Standing at 6 foot and 3 inches, The Cloverfield Paradox actress Elizabeth Debicki reveals that her height is both a boon and bane.
Debicki, who is also known for her roles in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Great Gatsby, recently spoke with Variety about her passion toward acting and dancing. She also talked about how her height had affected her career.
Admittedly, she said that being tall has both been a blessing and burden. Debicki cited that height is indeed might in some cases, including in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where she played Ayesha.
The actress narrated that her stature had been of help in making her character "more graphic and alien." However, Debicki also clarified that there were times that she did not get some characters or parts probably because of her height, albeit it would not be directly stated to her as the reason.
Even so, Debicki maintained that people just have to accept who they are and practice self-love.
"There's nothing I can do about that. You are the way you are, and you have to embrace that and love that about yourself," she said.
Born to parents who were ballet dancers, the 27-year-old Aussie had always imagined of leaning toward her parents' inclination. But Debicki narrated that she eventually discovered her passion for theater, crediting it to the play The Seagull.
"I thought I was going to be a dancer — it was kind of the family trade — but then I realized what I loved was theater and language," Debicki said.
She added that Leon: The Professional also had a great impact and influence on her, but, at that time, did not yet have any plans of becoming an actor.
Even so, Debicki revealed that dancing has a magical charm that words could not provide.
"I was a dancer and I wanted words, but words can get in the way sometimes. Dance can be such a pure expression without the ambiguity of language. It can be really transporting for an audience, and for me doing it, it's a massive relief," she explained.
The Cloverfield Paradox
Meanwhile, the J.J. Abrams-produced film, The Cloverfield Paradox, recently made a frenzy after streamer Netflix abruptly announced during the Super Bowl that the film would be available to its subscribers after the game.
The film was supposed to have a theatrical release on April 20 by Paramount Pictures. Netflix reportedly bought The Cloverfield Paradox for $50 million from the studio.