It’s Now Time To Talk About Carrie Coon

Back in 2014 when I went and saw Gone Girl, I was thoroughly impressed by Rosamund Pike’s leading lady turn as the villainous Amy Dunne and I was impressed by the film as a whole. But I also left thinking about another standout performance. One by relatively unknown character actress Carrie Coon who stole the show as the fraternal twin sister of Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) named Margo aka “Go”. Coon infused each scene she was in with acerbic wit and no-nonsense profundity, acting as the film’s moral center. When you watch what is her film debut, you would think she’s been acting in film for years.

Carrie Coon as Margo “‘Go” Dunne in “Gone Girl.”

But it appears she’s starting her warm up her incoming ascension.

Since Gone Girl, she’s been on a roll in television with her work on The Leftovers, where she won the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress In A Drama Series earlier last year, and the latest season of Fargo. Her one-two punch of both Fargo and The Leftovers this year will surely demand Emmy attention.

But not only has she been weaving her way back into films, but she has two very promising projects on the horizon. She is currently set to star in the ensemble historical drama The Papers about the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971. It’ll be helmed by a guy named Steven Spielberg and she’ll star opposite a couple people named Tom Hanks and….Meryl Streep. Surely, you’ve heard of them.

After that, she will star in another promising ensemble drama: Widows directed by Steve McQueen and written by Gone Girl scribe Gillian Flynn. Widows is about four widows of deceased bank robbers who decide to pull of a heist that their husbands failed to do and Coon will play a widow who declines an offer to join the other widows. The cast includes Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Jacki Weaver, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo.

As a big fan of her work, I’m super thrilled to see her get more high profile projects. Even if the roles she has in both films don’t warrant any sort of Oscar attention, she’ll at least be getting more attention from moviegoers. Plus, given her current career momentum, surely the right Oscar role will come along as she works with the right directors and does the right projects. Only a matter of time.

Are you a fan of Carrie Coon’s work? If so, how excited are you about her incoming ascension? Please be sure to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!
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