By: Averie Howell
Art by Ella Benitone
The recent release of the movie “He’s All That” has viewers complaining that TikToker Addison Rae, the movie’s lead actress, is not all that.
Because the film is directed by Mark Waters, director of “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday,” many had higher hopes for the remake of the 1999 movie “She’s All That.”
However, people were skeptical of Addison Rae’s acting skills, as she is not a professional actress and has had very little experience prior to the movie. Many have called it “the worst movie of all time.”
Isabel Isaacs (10) said, “I thought [the movie] was pretty bad. First of all, Addison Rae’s acting was not good. The only reason she was the main character was because she’s TikTok famous.”
Many fans have argued that the influencer’s current 83.8 million TikTok followers had something to do with the casting decision.
Grayson Finks (11), our very own turkey TikTok star with almost one hundred and forty thousand followers, said, “I think that [Addison Rae] gets the unfair privilege of getting cast in that because she has a lot of followers, and she could probably just tell the person to cast her in it, and they would say yes for the clout of TikTok. But I don’t think she’ll get cast in a lot more movies because it was horrible.”
When asked if she would take a role given to her because of her following on TikTok, Finks said, “I definitely would. I understand why she took it. I would definitely take it, too, but I would probably warn the director beforehand that I have zero experience.”
TikTok gave Addison Rae the chance to star in a movie with her bestie, Kourtney Kardashian, as well as fellow stars and professional actors, such as Tanner Buchanan, Peyton Meyer, and Madison Pettis. However, she took the chance away from the thousands of actresses who would have been better prepared and trained for the role.
Finks said, “I think that a lot of good artists can show themselves [on TikTok], but for actors, a POV is not an audition. I think it’s stupid.”
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