Young thesps wow Hamptons Fest

Fest hosts Variety's 10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performers of 2012 fete

The Hamptons International Film Festival hosted Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performers of 2012 fete, where exec editor Steven Gaydos took a moment to caution the honorees.

“I auditioned for the role of Luke Skywalker years ago, so you can see how things can go terribly wrong,” Gaydos told the Saturday-morning crowd at East Hampton’s Presbyterian Church Hall.

A couple of the young thesps, Nate Parker and Dree Hemingway, thanked their mothers, of course.

“I grew up on films sets with my mom,” Hemingway said of Mariel Hemingway. “I experienced the family aspect of being on location internationally.”

In addition to acting, Scoot McNairy and Boyd Holbrook spoke of developing their own films to direct and produce.

Half the honorees hail from outside the U.S., including the U.K.’s Imogen Poots, Sweden’s Alicia Vikander, Ireland’s Domhnall Gleeson, Australia’s Bella Heathcote and Germany’s Elyas M’Barek.

“As a German, it’s hard for me to plan a career in Hollywood because of my accent. But if a call comes from Hollywood, I’ll answer it,” said M’Barek.

Adam Driver of “Girls” was also honored.

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