If you didn't already have 10-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis on your radar--she who at 9-years-old is the youngest ever Best Actress nominee in Oscar history for her stirring, debut role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," she who hit the red carpet for the awards show with a puppy purse, she who is starring in the upcoming "Annie" with Jamie Foxx--get ready to fall in love with the young star as she spits knowledge in her Maserati Super Bowl commercial. Kudos to the marketing team that put this together and to Miss Wallis who continues to rock.
In the ad that carries the tagline, “We Have Prepared. Now We Strike" for Maserati’s Ghibli model, Quvenzhane says: "The world is full of giants. They have always been here, lumbering in the schoolyards, limping in the alleys. We had to learn how to deal with them, how to overcome them. We were small, but fast. Remember? We were like a wind, appearing out of nowhere. We knew that being clever was more important than being the biggest kid in the neighborhood. As long as we keep our heads down, as long as we work hard, trust what we feel in our guts, our hearts, then we're ready. We wait until they get sleepy, wait until they get so big they can barely move, then we walk out of the shadows, quietly walk out of the dark...and strike."
We're looking forward to more big things from this actress, including her stint in Annie, due in theaters Dec. 19.
What kind of perks did Quvenzhane Wallis receive for playing the title little orphan? According to TMZ, she was given unlimited WiFi in her trailer as part of her deal to star in the Will Gluck film. She was also paid $750,000 to appear in "Annie" (incentives and percentage points could raise her total income from the feature to well over $2 million).