She’s fresh to the professional acting world.
But Sistine Stallone demonstrated her stellar dramatic skills while opposite Megan Fox in an exclusive clip from the upcoming film Midnight In The Switchgrass.
In the scene Sistine, 23, transforms into a disheveled, glassy-eyed informant who reveals key information that could lead to the serial killer Fox’s character FBI agent Rebecca Lombardi is hunting down.
Talented: Sistine Stallone is fresh to the acting world, but packs quite the punch with her performance in Midnight In The Switchgrass, which DailyMail.com got an exclusive look at
The second generation thespian – who is Sylvester Stallone’s daughter – was captivating as she sat in a dirty motel room while her character Heather frantically told Fox’s character how she was being forced to work off a debt by supplying a shady character with young women.
Though the scene was far from glamourous, Sistine’s acting more than proved her star-power.
The film’s director Randall Emmett called Sistine ‘the real deal,’ in an interview, saying how she was his first pick for the role, even before he knew she was friend Sly’s daughter.
‘What’s amazing about Sistine is she came to me through Sheila Jaffe, my casting director,’ Emmett, who is married to Vanderpump Rules’ Lala Kent, explained.
Holding her own: The second generation celebrity had a great rapport with co-star Megan Fox on screen
All eyes on you: captivating as she sat in a dirty motel room while her character Heather frantically told Fox’s FBI agent character Rebecca Lombardi her situation
‘I had no idea, and I’ve done many movies with Sylvester Stallone, but I had no idea she was Stallone’s daughter. I didn’t know her.’
‘I don’t think we’d even ever met. And when she read she became my first choice for this role, and I looked at her last name and I said, “Is that Sylvester Stallone’s daughter? Oh, wow!”
The funny story about this whole thing is that I cast her and never called Sly, who is a friend, I never called him to say, “Your daughter’s in my movie.”
Bad guys: Sistine’s character told Fox (pictured in a another scene with beau Machine Gun Kelly) that she was being forced to work off a debt by supplying a shady character with young women
Packed cast: The film also stars Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch, Machine Gun Kelly and Lukas Haas
‘And it wasn’t until we were in Puerto Rico, because she shot (her scenes) in Puerto Rico, and we were at a cast dinner or something like that and I spoke to Sly on the phone and he’s like, “Hey, my daughter’s in your movie.”
‘I had no idea, and I’m like, “Yeah, I cast her because she was the best actor for the role.” And he’s like, “That’s awesome. She’s so excited.”
‘I said to him, “Obviously, you know this, you’re an incredible actor and director yourself, but your daughter’s very talented, and I cast her off a tape.”
Casting: The film’s director Randall Emmett called Sistine ‘the real deal,’ exclusively telling DailyMail.com how she was his first pick for the role, even before he knew she was friend Sly’s daughter. He’s seen with wife Lala Kent at the film’s premiere above
Star: ‘What’s amazing about Sistine is she came to me through Sheila Jaffe, my casting director,’ Emmett explained. Sistine is seen at the July 19th premiere above
‘And it was really neat that that happened, because it doesn’t happen a lot like that when you have a very famous family. But Sistine Stallone is the real deal and an incredible actress.’
Stallone’s previous big screen credits include a part in the survival thriller 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.
Midnight In the Switchgrass – while also stars Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch, Machine Gun Kelly and Lukas Haas – is available for digital download on August 13th and DVD on August 16th, via Lionsgate UK.
Coming soon: Midnight In the Switchgrass is available for digital download on August 13th and DVD on August 16th, via Lionsgate UK