As with any list, this isn’t an exact science and it is something that could easily be altered tomorrow, but for some reason, I decided that I wanted to put down in writing a list of the ten most interesting actresses working in Hollywood today. Note, this is not a list of the ten BEST actresses working today (although some of them would certainly constitute as such) but a list of the ones that I find the most interesting. These are the actresses that I find to be challenging themselves from role to role; exploring new and fresh directors and characters. They are actresses who I admire for their sheer aggression towards their craft.
So, while the rest of the world is swooning over Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley, I present to you the ten most interesting actresses Hollywood has to offer.
Oh, and before we get the rants from those suggesting that this list is too white and blonde, I just want to toss the conversation out there. Finding women of color who are producing continually intriguing work is hard. That isn’t to say that they aren’t out there, but they aren’t garnering the attention they deserve, thus not landing the roles they should be getting. And while Zoe Saldana is certainly attempting to branch out, she’s not there yet, and Kerry Washington, who would have made this list a few years ago, is devoting her time to television pursuits, and this is about film.
But here’s to hoping that Lupita Nyong’o, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Carmen Ejogo and even Saldana can change things in the near future!