Why is everyone called Carrie so spectacular?
You have the late Carrie Fisher, whose role in the Star Wars franchise changed the role of women in Hollywood forever. There’s Carrie Underwood, whose magnificent voice continues to impact the country music scene. And then you have Carrie Hope Fletcher, whose talent has not only taken YouTube by storm, but the West End and writing worlds as well.
It’s no secret that we here at TenEighty simply adore Carrie. We’ve been fans of hers since her early covers on YouTube and have been along for the ride as she’s made the jump into the West End, become a bestselling author, and amassed a kind and ever-growing audience of Hopefuls. Considering how much she’s accomplished, we thought it was about time we dedicate an article to her.
So there they are: our eight favourite Carrie Hope Fletcher moments!
All I Know Now
We’re kicking off our list with Carrie’s first ever foray into the world of being an author: All I Know Now. The book, based on her blog of the same name, offers readers stories and advice from Carrie’s own experiences growing up. Not only did it reach the bestsellers list, but it was also the gateway into Carrie catching the writing bug – since All I Know Now was released, she’s also published On The Other Side and All That She Can See, with her third novel set for release in 2018!
Her role as Éponine in Les Misérables
Those of you who are avid viewers of Carrie’s know that Éponine from Les Misérables has always been her dream role. She played a younger version of the character when she was a child and had always hoped to one day play her as an adult. Well, in 2013, her dream became a reality when it was announced she’d be taking on the role in the West End production of the musical! We were incredibly proud of her for achieving this goal – she was definitely the perfect fit for Éponine.
The Guilty Biscuit
Let’s take a trip all the way back to 2012, when a young Jack Howard and Carrie got into the most British of arguments over the last cookie on the plate. According to the video’s description, Carrie had been sitting on the script for ages, so we’re glad she decided to make the leap into getting it filmed. We thought it was hilarious (and uber relatable) and it left us laughing for ages.
Also, in case you were unaware, everyone who eats a guilty biscuit automatically turns into one. Don’t believe us? Just ask Craig Benzine.
When she cut her hair for charity
In February 2016, Carrie made the decision to cut her hair for charity. She’d been planning on doing so for a while before, but had to postpone due to needing long hair for her role in Les Misérables. So when she officially left the show, she decided the time had come to cut it all off, and set up a fundraising campaign for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in the process. Overall, she ended up raising £16,211, well over the initial £10,000 goal, and left us feeling some major admiration.
It might be hard to believe, considering how much the series has become a staple on her channel, but Dear Tom (later known as Dear Tom&Gi) has only been around since 2014. The series acts as a diary between Carrie, Tom Fletcher, and Giovanna Fletcher – think similar to Hank and John Green‘s videos. We’ve grown to love this series over the years, and it’s always fun to see the shenanigans the Fletchers get up to.
When she was transformed into a fairy
In late 2015, Carrie teamed up with fine arts photographer Linda Blacker for a magical photoshoot that left us in awe. For the shoot, Carrie was transformed into a fairy, whose job is to guard the key that prevents humans from entering the fairy world. Four photos were produced to tell this story and each was as mesmerising as the next.
Letters to Autumn
In October 2014, Carrie released a series on her channel titled Letters To Autumn. Inspired by Emily Diana Ruth‘s Letters To July, it was a series that blended the likes of daily vlogging with reflection and poetry. We thoroughly enjoyed watching this series, as we found Carrie’s voice so soothing to listen to, and it left us feeling majorly inspired to jump into a similar project.
Her role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family
Carrie’s most recent role is as Wednesday Addams in the UK run of the Addams Family musical. She announced back in November 2016 that she would be taking up the role, which saw her touring the UK in Wednesday’s signature black pigtails and frosty demeanour. From her various Watch Me, Wednesday videos, we’d say that Carrie has enjoyed playing the character (especially considering she’s currently in Singapore with the musical), and we’ve loved seeing her continue to diversify the characters she plays.
So there you have it…
Our eight favourite Carrie Hope Fletcher moments. From her multiple books to her various West End appearances, it’s amazing how much she’s accomplished in her 25 years, and we’re excited to see where life takes her next!
Want more YouTuber fun? We’re more than happy to oblige:
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