Baz Luhrmann has found his new leading lady. Newcomer Herizen Guardiola will star in the director’s new Netflix original series The Get Down, JustJared.com can exclusively reveal.
The 18-year-old singer/songwriter will make her acting debut as Mylene Cruz, a shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines of her family’s fiercely religious church walls.
Baz is directing the first two episodes and the season finale. He will also serve as the executive producer of the 13-episode music-driven drama.
“So many really talented actors were seen to play the lead female role of Mylene Cruz, daughter of Reverend Ramon Cruz and niece of Papa Filipe Fuerte Cruz in The Get Down. It’s always thrilling to find a fresh unknown talent, particularly one who is not only a terrific actor but a magnificent vocalist,” Baz said in an exclusive statement. “The entire The Get Down team welcome Herizen Guardiola into our story.”
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