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WYATT OLEFF

PHOTOGRAPHY HENRY WU

SEPTEMBER 2019


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Photography Maarten Van Den Heuvel

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ISSUE 188

TABLE

of CONTENT

Wyatt Oleff

SEPTEMBER 2019

Cover Look:

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Letter From The Editor

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BELLO Obsessions

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Cover Story WYATT OLEFF

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Spotlight | ELIZABETH LUDLOW

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Spotlight | TAYLOR FREY

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It Guy | MATT RIFE

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It Girl | GIDEON ADLON

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Beauty | ESYM

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Maison Privée Editor's Picks

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Masthead

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When we started Bello Mag, we originally envisioned a more

approachable version of a male fashion magazine. Soon enough,

we realized that our readership was much more mixed and that

our content was having a much bigger impact than anticipated.

It blurs the lines of gender divide, sexual orientation and breaks

through the barriers society has built.

Letter from the Editor

Today BELLO is read in over 50 countries around the world,

thanks to our not too secret sauce: a delicate balance between

entertainment, fashion and lifestyle. With magazine's every issue,

with every new team member, with our never ending desire to

creatively stimulate our audience; it feels like we are

reinventing the magazine little by little every day. It give you

access to thoughts of some amazingly talented folks, and aims to

motivate others to help each other, and make the earth a better

place for everyone.

While we talk to a wide variety of celebrities, we tend to

concentrate up and coming guys and girls, as well as established

men and women, that we believe the future belongs to. Our

obsession is Pop Culture, which explains our overly enthusiastic

consumption of shows and movies we stream on a daily base. We

still get excited when we go to the movie theaters and

“IT Chapter Two” is definitely a movie we suggest you check out.

In this issue we are featuring interviews with two actors from IT.

Wyatt Oleff (our main cover) and Taylor Frey (Spotlight). We also

caught up with Matt Rife at Laugh Factory , and had to feature this

talented comedian as well as our IT GUY. Not to be forgotten is

our It Girl, Gideon Adlon who starred in the comedy

BLOCKERS. Lastly, the amazing Elizabeth Ladlow who is also one

of of our spotlights and who is living every sci-fi and fantasy fan’s

dream in ANOTHER LIFE (on Netflix).

We at Bello Mag hope you guys had a wonderful summer and that

you are ready for all the adventures to come as we enter the last

four montsh coming our way in last 4 months of 2019.

We wish you an exciting read :-)

Ciao

Alek

Editor In Chief

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Wyatt Oleff

The Storyteller

By Alexandra Bonnet

Everyone loves a good story right? What if that story was told with so much passion and love that

it could be felt through every word expressed? The kind of storytelling that leaves you pondering for

days after. To be such a storyteller takes passion and Wyatt Oleff has got it. At a young age,

Wyatt has already found his love and devotion in painting stories whether it be in front or behind

the camera. As he puts it, “I think as an actor, I want to tell those stories and when you pull that off,

there’s no other feeling like it.”

In debuting his acting career, Wyatt kicked off with two huge films: IT and Guardians of the

Galaxy. He shared with us his thoughts and feelings on being part of such groundbreaking movies:

“I don’t really see them in that big of a way. I just kind of see them as projects and I don’t judge

projects on how big or small they are. I judge them by how interesting they are and I think

both of them turned out to be amazing projects and I’m just glad to be a part of them.”

We dove more into his role as Stanley on IT and what it was like working on the beloved horror film.

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Being on set of IT was an amazing experience

for Wyatt from the story telling to forming

relationships with the cast and crew.

For the young actor, what truly impacted

him were the people and getting to work on

this amazing project together. Happy flashbacks

flooded Wyatt’s thoughts as he recalled

his time on set: “Especially on IT, our

friendship speaks for itself. It’s just those

opportunities to meet the same people who

share the same passion I do and I can ask

for nothing more.” When watching the film,

the bond between the different cast members

is truly felt, making the experience all

the more powerful for the audience. A warm

juxtaposition to the dark imagery displayed

throughout the film.

