Studio Photoshoots > Sessions & Outtakes – Sylve Colless [Stellar] – 2017
Actor Bella Heathcote on Fifty Shades, rivalry and Margot Robbie
SHE HAS been living in Los Angeles for seven years, but Bella Heathcote hasn’t lost her Australian accent.
The Melbourne-born actor, who starred on Neighbours before her big move, scoffs at the notion that it’s as glamorous as aspiring actors imagine: “Oh mate, not at all.”
Despite receiving a Heath Ledger Scholarship, which helps Aussies trying to break into Hollywood, Heathcote says the reality of making it in Tinseltown involves a lot of hard work.
“When I’m in LA, most of the time I’m hustling to get a job or running around going to auditions and meetings,” she explains.Read More
Studio Photoshoots > Sessions & Outtakes – Zoey Grossman [Flaunt] – 2017
The Neon Demon star talks to us about our collective dystopian reality
Bella Heathcote is conversing with a pale yellow computer screen. On my own screen the doe-eyed actress looms large in a smart navy blazer with red anchors on the lapels. There’s a moment of confusion before I realize that my webcam has been blocked with a small square of Post-it note – a moderately ridiculous and undoubtedly paranoid precaution. Heathcote laughs at the situation as I rip the square of paper away, but isn’t dismissive of the initiative.
“Do you watch Black Mirror?” she asks me, referencing Charlie Brooker’s eerie telemovie series. “There’s an episode about where it all goes pear shape for this kid who should have covered her camera.” It’s a dystopic start to an interview, but then Heathcote has populated her fair share of dystopias, and not a few hellscapes. Not only with her entry into Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle – an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s alternative history, but also in projects like Dark Shadows (2012) opposite Johnny Depp, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), and The Neon Demon (2016). In spite of the latter film’s oak tree dialogue and cliché-ridden plot, Heathcote landed the most memorable moment of the visually rich bloodbath — a scene involving an undigested human eyeball and seppuku with a pair of scissors.
Bella is featuring in the new issue of InStyle Australia. She is absolutely gorgeous! I love the photos! Enjoy!
THIS IS “FIFTY SHADES DARKER” STAR BELLA HEATHCOTE — SHE’S REALLY, REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE
The Fifty Shades and “The Man in the High Castle” actress is ready to be your new screen favorite.
Bella Heathcote has lived in Los Angeles for six years, and the actress is still completely enamored of the city. “There’s a great juxtaposition between the beautiful hikes and the terrible architecture,” muses the 29-year-old Melbourne, Australia native. “Or maybe it’s because when I came here, I could start my life over.”
Heathcote moved to L.A. in 2010, after winning the Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship, which included a $10,000 stipend and a plane ticket. The highlights of her CV at the time was a role in the long-running Australian TV show “Neighbours” — “a rite of passage,” she says — and one scene with Joel Edgerton in the 2008 film Acolytes.
But just being in L.A. was exciting for the Heathcote. “Even though I wasn’t working as an actress, there were meetings! And auditions!” she says. “Back in Australia, I’d get an audition a month, and the rest of the time I’d be working at a law firm.”
KILLING IT: ELLE FANNING AND THE STARS OF THE NEON DEMON
This Summer, Elle Fanning, Bella Heathcote, And Abbey Lee Star As Ruthless Models In The Most Talked-About Film To Come Out Of Cannes. Along With The Film’s Notorious Director, Nicolas Winding Refn, They Discuss The Mutual Attraction Between Horror And Fashion
“What’s it feel like—you walk into a room, it’s like in the middle of winter, and you’re the sun?” About halfway through Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, in theaters now, real-life model Abbey Lee poses this question to Elle Fanning. A relative mainstay from the cutthroat underbelly of the Los Angeles modeling world, Abbey Lee’s Sarah is clearly threatened by Fanning’s Jesse, a nubile new recruit. After only one casting, the younger model is receiving the Aphrodite treatment from the fashion industry. In response to Sarah’s desperation, Jesse musters a mimetic reply, more menacing than confident: “It’s everything.” With this line, the hoary twenty-something is eviscerated by her teenage replacement. It’s these impassive moments—hollowed out and flattened, save for their hyperstylized cruelty—in which Refn’s new opus strikes its most cutting tone.
Studios Photoshoots > Sessions & Outtakes – Beau Grealy [i-D] – 2016
Bella Heathcote: Neon Demons And Vicious Beauty
What do Nicolas Winding Refn, Miuccia Prada and Alexander Wang have in common? They’re all fans of Bella Heathcote, the bubbly blonde Australian actress who looks set to take this year by storm.
Nothing quite prepares you for the joviality and guffaws of Melbourne-born actress Bella Heathcote. She’s heartily laughing as she tells i-D that she’s on her way to the car shop in her adopted LA. “I smashed my side mirror. I damaged it well in that respect!” she says, jolly about not writing it off in a more serious way. Cars are a good place to start with Bella, since one of her big movies hitting cinemas in 2016 is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, the man behind one of the best ever cruising movies, Drive. Bella loves the Ryan Gosling-led film and says that when she was cast in Winding Refn’s upcoming The Neon Demon (“a horror film about vicious beauty” and “the electricity of Los Angeles”, according to the director), she started “driving round LA, listening to the soundtrack.” Imagine that: you’ve been hand-picked by one of your favourite directors (now “Nick” to Bella), you’re breaking the Hollywood you came from Australia to crack, and now you’re revving around the giant, gridded plain and magical hills of LA listening to epic, ethereal electronica. Talk about the feels!