Kathryn for The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen Talent 2018

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

Newton made her TV debut at age 4 with a series-regular role on All My Children. “I’ve been auditioning my whole life,” says the actress, who grew up alongside a golf course in Coral Gables, Florida. She reached the next level, however, by playing a string of roles as the onscreen daughters to Reese Witherspoon in Big Little Lies, Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Leslie Mann in Blockers and Julia Roberts in Ben Is Back. Upcoming for Newton: Legendary’s Detective Pikachu and Netflix’s female-led Lord of the Flies-esque drama series.

IF I WEREN’T AN ACTOR, I WOULD BE … “A professional golfer.”

I HOPE I DON’T GET TYPECAST AS … “The ‘blond girl’ in high school. I actually see myself as quite a poodle, but I’m always cast as these grungy characters.”

TRUE STORY I’D LOVE TO SEE MADE INTO A MOVIE “I find the experience of doing agility with my dog fascinating. I could make a great mumblecore film about it.”

I’D LOVE TO HAVE STARRED IN … Alice in Wonderland

THE PERSON I’M DYING TO WORK WITH “Wes Anderson and Tim Burton. Something kind of characterized.”

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