PHOTOS: Ryan Pfluger
TALENT: Ella Balinska
STYLING: Jason Bolden
MAKEUP: Emily Cheng at The Wall Group
HAIR: Justine Marjan at Blended Strategy
MANICURE: Thuy Nguyen at A-Frame Agency
STYLIST ASSISTANT: John Mumblo
LOCATION: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
INTERVIEW: Naomi Scott
PRODUCTION: Jasmine Perrier at Studio J•T•P
SPECIAL THANKS: Dane Punch PR & Narrative PR
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Ella Balinska has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most promising young talents and we are eager to watch her shine. The Guildford School of Acting alumni from London made her big screen debut in 2019 in Sony’s Charlie’s Angels, in which she portrayed Jane, a former MI6 agent highly trained in fighting. Once we get to know Ella on a deeper level, it comes as no surprise that just like her fierce on-screen character, the 24-year-old actor is an accomplished athlete and expert in combat skills in real life. Full of charisma and dedication, she is ready to keep blazing a trail and leave her mark as she is set to play the protagonist of Square Enix’s highly anticipated video game Forspoken expected in 2022, in addition to joining Netflix’s upcoming live-action Resident Evil series.
From the rooftop helipad of Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills where our shoot happened last year, Ella had the city at her feet, just like she is destined for greatness. A couple of months later, she was in South Africa to film one of her secret projects at the time, Netflix’s Resident Evil series. From there, she hopped on a Zoom call with her British friend and fellow Charlie’s Angels co-star Naomi Scott. As both women are breaking boundaries in the industry and inspiring a whole generation, they discussed Ella’s promising career and ambitions, her fondness for characters she can emotionally relate to, and the importance of learning to embrace your insecurities and identity.
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