From TikTok to Hollywood! Addison Rae is making a major name for herself in the entertainment industry after being cast in the upcoming movie He’s All That. “It’s been a dream of mine forever to be an actress,” she told Glamour U.K. in February 2021. “To be really called one now, is just really insane. Growing up, I was always in acting classes and watching movies and pretending I was the character.”
It was announced that the social media personality would star in a reboot of the famed 1990s flick She’s All That in September 2020, then in March 2021, Deadline reported that the movie would premiere on Netflix. “It’s coming sooner than people think along with, you know, so many other things, but yeah, it’s going to be on Netflix. I’m very, very excited,” Addison told SiriusXM’s The Morning Mashup in April 2021. “It was a project that I, you know, felt really, really good about, especially, you know, going into it. And now that it’s over, it feels better than ever. So I’m really happy.”
She also recalled her first day on the film’s set. “I knew the lines. I nailed it. I had, you know, two of my costars with me, the entire scene and the first day we shot. So it was so much fun and I got to work with everyone on the first day,” she gushed.
When reacting to the casting news months prior, Addison wrote, “DREAM COME TRUE,” on Instagram. The team who brought fans the original flick — which starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Paul Walker, Gabrielle Union and more — will return to write and produce the remake. The man who’s responsible for Mean Girls and Freaky Friday, Mark Waters, is set to direct the entire thing.
“This reboot is a welcomed step towards a new generation of [film studio] Miramax storytelling,” Miramax CEO Bill Block told Variety in a statement after the film was first announced. “Part of our greater strategy to leverage our existing library with fresh, re-imagined content in both film and TV.”
Addison opened up about taking on such a big role during the October 19, 2020 episode of her “Mama Knows Best” podcast. “I am nervous for the movie,” the budding actress admitted. “I feel like there’s a lot of pressure on me about it because it is a remake, so there’s kind of like already a standard for it, which is nerve-wracking.”
Although most of the film’s details have been kept under wraps thus far, Addison has spilled some tea about what fans can expect to see once it officially hits theaters. Scroll through our gallery for everything you need to know about He’s All That.
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