Taunton Actress Lands Role in ‘Free Guy’ Starring Ryan Reynolds
When San Diego native and Taunton resident Destiny Claymore got the call for a movie audition, she almost hung up on the opportunity of a lifetime. Luckily she didn't, because now this young star has her big break in Hollywood after landing a role in the upcoming movie Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds.
Claymore got her start in music and gained a large following in Boston. She was wrapping up a show when she received the call that she almost didn’t believe.
“I was just wrapping up Warped Tour…and then I get a phone call at my normal desk job, saying, ‘Hey is this Destiny? Do you want to audition for a Ryan Reynolds movie?’ I hung up,’” Claymore said.
Thankfully, the crew member called back, assured her that this was real, and the rest was history. Destiny the singer was now Destiny the actor.
Claymore portrays the “art nerd” as one of the designers of a video game in which Reynolds’ character is an NPC, or “non playable character.”
“I think people are going to love it,” said Claymore said. "Especially as a gamer, I’m such a gamer.”
Fate was at work when Claymore landed the “art nerd” role.
“I grew up gaming with my dad,” said Claymore, so the script and the role fit like a glove.
Claymore was raised by her father and her grandmother, and she has a feeling they will cry when they see her on screen for the first time.
“They’re going to go see it, and I can guarantee that they’re going to cry,” she said.
Now that she finds herself living on the SouthCoast, she has a lot to sink her teeth into when it comes to good food, but she has some work to do on SouthCoast jargon. Gazelle gently corrected Claymore when she called a lobster “roll” a “sub.” She’ll get the lingo down in no time.
Free Guy will be in theaters on August 13.
Catch the full interview here: