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Q’orianka Kilcher

The actor and activist on playing indigenous roles, embracing her mixed heritage and loving Shirley Temple
HOSTILE TERRITORY Kilcher’s next film is the period drama Hostiles, which won raves at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. It follows an Army captain escorting a dying Cheyenne chief back to his tribal lands.

WHEN Q’ORIANKA KILCHER WAS A BUDDING ACTOR OF 6, an interviewer asked her what roles she dreamed of playing. She couldn’t decide between her two heroes, so she named them both: Pocahontas and Hawaiian Princess Ka‘iulani. By the time she was 19, she

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