September 27 | MTV Total Registration Live in New York City

I’ve updated the photo gallery with new pictures of Natalia and her co-star Shannon Purser attending the event MTV Total Registration Live on September 28, 2016 in New York City. You can watch the video here.

Public Appearances > Public Appearances from 2016 > September 27 | MTV Total Registration Live in New York City
Screen Captures > Events > September 2016 | MTV Total Registration Live One-Day Voting Event

Too Sunny for Santa (Short Movie, 2010) | Movie Screencaptures

I’ve updated the photo gallery with 391 screencaptures from the short movie “Too Sunny for Santa”. You can watch the short movie click here. Enjoy!

Movies > 2010 | Too Sunny for Santa (Short) > Movie Screencaptures
Movies > 2010 | Too Sunny for Santa (Short) > Trailer #1

Hannah Montana: The Movie | Screencaptures + Posters

I’ve added 65 screencaptures of Natalia from “Hannah Montana: The Movie” (2009). Natalia played the role of Clarissa Granger. Previews and gallery link are below:

Movies > 2009 | Hannah Montana: The Movie > Movie Screencaptures
Movies > 2009 | Hannah Montana: The Movie > Posters

Gallery Update: Public Appearances

Hello! I’ve updated the gallery with the pictures of Natalia from various public appearances (2009-2015). Enjoy!

Public Appearances > Public Appearances from 2009 > April 2 | “Hannah Montana The Movie” Los Angeles Premiere
Public Appearances > Public Appearances from 2011 > November 7 | “The Greening of Whitney Brown” New York Premiere
Public Appearances > Public Appearances from 2014 > March 9 | 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival – “I Believe in Unicorns” Photo Op
Public Appearances > Public Appearances from 2014 > March 9 | 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival – “I Believe in Unicorns” Q&A
Public Appearances > Public Appearances from 2014 > May 30 | 17th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival Opening Night Screenings Of “I Believe In Unicorns”
Public Appearances > Public Appearances from 2015 > May 29 | “I Believe In Unicorns” New York Premiere

Everything You Need To Know About The ‘Stranger Things’ Star

Who Is Natalia Dyer? Everything You Need To Know About The ‘Stranger Things’ Star

Have yet to binge on Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things? Well, then scrap any weekend plans you may have and enjoy that I-must-watch-another-episode feeling as you lay awake at 2am, gripped by this ‘80s-set sci-fi thriller. For mega-fans (including team Grazia), the sleeper hit reminds us all of Winona Ryder’s immense talent taking on any role (from goth icon in Beetlejuice to a suburban mum whose youngest son goes missing). But there’s another female character from the show everyone’s got their eye on – Natalia Dyer aka Nancy Wheeler. Yes, there’s a love triangle element, but Nancy is no damsel in distress in the show, her arc a thrill to watch each episode.

You may not know the Nashville-born star yet, but you definitely will soon as Netflix has finally confirmed ST will be returning in 2017 (phew!). Until then, here’s everything you need to know about the hottest new talent to watch…

How old is Natalia Dyer?
Instead of the usual 20-something actress playing a high-school student, the US star is actually close in age to her character, at 19-years-old.

Her big break was in a major Disney movie
If you’re a die-hard Miley Cyrus fan, you may remember Natalia appearing in Hannah Montana: The Movie in 2009, her first ever acting role at the tender age of twelve. But ever keen to break out of the Disney Channel teen mould, she showed off her darker side in indie drama Believe in Unicorns which debuted at SXSW festival in 2014, playing a teen runaway.

Are Natalia Dyer and Emmy Rossum related?
Um, no. But the rising star could totes pass as the 29-year-old actress’ younger sister. The chestnut hair, the big eyes…even their smiles are identical.

She did her 1980s research before filming
The show is pretty much a love letter to eighties cult classics from The Clash (Warning: ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ will stay in your head for days after) to Steven Spielberg references peppered throughout. But as she was born in 1997 – playing a character in 1983 – she turned to her mum’s old year books, bought Charlie perfume and binged on slasher horrors from that era for inspiration. Although rather than all-out Madonna vibes (or her on-scren BFF Barb’s geek-chic) Nancy’s fashion in ST is more understated in a series of preppy outfits.

Is she single?
Natalia remains tight-lipped on her personal life, including if she’s in a relationship or not. Although in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan US she revealed a clue to any rumours of romance right now. ‘Nancy’s got a lot more on her plate by the end of the show than just worrying about who to date.’

