DVD Release DateAriana DeBose discusses transitioning from musicals to Kraven the Hunter, I.S.S., and...

Ariana DeBose discusses transitioning from musicals to Kraven the Hunter, I.S.S., and more; advises “Keep an open mind, darlings”

  • Ariana DeBose aims to showcase her versatility as an actress in future projects.
  • DeBose does not want to be “pigeonholed” for her singing voice and believes in pushing boundaries.
  • Upcoming films like I.S.S. and Kraven the Hunter will allow her to focus on her acting talent.

While Ariana DeBose may be well-known for her captivating singing voice, the talented actress aspires to put her versatility on display in various forthcoming projects. DeBose, who has won numerous awards, including an Oscar, is set to appear in films that will allow her to demonstrate her acting prowess, and she encourages her fans to “keep an open mind, darlings.”

DeBose, who starred as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s reimagining of West Side Story, acknowledges her diverse dancing and performing skills in theater work. She stated, “I don’t see any reason for that not to be the case in my on-screen work as well.” After her Academy Award-winning role, DeBose shifted her focus to television shows like Westworld, Bubble Guppies, and Schmigadoon! before lending her voice to the animated Disney film Wish. However, her upcoming roles in I.S.S. and Kraven the Hunter will provide opportunities for DeBose to concentrate on her acting abilities.

Before joining the Spider-Verse in Sony’s Kraven the Hunter, DeBose will explore the challenges of war in I.S.S., a film that lets her focus on her acting rather than her musical talents. As someone who does not want to be “pigeonholed,” especially as a woman of color in the film industry, DeBose views I.S.S. as the perfect chance to exhibit her performing skills. She said that she wants to “continue to hold the door open, not only for myself, but for other people coming up behind me.”

With an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Tony nomination to her name, anything seems possible for the multi-talented DeBose. Her next cinematic adventure, I.S.S., will hit theaters on Friday, January 19.