1. Eats lots of chocolate everyday
2. Is currently reading Paper Towns by John Green
3. Uses an app called MindBody to fit in exercise wherever he travels
The Insurgent star has officially uprooted from his Aussie homeland and moved to the U.S. just in time for the launch of the second Lionsgate production in the Veronica Roth book to film adaptation of the Divergent trilogy. Before returning for the premiere, Lonsdale spent a well-deserved month zip-lining, dancing, and hiking in the land down under, “I hadn’t been home in a good seven months which is the longest I have ever been away.”
Growing up in the Western suburbs, about an hour and a half outside of Sydney, Keiynan is the last of his mother’s six children and the only one with what he calls “an African mix”. “She raised us by herself which was pretty incredible and worked three jobs and somehow got me into dance classes as well,” he reveals proudly of his mom.
In addition to his background in music, dance, and film, Lonsdale cultivates interests in video game design and other aspects of film production including editing. Not yet enrolled in college classes, he is extremely motivated to learn on the job and to make the most of the resources around him “I have been fortunate enough to connect with people in the industry to the point where I have asked producers if I could come in and watch them edit.”
Whether behind the scenes or on screen, great things are expected of Lonsdale. His next film, The Finest Hours, starring Holliday Grainger and Chris Pine will release this October 2015.
Photographed by Isaac Sterling