V Girls: Isabela Moner

V Girls: Isabela Moner

Prepare yourself to feel like an underachiever.

Prepare yourself to feel like an underachiever.

Photography: HART + LĒSHKINA

Styling: John Colver

Text: Maxwell Williams

The Nickelodeon show 100 Things to Do Before High School is all about facing challenges head-on at a very young age, and its 16-year-old star, Isabela Moner, takes that theme to heart. Not only did she kick off her career on Broadway at just 10 years old, but Moner also skipped two grades and has already begun college courses, with the hopes of majoring in psychology. Oh, and she also plays the ukulele and knits.

As if all that weren’t enough, Moner recently finished filming alongside Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro for next year’s Soldado, a sequel to the hit thriller Sicario.“I predicted Benicio would be really introverted,” she says about breaking the ice with her famous costar. “He seems like a full-on Scorpio because he has this mysterious aura about him. But he’s not; he’s an Aquarius. He said, ‘A lot of people think I’m a Scorpio.’”

Moner, whose hair was shorn short for the movie,  now calls the actor a “father-like figure,” a term she also uses for Mark Wahlberg, with whom she stars in Transformers: The Last Knight. “It was challenging physically and sometimes emotionally to just keep up with everyone else, traveling around the world,” she admits. “It was shot in Phoenix, Detroit, and all around London and Wales, too. We got to go to cool castles and historic monuments, including Stonehenge. They blew it up [for the movie]. People got pissed because they thought it was the real thing. But another had been built down the street, and they blew that one up. There were articles about it the next day that were like, ‘Who do they think they are!?’” We predict that soon, no one will be asking the same of her.

COAT MARQUES‘ALMEIDA JACKET KOCHÉ EARRING (LEFT EAR) VINTAGE EARRING (RIGHT EAR) SORELLE
Credits:
Makeup Melanie Inglessis (Forward Artists) Hair Andy Lecompte (The Wall Group) Production Lindsay Heimer Stylist assistant Megan King Makeup assistant Julia Flaherty Location Aesthesia’s North Light Studio

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