The Breakout Star from 'The Shallows' Is a Seagull Named Steven
The feathery creature totally upstaged Blake Lively in her new shark thriller.
The Shallows is a summer blockbuster that stars a bikini-clad Blake Lively in a do-or-die situation against a great white shark. I'll admit, the trailers for the film made it look absolutely ridiculous (don't even get me started on the cheesy-as-hell red-carpet images from Cannes). Despite my negative sentiments, the film is apparently quite decent, in a female The Revenant sort of way (so they say).
And behind every fight-for-survival flick such as The Shallows is a surprising breakout star. If The Revenant had The Bear and Cast Away had Wilson, Lively's new thriller has... a seagull. Behold.
Since the film's release, all anyone seems to be talking about is Steven the Seagull (a Steven Seagal joke!), a gentle, feathery creature that provides comic relief from all the terror that goes down in the film:
Clearly, the bird's hard work has paid off:
You have our vote, Steven. You go, bird.