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Why Elodie Davis From Trinkets Looks So Familiar

The second season of the excellent Netflix teen drama Trinkets will unfortunately be its last, but that doesn't stop viewers from enjoying its well-crafted storylines and nuanced characters. The show, which is based on Kristen Smith's young adult novel of the same name, revolves around the shy and reserved Elodie Davis, who finds it difficult to cope with her mother's death and to find a place in her new high school. Her coping mechanic of choice is shoplifting, and when she's inevitably caught, the powers that be force her to attend a Shoplifters Anonymous meeting.

This proves to be a blessing in disguise, because the meeting introduces Elodie to her new best friends: the rich, troubled Tabitha Foster (Quintessa Swindell) and the poor but talented Moe Truax (Kiana Madeira). The three girls run in vastly different social circles at school, so they opt to keep their friendship (and kleptomaniac tendencies) secret — all while finding an entirely new kind of strength and support in each other. 

It's a powerful premise, a powerful show, and a powerful performance from the actor playing Elodie, Brianna Hildebrand. But while you're getting swept up in that performance, you might wonder where you've seen her before. Let's find out why Elodie Davis from Trinkets looks so familiar.

Brianna Hildebrand was Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the Deadpool movies

Brianna Hildebrand is such an expert at playing reserved young ladies that even Ryan Reynolds can't faze her. She famously proved this in 2016's Deadpool and its 2018 sequel, in which she portrayed the disaffected young member of the X-Men, Negasonic Teenage Warhead. She and her fellow X-person Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) largely act as foils to Reynolds' ever-vocal Merc with a Mouth, but unlike her steel-jacketed comrade, Negasonic always keeps her cool. Since she has all sorts of teenage angst-related problems of her own, she will not have any of Deadpool's nonsense whatsoever. When she does find the time to join the fight between tweets, though, she's easily one of the most powerful heroes in the Deadpool franchise, thanks to her atomic burst power that can blast pretty much anything — or, for that matter, anyone — out of her way

While her return for a potential Deadpool 3 is still very much up in the air, few people can say that Hildebrand doesn't absolutely own the role of Negasonic Teenage Warhead. We certainly hope that this isn't the last we've seen of the character. After all, as Deadpool himself will happily attest, she does have the coolest superhero name ever. 

Brianna Hildebrand joined The Exorcist's second season as Verity

Fresh off her Deadpool fame in 2017, Hildebrand joined the cast of Fox's The Exorcist for the supernatural horror show's second season. The show, spun from the classic and controversial 1973 movie of the same name, started its sophomore season with Alfonso Herrera's Father Tomas Ortega and Ben Daniels' Father Marcus Keane on the hunt for evil forces on a small island near Seattle. That's where they find former child psychologist Andrew Kim (John Cho) trying to take care of foster children, including Hildebrand's Verity. Verity is a bit of a problem child who projects a tough exterior, but actually deeply cares about those around her. 

Because this is a show called The Exorcist, Verity and the other people on the island soon find themselves in the middle of an extremely nasty demon possession situation. However, Verity's biggest personal demons in the show stem from the fact that she's a gay woman who's faced religious intolerance and was forced into conversion therapy by her own parents. 

Brianna Hildebrand starred as Sadie in The Tragedy Girls

In 2017, Hildebrand teamed up with fellow X-Men franchise alumna Alexandra Shipp (Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix) to star in the horror comedy movie Tragedy Girls. Hildebrand's Sadie Cunningham and Shipp's McKayla Cooper are midwestern small town girls on a quest to establish themselves as true crime podcasters by hunting down Lowell Orson Lehmann, a local serial killer played by Kevin Durand (who, as luck would have it, played Blob in X-Men Origins: Wolverine). There's just one minor problem: the girls are complete and utter psychopaths themselves. Two guesses as to who has the highest body count by the time credits roll.

It looks like the critic-approved murder comedy and the other roles on this list are only the beginning for Hildebrand. In 2020, she has already appeared in William Coakley's high school thriller Runt, and at the time of writing, she is working on no fewer than three upcoming projects. She's set to star as Elise in the Erwann Marshall-directed sci-fi drama The Time Capsule, which is currently in post-production. Next up, there's the buddy comedy Girls Night, where she stars opposite yet another X-Men actor, Lana Condor (Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse). Finally, she plays Darcy Clarke in the science fiction movie Persephone, opposite prominent industry names like Mary-Louise Parker, Malcolm McDowell, and Emile Hirsch. All in all, it seems that the sky's the limit for Brianna Hildebrand — and with talent like hers, we can't wait to see what she comes up with next.