Stars of Sundance: Camila Morrone

Stars of Sundance: Camila Morrone

The model turned actress is launching her career on the sliver screen in the Sundance hit 'Never Goin' Back.'

The model turned actress is launching her career on the sliver screen in the Sundance hit 'Never Goin' Back.'

Photography: Sharif Hamza

Styling: Andrew Mukamal

Text: Elizabeth Kiefer

This interview appears in the pages of V113, The Music Issue, on newsstands now. Order your copy of the issue today at shop.vmagazine.com.

You might not know her name yet, but you’re probably familiar with Camila Morrone’s face (or at the very least her unforgettable eyebrows). The daughter of male supermodel Maximo Morrone and Argentinian actress Lucila Solá, Camila, who goes by Cami, has graced the pages of Vogue, earned a spot in the recruitment ranks of Victoria’s Secret Pink, and runs around with the new-school pretty-young-thing crew that includes the likes of Hailey Baldwin and Kendall Jenner.

But now that the 20-year-old Morrone has decided to retire from the runway, expect to see a lot more of her on the big screen. For starters, you can catch her in the Sundance sweetheart flick Never Goin’ Back, written and directed by Augustine Frizzle. The film tells the stories of two best friends, Jessie (Morrone) and Angela (Maia Mitchell), who dream of leaving their tiny hometown in the dust. Morrone says she wasn’t nearly as wild as her onscreen counterpart—“My parents would be happy to hear me say that!” she says—though she definitely related to the ride-or-die dynamic of the characters. But the hardest part? “We had two big cocaine scenes,” says Morrone. “I definitely had to ask around and do some research while preparing.”

On the heels of Never Goin’ Back and the festival circuit came Morrone’s most high-profile role to date: Death Wish, released nationwide in March, is the story of a man (Bruce Willis) hellbent on revenge after an unknown assailant breaks into his home and attacks his family. As Willis’s daughter, Morrone got to demonstrate that she’s much more than a pretty face: She has dramatic chops and can hold her own alongside major stars.

CAMILA WEARS BRA VINTAGE, SKIRT BALMAIN, TIGHTS WOLFORD

Credits: MAKEUP CIARA O’SHEA (LGA), HAIR RUBI JONES (JULIAN WATSON), PRODUCER ASHLEY HERSON, LOCAL PRODUCER KATE HOLLAND, DIGITAL TECHNICIAN CASEY RICHARDSON, PHOTO ASSISTANTS TIM HOFFMAN, SHEN WILLIAMS-COHEN, STYLIST ASSISTANT JERMAINE DALEY, HAIR ASSISTANT MEGAN GORLEY, PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS TOM O’MEARA, RIQUE CARROLL, RETOUCHING HEMPSTEAD MAY, LOCATION PARK CITY PEAKS HOTEL

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