Already A Winner: Quvenzhané Wallis Does Entertainment Weekly And Talks Being A Triple Threat

January 25, 2013  |  

Suit and tie swag! 2013 is the year of Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest Oscar nominee ever (at just a wee nine years old), and to kick off the Oscar race right, the star of Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of three actors to get a cover panel in the magazine’s new Oscar issue. She’s in good company, smiling amongst legendary actors like Daniel Day-Lewis and new “It” girls like Jessica Chastain. Wallis was on her cover panel wearing a suit and tie, and inside the magazine she looked absolutely adorable in a floor-length halter gown and top hat. Too cute for school.

Wallis also had the chance to sit down with Ann Curry (yes Ann is still making moves, no need to shed any more tears for her) on the news program Rock Center to discuss her favorite music, how she felt when she got the call that she would be nominated for an Academy Award , as well as her future. The cutest part of the interview is definitely at the end when Wallis talks about her love for Demi Lovato, Beyoncé, and Justin Bieber and sings “Boyfriend” for Curry. Because Wallis’ singing skills wound up being pretty strong for a nine-year-old, Curry told her that she is a triple threat. And when asking if Wallis knew what that meant, she replied, “That means you do three things and try to do it at once. Like a 3-in-1 shampoo. Yup, I’m a 3-in-1. Triple threat!”

If you can’t get enough of this cutie, pick up the Oscar issue of Entertainment Weekly which is on stands now, and feel free to check out her full interview with Ann Curry and Wallis’ Beasts of the Southern Wild co-star, Dwight Henry down below.

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  • diggy.p

    She’s a cutie. I honestly thought she was an aborigine. She has very similar features to theirs in the first picture with the suit and tie.

  • cryssi

    Oh she’s just a little doll…and I want that miniature evening gown for my niece.

  • Cha Cha

    She is just too cute! Love that picture of her with the suit n tie…

  • MLS2698

    Um, naw! They have her looking like a shaggy-haired little boy in that suit. #STAYABOVETHEINFLUENCE

  • Candacey Doris

    So cute! I hope to see lots of her in Hollywood, Nollywood, and wherever she wants to go.

  • Ugh, adorable.

  • raquelsd

    Her name is Swahili it means “Fairy.” But I guess they should have named her Kiesha or something like that :/

    • Nenah

      No. Zhane is an African name. The first half of he name is a combination of her parents name.

    • Prissy

      Her name is HALF African. The rest was combined of both of her parents name . BOOM.

      • dddooonnnttt


  • Prissy

    BEAUTIFUL child… BUT that NAME?? My goodness…. -__-

    • leah

      It’s Swahili…

      • Nenah

        Zhane is, but the first part isn’t.

    • Babydoll 70

      No offense but I like it better than Prissy. ijs.

      • Prissy

        Me too!! Prissy isn’t my real name Babydoll70. With your lovely name. NO OFFENSE!

  • Faith

    She is so cute. I pray that she wins. I have to check out the movie.

  • IllyPhilly

    Get ’em!