Keiynan Lonsdale is here to Work It on Netflix
Just in case you were missing a bit of Keiynan Lonsdale on your screen, you can catch him in Work It – now available on Netflix.
Billed by Netflix PR as a throwback to the dance films of the early 2000s – we’re assuming that they’re referring to the Step Up series? Or maybe Bring It On? – Work It gives us the story of Quinn.
Quinn is a high school senior desperate to get into Yale. She thinks that being a part of her school’s dance team is the ticket in. Quinn auditions for the Thunderbirds, the best dance crew in the school – they’ve got their eyes on the Work It dance competition.
Quinn – who is not a dancer – doesn’t make the cut for the Thunderbirds, so decides to form her own crew – bringing together a ragtag group of misfit dancers.
Sure, it doesn’t sound like the most original concept, but it’s the kind of thing we could be talked into watching.
Keiynan Lonsdale plays the head of the Thunderbirds. From the looks of the trailer, he’s pretty much Heather – the Mean Girl who rules the school.
Also in the cast are Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy, and Jordan Fisher.
Work It is now available on Netflix
Who is Keiynan Lonsdale?
Born in 1991, Lonsdale began his career in Australia in 2007. Having built experience with a number of roles, it was in 2015 when he was cast as Wally West in The Flash that his momentum began to build.
In the film Love, Simon (2018), Lonsdale starred as Bram – the love interest for Simon. Lonsdale has credited the role with helping him to navigate his own sexuality.
Lonsdale also creates music. His releases have included Higher (2015), Good Life (2017), Kiss The Boy (2018), and Preach (2018).