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Welcome to Fivel Stewart Fan, the latest online resource dedicated to the talented actress Fivel Stewart. Fivel has been in films like "Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft", "Bad Company", "The Never List" and "Umma". She's also been in TV Series like "Lab Rats: Elite Force", "T@gged", "Atypical" and "Roar". This site is online to show our support to the actress Fivel Stewart, as well as giving her fans a chance to get the latest news and images.
Schön! Magazine

Fivel Stewart tells us, “I still think to myself, am I reaching for stars that don’t exist?” And while fear is woven into that statement, there is also a comforting truth to those words. When we look up at the stars, we are not seeing them in the way they really exist at that moment. Stars from far away are a reflection of the past, and don’t actually appear the same up close – sometimes they have already faded away, yet other times they are brighter than imaginable. Once stars are close enough to wink at you and shine a warm amber glow on your face, dreams often change with this new perception.

However, at that point, every glittering light can fall to your reaching fingertips, so there is consolation in the idea that ambition has a strong gravitational pull and is never unfruitful. Stewart has been ambitious from a young age; She performed stunt work with her dad and was inducted into the Black Belt Junior Hall of Fame before the age of 10, excelled in competitive dance, and performed in a successful band alongside her brother, Booboo Stewart. She currently orbits around the world of acting, and in many cases, has received more than she reached for. One of her first major roles was as Izzie Taylor in Atypical, a character whose queer relationship with Casey Gardner [Brigette Lundy-Paine] continues to have an astronomical impact on viewers even after the show’s end. 

Stewart’s most recent role is as Hannah Copeland in Netflix’s spy thriller, The Recruit, released on December 16, 2022. Hannah is roommate and ex-girlfriend to Owen [Noah Centineo], CIA lawyer. Like Stewart, she is highly ambitious as she met Owen in law school and is just starting out her career as a first-year lawyer at a private firm. Hannah reached for the stars, but when she got there, everything was dim. She is now unsure whether it was her reaching or if her D.C. lobbyist parents had been pulling her arm up, extending toward their own dreams. In our interview with Stewart, she talks about playing Hannah, recounts childhood memories, and shares what she is reaching for. 

You did such a great job in The Recruit, I genuinely enjoyed watching it so much! To start the interview in the holiday spirit, what do you imagine would be one thing on Hannah’s wish list? I was staring at her cute clementine mug the whole season!

Ooooh I love this question! I think we get a glimpse of Hannah’s love for nice, beautiful robes. So, maybe another one? Or one of her friends surprises her by taking her to a tattoo shop!

I really also wanted to take some ideas from the show and have you relate them to yourself. At one point, Hannah tells Owen that she worries that all the good times are behind her. So, on that theme, if you could bottle a few moments from the past, what are some memories you really want to hold on to? 

Definitely the times I’ve worked for my dad as a stunt performer. There was a scene I had to do where someone was pushing my head into a bathtub, trying to drown me. My dad was the stunt coordinator of the film. He was like, ‘are you sure you’re good? You’re gonna have to stay under for a hot second.’ I was positive I was going to be fine. The first take comes around, and I really have a panic attack in the middle of the scene. I immediately turned to my dad, cried, and then fell into his arms. I knew he had me. And I knew I’d be safe. The second take came around, and we nailed it. I think that memory will always stay with me. 

Another one is…my younger sister is high functioning autistic. She’s always dreamt of being a singer or an actress. She is the kindest person in the world. She just landed a role in her high school play, and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so proud of anything in my entire life! It’s tough with autism because you don’t know what is actually possible. And there she was. On stage. Acting. In front of a crowd. Tears were pouring out of my eyes; I couldn’t control it. I felt like a proud mother haha!

Hannah is struggling with finding a sense of purpose, so I wanted to ask you, what makes you feel the strongest sense of purpose? 

My family. I think when we’re all getting along, and everyone is in a good place in life, hanging out with my family makes me appreciate the little things.

Something that really struck me was when Hannah told Owen, “I’m ambitious, you’re just afraid” and that idea runs through the episodes as we are finding where Hannah might really fall on the fine line between ambition and fear. Have you ever felt like your ambition bordered on fear? 

Yes. I still think to myself, am I reaching for stars that don’t exist? Am I too confident in something that might not happen? I am fearful all the time. But I always come back to [the thought that] if I don’t believe in myself, then who will? I think there’s something beautiful in being both ambitious and fearful. Without fear, there isn’t growth. If you’re not scared of something, then how will you become stronger? [You become stronger] by being ambitious and tackling it. 

One of your ambitions or passions is in dance. A lot of dancers who are also actors say that it’s such a great skill to have because there’s a sense of comfort with your body. On the flip side, is there any dancing habit that you had to unlearn when performing in the acting medium?

Hmm I actually don’t think I have!

Then is there any story that you’ve told through dance that you think would translate really well to film or TV? 

Yes! I haven’t expressed them through TV or film, but my friends and I do get together and dance, film it, then put it on Instagram. It’s one of my favorite pastimes. I love movement, and I would absolutely love to join film and movement together.

Getting back to The Recruit, I know you and Noah Centineo had known each other for a while before filming. Did that help at all in portraying your dynamic?  

Yes. I thought it was interesting having to let go of a certain relationship, and then having to build another one. Noah is awesome, it was so much fun. 

It’s interesting that Hannah is a character who grew up with a complete lack of nurture and through her we are supposed to see how that manifests itself in adulthood. What were some of your thoughts or questions about Hannah as you were preparing to play her?  

Definitely identifying what Hannah wants for her life – if she wants to follow her parents’ footsteps or guide her own life that looks nothing like what her parents want. And what Owen really means to her.

Then do you have a favorite on-set memory or a memory from spending time in Montreal?

