Billie Eilish is a modern teen pop sensation. She has experienced a rapid rise to fame with her candid and downtrodden tracks that paint a picture of a girl in distress. Billie has found a following around the world of people who identify with her themes of heartbreak and other uncomfortable topics. Many have wondered which actresses would be best to play the blue-haired phenom in a story about her life. Below is a list of the top choices to play Billie Eilish in a movie.
5. Eloise Webb
Billie Eilish is still a young sensation. Any actress playing her would have to be relatable to a teen audience. Eloise Webb fits this bill perfectly and has the demeanor to match Eilish toe-to-toe in even her darkest moments. However, Webb was born in England, so she’s going to have to be able to shake her native accent in order to play the American singing sensation. Webb is known for her roles in Cinderella and Grace Stirs Up Success, proving that she has more than enough movie experience to bring Eilish’s demeanor to the big screen. It would undoubtedly be a match made in heaven. Though it is possible that she could miss the American chic that Eilish embodies. She is a worthy consideration, but there are other possibilities…
4. Bailee Madison
Bailee has the teenage look and dark features to match Billie, but her schedule may be too hectic to appear in a movie at this time. She burst into mainstream consciousness with the movie Bridge to Terabithia and hasn’t looked back since. Perhaps the most impressive feat this young actress has accomplished is boasting a filmography with 22 movies and TV shows. This is even more impressive when you consider that Bailee is still a teenager. Work ethic is something that both young stars seem to have in common. She also has plenty of experience working alongside Hollywood A-listers such as Toby Maguire and Selena Gomez. There is no doubt that this prolific acting prodigy would bring her best version of Eilish to the big screen.
3. Odeya Rush
If Billie Eilish derives her image off of being both quirky and a little dark, then there may not be anyone with better credentials than Odeya Rush. This young starlet’s claim to fame is staring in The Giver and Goosebumps. These movies share themes that Eilish is more than familiar with: life, death, and sadness. Playing Billie in a movie would just be a natural extension of Rush’s previous works. Logistically it makes sense and seems to work for everyone. Odeya also has deep blue eyes to match Eilish in the looks department. It would definitely be an interesting selection and would provide an interesting dynamic. However, the jury remains out as to whether this is the kind of look that a director or producer would want. It’s not possible to say until it happens.
2. Joey King
It’s clear that Joey King would be culturally on point to play Billie Eilish. They both were born in Los Angeles, so they have both lived the SoCal life. King also has a tendency to play towards the dark side. One of her best roles was starring in Slenderman in 2018. Perhaps some of this agitation and angst could translate into her role as Eilish. The dark imagery from Billie’s latest album would provide a great backdrop for King to contrast with. King is a prolific actress with both television and movies in her repertoire. It wouldn’t take a major makeover to transform her into Eilish. In fact, a little blue hair dye might suffice. This would be a fun little project that she could bring her own style into.
1. Chloe Grace Moretz
Some people may know Chloe Moretz as a living internet meme. But the truth is that she has more than enough acting acumen to accurately portray Billie Eilish in a story about her life. She began acting at the age of 6, providing experience that is invaluable to taking on this role. She also has an acting range that goes from funny (The Dairy of a Wimpy Kid) to deathly serious (Amityville Horror). A perfect combination for someone undertaking the role of Eilish. She is also a phenomenal voice actress, recently providing her talents to the Adams Family Halloween animated film. Of all the actresses listed, she has the most name recognition. It would be up to the director whether he or she would want to get a more experienced actress or a fresh face. Either way, Moretz would bring the character to life. She would be a great choice to play the mercurial pop sensation.
Billie Eilish is one of the most recognizable names in the music industry right now. It’s no surprise that people are clamoring to see her life be made into a movie. In fact, her real life is similar to a movie given her meteoric rise. As she continues to churn out hit after hit, it will be exciting to see where her career goes from here. Regardless of what your preconceived notions might be, it is clear that Billie Eilish is going to continue to be a force in the music business. She sets the standard while the other musicians continue to play catch up.
It is amazing to consider that in only 17 years, Eilish has made an unmistakable mark on the industry. Her life is perfect to make a movie about. She has faced hardships and been able to overcome them to be one of the biggest pop sensations in the world. Time will only tell where this ends up, but many people believe that she will continue to cement herself among the all-time greats. One thing is for certain: It will be entertaining to watch. Regardless of whether she is on the big screen or singing in front of a sold-out concert, it is clear that people can’t get enough of Billie Eilish.