Becca From Superbad Is Gorgeous Now SUBSCRIBE: https://youtu.be/nE2uhv-ZCSw : Martha MacIsaac was a child star from The Great White North when she reached international superstardom as Becca in Superbad. From the raunchy cult classic comedy, this gorgeous Canadian starlet not only formed lasting friendships, but also invaluable career connections. Let’s check in on her.
The CBC family drama Emily of New Moon made MacIsaac a child star in Canada, but the rest of the world will probably always know her as Becca. Superbad is considered a coming-of-age classic today, something the cast and crew never expected. Becca, the love interest of Michael Cera’s Evan, was involved in a number of the movie’s most memorable scenes, from her drunken party antics to that awkward boob punch. MacIsaac provided the perfect foil for Cera, clicking with her on-screen partner despite a complete lack of improv comedy experience.
Despite a newfound love for comedy, MacIsaac found herself gravitating towards horror post-Superbad. She played Val Kilmer’s daughter in The Thaw and landed a small role in the remake of Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left, both of which dropped in 2009. Neither movie did particularly well with critics, though. MacIsaac soon thereafter returned to Canada, not because she was admitting defeat, but because she’d been offered the lead role in a locally-produced Christmas movie.
Hoax for the Holidays follows MacIsaac as Casey, a donut store employee who turns her small town into a media circus when she fakes a Christmas miracle. The actress reunited with some of her Emily of New Moon colleagues on the film, which made for an emotional shoot. Hoax for the Holidays was always likely to fly under the radar outside of Canada, but MacIsaac didn’t want to pass up the rare chance to play a strong female lead.
After Hoax, MacIsaac made her way to the White House. Not the actual White House, but rather, the one that was erected on the Fox lot in Los Angeles for the NBC sitcom 1600 Penn. MacIsaac played the daughter of the United States President, portrayed by onscreen presidential veteran Bill Pullman. In a bit of a happy coincidence, MacIsaac’s 1600 Penn character was also named Becca. The actress genuinely believed in the show, but NBC clearly didn’t, as it was canceled in 2013 after a single 13-episode season.
MacIsaac then took her talents back north, as she was cast in The Pinkertons, a Canadian procedural-style western about the famous detective agency of the same name. She played Kate Warne, the first female detective in North American history. She had a blast with this role, but like 1600 Penn, The Pinkertons lasted only one season.
“I’ll take my leave of you. I’m sure you two can fend for yourselves.”
“Glad to hear you think so!”
Luckily for MacIsaac and the health of her career, she made lasting relationships on Superbad. She even lived with her co-star Emma Stone for a few years after shooting. When the Academy gave Stone the Best Lead Actress Oscar in 2017, she celebrated her big win with MacIsaac, who posted snaps of the pair at an Oscars afterparty to her Instagram. Being best friends with Stone is ultimately what landed MacIsaac a part in the 2017 sports biopic Battle of the Sexes.
Speaking to Cinemablend, the film’s co-director Valerie Faris revealed that she wanted to surround leading lady Emma Stone, who played tennis legend Billie Jean King, with people she genuinely liked, and MacIsaac was first in line. She played Jane “Peaches” Bartkowicz, who was part of a group of tennis players that also included King who protested unequal distribution of prize money between men and women.
MacIsaac’s career seems to have slowed a bit since Battle of the Sexes, but her personal life is anything but uneventful. Her boyfriend Kyle McCullough proposed to her at a Paul McCartney concert in 2018, somehow even managing to get the Beatles legend to participate in the super sweet proposal. The gorgeous couple married just days later, and are clearly very much in love.
Watch the video to see why Becca from Superbad is gorgeous now.