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Incredibly gifted 12-year-old girl is behind M3GAN's viral dance

Harley Young

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Incredibly gifted 12-year-old girl is behind M3GAN's viral dance

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An incredibly gifted 12-year-old dancer-turned-actor has gone viral for her unique and 'terrifying' moves as the AI robot in the new horror film M3GAN.

The film was released in the US on 7 December 2022, but even prior to this, people had been taking to the internet to comment on the unusual dancing as featured in commercials for the film, shooting the clip from the film to popularity way before its launch date.

Young up-and-coming actor and talented ballerina Amie Donald has already impressed audiences with her on-stage presence and features in hit TV show Sweet Tooth, where she plays a character named Maya Monkey.

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However, some viewers of the viral dancing sensation have dubbed Amie as Hollywood's new 'terror icon', thanks to her sinister new role as the killer robot doll, M3GAN.

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The 2023 new-release horror film follows M3GAN, a marvel of artificial intelligence programmed into a lifelike doll created by roboticist, Gemma (Alison Williams).

However, when Gemma is unexpectedly positioned as caretaker of her 8-year-old niece, she presents her with a prototype of the doll - a decision which leads to unimaginable consequences.

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Viewers are amazed at how Amie can move her body in a way that it looks animated and seamlessly replicate the slightly jarring moves that a robot would make.

Despite the film only being out for a week, film fanatics are already raving about M3GAN, with some fans going as far as describing it as an 'instant classic'.

One Twitter user wrote: "Yo #M3GAN is an instant classic. absolutely loved it #M3GANMovie."

Amie Donald played the terrifying AI doll M3GAN. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
Amie Donald played the terrifying AI doll M3GAN. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
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However, others can't get over the unsettling appearance, with another person saying: "She's just a little bit too much in the uncanny valley. She moves like a real little girl but she looks like a Real Doll."

Surprisingly, the excellent choreography that resulted in the chilling dance was only added to the script afterwards, as the crew and producers were blown away by how Amie moved. Amie was able to execute her character's moves perfectly, despite the gear she had to wear to play the robot.

As well as nailing creepy dance moves for the role of killer robot dolls, Amie also specialises in Jazz Ballet, Tap Dance, Contemporary Dance, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop Dance and Acrobatics.

Commenting on the way M3GAN moves, Amie said: "Dancing does very much help because you need balance as a robot, because you don't see robots wobbling around like a human. Control and waiting around are two things that are very important that come from dance that I can use in acting."

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And a sequel is reportedly in the works, so maybe we'll get to see Amie reprise the role in the future?

Topics: Film & TV

Harley Young
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