Elizabeth Lail was born on March 25, 1992, an American actress. She has played the repetitive role of Anna in the series of adventure fairy tales Once in a while (2014) and played the role of Amy Hughes in the supernatural series Dead of Summer (2016) and Guinea Beck in the psychological series You (2018-2019).
A few months ago, Elizabeth Lail was unknown, with only a handful of student films in her name; which is not surprising, because she only finished school in May of this year. But this summer, things changed dramatically for the actress, when she was cast as Anna – one of the main characters the massive hit/cultural sensation Frozen — for a major arc on Once Upon a Time.
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When I visited Once Upon a Time this week, I was among a group of journalists who spoke to Lail. He talked about Anna’s journey, which was seen after her arrival – which would soon connect her with the characters of the most notable fairy tales – and what it was like to play such an important role.
Elizabeth Lail, best known for her role as Princess Anna in Once Upon A Time, recently appeared on the big screen in STXFilms ’horror pic Countdown. On television, he recently played the role of Penn Badgley in Lifetime’s psychological drama You. Some of his TV credits include Dead of Summer, Blacklist, and The Good Fight. Answered by Authentic, ICM, and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.
During the set visit of Once Upon a time she was surrounded by some journalists and answered their questions in a pretty way on commenting her role in Once Upon a Time as Anna.
In a Question on Beyond David and Rumple is she going to run into any other familiar characters in the Enchanted Forest?
Elizabeth Lail:Yeah, she makes friends with Belle. She goes on quite an adventure with Belle. We did a lot of hiking in heels that day.
In a Question: Has it been exciting for you that they gave your character such a quest? It’s really been this journey on all these episodes so far.
Elizabeth Lail answered, It’s the best because it’s given me an opportunity to work with each actor one on one, which is a lot of fun because you get to really know them and watch them. It’s very educational for me and I get to do really cool stunts all the time because she’s on this mission. I love that kind of stuff.
Question: What has it been like for you, this whole experience and joining the show as this character when Frozen is still so prevalent?
Elizabeth Lail:Well I’ve watched Frozen more times than I can count!
Question: Had you prior to doing this?
Elizabeth Lail answered I’d seen it once. I saw it in theaters and I had no idea that it was going to be something huge. Even when I saw it, I loved it but I had no idea the effect it was going to have on the world. I feel super honored to be a part of its legacy in just the most interesting way. I could have never, ever imagined that I would be doing this, with this show, playing this character that was created in the cartoon version. It’s just been the most exciting time of my life.
Question: What’s the reaction been like both from Once Upon a Time and Frozen fans?
Elizabeth Lail: I think everybody’s really happy from what I can tell. People have been really nice to me so I hope they stay nice to me. I think it’s getting a really good response. I really love it so I hope everyone else does too.
In 2017, Elizabeth Lail was cast as Guinea Beck on the television series Lifetime / Netflix You, starring Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell. Released in 2018, she received the award for Best Actress in Streaming Presentation at the 45th Saturn Awards. In October 2019, Lail again played her role as Guinevere Beck in the guest tour in your second season. Following this, Lail starred in the 2019 horror film Countdown.