The 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 - Julia Stiles
We've heard about Shakespeare in love, but with Julia? Her 10 Things I Hate About You updates The Taming of the Shrew; in October, her new movie O (costarring Josh Hartnett and Mekhi Phifer) will do the same for Othello; and in 2000, she'll take on Hamlet's Ophelia - in jeans. Acting thrills her because, she says, "I like analyzing human behavior. It's complex. That's what keeps me going." Lately, this recent grad of the Professional Children's School in New York City is everywhere (including February's TV hit The 60s). "I'm on the verge, I guess, of fame," she says hesitantly, "or something like that." Exactly that.
Originally published in the June-July 1999 issue of Teen People Magazine