The Get Down: Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Drama Finds Its Leading Lady

Herizen Guardiola

Baz Luhrmann is giving an up-and-coming actress something to sing about.

Herizen Guardiola, 18, will make her acting debut in Luhrmann’s Netflix drama The Get Down, playing Mylene Cruz, a powerful vocalist from a religious family who dreams of making a career in disco.

The 13-episode drama, debuting in 2016, takes place in 1970s New York during the birth of hip-hop, punk and disco. In addition to Guardiola’s character, The Get Down will follow the South Bronx teens who would come to change the music game forever.

Below, enjoy a shot of Guardiola in character:

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Previously announced cast members include Skylan Brooks (Children’s Hospital), Shameik Moore (Incredible Crew), Justice Smith and Tremaine Brown Jr.

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