Shailene Woodley in Divergent

Shailene Woodley in Divergent

There is so much fantastic talent on the big screen at the moment, but the batch of young actresses making a name for themselves really is very exciting.

We have a trio of the featuring in three great films released on Friday, and we are looking forward to seeing them blossom into major acting talents.

We take a look at the twenty-something actresses that are really making a name for themselves in Hollywood.

- Shailene Woodley

It was obvious when Shailene Woodley starred alongside George Clooney in The Descendants that there was something special about her.

Over the last couple of years, Woodley has slowly been making a name for herself with a range of small film projects.

This week her star is set to rocket as she takes on the central role of Tris Prior in the big screen adaptation of Divergent: this is the biggest role of her career so far.

The Fault In Our Stars is another high profile film for Woodley this year, as the novel John Green is adapted for the big screen.

In just these two movies, Woodley will show her versatility as she tackles this uplifting drama about young love and facing cancer.

Woodley really is a talent that we should be getting excited about, and she has a great career ahead of her.

- Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen made every sit up and take note when she made her big screen debut in Martha Marcy May Marlene: a film that won her plenty of acclaim and admirers.

Since then she has mixed and matched her roles, moving from Silent House, Liberal Arts, Kill Your Darlings, and Oldboy.

She switches her edgier roles for a blockbuster film this summer, as she is set to star in Gareth Edwards' Godzilla.

Godzilla will be the first blockbuster project for Olsen, and it is set to be one of the biggest films of the summer.

However, it will not be her last as she has joined the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron. She has joined the Marvel family as Scarlet Witch - a character being introduced for the first time - and her star is set to rocket.

I personally cannot wait to see her in both of these action/blockbuster roles, as it will show off a very different side to her as an actress.

- Emma Watson

Emma Watson is also back on the big screen this week as she stars in biblical epic Noah.

Ever since leaving the Harry Potter franchise behind, Watson has been incredible selective when it comes to her movie roles.

She has gone from the Perks of Being A Wallflower to The Bling Ring to comedy This Is The End. Her cameo appearance in This Is The End was the last time that we saw her on in a movie.

Noah sees her team up with director Darren Aronofsky for the first time, as she stars alongside Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Logan Lerman.

Noah will mark the first and only time that we will see Watson on the big screen this year. She is currently filming Regression, which won't be released until next year.

Watson may have made her name as a child star, but she has had no problems making the leap into adult roles.

- Mia Wasikowska

Mia Wasikowska completes the trilogy of exciting actresses on the big screen this weekend, as she is set to star in the highly anticipated The Double.

The Double is the second directorial outing from Richard Ayoade, and has been whipping up a storm of the festival circuit. Jesse Eisenberg and Sally Hawkins complete the cast list.

Wasikowska has been mixing her roles of late, moving from Stoker to Only Lovers Left Alive & now The Double.

She will return later this year with Tracks - the most demanding role of her career to date. She will take on the role of Robyn Davidson, who set on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia.

Wasikowska has also completed work on Maps to the Stars, Madame Bovary, and is currently filming Crimson Peak.

Wasikowska is one of the actresses that I enjoy watching on the big screen, and she has a very busy year ahead of her, with some exciting projects on the horizon.

- Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning has followed in the acting footsteps of her older sister Dakota, and has been enjoying some real success.

While she has had plenty of film and TV appearance during her early acting years, it was her role as Super 8 that really proved to be her major breakthrough.

Since then she has mixed and matched her roles, with the likes of Ginger & Rosa, We Bought A Zoo and Young Ones under her belt.

Low Down was a film that was screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, but has yet to receive a UK release date.

The blockbuster beckons this spring, as she is set to star alongside Angelina Jolie in Maleficent; a great new take on the story of Sleeping Beauty.

Fanning is set to play Princess Aurora in the Robert Stromberg directed film. She has also lent her voice to animation film Boxtrolls, which will be released in September.

- Jennifer Lawrence

Of all the young actresses in Hollywood at the moment, none has made a greater splash than Jennifer Lawrence.

You can't talk about Hollywood's young talent without mentioning the three time Oscar nominee and one time winner.

There is excitement around every project that she stars in, and we are going to see X-Men: Days of Future Past, Serena, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 hit the big screen.

Just a year on from winning the Best Actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, Lawrence was in the Oscar mix for America Hustle; this time for Best Supporting Actress. However, she lost out to Lupita Nyong'o.

As well as enjoying blockbuster success with The Hunger Games, she continues to take on a mix of roles, showing her versatility as an actress. I think many more Oscars are going to come the way of Lawrence during her career.

Other great young actresses include Saoirse Ronan, Emma Stone, Felicity Jones, and Emily Browning.

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