Elizabeth Lail was born on March 25, 1992, an American actress. She played the repetitive role of Anna in the adventure fairy tale series Once in a while (2014) and played the roles of Amy Hughes in the supernatural series Dead of Summer (2016) and Guinea Beck in the psychological series You (2018-2019).
A few months ago, Elizabeth Lail was unknown, with only a handful of student films to her credit; which is not surprising, as she didn’t finish school until May of this year. But this summer, things changed dramatically for the actress, when she was cast as Anna – one of the main characters of the huge hit/cultural sensation Frozen – for a big arc on Once Upon a Time.
You and Once Upon a Time alum have starred against Diane Keaton in Mack and Rita, a couple of comedy shows.
When I visited Once Upon a Time this week, I was among a group of journalists who spoke with Lail. He told about Anna’s journey, which was shown after her arrival – which would soon introduce her to the characters of the most remarkable fairy tales – and what it was like to play such an important role.
Elizabeth Lail, best known for her role as Princess Anna in Once Upon A Time, recently appeared on the big screen in STXFilms’ horror pic Countdown. On television, he most recently played the role of Penn Badgley in Lifetime’s psychological drama You. Some of his TV credits include Dead of Summer, Blacklist, and The Good Fight. Answered by Authentic, ICM and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.
During Once Upon a time’s regular visit, she was surrounded by some journalists and beautifully answered their questions about her role in Once upon a time there was like Anna.
In a question about Beyond David and Rumple, does she run into other familiar characters in the Enchanted Forest?
Elizabeth Lail: Yes, she befriends Belle. She goes on an adventure with Belle. We walked a lot that day in heels.
In a Question: Was it exciting for you that they gave your character such a quest? It’s really been this journey in all these episodes so far.
Elizabeth Lail replied: It’s the best because it’s given me the chance to work one-on-one with each actor, which is great fun because you really get to know and watch them. It’s very educational for me and I get to do really cool stunts all the time because she’s on this mission. I like that sort of thing.
Q: What was it like for you, this whole experience and participation in the show as this character when Frozen is still so ubiquitous?
Elizabeth Lail: Well, I’ve seen Frozen more times than I can count!
Q: Did you have before you did this?
Elizabeth Lail replied: I saw it once. I saw it in the cinema and I had no idea it was going to be something big. Even when I saw it, I loved it, but I had no idea what effect it would have on the world. I feel super honored to be a part of his legacy in the most interesting way. I never imagined doing this, with this show, playing this character that was made in the cartoon version. It’s just been the most exciting time of my life.
Q: How was the response from both Once Upon a Time and Frozen fans?
Elizabeth Lail: I think everyone is very happy from what I can see. People have been really nice to me, so I hope they stay nice to me. I think it gets a really good response. I really love it so I hope everyone does too.
In 2017, Elizabeth Lail was cast as Guinea Beck on the Lifetime/Netflix You television series, starring Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell. Released in 2018, she received the award for Best Actress in Streaming Presentation at the 45th Saturn Awards. In October 2019, Lail reprises her role as Guinevere Beck in the guest tour in Your Second Season. Following this, Lail starred in the 2019 horror film Countdown.