At nine years old, Quvenzhane Wallis has accomplished what most actresses work for in a lifetime. Beasts of the Southern Wild is making a huge splash this awards season thanks to this tiny tyke and her awesome acting chops. Much like her older peers, Wallis continues to make interview rounds and we can’t help but gush at how articulate and funny this self-proclaimed “triple threat” really is. Could this Oscar nominee get any cuter? Impossible.
Go into adorable overload with our favorite Quvenzhane Wallis interviews on the next page.
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Quvenzhane goes head to head with the king of Late Night when talking about her life-changing role. When asked who she wants to meet at the Oscars, she lists Demi Lovato, Beyoncé and “maybe Nicki Minaj.” We think she’s got the Academy Awards confused with the Grammy Awards. This girl’s a riot.
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Interview with Andre Leon Talley
You can’t help but fall in love with Wallis after this one. During a short sit down with Andre Leon Talley, she sings “fashion is my kryptonite” and decides on a short dress for the Oscar so she doesn’t “step on and trip on it” and “humiliate” herself. That’s one classy lady.
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A chat with Oprah
Oprah was right when she called Quvenzhane “the man, the woman and the girl.” Wallis has the poise of a seasoned vet when talking about the audition process of Beasts of the Southern Wild.
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Part of Quvenzhane’s appeal is her non-nonchalant but grateful attitude towards all of the attention she’s receiving. Case in point, her interview with Ellen is one of the funniest. We also love her adoration for doggy purses.