TikTok star Addison Rae strikes to movie in rom-com reboot
Aug 24 (Reuters) – American TikTok star Addison Rae’s dreams come true when she makes her feature film debut in a Netflix (NFLX.O) movie.
“He’s All That,” a remake of the 1999 romantic comedy “She’s All That,” reflects Rae’s real life as a popular social media influencer. As of 2019, Rae has gained over 82 million followers on TikTok and her videos have garnered over 5.4 billion “likes”.
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been passionate about just entertaining and making people smile and standing in front of a screen,” she said. “Being a part of this movie is so incredible and hopefully just the beginning of everything that’s to come.”
The film, which premieres on Friday, stars Rae Padgett, a teenager suffering from heartache and embarrassment live and online. To save herself, she tries to turn her disliked classmate into a prom king, but the plan fails when she falls in love with him.
Rae’s stormy success has sparked some criticism, but it brushes it aside. “There will always be a side of the Internet that is a little more critical and judgmental,” she said.
“At the end of the day I think you have to remember who I am, what Padgett eventually finds out and learns is that you really have to know yourself and accept who you are and love who you are and yourself need to know intentions and know your heart. “
The film also plays Rachael Leigh Cook from the original film. Reality star Kourtney Kardashian has a cameo role.
Reporting by Alicia Powell; Adaptation by Richard Chang
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