​gigi hadid plays a sultry oscar winner in acting debut

Does this 7 minute film mark the start of Gigi’s move from model to actor?

by Charlotte Gush
02 August 2015, 11:37pm

Gigi Hadid plays a fantasy version of herself in a new short film titled Those Wrecked by Success. Hadid's acting debut projects to a glorious, but somewhat tainted future, four years from now, in which she claims the Oscar for Best Actress aged 24, beating competition from Felicity Jones and Reese Witherspoon.

In the film, Hadid is woken the morning after the awards ceremony by her phone ringing off the hook, which she ignores before sleepily climbing out bed and wandering around her expensive mansion in the Hollywood hills; making breakfast, walking through the gardens and going for a dip in the pool. Hadid doesn't actually say anything, but her acceptance speech is played over the sound of a kettle whistling shrilly on the stove, adding to the sense of building anxiety.

Is Gigi following Cara Delevingne -- and many other models before her -- into the world of acting? As well as Gigi's starring role, the credits note that the film was written and directed by Sebastian Faena "with Gigi Hadid," so it seems the model is working on her film skills both on screen and behind the scenes.


Gigi Hadid