The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled its four cover stars for the 2018 Next Generation issue, including Awkwafina and Noah Centineo.
For the 25th year of the issue, the “Crazy Rich Asians” star and “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” actor also join “Fantastic Beasts” and “Justice League” star Ezra Miller, as well as “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War” star Letitia Wright.
Addressing the box-office success of her romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians”, Awkwafina, who began her career in entertainment as a rapper, says, “Right now the industry is headed in a direction that is very, very positive, and I think that the reason why I’m working is a literal result of that.”
Revealing her plans to eventually produce more music, the “Ocean’s 8” actress, who also recently became the first Asian woman to host “Saturday Night Live” in 18 years, adds, “I want to make sure that if I do continue to put out music that it’s done right. I have to find out who I am.”
Meanwhile, the THR issue also shines a spotlight on Centineo, who went from “800,000 to 13.4 million Instagram followers” after starring in two Netflix films, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” and “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser”.
Addressing his large social media following, the former “Fosters” actor says, “The following is overnight; the career is not.”
Centineo, who is set to star in the new “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, also asserts that his success on Instagram is not “an extension of performance.” He notes, “Academy Award-winning actors would have millions of followers if it were.”
See Miller and Wright’s Hollywood Reporter covers below.