So Whats Next for Quvenzhané Wallis?
The accolades have been virtually non-stop since the film and its star bowed at the Sundance Film Festival in January, this year. And while the director of that film, Benh Zeitlin - Beasts Of The Southern Wild - likely won’t have much difficulty building on the success of the film, as his career as a filmmaker blossoms, what about its star, Quvenzhané Wallis?
I’ve watched her spellbind hosts and reporters in interview after interview, as audiences watch in wonder, charmed by the young lady’s personality. But I keep waiting to read an announcement about her being cast in any future feature projects.
Granted she’s 8-years-old, and I suppose work is scarce for young black girls, but I actually think she’d be a hot property right now, and directors would be fighting over themselves to cast her in something… anything… if only to capitalize on all the press she’s been getting for her performance in Beasts (press that even includes talk of an Oscar nomination).MORE