Once again, Backstage reached out to casting directors, acting coaches, and other industry professionals with their ears to the ground about the actors who are teetering on the verge of stardom. After some heated debates and additional investigation, here they are, presented for posterity: The 2014 Backstage 30.
For the Backstage 30—our second annual list of 30 actors on the verge of career breakthroughs—we strive for objectivity. We ask casting directors, talent reps, and studio and network executives to recommend actors who are on their radars but not on the public’s.
Known on the Internet as Charstarlene, the 29-year-old actor, improviser, and social media starlet created quite a deafening buzz when she released her short film “I Forgot My Phone” earlier this year.
Backstage's Second Annual Backstage 30 issue is this week, featuring 30 actors on the cusp of a career breakthrough.