TikTok star Addison Rae has hit the silver screen in a leading role for the first time in Netflix’s He’s All That and with the movie coming out on August 27.
Rae’s career has come leaps and bounds with the star amassing over 80 million followers on TikTok, releasing her first single “Obsessed,” and even performing the hit on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show. After reaching such a level of popularity, Addison has even become friendly with the Kardashians.
Rae managed to bag her first lead role in the hotly-anticipated movie He’s All That though this is not her first feature-length project. She previously lent her voice to a character in the 2018 animated flick ‘Spy Cat.’
Addison Rae has previously said she’s been nervous about the film and hit back at critics who came for her acting skills. However the film has proven to be a hit jumping to number one in more than 62 countries and is the number one movie on Netflix worldwide.
What’s Addison Rae’s movie about?
He’s All That is a gender-swapped remake of 1999’s She’s All That. In the original movie, a high school jock helped an unpopular student become prom queen as part of a bet. The gender-swapped remake is now flipping the roles. Addison’s character is a popular influencer named Padgett Sawyer who aims to turn the school’s “biggest loser” into a prom king.
He’s All That Cast
The film will also star Tanner Buchanan of Cobra Kai fame who plays Cameron Kweller, the boy who is chosen to be Rae’s Prom King though he is unaware of her original plan.
The film even starts Rachel Leigh Cook, who played Laney Boggs, the unpopular student in the original 90’s version. She will be playing Rae’s Mom in the movie and it has been confirmed that the two characters are not related.
He’s All That Netflix trailer
On August 4, Netflix dropped a full-length trailer for the movie that teased many things about the plot and hinted at potential romantic feelings and falling-outs between the two leads. The trailer starts off with Rae’s character discovering her boyfriend cheated on her with the whole episode broadcast live on the Internet.
In an attempt to regain her confidence and her image, Rae’s character Padgett accepts a challenge to turn anyone from the school into the prom king.
How to watch Addison Rae in He’s All That
On Tuesday, April 27 2020, the official He’s All That Instagram account posted a short video announcing that fans will be able to finally watch the long-awaited film on August 27th on Netflix. Since then, the release date hasn’t changed.
Rae tweeted her excitement for the movie on August 23 to her fans, reminding them the movie is out in just four days.
— Addison Rae (@whoisaddison) August 23, 2021
Netflix acquired the rights for the project for more than $20 million, according to a report from Deadline. TikTok will also be involved – the platform that Addison leads as one of the most followed personalities will also be marketing the new iteration.
After this huge role for the TikToker, it could just be a matter of time until she stars in even more mainstream movies.