Maika Monroe: Indie Fame to Independence Day: Resurgence

Maika Monroe

Maika Monroe had been doing the Indie film road and then got her breakthrough role in It Follows, which has led the way for her to Independence Day: Resurgence.

Maika MonroeIndependence Day: Resurgence starts on June 24th in theaters starring Maika Monroe as Patricia Whitmore, who is the adult daughter of former president Whitmore. For those of you who never saw part one, Independence Day, I recommend you see it. It is actually one of my favorite alien action movies. Maika Monroe will have one of the lead roles in Independence Day: Resurgence and I am looking forward to seeing the film.

Maika Monroe has been on the Hollywood scene for the last ten years, but it was At Any Price, which was her big screen debut. She portrayed Cadence Farrow who was the girlfriend of Zac Efron’s Dean Whipple. Monroe got some attention, but it took two years for her to get her next major role. The 5th Wave actress had a small role in The Bling Ring, directed by Sofia Coppola. Maika portrayed a beach girl that was adapted from a real story of a group of young women known as The Bling Ring.

Maika Monroe has had her Indie fame over the past few years with her dark cult horror films. The Guest actress took some time to talk to MTV. The 22-year old was not planning to be an actress as she had kiteboarding in mind. When asked why Monroe said, “Yeah. My dad taught me when I was 13. I fell in love with it and started traveling around the world and started getting better and better. I was acting a little bit at the time, but it just wasn’t working out or coming together. For me, kiteboarding was in my control. You see progress, you train, you get better. In a sense you have control of the outcome. Acting is completely out of your hands. There are so many aspects involved, which is super tough at a young age, to remove yourself from. So I was like, if it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be. So at 17, I moved to the Dominican Republic to go pro and train. I was there for about seven months. That was my life. That was everything.”

It sounds like Maika Monroe has her main career now and of course she can always still enjoy her kiteboarding.  Monroe has many more movies coming out for 2016 and 2017. Be sure to look for her in Hot Summer Nights, Bokeh and more. Will you be watching Maika Monroe in Independence Day: Resurgence?


Photos: Instagram/Maika Monroe