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Acting newcomer Aria Mia Loberti will make her on-screen debut in a leading role in All The Light We Cannot See when the highly-anticipated miniseries hits Netflix on November 2.
Fans of the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Anthony Doerr have been eagerly awaiting the series which will also star Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie and Louis Hofmann, and Loberti’s casting has been a particularly exciting development as the premiere date inches closer.
Aria Mia Loberti plays Marie-Laure LeBlanc in All The Light We Cannot See.
Loberti, who is blind, will take on the leading role in the book-to-screen adaptation which is about a blind French girl and her father, Daniel LeBlanc (Ruffalo). To keep a legendary diamond out of the hands of the Nazis, the family flee Paris as German occupation takes over.
While being pursued by the Gestapo, they find refuge with a reclusive uncle who transmits forbidden radio broadcasts as part of the resistance, an act that soon captures Marie-Laure’s interests.
Soon, Marie-Laure’s path unexpectedly crosses with Werner (Hofmann), a teenager enlisted by Hitler’s regime to shut down these illegal broadcasts, but despite their obvious opposition, the pair are inexorably bonded by a shared cause.
The critically acclaimed book of the same name was published in 2014 and quickly became a best-seller. To get your hands on a copy before the release of the Netflix series, click “buy now” below to purchase on Amazon or find it on Target here for $11.98.
Loberti is a first-time actor but appears to be a natural. In a behind-the-scenes look at the casting process, director Shawn Levy called Loberti’s audition tape a “unicorn of a discovery.” In a clip of the moment Levy told Loberti she had landed the role, the soon-to-be star is emotional and asks: “Can I call my parents?”
Ruffalo calls watching Loberti work “a revelation” and joked, “I’m a little jealous because it took me 30 years to be able to do what she showed up and did in two weeks.”
In a speech on set of the show, Loberti reveals the importance of her casting in this role, saying, “I’m so grateful to be around a group of people that has shown me that I matter and that people like me matter and that we deserve to have a say and that we can tell our story.”
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