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What’s on your must-see movie list for 2024? Whether you’re excited a horror girlie or a comedy stan or you just let your friends pick the movies, we have two titles for you to be on the lookout for. Actress and dancer Amelie Anstett started 2024 with two films under her belt. Taking on serious drama and thriller roles, the Chicken Girls star can be found in the mystery thriller Dying for Fame (out now on Lifetime) and the forthcoming sports drama Off Rip. We caught up with Amelie for a look behind the screen at how these roles came together and how Amelie is using her acting career and her influencer status to encourage others to chase their dreams.

Showstopper Magazine Online: Hi, Amelie! What is it like to start 2024 with two big film releases? 

Amelie Anstett: Going into this new year, I have been all about growth and appreciating the simplicity of life. Starting 2024 off with two big film releases, I feel extremely grateful. I know this year and the years to come are going to be full of fun projects and new adventures. I thank everyone for being a part of this journey with me and want to say to anyone reading this, always remember to live life to the fullest and do the things that leave you feeling inspired and excited.

SMO: In Dying for Fame, you play the lead, Juliet. What was it like to play an influencer on-screen? Did any of your real-life experience as a creator inform that character?

Amelie: Portraying Juliet was a beautiful experience. We shared both similarities and differences. As a creator in real life, it was incredibly enjoyable to bring my industry knowledge to the table and apply it to Juliet’s character, who is also an influencer. On a personal level, I felt a strong connection to her depth of compassion and love for others. Her genuine desire for the best for everyone resonated with me, and that trait is something I carry with me every day. The importance of supporting each other is a value we need more of in life, as not everything is a competition.

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SMO: Your career has taken you to so many places from tween dramas to tour stages. What is it like being in a thriller? 

Amelie: I LOVE a good thriller, and this was actually the second thriller project I had the opportunity to work on, so I was feeling extremely grateful and excited to portray a story like this once again. The adrenaline rush you feel when working on a project like this is like no other; it makes the filming process so enticing, and I love watching everyone’s hard work come to life.

SMO: What is the most memorable scene from Dying for Fame? How did you bring it to life? 

Amelie: I have a lot of memorable scenes from filming Dying For Fame. However, the first that comes to my mind is the scene where I am being chased down the hall. This scene was so much fun to film, and it truly felt as though I was running from someone I feared, even though, in real life, the actor who played Holden, [Ty Trumbo], was the sweetest guy.

SMO: Later this year, your second release, Off Rip, is a skimboard sports drama. What can you tell us about your role in that film? 

Amelie: Off Rip is a film that is so much fun, man oh man. We shot this film in Florida, and I had the best time. Be prepared for a high school set movie with an exciting adventure into the life of a skimboarder as you follow him through the ups and downs of friendships, the drug scene, relationships, and competition. It’s one you don’t want to miss!

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SMO: Are more serious roles in genres like dramas and thrillers your ultimate direction for acting, or are you still experimenting? 

Amelie: I have a huge passion for drama/thriller films and am always open to exploring new genres in my projects and work.

SMO: What draws you to a role and makes you want to dive into a character?

Amelie: Story, story, story! I love a character that gives me room for creativity and personal intention. As actors, we make numerous choices, and I truly appreciate it when there’s an abundance of inspiration around a character.

SMO: What is your current dream role? 

Amelie: I have so many BIG career goals and dream roles, and I am a big believer in ‘everything happens for a reason.’ So, I continue to follow my path and work incredibly hard to make my dreams come true. I also love interacting with my fans and those who support me because I want them to know I support them just the same. I think that this generation is different from the rest, and we should run with that.

SMO: Do you have any other projects you want people to know about at the moment? 

Amelie: I definitely want everyone to stay tuned! I have a lot that I have been working on, all in different categories of this industry, and I can’t wait to share them. I appreciate everyone who supports me and want to say let’s continue this journey of life together and take in every moment.

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Veronica Good has been with Showstopper Magazine since 2016. When she isn't keeping you updated on the latest trends, she is at home with her many pets or probably playing The Sims 4. Veronica has a BA in English and an MA in writing from Coastal Carolina University. She is also a writer of fiction and poetry, and her work can be found in Archarios, Tempo, and Scapegoat.