This year the Academy invited an accomplished roster of new members who represent the diverse and impressive talent both in front of and behind the camera across the globe. We’ll be taking a look at some of our new members over the coming weeks, starting off with three who deserve a warm welcome.
A new member of the Actors Branch, Eiza González has earned acclaim as an actress and singer in Mexico and has been a captivating presence in Hollywood for the past eight years. Here are a few of the striking roles you might have seen her in.
Eiza managed to stand out among an all-star cast in Edgar Wright’s stylish, turbocharged crime thriller as Monica “Darling” Castello, the steely wife of Jon Hamm’s hair-trigger thief and a member of a heist gang headed for destruction.
In this underseen but visually striking mixture of sci-fi and feminist fairy tale about an island where disobedient women are sent to be reprogrammed, Eiza etches a complex and ultimately moving portrait of a pop singer shipped off by her managers for daring to buck the status quo with her music.
Eiza returned to sci-fi with this cutting-edge spectacle from Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron in which she plays Nyssiana, the cyborg killer for hire who’s caught in the middle of a battle that could determine the fate of both humanity and technology.
Eiza goes toe to toe with Rosamund Pike in a pair of incendiary performances as lovers who conspire to bilk the elderly through legal guardianship loopholes, only to fall afoul of a mob adversary far bigger than they had anticipated.