When Sydney first became the internet’s official “it” girl, I thought she would probably have a Kira Reed career. She kinda looks and talks like a vacuous, run-of-the-mill starlet.
It seems that I was very wrong. Not only has she sensibly exploited and capitalized on her beauty while it lasts, but she has turned out to be a deceptively smart and hard-working woman who produces her own projects and goes all-in on promoting them. By all accounts, she was an important driving force behind Anyone But You (as exec producer), and she has been absolutely ubiquitous on the promotion circuit. Not only that, but it turns out that she can handle herself in front of the camera. She’s not taking work from Kate Winslet, but she works within her capabilities and is highly competent in her own niche. The trailer for Anyone But You shows that she’s actually funny.
As you may have noticed, she’s also mighty easy on the eyes. Somewhere along the line she realized that her resting expression is not that attractive, so she has taught herself to keep her expressions animated and to smile a lot.
She turned out to be damned impressive.
And of course, there is that body, as seen at the premiere of her film.