This article appears in the pages of V123: The New Hollywood Issue, available now. Order your copy at shop.vmagazine.com.
In Hollywood, dreams of stardom ensure constant renewal. Here, rising filmmaker Christian Coppola storyboards the dream’s next chapter with a cast and crew of actors, musicians, masqueraders, and more.
Odeya Rush, Pink Skies Ahead (2020)
“I’ve lived here for five years and I would describe the current L.A. landscape as ‘oat milk.’ I like how the city is a true melting pot of people and cultures. I don’t have any ‘dream roles’ but I’d love to do a film back in Israel.”
Mason Ramsey, musician Ramsey closed out 2019 with two headlining tours.
“Coming to L.A. for the first time was a dream come true. I [came] to be on Ellen. It was my first time on an airplane and staying in a hotel. I got to order room service and watch TV. ”
Milly Shapiro, Hereditary (2018) Stay tuned for music in 2020!
“I’m always drawn to powerful, smart, kind characters; I like to learn something from them. We can all learn from books and movies that change our points of view.”
Haley Lu Richardson, Unpregnant, After Yang (2020)
“My dream is to dance in movies—to have a career like Fred Astaire or Bob Fosse, only in today’s time, and with contemporary dancing. I feel like that’s missing.”
Mckenna Grace, Ghostbusters 2020 (July 2020)
“I’ve been dreaming of doing a really dramatic role where I get to push myself. Every film is different. Sometimes I go extreme and write in a journal and obsess over the character."
Angus Cloud, Euphoria, Season 2 (2020)
“I’ve lived in L.A. for more than a year. Something I like: the beach. Things I dislike: the air quality and traffic.”
Holly Beavon as Marilyn Monroe
“I moved out to L.A. as soon as I had costumes and pictures together. I’ve had so many different parallels [with Marilyn]. I’ve always identified with her. I have a really great life and can’t imagine I would have this much fun had I not been doing Marilyn.”
Avan Jogia, The Stranger on Quibi (2020) Jogia is the author of Mixed Feelings: Poems and Stories.
“The current landscape of Los Angeles is arid, desolate, and basically on fire. This is also true of Hollywood, which it seems to me, is a fractured concept; shards of new stories and storytellers but no collective whole.”