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Heartstopper Star Yasmin Finney Lands An Out of This World New Gig

Heartstopper Star Yasmin Finney Lands An Out of This World New Gig

Heartstopper Star Yasmin Finney Lands An Out of This World New Gig

But don't worry, she’s not leaving the Netflix show.

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Since becoming a breakout star as 18-year-old trans girl Elle Argent in Netflix’s Heartstopper, Yasmin Finney has stayed booked and blessed. Now her latest gig has been announced: Finney is set to lead the upcoming shortfilm Mars, based on a song by pansexual singer Yungblud.

The story is reportedly set in the North of England and is about a young fan that the singer met while he was on tour. Finney’s character, Charlie Acaster, is a teenager who has only ever wanted to live a normal existence but an extraordinary night makes her reassess what truly matters, reports Deadline.

Yungblud has previously described the film to NME as “an uncensored, unfiltered portrayal of youth. It revels in the fragile beauty of it, flirts with the pain of it, and most importantly the undeniable, glimmering hope of it. It presents a generational shift towards acceptance of one’s self and others, and ever-growing confidence in our own insecurities.”

“I cannot wait to make my first film. This whole journey started with an encounter. Then it became a song, now it’s becoming a movie,” Yungblud said. “All my art is about and forever will be about, is making people feel like they can be undeniably themselves, whoever they are — and with this project we’re turning that message up to 11.”

In other words, Finney is perfectly cast.

Mars is being directed by Abel Rubenstein, who heaped praise upon the young actor. “Yasmin is a striking performer,” said Rubinstein. “She has the ability to tell a whole story with a single look. She utterly embodied the character of Charlie whilst also bringing so much more.”

But that’s not all Finney has in the pipeline. Next up is her debut as Rose on Doctor Whostarring opposite Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa, which is shaping up to be a very queer affair. “You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set,” showrunner Russell T. Davies previously said in a statement. “We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world — and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!”

Mars is currently set to premiere at a “major film festival” later this year and the Doctor Who anniversary special arrives in 2023.

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Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Dread Central, Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.

Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Dread Central, Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.