This little girl is going places -- ya heard? After I saw Quvenhzané play Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild, I couldn't get her tough, lovable, and wise character out of my mind. Please take your little girls, especially your little brown girls, to see this. They'll never forget it and will undoubtedly be inspired by this story about a girl's resilient and unbreakable spirit as she braves a Katrina-like storm in the Bayous of Louisiana.
Here's a blog post from the Beasts of the Southern Wild website and the Youtube clip of Quvenhzané Wallis accepting her first (of many, I'm sure) awards for her portrayal of Hushpuppy.
Back in October, Quvenzhané Wallis received the New Hollywood Award at the Hollywood Film Awards, joining the ranks of previous recipients like Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lawrence, Gabourey Sidibe and Felicity Jones. Her acceptance speech from the night was recently released on YouTube and we can not stop smiling. From a sassy six year old from Houma, Louisiana to a confident and grounded young girl on the Hollywood stage, we are so proud of our Hushpuppy!