After all, the young cast on the first IT were

still kicking off their careers and found themselves

partaking in this giant project which

felt “a lot like summer camp but you’re

making a movie.” Their time together was

spent mainly messing around with each

other which remained the same in IT Chapter

2 even with bigger names like Jessica

Chastain, Bill Hader, and Chris Patt. As Wyatt

shares: “You would think that we would

be a little nervous or at least me but there

kind of wasn’t any of that because we all

got along so well. Everyone acted like their

younger counterparts really similarly so given

how similar to the kids they were, it was

easy to talk to them and it was just really

great.”

But how does one prepare themselves for

a horror movie? Given that the first movie

takes place in the 80s, a lot of preparation

was needed in order to completely immerse

into that decade and that’s exactly what the

young cast did. Their acting coach, Benjamin

Perkins, gave them multiple packets

about the 80’s culture from the lingo to

the music and movies of that time. Wyatt

found his own technique as well: “Personally,

I made a playlist with a lot of 80s songs I

think Stanley would listen to--it’s actually on

Spotify: Stanley’s 80s Tracks. I fell asleep to

it every night. I think the song that most relates

to Stanley is ‘Forever Young’.”

Now, for the horror parts of the story, Wyatt

admits it was a pretty scary experience especially

when the scenes moved more into

the sewer scenes: “I remember we were on

the set for the first time and they let us wander

around. We were just walking in the little

tunnels and got lost with each other, it was

really scary.” Whenever ACTION was yelled,

Bill Skarsgård, who plays the infamous character

of Pennywise would get into character

in such a way, amazing Wyatt: “He’s absolutely

incredible and when he’s getting ready

and stuff it’s scary dude, he’s amazing.”

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The IT cast was honored with

the 2018 MTV Movie and TV

Award for best on screen

team and for Wyatt, it was

one crazy experience: “It was

nerve wracking but really accomplishing

at the same time

and we are just happy that a

lot of people liked what we

made during that really special

summer.” Being an actor

and storyteller, this meant a

lot for the actor as he himself

saw the passion behind the

final project making it all the

more special--something he

hopes to accomplish himself.

With his whole life and career

ahead of him, Wyatt is

faced with many doors which

could lead him anywhere and

as he continues his journey

as an actor, he also wishes

to direct. A few weeks prior,

he co-directed a short horror

film in New York called Writer’s

Block--a project they will

submit to festivals. He also

has a Youtube Channel with

which he gets creative and

loves working with people,

telling them what he wants

more out of them and more.

Directing film is something he

holds dear to his heart as a

storyteller, inspired by Taika

Waititi, a man who has made

many movies. As the young

actor outs it: “I want to tell

every type of story there is.

There are so many opportunities

and ideas that you can

express in this world and I really

want to capitalize on that,

tell all sorts of stories.”

Figuring out his path just as

he does with his vast collection

of Rubik’s cubes, Wyatt

is slowly setting up the blocks

that allow him to be the best

storyteller he can be whether

it is in front or behind the

camera. Passion and dedication:

Wyatt Oleff has all

the ingredients to fulfilling his

destiny as a “teller of tales”.

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Elizabeth

Ludlow


Elizabeth

Ludlow:

Living Her

Fantasy

Actress Elizabeth Ludlow is living every sci-fi and fantasy fan’s

dream. Her work has allowed her to step into roles in the MCU

and The Walking Dead, among others. Living this dream come

true has inspired Ludlow to push for more, setting ambitious goals

for her future. We got to speak with Ludlow to ask her about her

experiences on her most recent projects, how she prepares for her

intense roles, and her plans for the future.

Interview by Sam Spotswood

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You’ve been a part of many large franchises,

such as the MCU in Guardians of the

Galaxy vol. 2, The Vampire Diaries, and The

Walking Dead. What was it like stepping

into these established worlds? Were you

at all intimidated of becoming part of these

universes, especially considering their huge

fan bases?

Stepping into already heavily established worlds

such as The Walking Dead and Guardians

of the Galaxy vol. 2 was a bit intimidating

at first. Having always been a huge fan of

fantasy and sci-fi I felt pressure in the sense

of wanting to do the part justice. I was so honored

to become apart of these huge franchises

that I think the pressure came from myself and

my desire to do the best job possible with the

opportunities I was given. The fan base was

more of an after thought.

What was your favorite part about stepping

into your role as Cas on “Another

Life?”

