Need a break from all of the New Year's resolution talk? Wonderwall.com has got you covered! How about setting your eyes on the latest crop of rising stars in the year ahead, like Millie Bobby Brown? She already made her mark in Hollywood on the Netflix hit "Stranger Things," but she's about to explode onto the big-screen scene. The 14 year old, who already has an Emmy nomination under her belt, will make her feature-film debut in "Godzilla II: King of the Monsters" on May 31. Keep reading for more celebrities to watch in 2019…
As if being Taylor Swift's boyfriend wasn't enough to put Joe Alwyn on the map, he also has a lot in store for the year ahead including a role in the Harriet Tubman biopic "Harriet." On top of that, he closed out 2018 with the release of major films like "Boy Erased" with Nicole Kidman, "Mary, Queen of Scots" with Margot Robbie and "The Favourite" with Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. It make sense that W Magazine recently called him "Hollywood's next great leading man."
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Normani broke onto the scene as a part of the girl group Fifth Harmony but truly started to shine when she went off on her own. After her first single with Khalid, "Love Lies," went platinum in 2018, Paper magazine dubbed her "the next household name." Keep an eye out for Normani's first solo album, which is set to drop at the start of 2019.
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At just 15 years old, Elsie Fisher is stepping into 2019 with a Golden Globe nod! She was nominated for her breakout performance in the film "Eighth Grade," which documents the social stressors on a young girl about to enter high school. Next up, Elsie will lend her voice to an animated version of "The Addams Family."
Henry Golding's star has been on the rise ever since he made his big-screen debut in the vibrant rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" in 2018. In 2019, the hunky actor can be seen in Guy Ritchie's "Toff Guys" alongside A-list leading men Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant as well as in "Last Christmas" with Emilia Clarke. We'll definitely be keeping a close eye on Henry, but don't drool too much, ladies… he's a married man!
Cynthia Erivo has already cemented her name on Broadway, winning both a Tony and a Grammy for her work in "The Color Purple." But in 2019, she's taking her talents to the big screen, having nabbed the leading role in the Harriet Tubman biopic "Harriet," as well as plum parts in two sci-fi flicks: "Chaos Walking" and "Needle in a Timestack."
Eliza Scanlen found fame on television with the 2018 HBO drama "Sharp Objects," but she's making a serious career move to the big screen this year. She's slated to star in the period remake "Little Women" alongside Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson. Did we mention that it'll also be her first feature film?
Noah Centineo quickly became a teen heartthrob in 2018, starring in the Netflix rom-coms "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" and "Sierra Burgess is a Loser." Now total blockbuster stardom is just around the corner for Noah, who nabbed major roles in "The Stand-In," the upcoming reboot of "Charlie's Angels" and an upcoming "To All the Boys" sequel. The icing on the cake? He's single, or so he says!
Noah Centineo's "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" co-star, Lana Condor, is also on the rise this year. She's confirmed for the action flick "Alita: Battle Angel" and another rom-com called "Summer Night." On top of that, Lana will be starring in a small-screen adaption of the action comic book "Deadly Class." Also coming up: a "To All the Boys" sequel!
You might already recognize Julia Garner from hit television series like "The Americans" or Netflix's "Maniac" and "Ozark," but her career is really starting to take off at full speed this year. Not only is she starring on Bravo's salacious new hit "Dirty John," but she'll also be working with Hollywood bigwigs Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey and Dev Patel on Amazon's latest series, "Modern Love."
Finn Wolfhard is branching out in 2019! He's been a regular on Netflix's "Stranger Things" since the series' beginning. While he's still slated to appear on the upcoming third season, he's also taking on a slew of new big-screen ventures. Finn has four movies coming out this year including a supernatural horror flick directed by the famed Steven Spielberg, "The Turning," and "The Goldfinch" alongside Ansel Elgort.
Lauren Jauregui, who's dating rapper Ty Dolla $ign, is about to take the music world by storm again. The former Fifth Harmony member already has a hit single under her belt, "Expectations," and is slated to release her debut solo album in the middle of the year. She was also recently named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list for 2019.
Letitia Wright became a Hollywood force to be reckoned with last year, having starred in not one but two blockbuster superhero action flicks ("Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War"). The year ahead is shaping up to be just as big for Letitia, who will reprise her role in "Avengers: Endgame" and is also slated for an under-wraps project with Donald Glover and Rihanna called "Guava Island."
This is Grace VanderWaal's year! The singer-songwriter got her start in the music biz after winning "America's Got Talent" in 2016, which she followed up with a hit debut album, "Just the Beginning." Aside from recently becoming the youngest artist to make it onto Forbes' 30 Under 30 list, she's set to star in her first film — she has a leading role in Disney's "Stargirl."
Former child star Joey King is really coming into her own this year, undertaking a much more serious role than she's ever attempted before in Hulu's true-crime series "The Act." She even shaved her head to get into character as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a young woman from Missouri who murdered her mother after years of being manipulated into pretending to be terminally ill. This will be a big departure from Joey's usually light-hearted flicks like "Ramona and Beezus" and "The Kissing Booth."
Juice WRLD burst onto the music scene with his first hit single, "Lucid Dreams," in 2018, and his star is only getting brighter in 2019. Nicki Minaj recently announced that he'll be joining her on tour come May. "I'm in love with Juice WRLD's music & feel so stoked to have him join me," the "Queen" rapper said in a statement. It doesn't get much bigger than that!
Gemma Chan had a supporting role in 2018's "Crazy Rich Asians," but this is her year to shine! And what better way to accomplish that than to play a fierce and fabulous female superhero? She's starring in the action blockbuster "Captain Marvel" come early March.
Vogue has already called Billie Eilish "pop's next It girl," and we think she's really going to explode in 2019 too. The "You Should See Me in a Crown" singer has been touring with Florence and the Machine and will be headlining her very own "1 By 1" tour this year.
Mitchell Tenpenny is a country artist to watch in 2019. His first major radio single, "Drunk Me," spent some time on the Billboard music charts in 2018 and was followed by the December 2018 release of his album "Telling All My Secrets." He not only plans to tour solo in the coming months but will also be joining music vets Old Dominion on the road.