As Hollywood continues to evolve, a new generation of talented actors and actresses is making their mark on the industry. Among these rising stars, some are already being compared to established legends, such as Michelle Yeoh and Angelina Jolie. In this article, we will explore the careers of some of these promising talents and their potential to become the next big names in Hollywood.
Michelle Yeoh: The New Action Queen?
Michelle Yeoh has been a popular Asian star for years, known for her swashbuckling roles in films like Master Z and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Her crowning glory came in 2023 with the Oscar-winning film, Everything Everywhere All at Once, an action multiverse thriller. With this achievement, Yeoh became the first Asian woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her action skills and recent success put her in line as one of the top actors who could potentially dethrone Angelina Jolie as the most popular female action star in Hollywood.
Angelina Jolie: The Reigning Action Queen
Angelina Jolie has long been known for her acting roles in films such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. In fact, Forbes named her the “First Blockbuster Female Action Movie Star.” Jolie’s film, Salt, which solidified her status as an action queen, was originally written with Tom Cruise in mind. Her tough and gritty off-screen persona played a significant part in her landing aggressive roles on-screen.
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and Taylor Tomlinson: Comedy’s Rising Stars
Comedy is also seeing a new generation of talent, with comedians like Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and Taylor Tomlinson making waves in the industry. Both have achieved record-breaking ticket sales and received numerous accolades for their comedy. The National Comedy Center announced that they will headline the 2023 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, with Iglesias performing on August 3 and Tomlinson on August 4. The festival will also feature a Stand-Up Showcase, Late Night comedy shows, Lucy legacy events, a free family variety and comedy event, and evening block parties with live music.
The Future of Hollywood’s Rising Stars
As the entertainment industry continues to grow and diversify, we can expect to see even more talented actors and comedians rise to prominence. With their unique skills and undeniable charisma, these rising stars are well on their way to becoming the next generation of Hollywood’s most promising talents.