Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

From Stephan James to Bülow, Meet This Year’s Rising Stars



In our Winter challenge, FASHION editors rounded up the 100 folks, merchandise and experiences we expect will blow up in 2019. It’s our inaugural Hot 100 Fuse List. From the exercises you’ll be doing, to the brand new designers and artists you’ll see in your feed, that is your information to being within the know this 12 months. These are the following younger actors, musicians and entertainers who might be taking on Hollywood.

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65. Lamar Johnson

Younger (or simply dance-obsessed) readers would possibly bear in mind Johnson’s spectacular strikes from the Family Channel favorite The Next Step. But going ahead, folks will bear in mind Johnson, who hails from the Six, for his susceptible and highly effective roles within the pressing The Hate U Give and Native Son, not to point out the brand new X-Men flick Dark Phoenix. But don’t fear: The man can nonetheless dance. –Greg Hudson

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66. Betsy

Elizabeth Humfrey appears extra like a designer for Balenciaga than a lady who grew up on a goose farm in rural Wales, however each issues occur to be true. Humfrey, higher identified by her stage title Betsy, launched her profession on the heels of a stint on the Parisian trend home and a level from the revered Central St. Martins in London. Catch her for those who can. Armed with a bunch of fierce ballads and a voice that would cease Cher in her tracks, this diva gained’t be stored down on the farm. –Jeremy Freed

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In 2018, James starred in If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight. He additionally starred in Amazon’s drama sequence Homecoming, reverse needs-no-introduction Julia Roberts. It was, by all measures, an enormous 12 months for any actor however particularly for one who continues to be shy of his 25th birthday. “I’ve been lucky to be a part of a lot of really cool things, and there are a lot of projects that are coming my way now, which is really cool,” James says. Both of those tasks premiered on the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to important acclaim, a second particularly poignant for the Scarborough, Ont., native.

“TIFF has always been one of my favourite times of the year,” he says. James, who acquired his begin again in 2010 as an actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation, will seem subsequent 12 months in 17 Bridges alongside Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch and J. Okay. Simmons. “I’ve never done a film with this level of action,” he says. “So it’s an exciting film.” It’s most likely secure to say that James can count on many extra thrilling firsts within the years to come. –Pahull Bains

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In 2017, Megan Bülow was a just about unknown 17-year-old high-school pupil in Holland. Then she launched her first track, a synth-saturated, anti-romance anthem titled “Not a Love Song” that had music journalists throughout the net calling her a “pop genius.” The track went viral on SoundCloud and Spotify, however bülow (she dropped her first title and the capital B for her new gig within the highlight) had to end her senior 12 months earlier than turning into a full-fledged pop star. She wrote her closing exams, after which the German-Canadian singer-songwriter moved to Toronto. The metropolis welcomed her with open arms: bülow starred in Roots’s 2018 Sweatstyle marketing campaign, carried out on the iHeartRadio MMVAs and headlined a present on the iconic Mod Club. Up subsequent? After her two profitable EPs, followers are anxiously awaiting a full-length bülow album. We’re hoping 2019 would be the 12 months. –Meghan McKenna

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69. Elizabeth Debicki

This statuesque Australian actress is not any new child on the block—you would possibly bear in mind her as Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby or the gold-dipped Ayesha in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2—however that is the 12 months we will count on to see her catapult firmly into the highlight. At TIFF, it was unimaginable to hear any chatter about Widows—the buzzy new thriller from Steve McQueen—that didn’t contain ebullient reward of Debicki’s efficiency. And that wasn’t her solely large TIFF premiere of the 12 months. The 28-year-old actress additionally stars as a fragile however incandescent Virginia Woolf in Vita and Virginia.–Pahull Bains

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There is loads the world doesn’t agree on nowadays, however there may be maybe no matter fairly as contentious and thorny as feminism. Which is why Toronto-based playwrights/actors Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava’s movie Mouthpiece is so exceptional. In the movie, which is an adaptation of their 2015 play, Nostbakken and Sadava play two often-sparring variations of the identical character’s inside monologue. The story follows Cassandra as she grapples with the fact of her mom’s sudden demise, reflecting on how her mom’s personal feminism formed her. “Social media has created this condition of extreme views,” says Sadava. “We’ve stopped giving ourselves time to process anything because it’s just about reacting. This film shows a woman processing difficult things. We need to start that internal monologue again.” –Pahull Bains

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71. Karena Evans

You know Karena Evans’s work even for those who don’t know you realize Karena Evans’s work. The Toronto native directed 4 of Drake’s 2018 music movies: “God’s Plan,” “Nice for What,” “I’m Upset” and “In My Feelings” in addition to the video for SZA’s “Garden (Say It Like Dat)” that includes Donald Glover. Not content material to simply keep behind the digital camera, this previous 12 months she additionally starred in two function movies—Every Day and Firecrackers, the latter of which premiered at TIFF—and has a recurring position in Mary Kills People. Not too shabby for a 23-year-old. –Pahull Bains



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