A few months earlier, one of Laura’s own Instagram pictures started circulating around the ASOS office. In it, she wears a T-shirt with the slogan: ‘The future is female.’ In other posts she’s encouraging her followers to ‘protect trans kids’ or quoting civil rights leaders.
‘People are so angry right now,’ she says. ‘I’ve heard stories in New York of Muslim women having their scarves ripped off. So many arts and education programmes are being defunded, while a wall is being built. You’re taking the resources away from kids and people who need art as their outlet. For me, having the arts expanded me as a person. It makes me feel less scared in the face of all of this, having that community.
‘But people are fighting things, people are using their voice in a way we haven’t seen since the Vietnam war. I think if there’s anything positive to take out of the shitty things happening, let that be it.’
Laura may have landed the role of a lifetime, but as for the rest of her work, it’s clear that she’s just getting started.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is out on 7 July