A Good 2010 For These Stars - Were We Right?
Last year was filled with amazing new shows and rising stars -- Glee, The Vampire Diaries, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift -- but 2010 is going to be even more incredible for a handful of young celebrities. Starring roles in wild 3-D adventures, signature clothing lines, U.S. tours and potential golden statue wins are just a few reasons why these stars have it going on, and there's nothing stopping their success this year. Overflowing with talent, good looks and career savvy, here's who to watch out for in 2010.
Anna Kendrick may have slid under the radar as Bella Swan's friend in Twilight and New Moon, but she hit a home run with her role as Natalie Keener in Up In The Air. In fact, Anna is nominated for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her portrayal of Natalie, a young, idealistic go-getter with a lot to learn. This year, Anna will return as Jessica in Eclipse and star alongside Michael Cera in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which is based on the comic book series Scott Pilgrim.
If you don't know who Mia Wasikowska is now, you'll certainly know her after Alice In Wonderland comes out. Mia, a 20-year-old Australian actress, plays the lead role in Tim Burton's adaptation of the tale, which will undoubtedly make a big splash when it opens on March 5. Mia also stars alongside Annette Benning and Julianne Moore in the indie flick The Kids Are All Right, which will screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
We all know Taylor Lautner's career has been on the rise, thanks to the Twilight films, and this year is going to be even bigger for the 17-year-old star. Of course, the release of Eclipse will be massive for the Michigan native, but we also expect Taylor's non-vampire projects to catapult him into the limelight as well. He'll star opposite his ex, Taylor Swift, in the romantic comedy Valentine's Day, and begin filming two new movies -- Max Steel and Cancun.
Lucas Till's new year is kicking off (literally) with his secret agent film The Spy Next Door. Lucas plays a Russian spy in the action-packed family film, which also stars Jackie Chan. The Texas-born actor is also finishing production on his forthcoming action flick Battle: Los Angeles in which he stars alongside Avatar's Michelle Rodriguez.
Amanda Seyfried is going to be the queen of the romance films this year. The 24-year-old stars as Savannah in the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' Dear John, and inspires the search for love as Sophie in Letters to Juliet. Amanda will also voice the character of Mazie in the animated comic-strip-turned-movie Marmaduke.
The Jonas Brothers are not breaking up, but Nick Jonas has ventured off for a solo effort with Nick Jonas and the Administration. This year, the 17-year-old embarks on his first tour with The Administration, hitting much smaller venues than the arenas he's used to playing. Nick will also reprise his roles in the Disney series JONAS and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.
Emma Watson has become a household name for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter series, and 2010 is only going to bring more magical fame her way. In addition to fall release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Emma is the latest face of Burberry, starring in the fashion label's Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaign. The fashionista will also launch her own eco-friendly clothing line in partnership with People Tree in February.
Lea Michele got on everyone's radar last year for her role as Rachel in Glee, and will enjoy more of the spotlight in 2010. The 23-year-old Broadway-trained singer/actress was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series at this year's Golden Globes and will return for the second season of the acclaimed Fox comedy.