Meet the Kiwi making waves in Hollywood

Hollywood is gushing about Thomasin McKenzie after her stellar performance earlier this year in Leave no Trace.

She played the daughter of a troubled war veteran and critics are calling her performance "breathtaking". 

At just 18, she's already being compared to Oscar winners and her career is really about to take off after landing a role to star opposite Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise in the Top Gun sequel.  

So for this young Wellingtonian the sky's the limit. 

Check out the full interview with The Project.

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