The Look Both Ways cast features Lili Reinhart, Danny Ramirez and David Corenswet. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Wanuri Kahiu’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Look Both Ways follows a University of Texas graduate who dreams of making animated films. In one timeline, Natalie becomes pregnant and moves in with her parents. In a second timeline, the protagonist moves to Los Angeles with no personal attachments. The story examines Natalie’s shifting perspective as she thinks about the future. Here’s every main performer and character in Look Both Ways.
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Look Both Ways Cast: Lili Reinhart as Natalie
Character Profile: A University of Texas at Austin graduate. She’s an animator who intends to move to Los Angeles. Natalie grapples with personal and professional conflict in dual timelines.
Reinhart’s Resume: Vicki in The Kings of Summer (2013), Betty Cooper in Riverdale (2017-), Annabelle in Hustlers (2019), Angel Recruit in Charlie’s Angels (2019), Grace Town in Chemical Hearts (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Heartsong’
Look Both Ways Cast: Danny Ramirez as Gabe
Character Profile: Natalie’s collegiate friend. He is a drummer who father’s the protagonist’s child. Gabe pursues his musical goals in an alternate timeline.
Ramirez’s Resume: Mario Martinez in On My Block (2018-19), Diamond in Assassination Nation (2018), Joaquin Torres in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), Ash in No Exit (20220, Fanboy in Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Wedding Season’
Look Both Ways Cast: David Corenswet as Jake
Character Profile: A Tall Story employee. He befriends Natalie and carries on a romantic relationship with her. Jake views animation as a stepping stone and begins a career as a documentary producer.
Corenswet’s Resume: Jerryweather in Moe & Jerryweather (2014-16), River Barkley in The Politician (2019-20), Scott Glenn in The Sunlit Night (2019), Jack Castello in Hollywood (2020), David McDougall in We Own This City (2022)
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Look Both Ways Cast: Aisha Dee as Cara
Character Profile: Natalie’s best friend. She intends to pursue an advertising career in Los Angeles. Cara provides Natalie with emotional support during a fateful graduation party.
Dee’s Resume: Desiree Biggins in The Saddle Club (2008-09), Kennedy in Sweet/Vicious (2016-17), Kat Edison in The Bold Type (2017-21), Jules Koja in Channel Zero (2017), Cecilia/Sissy in Sissy (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Recurrence’
Look Both Ways Cast: Andrea Savage as Tina
Character Profile: Natalie’s mother. She isn’t thrilled about her daughter’s pregnancy news. Tina worries about losing her “naked Sundays” while hosting Natalie.
Savage’s Resume: Denise in Step Brothers (2008), Helen Basch in Episodes (2015-17), Laura Montez in Veep (2016-19), Andrea in I’m Sorry (2017-19), Dr. Stacy in A Million Little Things (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Purple Hearts’
Look Both Ways Cast: Luke Wilson as Rick
Character Profile: Natalie’s father. He is less than pleased with his daughter’s pregnancy announcement. Rick worries about Gabe’s immaturity.
Wilson’s Resume: Anthony Adams in Bottle Rocket (1996), Richie Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Mitch in Old School (2003), Joe Bauers in Idiocracy (2006), Pat Dugan/S.T.R.I.P.E. in Stargirl (2020-21)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Keep Breathing’
Look Both Ways Cast: Nia Long as Lucy
Character Profile: Natalie’s boss, the head of Tall Story. She is a former Pixar assistant who urges young creatives to find their voice. Lucy fires Natalie and later reunites with her at SXSW.
Long’s Resume: Jordan Armstrong in The Best Man (1999), Abbie Halpert in Boiler Room (2000), Sherry Pierce in Big Momma’s House (2000), Sasha Monroe in Third Watch (2003-05), Shay Mosley in NCIS: Los Angeles (2017-18)
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The Look Both Ways cast also includes Sarah J. Bartholomew (Sweet Taste of Souls, Three Headed Beast), Elisa Annette (TV debut), Sahara Ale (Catacombs of the Mind, Others), Amanda Knapic (The Unofficials, Take) and Ashlyn Anderson (TV debut).
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