Lily Singh Just Announced Her Next Career Move And It’s Huge

20 June 2017, 14:35 | Updated: 17 October 2017, 09:47

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By Josh Lee

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Is there nothing Lilly Singh can't do?

The YouTuber/Author/Businesswoman/Musician/Overall BAWSE will soon be able to add "film star" to her already enviable CV after it was announced that she has landed a role in the film adaptation of the 1950s novel Fahrenheit 451.

The novel from which the upcoming film is adapted is set in a dystopian future where books are banned, and special "firemen" are employed to burn them. However, the course of one fireman's life is changed forever when he suddenly goes against the government's wishes. Lilly will play Raven, a tabloid blogger who works for the pro-censorship fire department, in the film.

This isn't the first time Lilly Singh has given acting a go

Lilly's been testing the waters with a couple of small roles in films like Ice Age: Collision Course and Bad Moms since 2016, and guest stared on American comedy series Life in Pieces. However, Fahrenheit 451 is Lily's first sizeable film role.


Lilly Singh is one of a growing list of YouTubers who have transitioned to Hollywood productions

Anna Akana appeared in Ant-Man, and Jimmy Tatro has featured in 22 Jump Street and Grown Ups 2. However this is the first time that a YouTuber has worked on a film that actually quite dark.

She revealed how she landed the role while she was at an awards show this weekend

"My agent said, 'They want you to audition for this thing, can you tape (it?),"' Lilly told a journalist on the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards red pink carpet (which was totally epic for other reasons too).

"I remember being on tour, being so exhausted and thinking, 'I'm not going to tape this, I'm not gonna get it, there's no point.' But then I just strapped in hustled and I did it and it paid off."

They don't call her Superwoman for nothing

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