Woman Crush Wednesday: Madison Iseman Flies High in ‘Clouds’ and ‘Nocturne’

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We just got the fright of our lives. We just looked at the calendar and, egads, we are already almost halfway through October! How did that happen? Luckily, we’re here to press pause for a bit so you can stop and take the time to focus on a brand new Woman Crush Wednesday! This week we’re celebrating a young actress who has been making a name for herself on screens big and small over the last seven years, and whose talent, career, and star power only continue to grow with each and every year. So, without further ado, give it up for our WCW, the marvelous Madison Iseman!

WHO’S THAT GAL: Madison Iseman

WHY WE’RE CRUSHING: Iseman is having quite the week: she will be in not one but two brand new movies dropping on your favorite streaming platforms this weekFirst, you can catch her in Amazon Studios original movie Nocturne, which dropped on Prime Video yesterday, on October 13th. The supernatural horror is about an incredibly gifted pianist (Sydney Sweeney) who makes a Faustian bargain to overtake her older sister (Iseman) at a prestigious institution for classical musicians.

Once you’ve watched that, you can calm your racing heart with Clouds, a Disney+ Original movie streaming this Friday, October 16th, which recounts the true story of young musician Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus), who discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon. Isleman plays Amy, Zach’s dream girl who, in their senior year of high school, reciprocates his crush and becomes his girlfriend.

Both films are receiving plenty of positive press and buzz, including reviews and recommendations from The GuardianCollider, and Vanity Fair for Nocturne, and Entertainment TonightForbes, and Deadline for Clouds. Clearly for both films there’s a lot to love and look forward to, so make sure you check them out to see two fantastic and dynamic performances from Iseman this week.

WHERE YOU’VE SEEN HER BEFORE: At the age of 23 years-old, Iseman has already accrued an impressive list of credits on both film and television, and is poised for years of accumulating many more. She had her professional on-screen debut in 2013 TV movie Second Chances, before quickly adding short films She Will Be Free and Ticket to the Haunted Mansion to her repertoire that same year. The next year, Iseman starred in another short film, drama Miss Virginia, and appeared in an episode of hit ABC sitcom Modern Family.

From there, Iseman’s career really took off, with recurring roles or appearances in television series like Nickelodeon comedy Henry Danger, Disney XD adventure series Kirby Buckets, ABC sitcom The Real O’Neals, and truTV comedy Those Who Can’t, and roles in films like 2017 drama Beauty Mark, 2019 post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick Riot Girls, 2019 comedy Feast of the Seven Fishes, and 2020 comedy The F**k-It List.

The roles for which Iseman is probably best known are Charlotte in Billy Cyrus-created and starring CMT sitcom Still the King from 2015 to 2016, Mary Ellen in 2019 horror film Annabelle Comes Home, and Bethany Walker in 2017 fantasy adventure comedy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and again in its 2019 sequel Jumanji: The Next Level. With a filmography like this all acquired in less than a decade, there’s no doubt that Iseman is an incredibly talented actress with a lot of range who is going to be around and putting great work out there for many years to come.

WHERE YOU’LL SEE HER AGAIN: Good news: you don’t have to wait too much longer to see Iseman back at it again on a screen near you. She will be starring alongside Katherine Heigl, Israel Broussard, and Harry Connick Jr. in upcoming drama thriller film Fear of Rain. The film tells the story of a girl (Iseman) living with schizophrenia who struggles with terrifying hallucinations as she begins to suspect her neighbor has kidnapped a child. The only person who believes her is Caleb (Broussard), a boy she isn’t even sure exists. As you wait for this exciting new release, you can also keep up with Iseman by following her on Twitter and Instagram.

Watch Clouds on Disney+

Watch Nocturne on Amazon Prime Video

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