I think my favorite memories in Montreal were when my boyfriend and I would host any holiday, or weekend gathering at our Montreal apartment. We would always go so full out on the food spread and try our hardest to make everyone feel like they were always welcome and at home. I think in a place like that, you need a solid community. Oh! We also threw a surprise gathering for our awesome makeup artist, Colleen [Quinton], at Noah’s place. That was pretty awesome too.

This is a bit of a hard question, but if you could do something now, knowing 100% that you would succeed, what would you do? It can be anything, personal or professional. 

What I’m doing now, being an actress. I love being on set. I love bringing characters to life, I love the people I meet, and the friends I make. I love seeing projects come together. I love it all.

Going into the new year soon, what are you looking forward to next year, and what are you hoping for? 

I am hoping to be a part of a project that I can sink my heart and soul into. I am hoping to have more happy memories than sad ones. I am hoping to feel continuously proud of myself through 2023. And I’m hoping everyone in my family stays healthy.

Source: schonmagazine.com

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Posted by Veronique on January 1st, 2023

W Magazine

The Recruit Star Fivel Stewart Can’t Be Tied Down to One Genre

The actress, who came to prominence with roles in Umma and Atypical, brings a different dynamism to the new Netflix spy thriller.

Every spy thriller needs something real to cling onto. For all the spectacle and bombast of the genre, the characters are ultimately what compel the viewer. In Netflix’s zippy new thriller series, The Recruit, Fivel Stewart is perfectly happy to be that real, tangible human connection. She plays Hannah, the long-suffering roommate and onetime love interest of Noah Centineo’s Owen. As Owen, a novice CIA lawyer, finds himself plunged headlong into a dangerous international mission, Hannah remains at home to pick up the pieces in his wake.

Stewart­—who rose to prominence playing Izzie in Netflix’s Atypical and Chris in the Sandra Oh-led horror Umma—spoke to W over Zoom from Montreal, where she’s filming the Fox procedural drama, Alert. Coincidentally, it’s the same city where she shot The Recruit last year. Ahead of the series premiere on Netflix, Stewart spoke about Hannah’s arc across the season, her ambitions to dip into every genre, and why Pinterest will always be her favorite social media platform.

Was the spy genre something you were keen to dive into?

Never. I don’t want this to sound negative, but it was probably one of the last genres I would look to being involved in. But now that I see The Recruit onscreen, I do sense an eagerness I never thought I would feel about doing something action-packed. I think, though, the trajectory of my career after The Recruit has its beautiful life, and I look forward to doing genres that are my taste.

What genres are those?

Storylines that really speak to the audience. Atypical had such beautiful storytelling. It met so many people’s hearts and it represented so many people who weren’t comfortable with themselves and now they’re flourishing because of it.

Maybe I want to do every genre. I’ve never really looked at [my career] like that. Alert is more of a procedural, which I never imagined myself doing. Atypical was more heartfelt. Umma was a horror. Roar was adventure. And The Recruit is spy.

In The Recruit, it does feel like Hannah and Owen are at a very different place in their relationship by the end of the season. How can you see that relationship progressing if the show continues?

One thing I wanted to make clear throughout the season was that Hannah wasn’t just still in love with him, she really cared for him. I was hoping it would be clear Owen felt the same way and I think, in the end, you can see that. So, in future seasons, if there are any, I hope their relationship is a healthy one, that there are respected boundaries, that they’re both at a mutual understanding of where they are. In life, there are a lot of relationships like Owen’s and Hannah’s, where one is still in love with the other, but they’re friends. I’d hope that relationship can be clearer.

Onto the Social Qs questions. How has your relationship with social media changed over the years?

How I feel about social media is back and forth, hot and cold. I didn’t have an Instagram when Atypical came out—I was very against it, and then it came out and everyone was like, “You’ve got to get an Instagram.” But I’ve never allowed myself to get obsessed with it. When I’m alone, I do find myself scrolling unnecessarily and then I’m like, “Okay, stop, this is unhealthy.”

I do try to use my platform for inspiration and positivity. The people I follow are the people I am currently hanging out with, or else it’s meditation, cooking, or fashion-related accounts. I don’t follow anything that’s not going to be food for my brain. I don’t think [social media] is necessary, but at the same time, I’m 26—I like to keep in touch with my friends over Instagram and send funny memes.

Your Atypical character, Izzie, and her girlfriend, Casey, garnered a very large following. How have you interacted with the fan base?

Playing Izzie and having the whole “Cazzie” fan base is just one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. I love their drawings; I love what they have to say. In Montreal, it’s happened the most where people come up to me [and say] “You’ve helped me so much through my life and coming out.” Playing Izzie has been one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life and has really locked down that this is what I want to do.

Do you have a favorite platform?

Is Pinterest a platform?

Google says it is, so yes.

Okay, great. I am definitely a Pinterest hoe. I love looking up vibes for my house. If I’m bored, it’s Pinterest for skincare routines, for recipes, for cooking. I go on Pinterest more than I go on Instagram.

Do you have any social media pet peeves?

Filters. They’re fun, but an 11-year-old shouldn’t be looking at that and getting disappointed with what they look like in real life.

How do you unplug?

When I was 19 or 20, I had less worries in my life, so I could decompress a lot easier. That looked like stretching every night before I went to bed—I never missed a night for, like, a year—and focusing on what I was eating. I was chanting for a while. I wrote a lot. I prayed constantly. Now that I’m 26, I’ve lost sight of that because there’s so much more in my head. And with social media, there’s so much more that I feel I need to live up to. These days, decompressing looks like trying to go back to those roots; it’s writing, reading, stretching, working out, and taking care of my body, whatever form that takes.

Source: wmagazine.com

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Posted by Veronique on December 15th, 2022

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