My favorite part about stepping into my role

as Cas on Another Life was the feeling I got

when I put on my commander jacket, at least

that’s what I’m calling it, and stepped onto

set with the rest of my cast. I had so many

powerful moments in that jacket, by the end

of filming it felt like a part of Cas. It’s hard to

explain but after four months wearing it, it

just felt right by the end.

In addition to the roles I mentioned

before, you’ve also been a part of the most

recent Godzilla film. What was it like for

you to work on such a big film?

Working on “Godzilla King of the Monster’s”

will always be in my top three favorite filming

experiences. The production was so massive,

I had never seen anything like it in my

life. There wasn’t anything by the stretch of

the imagination that they couldn’t do. I truly

understood the meaning of movie magic

after working on Godzilla.

A lot of the projects you’ve been involved

in have some sort of fantasy or monster

element. Would you say fantasy/monster

stories are your favorite stories to be

a part of?

Sci-fi and fantasy are two of my favorite

genre’s to work in. Since childhood I have

always been fascinated with the suspension

of disbelief. To me there is something magical

about being able to escape the limits of

our mind and the real world even if its just for

an hour and a half or even just for thirty minutes.

Film and television have always been

an escape for me which is why I love these

genres so much.

What other types of projects do you hope

to be a part of?

I would love to be a part of a psychological

thriller for my next project. In addition to

sci-fi and fantasy this is also a favorite genre

of mine. I love films that challenge the audience

and require them to do a little work as

well.

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Because a lot of your acting roles are in considerably

heavy works, do you do anything

to get yourself into that “zone”? Do you do

anything to relieve that tension off set?

Getting in the “zone” for my roles usually involves

a lot of music. There are certain songs that allow

me access places in my mind a little quicker so I

rely on this a lot for certain charged moments.

Relieving tension off set can come in many ways

for me. There are times when being alone and

reading is the best way to decompress and there

are times where just hanging out with my cast and

playin pool relives tension. It all really depends.

What are your future goals for your career?

Do you hope to direct, produce, act with anyone

specific, etc?

My future goals for my career definitely involve

getting behind the camera. I am currently working

on a project that I intend on directing and

being strictly behind the camera for. I have so

many other interests when it comes to the entertainment

industry I don’t see myself sticking

to just one area. The more I’m on set the more I

learn and want to be involved with every aspect

of filming. I am so in love with the whole process

I’m sure at some point I will have tried everything.

What is one piece of advice you would give to

your past self?

One piece of advice I would give my past self is to

trust yourself no matter what. No matter how impossible

it seems in that moment, always follow

your heart.

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Taylor

Frey


Taylor

Frey:

He's Got It

As a seasoned actor, Taylor Frey has been part of many impressive

projects, including the upcoming sequel to It, It: Chapter Two,

with the likes of Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and

more. His professionalism and intensity bleed into each of his roles,

all of which are part of Frey’s goal to be part of projects that excite

and inspire him. We got to talk to Frey about his experience on It:

Chapter Two, his life outside of acting,

and his hope for his bright future.

Interview by Sam Spotswood

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You’ve been a part of many popular shows

and movies, including Days of our Lives,

G.B.F., and The Carrie Diaries. Do you think

these prepared you for your first feature film, It:

Chapter 2?

Frankly, nothing could have prepared me for

shooting IT: Chapter 2. It required a whole new level

of committing to the circumstances and the

character. It was an intense shoot, as the nature of

the material was so graphic. I've loved the projects

I have been in, but I arrived on set for IT and quickly

was thrown into a literal bloody mess.

What was it like for you to act alongside such

seasoned veterans like Bill Hader, Jessica

Chastain, James McAvoy, and more? Did you

get to learn anything from them?

My character's event is what brings the adult losers

back into Derry. So, my shooting was separate from

their work. I played opposite Xavier Dolan, who was

a fantastic partner in crime. It is cool to be in such

good company, however. I have watched their work

for years (Jessica, James, etc.) so to be in a film with

them is a win.

Obviously It is quite a scary, heavy film. Did you

and your costars do anything to relieve the

tension in between takes or off set?

