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The dystopian YA adaptation premieres Aug. 15

By Michele Corriston
Updated July 30, 2014 07:30 PM
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At only 17 years old, Odeya Rush is poised for stardom: Her biggest movie yet, The Giver, comes out next month, and the dystopian YA adaptation already has legions of fans.

As Fiona, the Israel-born actress holds her own against Hollywood heavyweights Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes – plus up-and-coming heartthrob Brenton Thwaites.

PEOPLE hosted a live Twitter chat with Odeya on Wednesday night, touching on everything from the audition process to what Taylor Swift did on set.

In case you missed it, relive Odeya’s Q&A below, and catch her on screen when The Giver hits theaters Aug. 15. //storify.com/peoplemag/odeya-rush.js?header=none&border=falseView the story “Odeya Rush” on Storify