Since appearing on the last episode of “Last Man Standing” this spring, Kaitlyn Dever has kept herself busy with acting and modeling gigs.
Dever and the rest of the “Last Man Standing” cast said a heartfelt goodbye to the show after it was canceled this year. But Dever had been making fewer and fewer appearances as youngest daughter Eve Baxter as her acting career skyrocketed.
In 2011, the same year she started filming “Last Man Standing,” Dever also scored a 17-episode stint in the TV series “Justified.” Then she started getting bigger and bigger film roles, until finally starring as one of the main leads in Olivia Wilde’s 2019 film, “Booksmart.”
After “Booksmart’s” smashing success, Dever started landing more leading roles, including Marie Adler for the Netflix miniseries “Unbelievable.” This year, Dever will also premiere in Hulu’s “Dopesick” featuring Michael Keaton and Rosario Dawson. But the next biggest role on the “Last Man Standing” star’s docket is starring in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen.”
The film comes out on Sept. 24, and Dever is currently in promotion mode for it. She took to Instagram this week to share gorgeous photos of recent fashion shoots with big-name brands, hashtagging the film as well.
Today’s photo included new digs from Saint Laurent, who the “Last Man Standing” actor tagged along with “Dear Evan Hansen.”
Dever looks far more grown-up than her “Last Man Standing” character Eve in the new photo. Though she asked for “greenscreen submissions,” the actress received more compliments than anything else.
“You’re growing up Beautiful woman,” one fan commented. “KAITLYN!!!!” another said. Most responded with the fire or heart-eyes emoji.
‘Last Man Standing’ Star Kaitlyn Dever Says Goodbye to Show
When the last episode of “Last Man Standing” premiered on May 20, Dever once again took to Instagram to say her goodbyes. She posted a shaky FaceTime video of her being passed around to the cast at a table reading. Kitty Kallen’s “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” crooned in the background, giving the audio-less video a bittersweet tone.
“I love this family,” Dever wrote. “Growing up on this show was such a joy. Thank you to everybody for supporting for 9 seasons. It has been fun. Goodbye for now. Eve out xoxo #seriesfinale.”
While Dever couldn’t film with the cast in the studio for the final episode, she still managed to appear via a Zoom call with her dad Mike Baxter (Tim Allen). She was on set, but because of COVID restrictions and social distancing guidelines, she couldn’t film with the mask-less cast. But showrunner Kevin Abbott told CinemaBlend that they were glad to be able to incorporate her into the final episode.
“It kind of was the best of both worlds where she’s in the show, and the cast and writers who were there got to see her again for one last final time, and that was great. It was really special,” he said.