Joan Smalls May Soon Be Your Favorite Actress Thanks to Netflix
Joan Smalls, Emmy nominee? Perhaps one day.
The 28-year-old Puerto Rican runway vet has officially scored a major gig that’ll carry her into bonafide actor territory. According to Deadline, she’ll star alongside Zoey Deutch, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, and Glen Powell in Set It Up, a new romantic comedy headed to Netflix. The storyline focuses on Harper (Deutch) and Charlie (Powell), two assistants who seek revenge against their bosses by setting them up. Smalls will portray Suze, Charlie’s girlfriend, naturally making one hot on-screen couple.
Of course, she’s excited. “Words cannot describe this feeling!” she wrote as the caption to an Instagram sharing the news. “So extremely lucky and honored to be part of such an insanely talented cast and team. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.”
Though this will mark her acting debut, Smalls has technically been on your TV screen before, making appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race and, unforgettably, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Of course, she’s also taken on the role of one of Beyoncé’s too-bad squad members in the singer’s "Partition" music video.
Our eyes will be on Smalls once Set It Up hits Netflix.