She's been in a handful of blockbuster movies and has also led a few slow-burn dramas. We're sure you'll recognize Elizabeth Debicki in our first edition of Cast Connections.
In "Peter Rabbit 2," opening this week in theaters, Debicki reprises her role as Mopsy Rabbit, one of three triplet sisters to rascal Peter. In the first go-around, yellow-bloused Mopsy insists she's the oldest of the three. Interestingly, in real life, Debicki is the eldest of three siblings. She might not be a household name just yet, but Australian actress Debicki has been making a name for herself over the past few years -- and it's not just because of her height.
1 / Jordan Baker in 'The Great Gatsby'
Elizabeth Debicki got her first big break in Baz Luhrmann's stylistic adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby." Debicki takes on the role of Jordan Baker. Mysterious and dishonest, even at golf, Baker embodies all that's wrong with the upper crust of society. Debicki seals that with her alluring pose and Transatlantic accent. Two years later she would use her cunning once again, as the villain Victoria Vinciguerra in Guy Ritchie's spy throwback "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." It's no wonder she loves to play the bad guy.
2 / Ayesha in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'
Between starring in two acclaimed TV mini-series -- "The Night Manager" and "The Kettering Incident" -- Elizabeth Debicki took a step into the MCU in "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2." Debicki appears as Ayesha the Golden High Priestess of the Sovereign, the leader of a race of highly advanced beings. To make some quick cash, fellow Guardian Rocket Raccoon steals some of her planet's power source. It's not long before the ragtag Guardians get on Ayesha's wrong side. While Ayesha's army was unsuccessful at bringing down the intergalactic outlaws, her revenge might soon be felt in "Vol. 3."
3 / Kat in 'Tenet'
Elizabeth Debicki has made a name for herself as baddies, but in "Tenet" she turned it around. It might take you a couple of viewings to truly get it, but by all accounts, Debicki's Kat is good and honest. She only wants what's best for her son. She also knows exactly what her devious ex Sator is up to. Kat stands as our unnamed Protagonist's only hope at saving the world backward and forwards. Debicki shines in this role. And there are more good roles to come as she takes on the big task of portraying Princess Diana in the next season of TV's "The Crown."
September 3, 2020
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