Does she have Instagram?
Sadly, not. While you’d be hard pressed to find a Hollywood star not on Instagram, Natalia eschews all social media. Even having a browse on her co-star, Charlie Heaton’s Instagram @charlie.r.heaton (who plays Winona Ryder’s introverted older son) there’s not a selfie in sight on-set. Although, as her status appears on the rise that may soon change. Watch this space…

Source: Grazia

The New Potato: On Stranger Things, Sushi and Good Advice

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2016 | Session #3 – The New Potato

On Netflix’s Stranger Things, Sushi and Good Advice

Netflix’s Stranger Things has undoubtedly been one of the most talked about shows of the summer. In fact, when we interviewed singer-songwriter Joy Williams last month she told us that the sci-fi drama was The New Potato. If you can tear yourself away from binge-watching the intriguing thriller for a moment, we advise you to turn your attention to this interview with Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy Wheeler on the series.

We caught up with Dyer in New York to discuss the success of Stranger Things, her beauty routine, and her favorite foods (because, of course). We also photographed her at one of our favorite – and, in keeping with the theme, slightly spooky – spots in NYC, Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel (where Sleep No More takes place). Scroll through below to find out Dyer’s ideal food day and most-loved restaurants, and if this interview leaves you with a craving for sushi like it did for us, just click here Potatoheads!

From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?
I’d probably start the day off with avocado toast from Bluestone Lane with vegemite and prosciutto and their cold brew coffee. Lunch would likely be sushi. I love a good spicy tuna roll and lots of sashimi. Dinner would also likely be sushi. Ideally, I’d finish it all off with a cookie from Levain bakery.

How do you always start your day? What’s your go-to breakfast?
My days usually start and end with a big glass of water. In the mornings, I’ll usually try to get up and moving, even if it’s just a walk to a coffee shop. When I have time for a good breakfast my go-to is the toast from Bluestone.

How do you practice beauty from the inside out?
I generally eat healthy and feel great after a good sweat. But I think the most beautiful thing is being happy – it really shows when someone is genuinely happy – so I do try to practice everything in moderation and listen to what my body wants.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? The worst?
The best: Question everything. That one comes from my dad. I think especially in today’s information overload it’s important to source your facts and to form your own opinions. He also told me to drink coffee black. The worst: “You should get bangs.”

What’s the most exciting thing about working on Stranger Things? Have you been surprised at the great response it’s gotten?
The most exciting thing about working on Stranger Things is getting to work on Stranger Things. The cast is great, the story is great, the crew and production team are great. You would think with that formula I’d have been better prepared for such a massively positive response, but I was still very much surprised.

What were you most excited about when you found out you got the role?
One thing I was excited for was doing a period piece. It’s fun to do research and prepare yourself to live in a different piece of history than your own.

Anything you can tell us about Season 2?
You can expect some new characters to join the party.

People are always talking about millenials and what they’re looking for. What’s something – in your opinion – misunderstood about millennials?
I guess I think generalizations are a misunderstanding from the get go.

What’s your go-to lunch on set?
The food on set of Stranger Things was always fresh and varied, so usually it’s just the lunch du jour. On set I usually keep meals on the lighter side and snack constantly. You definitely need to keep your energy up when you’re on set all day, but believe me, it’s no fun monster-hunting after a huge meal.

What’s your idea of the perfect smoothie? The perfect salad?
For a smoothie, lots of berries, lots of greens, almond milk and a little cardamom. For a salad, right now it’s definitely poke.

What are your favorite cities for food? What restaurants do you go to in each?
I love New York because it has a million food options. For a dinner with friends I love Rubirosa or Nom Wah Tea Parlor. And Otafuku is great! My hometown of Nashville has great food as well. When I’m there, you’ll find me at Sunflower Cafe or Fido. Argosy and Victory Sandwich Bar in Atlanta have also become favorites of mine.

Do you like to cook? What’s a go-to for you? If not, what’s your go to takeout?
I enjoy cooking but I almost never do it in New York. Takeout is always sushi. When I’m visiting home in Nashville, it’s all about roasted vegetables like kabocha squash and baking cornbread.

What are the hair and makeup items you cannot live without?
My hair is really fine so Oribe Dry Texture Spray is a necessity. When I’m not working I don’t like to wear a lot of makeup, but right now I am really digging Urban Decay’s lipstick in Carnal. It’s a lovely, versatile shade. I’ll put it on my cheeks or eyelids too.

In the same vein as ‘what is the new black’ in fashion, what’s the new potato right now?
The new potato is not taking yourself too seriously. And synth music.

Source: The New Potato