You know that feeling you get when you really like someone and you hold their hand for the first time? How it just feels so satisfying to know they have the same feelings for you? It feels like a sexual release. It’s such a light, timid hand hold. Like, they can let go easily if they want and you can too but you both try so hard to hold onto each other so lightly. It just feels so innocent and right. Literally one of the best feelings in the world.
A standout at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for his performance as a haunted jock in “Jamie Marks Is Dead,” Monaghan is front and center in back-to-back films in the coming year. This summer he can be seen opposite Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in the Weinstein Co.’s “The Giver,” which opens Aug. 15 — a day before his 21st birthday. Monaghan returns to a darker role in Franck Khalfoun’s “Amityville” reboot alongside Bella Thorne in 2015. On the smallscreen, Monaghan is a series regular on Showtime’s “Shameless.”