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12/29/2018 06:20 pm ET

Barry Jenkins Says He's A 'Stan' For Young 'Bird Box' Actress Who Plays 'Girl'

"Steals every scene, every moment she’s on screen," the Oscar-winning director wrote on Twitter.

Barry Jenkins has joined the reported millions of people who tuned in to watch Netflix’s “Bird Box” this month.

On Friday, the “If Beale Street Could Talk” director shared praise on Twitter for the young actress in the Netflix original, Vivien Lyra Blair, who played “Girl” in the movie. 

“By the way, the little girl in BIRD BOX is incredible!” he tweeted on Friday. “Steals every scene, every moment she’s on screen – in [Vivien Lyra Blair] we Stan.”

The dystopian sci-fi movie, directed by Susanne Bier, has reportedly been viewed by more than 45 million Netflix subscriber accounts since it became available for streaming on Dec. 21, the company announced. 

“Best first [seven] days ever for a Netflix film!” the streaming giant wrote on Twitter. 

Blair’s acting résumé includes playing the character Serenity on the miniseries “Waco.”

Other Twitter users have since responded to Jenkins’ tweet, also sharing their admiration for the child actress.

“Friends and I were talking about this last night at dinner,” one Twitter user wrote. “She did that! Well done young [Vivien Lyra Blair] !! You shined!”

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