When we say “girls,” we’re referring specifically to Olivia Thirlby and Rachael Taylor (pictured above being cute together), the two female leads in The Darkest Hour. The sci-fi thriller depicts an alien invasion in Russia and hits theaters this weekend. But chances are you’ve already glimpsed these beauties on screen over the past few years. If not, you’ve been missing out. Get all caught up here.
Thirlby is best known for her role in Juno. She played best friend to the titular character, portrayed by Ellen Page.
In 2008, Vanity Fair described her as a member of "Hollywood's New Wave."
She trained in classical Shakespearian acting at the American Globe Theatre in New York and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Thirlby is close friends with actress Zoe Kravitz.
Next year, she'll play a lead role in a reboot of the 1995 film Judge Dredd.
Taylor hails from Australia.
She first gained attention from American filmgoers with a role in Transformers.
She recently appeared in the short-lived television series Charlie's Angels, alongside Minka Kelly and Annie Ilonzeh.
She was also a pageant queen at one point, competing in the Miss Universe qualifying rounds in her native Australia.
Taylor is set to appear in Sarah Jessica Parker's upcoming HBO series, Washingtonienne.
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