The American actress Elizabeth Lail with her chameleon-like acting chops is undoubtedly on the up and up. Lail has portrayed a character of the psychopath in the supernatural horror television series Dead of Summer. Later, she became a kind and intelligent aspiring writer in the Netflix psychological thriller You.
Here we will learn seven exciting facts of the Hollywood starlet.
Elizabeth Lail uses Instagram to connect with her fans. Currently, she has 1.5 million followers.
Besides posting the photoshoots and promotion related to her movies, Lail utilizes the platform to convey messages about concerning world issues.
Recently, the Countdown actress reposted a message related to Climate Change. While some supported the post, others criticized Lail for supporting such issues.
Lail started her acting career in 2011 at the age of 19. The short family-drama film Model Airplane released in 2011 happens to be Elizabeth first movie. She played the character Anna whose goal was to fix the radio-controlled aeroplane. After three years gap, she appeared in yet another short drama Without.
Following year, she left her hometown and moved to New York to pursue stage work. Luckily, at this time around, she landed a recurring role in ABC's Once Upon a Time. Subsequently, Lail grabbed a leading role in Dead of Summer and You.
In addition to this, Elizabeth appeared in an episode of two series: The Blacklist and The Good Fight.
A drama thriller movie Unintended released in 2018 became Lail's first movie. However, she gained more attention from her second film Countdown released in 2019 despite the movie receiving mixed reviews.
A few guest appearances in series paved the way for Lail to be a female lead in Netflix's You. The show became rewarding for her as she quickly became a lead role in a horror film Countdown.
Lail character, Beck, becomes the victim of an obsessive boyfriend and she did not have the happy ending in the season finale of the season one. In an interview with Radio Times, she revealed about wanting to see some girl power in the show. She stated, "The unfortunate thing is, the woman doesn't win in the end. And I am so sick and tired of that."
Nevertheless, she clarified that she is happy to be part of the show and was a bit sad to be unable to continue the journey with her co-star Penn Badgley.
Elizabeth was delighted to work with David Fincher on music video comedy series Videosyncrazy.
On 2015, HBO had ordered the production of the series, but unfortunately, the HBO halted the production after four episodes. The cancellation of the show made Lail greatly upset as she took the job as a learning opportunity.
In addition to working with Fincher, she was also cast alongside actors like Kerry Condon and Jason Flemyng.
Moreover, Elizabeth had been considered for the title role in the DC Comics-based series Supergirl in the same year. However, actress and singer Melissa Benoist became finalized for the role.
For Elizabeth, previous projects involved her doing the chemistry testing with the lead male cast. However, in the audition of movie Countdown, she experienced the fun of doing the exact opposite for the first time.
This time it was Lail with whom everyone had to test their chemistry, and she really took this opportunity as rewarding.
Perhaps the success of You played a significant role here since Countdown was her first offered role and she received it just six months after the release of You on Netflix.
In the supernatural teen drama Dead of Summer, the 27-years old actress played the evil character, Amy Hughes. Lail appeared in all ten episodes of the show.
The exciting thing is the creator of the show wrote the role of Amy Hughes, specifically for Elizabeth. It should be noted that the creator of the show Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz also worked with Lail in the series Once Upon a Time before Dead of Summer.
As per 2020, Lail is worth a whopping 1 million dollar, and this can be credited to her appearance in various television series and films.
Besides acting, the Once Upon a Time actress has also participated in charity works and campaigns. The Texas native is enjoying the progress of her career and hopes to gain even more success in coming days with her versatile performance.