Imagine being cast in your dream role alongside some of your biggest idols! Well, for this week’s #FollowFriday that dream is a reality. We’re head-over-heels for actress, teen fashionista and all round girlboss Storm Reid, who’s showing everyone that age is just a number when it comes to being a star.
In 2013, she made her Hollywood debut (aged just 10) as character Emily in 12 Years A Slave. Since then her acting career has gone from strength to strength – she is set to play the lead role in the upcoming Disney live-action adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time (which looks insane btw).
She’s a total book-worm (like us) so she was super excited when she got the call from the film’s director Ava DuVernay telling her she got the part – turns out she had already read the iconic book as part of a school project.
“I loved the story and I loved Meg Murry’s character. When I booked the role, I was shocked,” she told Teen Vogue.
If that wasn’t cool enough already, Storm gets to act alongside some pretty increds stars in the film, including Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. We legit cannot wait for this to be released!
She’s a smart cookie
As well as being an amazing actress, Storm is super cool. Her Instagram is jam packed with inspiring quotes encouraging positivity and gratitude. Plus, she considers herself a nerd and proud, which is deffo something we can get on board with.
We love her positive outlook, she’s all about being confident in herself. Storm recently worked with the organisation Stomp Out Bullying on their #KINDNESS campaign, which was set up to stop bullying in schools and instead encourage kindness amongst students.
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When she’s not acting, campaigning or at school, Storm also manages to fit in loads of cultural activities to learn from. (We’re pretty sure she’s a superhero.)
She’s totally in love with her mum
With all this fame you’d think it would be hard to stay grounded, but for our girl Storm family definitely still comes first. She and her mum are super close – her Insta’s always covered with cute pics thanking her mumma for making all this possible. It’s adorbs. Plus her we can deff see where Storm gets her style from, her mum is a total BABE.
She hangs with the stars
She’s featured in some pretty star-studded casts, so it’s no wonder Storm has become friendly with a host of hot names. From singers Janelle Monae to Serayah, we’d love to have a scroll through the contacts on this gal’s phone. Bet she gets invited to some pretty cool parties too!
Storm’s made us realise that you’re never too young to start pursuing your dreams, whatever they may be. The most important thing is to be confident and true to yourself. That, combined with a lot of hard work, will result in magic.
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