Magazine article Variety

Hannah NEW

Magazine article Variety

Hannah NEW

Article excerpt

BREAKOUT ROLES

New plays feisty saloon owner FJeanor Guthrie in Starz pirate drama "Black Sails." Her bigscreen debut in "Maleficent" lands her alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.

SEEING STARZ

"Black Sails" was one of her first auditions after she moved to Los Angeles in 2012, and she was certain that playing Eleanor would be fun. "When I read the script, I thought, 'Wow, this is a real, ballsy female,"' New recalls.

MOTHER KNOWS BEST

After New joined London's National Youth Theatre at age 19, mentoring younger members in underprivileged areas around the world, she told her mother she wanted to become an actress. When the statement got only qualified approval, she listened to the reasons. "(Mom) said, 'Why don't you get a proper degree and learn languages, and you can work in two markets? …

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