Saturday, July 16, 2011

Larry Crowne

Larry Crowne was great! I loved this movie! It was a feel good, clean cut, American story. It reflects on some themes a lot of Americans are going through right now, including me. Loss of job, new relationships, and furthering education among the topics. Tom Hanks was so cute. He still has that "I want to be friends with him" quality. This movie was also inspiring because Tom Hanks wrote it, along with Nia Vardalos, and directed it. Very impressive and goes to show everyone in Hollywood... Even if your A-List, you still should create your own work.

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

I just saw Kiss Kiss Bang Bang for the first time. I thought it was an interesting take on the classic Los Angeles film noir. I usually dont like the fourth wall being broken by the main character, but much like it worked in "Double Imndemnity", it works here. Michelle Monahan is great, and the script is unpredictable. I saw a lot of themes that have previously been used, such as the incest reference (Chinatown), the feminine gangster (Peter Lorre in The Maltese Falcon), and the female co- investigater (Ingrid Bergman in Notorious). It was an entertaining movie, but not my favorite example of a modern nior.

Borderland Photo Shoot

I did a photo shoot last month with photographer Ronica Leigh at Borderland Mansion in Massachusetts. The theme was "Heiress Escapes the Mansion". It was a sunny day, the flowers were blooming, and these are my favorite shots!

Super 8

I just saw Super 8 and it is by far the best movie of the summer! It was nostalgic, innocent, exciting, cute, funny and visually stunning. The kid actors were great, so natural and real. Elle Fanning WILL win an Oscar one day. Her sister Dakota will to. Those sisters are unbelievable. The movie was superbly written by JJ Abrams, and the shots he chose while directing were perfect. The movie is reminiscent of ET, another Steven Spielberg project, but it is its own masterpiece. Super 8 is why I fell in love with the movies, real life that is sprinkled with magic. The costumes, 70's era food boxes and advertisements, and the small town set it was filmed in create a world where life was simpler, but anything is possible. Super 8 will be a classic and I will show it to my kids one day. Its one of those movies.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


I am starring in "Nervosa", a drama about inner demons and body image. Along with Kelli Breslin, Macaela Jenson and Micah Hart, we are creating a movie that is raw and truthful. We are submitting it to The Sundance Film Festival, but need your help to fund it. Please check out our trailer above and donate to support four women trying to change the quaility of roles for women in Hollywood.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Im Not the Girl Next Door... Or Maybe I Am?

I had a very informative meeting today and realized what I am doing wrong in my acting career. It was a wake up call for sure. I mean, I know that this town is very hard to break into. Basically, I am not meeting enough casting directors and not marketing myself enough. A casting director last week told me I need to figure out if I want to be seen as "the girl next door like Jennifer Aniston" or "...Jennifer Coolidge". So I need to pick a "type". I get what he meant, but at the same time, I dont want to pigeon hole myself into one type. Hopefully one day I will have the star power to play the "girl next door" and jump to the "funny sexy drunk" in the another movie. Like Susan Sarandon in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Then she was completely different in say "Thelma and Louise" or "White Palace". Hell, she played a nun in "Dead Man Walking". I get branding yourself to BREAK IN TO THE BUSINESS, but I dont want people to see me as one dimensional. Thats why its called "acting" not "being you".

I have a lot of "character types". Yes I might look blonde, blue eyed and innocent like Reese Witherspoon, but I also take elements from my idols. I can have the dramatics of Bette Davis, or the allure of Sharon Stone! And be funny like Lucille Ball. I play a vulnerable woman in the vein Judy Garland did. Im not saying I am any of these people, or as great as them, just that I can also play many different characters types. But I guess I have to choose one type...and run with it, then hopefully Ill be given opportunities to do many types of roles in the future. For now its "girl next door"...but next week might be "blonde bombshell"! HAHA that leads me on to my next story. I had this major breakthrough in my acting class the other night. I PLAYED A STRIPPER. I'll talk about it tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My First Post!

So I am just starting to blog! I want to take you along my journey in Hollywood as I audition, take meetings, film on sets and, well, just live! I also am a baker, and will post pics of what I make. My two dogs, Ginger and Winston are like my lil kids so you will probably hear about them a lot as well! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for a wild year of Hollywood tales!