Meet M. Night Shyamalan's New Star, 21-Year-Old Haley Lu Richardson

The Split actress talks everything from NYE plans to her love of mac and cheese.

Haley Lu Richardson is kicking off 2017 by making you scream. (See her in M. Night Shyamalan's Split, out next month.) But offscreen, her New Year's resolution is to dance all night long.

Age: 21.

Lives in: L.A.

You know her from: The Edge of Seventeen (2016).

Good vibes only: I want to appreciate everything great that is happening and not dwell on the stuff that isn't perfect. Once you get into a habit of thinking positively and not expecting, quality of life is just way better.

Into the wild: I made a resolution last year to find a healthy place to live. I found a cool place outside of the city. It's in the mountains; I feel like I'm camping all the time.

Next big thing: I did competitive contemporary dance for a billion years. But I've been so busy with acting that whenever I have time off, all I want to do is sleep. My New Year's resolution: to get my butt back into dancing regularly. In fact, you know what? I'm going to go to a dance class tomorrow.

Kiss and tell: Two years ago, my boyfriend and I went on a cruise to the Bahamas, and that was the first time I ever had a legit New Year's kiss. It was pretty epic.

Eat, drink, and be merry: I do the diet thing every year where I'm like, You're not going to have carbs. And then I'm eating mac and cheese. If we can't eat fun, amazing, scrumptious, fattening foods, then what's the point?

The big night: I might go home to Phoenix and celebrate New Year's Eve with family. Or maybe a hiking trip. But who knows? I might just go to Vegas.

Follow her: @haleyluhoo

This article appears in the January issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands now.

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