Xavier and I were pretty good at enjoying ourselves

between takes. There was no other choice really. It

would be too much to do intense work only to have

your in-between moments also feel so serious. We

would hang out during the day before the night

shoots to enjoy the experience of shooting such an

epic film. Also, it was the salmon river run in Port

Hope that week (I did have to jump into said river for

part of our scenes and I did smell like fish for awhile.)

But, on an unrelated note: watching those salmon

work so hard to get upstream against all odds and a

massive current kind of astounded me.

How do you begin to prepare to put yourself in

the mindset necessary to deliver in a horror film?

Luckily, IT: Chapter 2 is so much more than a horror

film. Especially for my character, it's based on a real

life event that Stephen King wanted to include in his

novel. I was easily able to connect with what

happens to my character because it's not really a

stretch in today's America. Crazy things are happening,

and it's no longer difficult to get in a horror

mindset when you wake up in real life, turn on the

news, and a horror film is seemingly playing on

repeat daily.

What was the most challenging part of this

role? What was the most rewarding?

The most challenging part of the role was trying

to make sure I had enough voice take after take to

keep committing and screaming the way I naturally

was when I was so in the scene. It all felt very real.

Also, there were a few times I had to react,

horrified, to something that wasn't there. But, that's

why bringing your imagination so tightly into focus

that it's real to you is pivotal in situations like that.

In addition to having plenty of experience with

film and TV, you have a lot of experience with

theater. Which medium would you say you

prefer and why?

There is nothing like a live audience. Your energies

just bounce back and forth right there, in that

moment together in a theater. It's all happening in

the moment, you can't pause or rewind or fast

forward. I love that about theater. It requires being

truly present in the now to enjoy it. However, doing

the same exact thing 8 shows a week can wear on

you. I LOVE film though. I love the reach that kind of

storytelling has. While I hope all my acting (fingers

crossed) comes from truth, I find it easier to be

centered when it is for a camera close on you,

instead of 1500 people in a theater. It's feels more

authentic to me.

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Outside of acting, what are some

of your hobbies?

I own a business that helps

infertile couples or gay couples

expand their families through IVF.

It's called Elevate. It's been an

incredibly gratifying venture, as we

have seen people obtain

pregnancies who never thought they

could. It's amazing seeing

people become parents who have

been trying for so long. I feel

passionately about helping the right

kind of humans to bring new life into

this world. We need a new

generation raised by

loving, open-minded, smart people

for us to build a better future. As the

song goes, "What the world needs

now, is love, sweet love. That's the

only thing that there's just too little

of. No not just for some, but for

everyone."

What are your goals for the

future of your career?

I want to continue doing projects

that mean something to me and

inspire me. I’m at a point in my life

where I am pretty specific about

what I’d like to be apart of. I feel free,

and it’s improved my craft. Goals

aside- I am just excited to see what is

next.

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It Guy

Matt

Rife


Laughing

It Up with the

Handsome

Matt Rife

Playing on NBC's "Bring the Funny," the handsome comedian, Matt

Rife, will leave you laughing as he takes his personal experiences

and uses them to create hilarious content. Comedy has always been

a part of his life, but he realized it was a true skill at the age of 14.

Also starring on Lifetime's "Stalked by My Doctor: A Sleepwalker's

Nightmare," Matt enjoys stepping into a new character which allows

him to continue his growth as an actor. Keep an eye out for Matt

Rife as he continues to put the fun in funny.

Interview by Alex Bonnet

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Tell me more about your role on NBC's "bring

the funny."

My role in Bring The Funny has been a life-changing

opportunity. It is my first nationally televised

standup performance, and I’m so happy with

how I have been perceived so far.

How do you usually prep for a show? What

inspires you to write your acts?

I don’t have too much of a pre-show prep. I like

to relax, listen to some music maybe, go over my

set list. The majority of my material comes from

first-hand experiences, so sometimes it just has

to come to me, I can’t force it.

You also star on Lifetime's "Stalked by My

Doctor: A Sleepwalker's Nightmare." What

would you say is the biggest challenge you

have adapting to a role in a film like this

compared to comedy?

The movie was so much fun. In standup, I’m very

much just myself, so it was fun to put myself in the

mindset of someone else. Acting is a growing

passion of mine, so it was a great opportunity

to grow as a performer.

