There’s a new scene-stealer in town: kid actor Yara Shahidi, who isn’t only taking over where little Dakota Fanning left off, but is a bankable star in the latest Eddie Murphy flick, Imagine That.
The cute kid from Minneapolis beat out 3,000 girls for the role of Olivia, an imaginative kid with real life stock tips, which her dad (Eddie Murphy) finds useful!
But Eddie isn’t the only A-Lister Yara’s sharing screen time with: she’s starring (with her little brother Sayeed) in Unthinkable as Samuel L. Jackson’s tots and with Angelina Jolie in the thriller Salt.
Of Jolie, whom she recently shot a scene with, Yara said, “[She] was really nice, not intimidating. It was like saying hello to a friend.”