Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney to lead Yungblud Short Film, Mars

Yasmin Finney enthusiasts, get ready to cheer! The breakout actress from Heartstopper is all set to take on a leading role in an exciting new project.

Finney will be gracing the screen in Mars, an upcoming short film inspired by a story by Yungblud, portraying the character Charlie Acaster.

The logline of the project reveals, “All Charlie has ever wanted is a regular teenage existence – at least that’s what she thinks. Now one extraordinary night will make her reassess what truly matters.

Described as a candid tale of self-discovery, Mars” unfolds in the north of England and was filmed in Blackpool in November 2021.


Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney

Expressing her pride and enthusiasm for the project, Finney states, “I am so proud to be a part of Mars and am so excited for everyone to see it.

The script for Mars was crafted by playwright Chris Bush, with Abel Rubinstein taking on the role of director. Rubinstein expresses excitement about collaborating with Finney, describing her as a “striking performer.


“She can tell a whole story with a single look. She utterly embodied the character of Charlie whilst also bringing so much more, says Rubinstein. “Yasmin’s quick wit and sense of humor gave Charlie a new dimension. She is destined for greatness and I would love the opportunity to work with her again.

Joining Finney in this cinematic journey are newcomers Leah Choudhry as Maisie and Pete MacHale as Pete, portraying Charlie’s friends.

At just 19 years old, Finney, who made her screen debut as Elle Argent in Heartstopper, has a bustling schedule. In addition to Mars, she is slated to appear in the 60th-anniversary series of Doctor Who as the character Rose. Finney is also set to feature in season two of Queerpiphany, the digital series hosted by activist Munroe Bergdorf and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK alum Tayce, where LGBTQ+ community stars share the pop culture moments that shaped them.

And of course, fans can look forward to Finney’s return to the beloved Netflix teen drama Heartstopper for seasons two and three.

The world premiere of Mars is scheduled for the London Film Festival in October, promising a captivating cinematic experience.


Stay tuned for more updates in the September/October issue of Attitude, available now.