sci-fi adventure flick Tomorrowland—in which she played an animatronic girl—had her sharing the screen with George Clooney. In 2017, she was Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell’s troubled teen daughter in Yorgos Lanthimos’s eerie thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival. And most recently, she played both a young Natalie Portman and Portman’s daughter in Vox Lux, which centers on a school shooting survivor who, after singing at a memorial, becomes a hugely successful—though deeply damaged—pop star. “It’s definitely the dark side of fame. She never really deals with the aftermath of the trauma so it’s all coming back when she’s older,” says Cassidy of Celeste, the role she shares with Portman.

And share it they actually do. This isn’t the sort of younger-self role that’s relegated to a few flashback scenes. Cassidy helms the first hour of the movie solo and, once Portman appears on the screen, the willowy Brit—who slips seamlessly into the role of Albertine, Celeste’s introverted teen daughter—more than holds her own. As the Washington Post review of the film said —in the headline, no less—“Natalie Portman gets top billing but is upstaged by an actress you’ve never heard of.”[…]

Source: Wmagazine.com

Labels: Editorials, Photoshoots

Hi everyone and welcome back to Rising Star! It’s been a couple of months since I had time to update the site. As always, college has been keeping me busy, but my exams are over and I’m back to share the news with you! A lot has happend in the past three months. Raffey has been busy attending events to promote her new film “Vox Lux“, stood in front of the camera for two editorials and was honored by Variety as one of their 10 Brits to Watch on their annual list! I have uploaded a bunch of photos to the sites’ gallery and listed all the new additions for you to go through below – enjoy!

005x Dazed Magazine
008x The Last Magazine
008x Newport Beach Film Festival UK Honours Event
003x The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarowski
008x Premiere of Neon’s “Vox Lux” – After Party
045x Premiere of Neon’s “Vox Lux” – Red carpet
001x Josh Telles; Deadline’s The Contenders New York Photo Studio
006x The Contenders New York, presented by Deadline, USA
001x Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 10th Annual Governors Awards
010x Neon and the Cinema host the after party for “Vox Lux”
004x The Contenders Los Angeles, presented by Deadline, USA

Labels: Editorials, Photoshoots, Public Appearances

Hey everyone, I have some more British Vogue content to share with you today! A couple of days ago they shared a quick but fun behind the scenes video on their Instagram account from Raffey’s photoshoot for her feature as a Vogue Darling, in which we get to see her pose in different outfits. Be sure to watch it below, I just love seeing how much fun Raffey has in front of the camera!

Labels: Editorials, Photoshoots