While there are a handful of heavily tattooed actors and actresses, in most instances where a character has tattoos, they're created using cosmetics or temporary designs. And while we'd love to see more stars with real tattoos, we love seeing A-listers given an inked makeover to play a badass character on television or in film. Take a look at the latest actress on the rise to go "under the needle" for a role and let us know your thoughts on her incredible transformation in the comments section on Facebook.
Lana Condor is a 21-year-old actress originally from Vietnam. She first gained recognition in Hollywood at the age of 19, when she was cast as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse. However, in 2018 Condor's world turned upside down when the Netflix film To All the Boys I've Loved Before premiered on August 17th.
In To All the Boys I've Loved Before, which is based on a novel by Jenny Han, Condor plays the protagonist Lara Jean Covey—a teenage girl whose love letters are accidentally sent to her former crushes. From there, Lara Jean enters into a fake relationship with popular Peter and the pair gets more than they bargained for as real feelings begin developing.
After the film was released, the world went nuts for Condor and she was instantly thrust into the spotlight as the young Hollywood actress to watch—going from a couple hundred thousand followers on Instagram to over six million almost over night. From there, every major network jumped to get Condor on their film or television show, with the 21-year-old listed to appear in a number of high profile productions in 2019.
One of these projects is Syfy's original series Deadly Class, an action-thriller television series based on a comic book franchise by the same name. In the show, Condor plays Saya Kuroki, a student of King’s Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts and the leader of the Kuroki Syndicate—one of the Yakuza's most powerful families. In both the comic book series and the television show, Kuroki is stylized with traditional irezumi tattoos, which are tied to her relationship with the Yakuza. And while Condor herself is squeaky clean and to our knowledge, untattooed, she's been given an inked makeover to play the katana wielding assassin.
Deadly Class is set to premiere on January 16th of 2019 and we cannot wait to see how Condor portrays the tattooed assassin.
What do you think about Condor's rise to success in young Hollywood? Are you stunned by her inked and edgy makeover for Deadly Class? Will you be tuning in to the Syfy original series? Let us know your thoughts, opinions and questions in the comments section on Facebook.