Running away from the sore promise of mediocrity, upcoming actress ALLEGRA ACOSTA found herself walking into a rebellious streak as Molly Hernandez on Marvel’s Runaways.
Going on a sprint to stardom at the height of her salad days, Allegra Acosta makes a sharp turn in the right lane leading up to her biggest role to day yet. Teetering between new and experienced in the industry, Allegra knows enough things under her belt to kick the term new kid on the curb, with previous roles from “100 Things To Do Before High School” and “Just Add Magic.” Now playing with the bigger leagues, she enters the court as Molly Hernandez on Marvel’s Runaways. “What I am the most excited about the show is how we are representing diverse characters that people are going to relate to,” the actress shares. As of November 2017, the new addition to the ever-growing universe of Marvel would have been released on Hulu – digging deeper into the narrative, it follows of a group of teens who just found out they have super villains as parents, a premise that only a big franchise such as Marvel can espouse. With Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage at the helm of the new show, the brain that created CW teen soap greats, The OC and Gossip Girl, the new Marvel series is geared to speak a youthful language.
“I want to be an advocate for gender and race equality, make young girls feel worthy, and someday become a philanthropist.”
With her character being an offshoot of the original comic book Molly Hayes, the name change was a nod to Allegra’s heritage, a small yet significant touch that allows the actress to see herself authentically within the character. Describing her as an overall firecracker, Allegra explains, “There is a maturity to her immaturity which makes her so special and fun to play.” Characterized with admirable positivity in a world that can easily pass off writing angst-filled trope, Allegra’s role is integral in keeping the enviable energy onscreen. Elevating a culture of revolt, Josh Schwartz highlight how we’re at a time where figures of authority are in question, and this series revolves around how someone in charge doesn’t connote them to do good. Juggling different trades from the get-go, the Texas-native actress has been passionate with dancing, singing and acting – bit by the acting bug early in her life, she cites American television staple Sesame Street and classic film Annie as her inspiration that fanned the fames of her interested for the performing arts. “Initially, I just wanted to make my family smile. So once the idea of performing was embedded in my mind, it all went up from there,” she shares. Gleaming in the hope of adding something good in this world, she shares, “I want to be an advocate for gender and race equality, make young girls feel worthy, and someday become a philanthropist.” With Allegra’s slow but sure visibility, her step towards representation will surely leave a mark.
By Isa Almazan