Following her debut appearance in He’s All That, TikToker Addison Rae has secured a lucrative multi-film deal with Netflix.
In the gender-swapped reboot of She’s All That, Rae plays the role of the protagonist Padgett Sawyer. Her character is a trendy social butterfly; however, after getting dumped brutally by her boyfriend and rapidly becoming a meme, she decides to give the resident loser in school a makeover and ends up falling in love with him.
Cobra Kai star Tanner Buchanan starred opposite Addison. Poetically, Rachel Leigh Cook, from the 1999 original film, made a cameo, as did Kourtney Kardashian.
Despite the lukewarm reception and an inherent criticism of her lack of acting chops, the director of family films at Netflix, Naketha Mattocks, had nothing but praises in store for her.
“Addison Rae’s charm and promise is undeniable as evidenced by He’s All That and her already passionate fan base,” she said, adding, “We’re thrilled to be part of this next phase of her burgeoning career as an actress.”
It seems to be a good business tactic on Netflix’s part to utilise her ever-growing teen fan base courtesy of TikTok and renegade challenges to boost the viewership.
Rae is “thrilled” at the prospect of being able to collaborate with Netflix. In a press release, she said, “Getting the opportunity to work with Netflix was such a pinch-me moment, and now to be able to continue the relationship is beyond my wildest dreams.”
She added, “I’m thrilled to be able to collaborate with this incredible team and am excited to develop projects while continuing to strengthen my skills as an actress.”
It is unknown if the deal will see her star in films that belong to the same genre as He’s All That. In truth, it was a poorly made reboot of the original and fell flat with umpteen social media references, yet, no substance.
Watch the trailer below.