YouTube sensation Anna Akana will be one of the latest online sensations to grace the big screen, as she has recently been cast to join “Hello, My Name Is Doris.” Read further to learn more about the details.
The 24-year-old online star will be working first hand with Hollywood actress Sally Field (“Amazing Spiderman 2“) and “New Girl” actor Max Greenfield in the indie comedy movie “Hello, My Name Is Doris.” They will also be joined by “Orange Is the New Black” lead Natasha Lyonne. The movie is put into motion under the creative collaboration of Haven Entertainment and Red Crown. It will be directed by Michael Showalter, who is a known comedic screenplay writer. He’s also the main writer of the film’s script. However, this time around, he shared the pen with Laura Terruso.
Based on The Tracking Board, the drama-comedy movie will be revolving around the character of Sally Field, who is a proactive hoarder who possesses a special fondness towards cats. She is basically a woman going through the trifles of her sixties, and she spends it obsessing over a young man working under her company. Optimistically inspired by a self-help seminar, she goes through the motions of pursuing the said younger co-worker. On that note, Akana will be playing a somewhat version of herself as she portrays a web blogger sensation in the project who piques the interest of the seasoned lady boss.
The movie project simply promising for the YouTube star as she is able to relate herself comfortably to the film’s creative elements. For one, Anna loves cats and owns about four of them. Second, she will basically be portraying a slightly different version of herself all throughout the duration of the film.
Anna Akana is known for her drastic rise to fame when she uploaded a make-up tutorial spoof entitled
“How to Put on Your Face.” The video got 1.4 million views in just a matter of 24 hours subsequent to its upload time. According to Deadline, she is an avid and prolific online creator who owns a channel that proudly hold a count of 60 million views, with about 900,000 subscribers. With her straight shot to the road of success, she was able to star on her own narrative, “Riley Rewind,” which now holds more than 20 million views online.
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