Maddie Hasson FAN
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Web Series Wunderkind:
MADDIE HASSON

At 15 years old, Maddie Hasson (@maddiehassonofficial) made her TV debut as street-smart Willa Monday on Fox’s The Finder, and shortly after landed the leading female role on ABC’s teen mystery Twisted. Next came feature films—she played Billie Jean Jones in the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light; Sister Sissy in Novitiate, about a group of nuns in the 1960s; and a bullied teen in More Than Enough. Where to spot Hasson next? Streaming on YouTube Red later this year in Impulse, a drama in which the 23-year-old native of North Carolina portrays Henrietta (a.k.a. “Henry”) Cole, a young woman who discovers she has the ability to teleport.

How did you land the role in Impulse and what do you love most about your character?
I auditioned for the part. They brought me back two more times, and each time I became more nervous and more attached to the project. I thought I screwed it up and didn’t get it. I cried very loudly when I found out that I did! I love playing Henry because she knows herself very well. I think that trait isn’t commonly portrayed in young female characters. I love that the writers of our show never once underestimate Henry because she’s a girl or because she’s young.

Describe a project you hope will be on your resume and someone you hope to work with within the next five years.
I want to shave my head on screen, which may be a little cliché now that it’s been done a few times, but the heart wants what it wants. And I would be so excited to work with Tilda Swinton one day.

What is your favorite luxury splurge?
Penhaligon’s perfume!

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Maddie Hasson, Unearthed (WWD)

After roles in “Novitiate” and “I Saw the Light,” Maddie Hasson, the star of new web series “Impulse,” is poised for her breakout year.

“I think I sort of got found.”

Maddie Hasson carries the confidence of an actress long in the profession, though she’s a name relatively unknown. The 23-year-old is poised, sure of herself and deceptively stylish, and Hollywood is catching on.

The Wilmington, N.C., native grew up doing theater and was scouted by a manager when she was 15, after her theater director urged her to attend a film audition; she’s still with the same manager today. “I think I got very lucky,” she says.

It would be a year longer for her to convince her mother that uprooting to Los Angeles wasn’t an entirely insane idea. “She let me go to L.A. for a month. And she went with me, and she said ‘If you get a job, we can keep coming back.’ So there was no like, ‘we’re going to move to L.A. right now when you’re 16.’ She was not having that,” Hasson says. “Luckily; I think that I probably wouldn’t have handled that well. It’s a good mom move; go mom.”

Hasson is in New York on a press leg for her new show “Impulse” on YouTube Premium, a breakout thriller series from director Doug Liman of “The Bourne Identity” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” fame. She plays Henry, a headstrong 16-year-old girl who discovers she can teleport.

“I loved her from the very beginning,” Hasson says of Henry. “She really knows who she is for a 16-year-old. And nobody in the writing team or producing team or directing team ever tried to stifle that strength just because she’s a young female character. They really went with it, which was refreshing.”

It’s assumed, then, that she’s read many parts that were otherwise.

“I think the unfortunate thing is, when you get a strong female character, the breakdown will often say something like ‘she’s sassy, or bratty or angsty.’ And you’re like, ‘no, she’s just pissed off. Like, she’s tired of your shit, and she’s tired of being called sassy, and bratty and angsty,’” Hasson says.

Hasson’s previous credits include the 2015 film “I Saw the Light” alongside Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen and last year’s “Novitiate” with Melissa Leo, Dianna Agron and Margaret Qualley. She teases that the project she’s currently at work on is something “I can’t talk about it,” but that she’s looking for a challenge.

“[My management] send me a lot of tough female characters because I think they think that I’m tough,” she says. “But I don’t want to rest in that — I want to go and do something different.

For the “Impulse” press trip, she’s begun working with celebrity stylist Molly Dickson, a former assistant of Leslie Fremar who, since going on her own, has built a roster of some of young Hollywood’s best-dressed new faces including Sadie Sink, Katherine Langford and Joey King. For the day, Dickson has pulled a Dior skirt suit that fits Hasson’s preference for being “very covered up.”

“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” Hasson says. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses. I like to be covered — it makes me feel very strong and powerful…to have layers and a high neckline, and big trousers and a big coat.”

The occasions for the stylist only seem to be increasing.

“It’s fun having a stylist; I like it. It’s a new thing for me, but I’m so into it,” she says. “I’m so on board with the whole thing.”

SOURCE WWD



The Hollywood Reporter – Scans + Photoshoot

Maddie is featured inside the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter (May 30, 2018)! I have added the scans and the photoshoot in our gallery:



W Magazine – Maddie Hasson Is Growing Up

WMAGAZINE.COM — The teen actress steps into the spotlight for her first adult role as Billie Jean Jones in “I Saw the Light.”

For Maddie Hasson, the biggest challenge in portraying the singer Billie Jean Jones in the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light (in theaters now) was not depicting a living person but, rather, acting opposite the young girl who plays her daughter. “I only had one scene with her,” says the Wilmington, North Carolina, native. “But around children, I’m like, Is she judging me?”

Doubtful. Hasson, 20, holds her own as the second wife of the country star (played by Tom Hiddleston), maintaining her poise as her husband’s drug and alcohol abuse leads to his demise, from heart failure, at 29. “She is a spitfire,” says the actress. “I love that in my women.”

It’s one of the first times that Hasson, who began acting professionally at 16 and was most recently a lead on the ABC Family series Twisted, has been cast as an adult. And, unlike many ingenues in her youth-obsessed industry, she’s looking forward to a time when she will have outgrown those fresh-faced parts. Meanwhile, she will appear as a high-school outcast in the dark indie Good After Bad and as a young nun in the 1960s-era drama Novitiate (both out next year). “I want to age. I want to get wrinkles. I want to get saggy,” Hasson insists. Amen to that, sister.



Glamoholic – Scans

Maddie is featured inside the new issue of Glamoholic Magazine. Scans have been added to the gallery



Seventeen Magazine – Beauty Tips

SEVENTEEN — “I don’t like to wear a ton of foundation in the summer, since it tends to make me break out. Instead, I put Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion all over my face right after I get out of the shower. Then, I brush my eyebrows and add a little bit of mascara and chapstick and that’s all I need!”



Discovery : Maddie Hasson (Interview Magazine)

Maddie is featured inside the new issue of Interview Magazine!! You can check out 5 photos from the shoot in our photo gallery and the interview below

When we spoke with actress Maddie Hasson on the phone last week, our conversation began with her in the bath washing her hair, was frequently interrupted by the cries of our cat and her dog, and culminated in a car accident—almost. “I just got into a traffic accident—it’s fine, I’m fine—I’m just a terrible driver. I’m in my grandfather’s minivan, and I don’t know how to maneuver a large vehicle very well.” Amazingly, she survived the phone call unscathed.

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