When Terrence Malick offers her the role of Pocahontas in “The New World”, Q’orianka Kilcher is only 14 years old. She delivers a magnificent performance against Colin Farrell and Christian Bale but then invests in small-caliber productions and personal projects. 17 years after her unforgettable revelation in “The New World”, where is the actress?
The New World the revelation Q’orianka Kilcher
In 2005, Terrence Malik presented his magnificent The new World. A historical drama chronicling the settlement of settlers in Virginia in the early 17th century, and the romance between Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. At the heart of his casting, to embody the Amerindian princess, Terrence Malick places the unknown Q’orianka Kilcher, living witness of the birth of the American nation by his relationship with two men, one played by Colin Farrell and the other by Christian Bale. She is a revelation a character as much as an actress sublimated by the photography of Emmanuel Lubezki, the music of James Horner, and the masterful staging of Terrence Malick.
Born in February 1990, the American-German actress was only 14 when filming began. But talent has no age, his performance is celebrated by critics and distinguished by several awards. While we could logically expect to find her quickly on the big screen, Q’orianka Kilcher takes the film industry by surprise. Indeed, apart from lending his voice to the narration of the documentary The Linguistsshe did not appear anywhere before 2009. That year, she played the main role of Princess KaʻiulaniAmerican-British film about the story of the Princess of Hawaii and her struggle for independence.
Rather than run the Hollywood castings, the young actress, originating from the Quechua people by his father and whose first name means “golden eagle” will then be divided between productions with strong personal resonance and more mainstream projects.
Chained to the gates of the White House
Actress but also singer, Q’orianka Kilcher has also received very solid training in classical and modern dance and is a black belt in kung fu. Very attached to her origins, she uses her notoriety for a good cause. From an early age, she has campaigned for the defense of human rights and is committed to the environment. A commitment that enjoys great publicity when it is linked in June 2010 to the gates of the White House in order to protest against Barack Obama’s reception of Peruvian President Alan Garcia and to warn about the theft of Amazonian land for the benefit of companies.
Series and a return to cinema
Since 2010, Q’orianka Kilcher has distinguished herself in a few series, notably Sons of Anarchy in 2010 and The Killing in 2012, where she appears in a few episodes. We mainly retain one main role and ten episodes in The Alienist in 2018 and a recurring role in Yellowstone in 2020. On the cinema side, she appeared in a few DTVs and short films but has returned to the big screen and feature film since 2017, with small roles in the western Hostile by Scott Cooper, in Dora and the Lost City as well as in The color that fell from the sky adaptation of a short story by HP Lovecraft with notably Nicolas Cage.
In the end, very recently, she is on the poster of the first feature film directed by Channing Tatum, dog, released in February 2022 in the United States. At 32, after the first part of his career launched by an unforgettable performance, Will Q’orianka Kilcher find the summits? She has time, and that’s obviously all the harm we wish her.