Kathryn Newton is having an incredible career. From Halt and Catch Fire to Ben is Back to Big Little Lies to Netflix’s upcoming series The Society, Netwon is a powerhouse actress. However, it’s her role as the fearless and determined Lucy Stevens, a hard-working reporter (accompanied by a Psyduck) who steals her scenes in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.
The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim played by Justice Smith to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery.
The Koalition spoke to Netwon about her role ass a badass detective skills, her love of Pokémon and more.