The sparkle of the written word is reserved for glowing performers such as Elaine Mani Lee whose affable nature extends beyond the screen. One of my favorites films of 2011, “Dear Lemon Lima” did have the talented cast of Savanah Wiltfong, Elaine Hendrix, Beth Grant and of course ELAINE, who by the way collectively showered me with unprecedented love. This is a gorgeous ensemble I wouldn’t mind repeatedly watching and even though the core audience of the comedy may be teens, its fresh observations on adolescence with its distinct Alaskan flavor does resonate at any age as we’ve all been through the awkward phase. It’s also the avenue that introduced me to the vivacious ELAINE in her role as Mrs. Amigone whose daughter decides to change her first name to ‘Nothing’. Yet another of the foibles of the characters in “Dear Lemon Lima” that makes it so whimsically unique. ELAINE herself shows she can be quirky in the web series “Book Club” as an Asian doll, unafraid to play up the Asian stereotypes (is she Chinese or Japanese??) including a perfectly executed kung-fu stance…:)
Hmmm…..a future in the offing on an action series such as “Hawaii Five-O” for ELAINE could beckon and who knows she might be the next Kelly Hu. This week, I was reminded by an actress how this blog has come a long way in unveiling both upcoming and established starlets, giving me great satisfaction that my part in recognizing their value to the world at large is paying dividends. As ELAINE can be seen in several commercials including a national one for The Home Depot and was also a co-star on an episode of “State of Georgia”, she’ll be attracting eyeballs in due time. Delectable in both beauty and manner, following her work will be second nature.