Have you always been into comedy?

I have always been into comedy; I grew up on

Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Jim Varney, David

Spade, and Robin Williams. Most kids were

watching cartoons while I was watching some

of the greatest comedians of all time. It has

always been a love of mine.

Do you recall one of your first experiences

making a group of people laugh?

I do not know that I can recall my first time

making a large group of people laugh. I think I

was always a pretty funny kid, making my family,

friends, and classmates laugh. But I never realized

it was an actual “skill” until I was about

fourteen.

Who do you look up to in your life (whether it

be for your career or just what kind of person

you want to be) ?

I look up to a lot of people for different reasons.

A significant influence and idol of mine

is Dave Chappelle. I admire how he is always

true to himself and stands up for what he believes

in. I appreciate how he speaks about real

issues and experiences and does not conform

to anyone else’s guidelines. He is just funny.

Most embarrassing moment you've experienced:

go!

I broke my tooth and spat up my food in front of

a girl on a first date.

What would be the ultimate dream?

I want to be in more movies than Ludacris.

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It Girl

Gideon

Adlon


Young starlet Gideon Aldon has already made quite the mark on

Hollywood. Her breakout role in the 2018 comedy Blockers allowed her to

work with some of the biggest names in the acting world. Her experience on

that film has carried over into her current project, The Mustang. Outside

of acting, Aldon continues to show her maturity and work ethic, even

creating her own fashion line and dedicating time to community service.

We got to speak with Aldon about her time on Blockers, her upcoming

roles, her future goals, and more!

Interview by Sam Spotswood

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At a young age, you’ve starred in blockbuster

films like Blockers. Specifically with this

film, what was it like for you to stars like

John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and

more?

It feels like we filmed Blockers ages ago! I

couldn’t have asked for a better first time movie

experience. Blockers was my first movie and my

first comedic role in anything as well. I was really

nervous to film the movie because comedy is actually

quite difficult. I mean, think about it! It’s

hard to improvise and it’s hard to make people

laugh! I didn’t know if I could do it! Ike, Leslie,

and John are all such great actors and I learned

a lot of what I carry with me in my comedic work

today from them. But, I’ve got to give a shoutout

to my main Blockers crew which are Kathryn

and Geraldine... Those girls were my sisters, still

are to this day. The love was so real and it really

shows in the film.

What have you learned about yourself from

your career experience so far?

That when I’m working I often isolate myself. I

need my alone time. It’s a funny thing, when I’m

home I always want to be around my family and

friends but when I’m working it’s the opposite. I

get in my head and it’s nice to decompress. I’m

not crazy. You get what I mean!

You’re also part of a film called The Mustang,

which has a much heavier story than Blockers.

How would you describe the difference in

preparing for a comedic role versus a dramatic

one?

The Mustang was such a humbling experience

for me. Learning the stories of The inmates what

were a part of the film and stories of inmates that

were so kind enough to open up to the crew was

amazing. Preparing for a dramatic and comedic

role differ just from having to go into different

places to really get to the energy of your character.

If your focused on a character, their life,

and what’s gone on in their day leading all the

way up until the moment you step onto that set,

you’re good! The difference is in the story lines,

it’s just stepping into different scenarios.

Which type of role/project do you prefer (comedic

or dramatic)?

They’re such completely different things. I can’t

choose. I love doing them both.

Who is one person you would like to work

with in the future?

Al Pacino.

What direction do you want your career to go

in the future? Any specific projects in mind?

I want to keep working for as long as time allows.

Hopefully I’ll get back into theater within the

next couple of years. I’d really love to do a period

piece! I’ve yet to have that happen!

Outside of acting, what do you enjoy doing

on your free time?

I collect vintage! I have a little vintage line called

Gideon Adlon Vintage (haha predictable!) I do

small pop up shops around Los Angeles! It’s my

hobby and I love the community surrounding it!

Makes me happy. I also love to do community

service work, I’ve recently started doing work

with Share a Meal. If you’re an LA native I highly

recommend joining them to feed the homeless!

They do it everyday of the week.

Who is someone who inspires you (in your

career and/or in life)?

Every strong willed person I meet, every female

heroine. Honestly.

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