Maika Monroe Talks About Her Role in The 5th Wave

The former It Follow star, Maika Monroe, talks about her role in the latest YA book-to-movie adaptation, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Monroe will be starring as Ringer along with Chloe Moertz, former star of If I Stay by Gayle Forman, as Cassie Sullivan.

The novel follows a 16 year-old girl named, Cassie Sullivan trying to survive in a time where there are waves of aliens destroying humankind to invade Earth. USA Today has claimed the novel to be “a modern sci-fi masterpiece” according to The Fifth Wave website.

Links to The 5th Wave

Goodreads/ Amazon/ Book Depository




5 Comments Add yours

  1. Yay I’m glad she had black hair for the movie, that’ll make her look more like Ringer even though she didn’t have the asian look. I think she’ll do good, I’m so excited about this movie

  2. Rita says:

    Really disappointed that Ringer won’t be played by an Asian actress. hate that they made her white.

  3. Hi Rita! I haven’t read the book yet, but Ringer is supposed to be Asian in the book?-Ellen

  4. It’s definitely a stereotypical issue in the Hollywood industry unfortunately. :\ They aren’t doing it with this movie, but I’m glad people are raising awareness about this issue with the Mulan live action movie. -Ellen

  5. Anonymous says:

    Did the nobody working on this movie bother to read the books!? Ringer is Asian/Apache. I think everyone should be offended by this casting choice. Hollywood has a history of casting white actors/actresses as Asian, and it needs to stop.

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