The 24-year-old London native (Jane Eyre, Fright Night) has four films coming out in 2014, including this month’s Zac Efron bromantic comedy, That Awkward Moment.
? JUST ONE OF THE GUYS
Poots charms as Efron’s love interest in Moment, a film about three best pals (Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan) who make a pact to stay single. “They treated me like a lady,” she says. “It was very, very sweet. They made me laugh so much and were sensitive to the fact that I was outnumbered a bit.”
? CAR TROUBLE
In the March action flick Need for Speed, Poots gets to participate in one of the film’s big action sequences, in which her car is lifted off a cliff by a helicopter with straps. “It was very surreal,” she admits. “Kid Cudi’s attaching me to a helicopter? This is happening in my life right now?”
? BEACH READ
This summer the actress will shoot an adaptation of Jess Walter’s acclaimed novel Beautiful Ruins, directed by In the Bedroom’s Todd Field. Says Poots: “I’m excited to explore what [the story] means to me and what it means to Todd and to see what we come up with.”