'Senior Year' on Netflix: 5 things you didn't know about Rebel Wilson

Wilson graduated from the Australian Theatre for Young People in 2003 and made her TV debut as Toula in the TV series ‘Pizza’


                            'Senior Year' on Netflix: 5 things you didn't know about Rebel Wilson
Joshua Colley as Yaz, Avantika as Janet, Rebel Wilson as Stephanie Conway, Michael Cimino as Lance, and Jade Bender as Bri Loves in 'Senior Year' (Netflix)

After taking a hiatus for three years from movies, actress-turned-comedian Rebel Wilson is set to make a return to the world of cinema with the upcoming movie ‘Senior Year’. The Netflix movie revolves around a high-school cheerleader named Stephanie Conway who gets injured and goes into a coma. Twenty years later, she wakes up as a 37-year-old woman and realizes that she has missed her graduation.

So, she decides to re-enroll herself in high school and have a chance at completing her education. In the process, she meets her old friends and gets to know the difference between real friends and fake friends. The movie has an interesting premise and seems to be a worthy addition to the platform’s catalog that already has comedy movies such as ‘The Adam Project’, ‘The Kissing Booth’, and ‘The Prom’.

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Apart from Wilson, the movie features a stellar cast that will tickle your funny bone. Let’s take a look at the cast.

Rebel Wilson as Stephanie Conway

The Australian actor graduated from the Australian Theatre for Young People in 2003 and began appearing as Toula in TV series ‘Pizza’. She also had cameo roles in the feature films like ‘Fat Pizza’ and ‘Ghost Rider’. In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles and started doing improv in Los Angeles.



 

Wilson's next film role came in the Judd Apatow film, ‘Bridesmaids’, in which she played Bryn, a character that was specially written for her. The actor then appeared in the CBS sitcom ‘Rules of Engagement’ and on the Comedy Central series ‘Workaholics’. However, her moment of glory came in 2012 when she was cast as Fat Amy in the movie ‘Pitch Perfect’, for which she was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award as well. The role earned her a lot of recognition and made her a superstar.

Since then, Wilson has made appearances in projects such as ‘Pain & Gain’, ‘Grimsby’, ‘Isn’t It Romantic’, ‘Jojo Rabbit’, ‘Cats’, ‘Les Norton’, and ‘LOL: Australia’.

Angourie Rice as Young Stephanie Conway

Born on January 1, 2001, Angourie Rice began her acting career in Australia with several short films before arriving in her first feature film in 2013. However, it was in 2016 that the entire world got to see her acting prowess. She played the role of Holly March in the movie ‘The Nice Guys’ opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. The film turned out to be a huge hit and earned her wider recognition.



 

 

Rice became a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2017 and appeared in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ as Betty Brant. She reprised the role in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ as well.

Last year, she played the role of Siobhan Sheehan, daughter of Kate Winslet’s character Mare Sheehan, in ‘Mare of Easttown’. 

Justin Hartley as Blaine

Hartley needs no introduction because he is starring as fan-favorite Kevin Pearson in the NBC blockbuster series ‘This Is Us’. As far as his career is concerned, he began his career by doing theatre and his first acting role came in 2002 with the series 'Passions’. He was a series regular and earned a lot of praise for his acting. On the other hand, he made his feature film debut in 2005.



 

 

Hartley portrayed the character of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in ‘Smallville’ and appeared in 72 episodes of the show. Since then, he has been featured in several television projects and gained worldwide recognition.

‘Gemini Division’, ‘Emily Owens, MD’, ‘Revenge’, and ‘The Young and the Restless’ are some of the projects he has been a part of.

In 2016, he was cast as Kevin Pearson in the NBC drama ‘This Is Us’ and has won 3 SAG Awards. Additionally, he has been nominated for three Critics’ Choice Awards for his role as well.

Tyler Barnhardt as Young Blaine

Born on January 13, 1993, Tyler Barnhardt earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre in 2015 and started his journey as an actor. His first acting role came in 2016 and he played a cameo role in the TV series ‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’. Meanwhile, his first feature film came out in 2016. In 2017, the actor was cast as Matthew Roe in the second season of the television series ‘Underground’ and gained wider recognition.

His first major acting role came in 2019 when he made an appearance in the hit series ’13 Reasons Why’.



 

‘This Is Us’, ‘All Rise’, and ‘Bel-Air’ are some of the shows he has featured in.

Sam Richardson as Seth Byrd

Sam Richardson got recognition after appearing in the final season of ‘The Office’ and Season 4 of ‘Arrested Development’. The actor went on to play the role of Richard Splett in the HBO series ‘Veep’ and was made a series regular during Season 4 of the show.  He has also appeared in films, including ‘We're the Millers’, ‘Horrible Bosses 2’, ‘Spy’, ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’, and ‘Ghostbusters’.



 

Richardson gained worldwide recognition with her role in the movie ‘The Tomorrow War’. He received a lot of praise for his acting in the movie. Last year, he also made an appearance in the hit Apple TV+ series ‘Ted Lasso’. 

Mary Holland as Martha Reiser

Actor-turned-comedian Mary Holland began her began doing theatre after graduating from college and landed her first role in the TV series ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ Apart from that, she was also seen making cameo appearances in shows such as ‘Silicon Valley’, ‘The Birthday Boys’, and ‘Parks and Recreation’. In 2016, she made her feature debut with ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’.



 

Since then, she has been a part of shows like ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, ‘The Good Place’, ‘Veep’, ‘Craig of the Creek’, and ‘The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window’.

Other actors to feature in the movie include Zaire Adams (Young Seth), Avantika Vandanapu (Janet), Molly Brown (Young Martha), Zoe Chao (Tiffany Blanchette), Ana YI Puig (Young Tiffany), Joshua Colley (Yaz), Michael Cimino (Lance), Jade Bender (Bri) and Alicia Silverstone (Deanna Russo).

'Senior Year' will be released on Netflix on Friday, May 13, 2022. 

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