Daphne Keane is an American actress. Speaks Spanish and English. Is engaged in gymnastics, singing, dancing. She became famous after filming the movie "Logan", in which she played the role of a mutant girl Laura. Daphne plans to pursue an acting career and hopes to play a major role in the sequel to the cult film.
Daphne was born on January 1, 2005 in Spain. Her father is British actor Will Keane, known for the films "The Impressionists", "Sherlock". His wife, mother Daphne, is a Spanish actress, director and writer Maria Fernandez Ache. Many other relatives of Daphne are also associated with the world of cinema.
The girl showed bright talent for languages early. She speaks Spanish and English equally well. This later helped her in her acting career. Daphne studied music, singing, dancing and gymnastics, which greatly contributed to her acting career. The girl showed her acting skills from childhood, arranging theatrical performances of her own direction for family and friends.
Daphne's family first lived in Spain, then they moved to the United States. From early childhood, the girl attended the shooting with her father and had an idea of how films are made and how actors act. Sometimes the girl spent a lot of time at rehearsals, she knew what her parents' job was. She traveled with them to different cities and countries to the premieres of their films. The girl really liked everything she saw, and she remembered what the actors did, tried to master all the nuances of their work. Since that time, Daphne has learned one of the main rules of a good actor - to play so that the audience believes that he is telling and showing the truth.
Daphne's debut in the cinema was the film "Refugees". The girl was brought to the casting by her father, who was also one of the actors in the film. In a science fiction film about time travel, the young actress played a small role. This was in 2014.
After filming, Daphne became a regular participant in the castings - she really wanted to continue acting. In addition, she studied acting. Luck smiled at the talented teenager when she got to audition for the film "Logan".
Daphne didn't miss her chance. Director James Mangold knew Daphne from her previous work and had no doubt that it was she who should play the role of the monster girl, and she conquered the rest of the filming participants with her talent and extraordinary abilities. On trial filming, the actress asked to complicate the task and uttered her words, switching from English to Spanish and vice versa.
The role of Laura Kinney - a mutant with superpowers - went to Keene. Mangold argued that Daphne was ideal for the role of Laura, although he himself admitted that his requirements for the selection of an actress are very high, even overestimated. The director also admitted that he was captivated by the girl's brown eyes, large and innocent, which, given the aggressive role, added color.
On the set, she obeyed the general rules and did not require any discounts for age, withstanding many hours of rehearsals in difficult conditions. The girl even performed the tricks herself, without an understudy. At the same time, producer Simon Kinberg said that she was incredibly talented and had a naturalness that adult actors do not always have. He believed that it was worth trusting Daphne's instincts to flawlessly embody the stage image. The modesty of the actress, which, again, according to Kinberg, is not peculiar to children, was not ignored either.
On this set, Daphne applied her rule: to play so that the audience believed in the veracity of the actor. Keane's partner on the set was Hugh Laurie. On one of the shootings, the young actress, in accordance with the script, hit the actor so hard that he had a bruise, which then did not go away for a long time.
After the end of the work, the partners in the film unanimously stated that the girl coped well with the difficult filming. Daphne easily fit into the acting team, showed remarkable endurance, physical strength and training. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) stated that Keene is a kind of phenomenon.
Logan brought Daphne immense fame and recognition from the audience. Professionals predict a great career in cinema for her, and viewers are waiting for new films with the participation of a talented young actress.
Interestingly, the twelve-year-old actress took part in the filming of the film, which has an 18+ rating, as it is replete with scenes of violence.
Will Logan be back?
After the filming of "Logan" was completed, Daphne's interest in the world of cinema did not diminish. She works on herself with even more energy. The young celebrity continues dancing and singing, as she dreams of playing in a musical production. The girl did not leave sports and gymnastics.
The actress eagerly communicates with fans on Twitter. However, she has not yet talked about further plans in her work. Whether she was offered new roles in the cinema is also unknown. However, James Mangold said that he does not deny the possibility of filming the sequel to "Logan" and inviting Daphne, of course, to the role of Laura. According to Keene, she is ready to star in the film about the mutant Laura: “Laura is an emotional bomb. It is very difficult. She wants to be strong, but at the same time she feels very vulnerable. I really like her. I would play it further."
At the same time, the famous girl loves musicals, melodramas and comedies. One of her favorite films is Little Miss Happiness. The girl admits that she would love to play in one of these films.