Everyone is already buzzing about the Oscars the weekend—who will win, who will lose, who will be snubbed, and what they will wear. And nobody is more excited about the fashion than me. While some people are pumped to see what Lady Gaga is wearing (and trust me, I am anticipating a lewk), there's another person who has been low-key killing on the red carpets this red carpet season. I'm talking about Bohemian Rhapsody's Lucy Boynton (opens in new tab), who is slowly emerging as fashion's new It Girl, because she's daring with both her outfits and her makeup, and there's nothing better than a star who can turn a look out on a red carpet.
Since she's slowly become my new favorite fashion star, there's no reason I don't know everything about her, so I decided to inform the masses, too. Here's everything we know about Lucy Boynton.
The 25-year-old Brit burst onto the mainstream when she appeared alongside Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody, playing Freddie Mercury's partner Mary Austin. And their love on set turned into love off-set, too. A source told Us Weekly (opens in new tab) that the duo had paired up back in April 2018: "They met while filming Bohemian Rhapsody in London. He is so into her. He goes and visits her in London all the time."
But we didn't get official confirmation that the pair were in luuuuuv until Malek professed his love for her in his acceptance speech for the Breakthrough Artist Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 3, saying "Thank you, Lucy Boynton. You have been my ally, my confidante, my love. Thank you so much." I swoon. Alexa, play "Somebody to Love."
Her parents' career reflected her first acting role.
Boynton, who was born in New York City but raised in England, is the daughter of Graham Boynton (opens in new tab) and Adriaane Pielou (opens in new tab), both writers. Graham is the group travel editor at the Telegraph, and Adriaane is a travel writer.
Lucy got her first acting role at age 12, playing a young Beatrix Potter in Miss Potter alongside Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. She was inspired to go into acting after watching the movie (opens in new tab) My Girl four times a day. I'm glad she was as affected by the "He can't see without his glasses!" scene as the rest of us.
Music-oriented films seem to be her forte.
You may recognize Boynton from the 2016 sleeper hit Sing Street, where she starred as the love interest of a boy who starts a band to escape his home life, and also to impress a girl. It's really as charming as it sounds.
Up next for her is a role alongside Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow called The Politician, created by Glee's Ryan Murphy for Netflix, so while it may not be a musical, surely the set will have a total musical vibe.
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Amanda Mitchell is a writer and podcaster with bylines at Marie Claire, OprahMag, Allure, Byrdie, Stylecaster, Bon Appetit, and more. Her work exists at the apex of beauty, pop culture, and absurdity. A human Funfetti cake, she watches too much television, and her favorite season is awards season. You can read more of her work at amandaelizabethmitchell.com or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @lochnessmanda.
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