Haley Lu was the guest on yesterday’s episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” to promote “Unpregnant“, during which she struggled to bake lemon cupcakes and fangirled over the host. High-quality pictures have been added to our gallery!
The Face – “I’d love to play an alien,” the actress Haley Lu Richardson tells me over a Zoom call when I ask her what kind of role she’d like to tackle next. While it’s unclear whether she means the cyborg-headed, drooling kind that dry heaves into Sigourney Weaver’s ear or one more akin to the kitschy, operatic belter in The Fifth Element, one thing’s for certain: she’s done playing teenagers (well, maybe just one more).
[…] I inquire about her position as a career teen. “I’m drawn,” the actress pauses to let out a stifled burp, “to young adult stories when they also explore something with depth, or that’s real and universal,” she explains. “The worst kind of teen genre movies to read are the ones where it’s like ‘teenage heartbreak!’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t care!’ I’m 25 years old now, I really don’t care about that anymore.”
[…] Unpregnant is the Superbad of abortion movies. It performs a genre-bending juggling act, finding a surprising balance between the earnest friendship at the core of Booksmart mixed with the high-octane adrenaline of Thelma & Louise. At its zaniest, the film enters hostage territory Cape Fear style, swapping out a tattoo-knuckled Robert DeNiro for an anti-choice couple with serious road rage.
Like Veronica and Bailey, Richardson and Ferreira, too, are polar opposites, whose inherent differences balance the other out. “I was lucky in that they loved each other immediately, and that their wild, offbeat energies worked really well for the characters,” the film’s director Rachel Lee Goldberg says.
The pair even began performing their special choreographed handshake when the cameras weren’t rolling, whenever they saw one another. The co-stars appear in virtually every scene together and endured turbulent weather conditions on set in New Mexico, including arctic temperatures during their frequent night shoots. […]
Rachel Lee Goldenberg’s “Unpregnant” has finally become available only on HBO Max, and it is a beautiful coming-of-age story I recommend to anyone who is wondering if they should watch it or not. It is currently rated 88% on Rotten Tomatoes! I have added over 1,880 high-quality screen captures of Haley as Veronica to our gallery.
In Unpregnant, seventeen-year-old Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson) never thought she’d want to fail a test–that is, until she finds herself staring at a piece of plastic with a blue plus. With a promising college-bound future now disappearing before her eyes, Veronica considers a decision she never imagined she’d have to make. This never-taken-lightly decision leads her on a 1000 mile hilarious road trip to New Mexico over three days with her ex-best friend, Bailey (Barbie Ferreira) where they discover sometimes the most important choice you’ll make in life is who your friends are.
Back on Thursday, Haley and fiancé Brett Dier attended the HBO Max Drive-In Premiere of “Unpregnant” in Glendale, California. As you can tell by the pictures, social distancing was enforced, and masks were mandatory! This was the first event they attended in months, and it also saw Haley’s reunion with co-star and friend Barbie Ferreira. High-quality pictures are available in our gallery.