Last year we ran a list of 10 actresses we really dig. Well, here's 10 more that we're totally in to right now.
9. Emma Roberts: The pixie like niece of Hollywood heavy, Julia Roberts, has been making waves with her perfect comedic timing and calculated bitch like qualities in both movies and television. We're the Millers and American Horror Story each gave her the platform to establish herself as one of the hottest young commodities working in either medium today. While she's never tried straight drama, Emma has set herself up for a long career that is related to her dad (Eric Roberts) only by name. She has the chops to carry her weight against comedic heavies like Jason Sudeikis and stood toe to toe with a drunken John Cusack in the smaller indie flick, Adult World. By those standards, she gets our full undivided attention and approval.
7. Chloe Grace Moretz: Chloe Grace Moretz brings a youthful and innocent quality to the screen but can instantly turn on the Hit Girl attitude with little to no effort while doing her damnedest to make an unnecessary Carrie remake a semi-watchable movie. Kick Ass 2 was totally lame but her return as a bad ass child assassin was the one saving grace in that abomination of an abysmal sequel. Chloe continues to grow as an actress as she spreads her formidable wings in 4 upcoming major releases, all of different genres. The world needs more Chloe Grace Moretz in it.
Rose Byrne is a chameleon like actress that is constantly changing focus and genres. From television to movies, Byrne is always evolving and pushing herself in to new territory as one of today's hardest working female leads. She's done drama, horror, and comedy all while bringing her divine looks and talent to everything she does. When you compare her fearful motherly role in the Insidious films to her comedic turn in this week's Neighbors, you'll see positive proof that she's not willing to settle down in to one category or type of movie. It's hard to believe that it was just twelve years ago that she played a lowly hand maiden in Attack of the Clones.
Amy Adams typically wouldn't have made this list, but her career redefining change in American Hustle, the twist she put on the age old Lois Lane character, and her cold portrayal in The Master put her in our sights. Typically a comedic actress, Adams finally started to make a drastic turn for the better with The Fighter and continued forth with the previously mentioned Peggy Dodd of The Master. Breaking out of the comedic mold has proven Adams a worthy professional adversary for many of today's other leading ladies. But, American Hustle was the movie that finally convinced us that Adams belongs on a list of actresses we really dig right now.
By all accounts, Rosario Dawson has never conformed to anyone's standards but her own. From her first supporting role in Kids, she's always been committed to strong characters that empower women and roles that push her own artistic boundaries. Since 1995, Dawson hasn't strayed from the guidelines that make her such a powerhouse actress. She's fluid no matter what the genre and has played varying roles across the board. From 25th Hour to her foul mouthed manager in Clerks II, Dawson knows exactly what she wants to do and she does it with no apprehension. We respect her choices and she tops this list as one of the actresses we dig the most.
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