Happy Fall, everyone! As the temperature grows cooler and lattes grow spicier and more pumpkiny, your weekly Woman Crush Wednesday continues to stay as fresh as ever. This week we’re celebrating an actress who is poised and accomplished beyond her 24 (but as of next week, 25 — Happy Early Birthday!!) years. She’s an extremely talented actress whose star will only continue to rise so make sure you remember her name. Without further ado, everybody give it up for this week’s WCW, the stupendous Sasha Lane!
WHO’S THAT GAL: Sasha Lane
WHY WE’RE CRUSHING: Lane stars as Jessica Hyde in highly anticipated series Utopia, which has been adapted by Gillian Flynn for Amazon Prime Video from the 2013 British original of the same name, and premieres on Prime this Friday, September 25th. Utopia revolves around a group of young adults who meet online and get a hold of a cult underground graphic novel, which not only pins them as a target of a shadowy deep state organization, but also burdens them with the dangerous task of saving the world. In addition to Lane, this conspiracy-thriller features John Cusack, Rainn Wilson, Dan Byrd, Desmin Borges, and Jessica Rothe.
Utopia is already receiving plenty of buzz from publications like TV Guide, CNET, The Chicago Sun-Times, and more, so make sure you see what all of the hype is about and watch Lane and the rest of the cast’s wonderful work in this Prime Original series.
WHERE YOU’VE SEEN HER BEFORE: Lane’s professional on-screen career began in 2016, when she starred alongside Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough in epic road comedy-drama American Honey, and she hasn’t slowed down since, accruing an impressive and steady list of credits for both film and television throughout the following years. Fresh off American Honey, Lane saw immediate success in film work, appearing in short films like drama Born in the Maelstrom in 2017 and comedy-drama Shrimp in 2018, as well as feature lengths like 2018 drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post, 2018 music comedy-drama Hearts Beat Loud, 2018 comedy-drama After Everything, 2019 psychological horror Daniel Isn’t Real, and 2019 action adventure fantasy Hellboy. More recently Lane has branched out into other mediums, with appearances in the music videos for Lewis Capaldi’s “Before You Go” and Alicia Keys (feat Khalid)’s “So Done” both in 2020, and in television, with a one episode appearance in Apple TV+ anthology series Amazing Stories in 2020, in addition to Lane’s upcoming starring role in Utopia. There’s no question that this young actress is on the fast Lane (see what I did there? Please hold your applause) to success, and we can’t wait to see all of the fantastic work she will do in the future.
WHERE YOU’LL SEE HER AGAIN: I’ve got good news: you don’t have to wait too long to see more from Lane (woohoo)! She will be in 2020 drama film Weetzie Bat, which is based on the 1989 Francesca Lia Block novel of the same name, and follows the adventures of the eponymous character Weetzie, who discovers that there are unexpected ramifications after being granted three wishes by a genie. You can also look forward to seeing Lane in the highly anticipated 2021 sci-fi superhero series Loki, which takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and revolves around Loki (Tom Hiddleston) using the Tesseract to travel through time and alter human history. For even more from Lane, you can keep up with her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.