Mckenna Grace is 15-years-old and already has dozens of credits and an Emmy nomination to her name. She broke out big starring opposite Chris Evans in Gifted, joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe playing a young Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, is featured in the downright stellar Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, delivers a truly jaw-dropping performance in The Handmaid’s Tale and now she’s a key part of the future of the Ghostbusters franchise.
Grace plays Phoebe in Ghostbusters: Afterlife. When her family is forced to move to Summerville, Oklahoma and into a creepy old farmhouse her grandfather left them, Phoebe comes to learn that he has quite the legacy. Her grandfather was a Ghostbuster. When Phoebe and her brother Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) come to learn what he was busy doing out there in Summerville, it becomes their responsibility to use the tools he left behind to help save the world.
Having someone like Grace on Collider Ladies Night is a blessing and a curse. As you’ll hear in the video at the top of this article, I’m a big believer she’s one of the most talented actors in the business. Having the opportunity to discuss how she first discovered her passion for acting, how she scored her first Hollywood gigs, what it was like collaborating with other next-level creators like Octavia Spencer, Mike Flanagan, James Wan and more was the ultimate treat. The curse? Even with an extended interview slot, there isn’t nearly enough time to highlight all of Grace’s accomplishments.
We did get to a whole bunch of them though! Check out this edition of Collider Ladies Night to hear all about Grace’s experience on Gifted, The Haunting of Hill House, The Handmaid’s Tale, her love of skating, working on Ghostbusters: Afterlife and so much more.
Listen to the conversation uncut here: https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/collider-ladies-night
00:00 Dicey Questions
02:18 Ghostbusters: Afterlife Cast Superlatives
04:32 Breaking Into Hollywood
07:15 Working with Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer
07:58 Captain Marvel vs. Haunting of Hill House
09:23 The Handmaid’s Tale
10:50 Ghostbusters: Afterlife
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