V Girls: Eiza González

V Girls: Eiza González

With the release of Baby Driver, this actress is ready to roll.

With the release of Baby Driver, this actress is ready to roll.

Photography: HART + LĒSHKINA

Styling: John Colver

Text: Maxwell Williams

Eiza González, 27, is keeping quiet about next year’s Alita: Battle Angel, the Robert Rodriguez-directed, James Cameron-produced cyborg story based on Yukito Kishiro’s classic manga. “I don’t think I can tell you anything,” the Mexico City-born actress says, holding her finger to her lips. It’s a valiant effort, but there’s a lot of information already out there. “People know the cast, they know the story if they read it: it’s this dystopian world. I got to work a lot with Christoph [Waltz] in my scenes, and with Rosa [Salazar, who plays Alita]. I mean, if I was Tree Number 45 in the background of a James Cameron lm, I’m okay with it.”

She did, however, play a major role in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series for three seasons. (Rodriguez himself brought her Stateside to star in it.) She’s also a substantial character in Baby Driver, the heist movie from

Edgar Wright currently in theaters, in which a young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) can only put the pedal to the metal when he’s listening to music on his head- phones. “The soundtrack’s killer,” says González, who has released albums as a pop singer. “We listened to the playlist at the same time as we were reading the script, so it was a character in the movie. It was interesting to watch how Edgar perfectly blended music with action. It’s like Reservoir Dogs, or what James Gunn did with Guardians of the Galaxy, because everything’s to the beat of the music.” González emphasizes her point by snapping her fingers to an imaginary beat. Or maybe not so imaginary—her career does sound pretty harmonious.

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