Aug 24 (Reuters) – American TikTok star Addison Rae’s goals are coming true as she makes her characteristic movie debut in a Netflix film.
“He is All That,” a reboot of the 1999 romantic comedy “She’s All That,” parallels Rae’s actual life as a well-liked social media influencer. Since 2019 Rae has gained over 82 million followers on TikTok and her movies have amassed over 5.4 billion ‘likes’.
“So long as I can keep in mind, I’ve had an enormous ardour for simply entertaining and making folks smile and being in entrance of a display screen,” she mentioned. “Being part of this movie is so unbelievable and hopefully only the start for all the pieces that’s to return.”
Within the film which premieres on Friday, Rae performs Padgett, a teen who suffers heartbreak and embarrassment reside and on-line. To redeem herself she goals to show her unpopular classmate right into a promenade king, however the plan hits a snag when she falls for him.
Rae’s whirlwind success has fueled some criticism, however she brushes it off. “There’s at all times going to be a aspect of the web that is a bit more important and judgmental,” she mentioned.
“On the finish of the day, I believe remembering who I’m, which is what Padgett finally ends up discovering out and studying, is that… you actually need to know your self and embrace who you might be and love who you might be and know your intentions and know your coronary heart.”
The movie additionally stars Rachael Leigh Cook dinner from the unique movie. Actuality star Kourtney Kardashian has a cameo function.
Reporting by Alicia Powell; Modifying by Richard Chang