Yet again a Southern actress is steadily growing as an actress of blossoming ability and JESSICA LEMON WILKINSON has all the makings of a burgeoning performer to take note of. We already know the James Franco starrer, “As I Lay Dying” which is a take on the 1930 classic by Faulkner is gathering hype by the minute. In all likelihood, so shall the female cast inherit the love as well. JESSICA does star with luminaries such as Beth Grant (who is the central figure of the drama) and Ahna O’Reilly, making it a trio of adept women who can bring emotional depth to telling of a story. As the director, James Franco must have personally had an inkling that they were the right choices to be in the movie and after the premiere, he will be proven right.
Theatre is where JESSICA honed her skills to enchant viewers where critics have praised not only her presence on stage but also her singing. It’s about moving people and she’s put in her due diligence as someone whose work we need to admire. Remember to check out her demo reel at the JESSICA LEMON WILKINSON OFFICIAL SITE. 2013 could well be the breakthrough year for her and the juicy roles are sure to follow suit.
Stars of tomorrow are certainly emerging at CANNES and MISTY UPHAM is one who is on song to steal our hearts with a series of upcoming roles. Most significant of all, she will be at CANNES walking down the red carpet with leading man Benicio Del Toro for the premiere of “Jimmy P”. Buzz is swirling around for this film that deals with loss from a Native American perspective and surely eyes are on MISTY who in the press photos can be seen in scenes with Benicio. Apparently MISTY’s character JANE has a romantic liaison with Benicio’s Jimmy P which will be talked about by many. In fact, she has been a scene stealer before in the critically acclaimed hit “Frozen River” alongside Melissa Leo and it would be fitting if she garnered the plaudits this time around. Having been nominated for best supporting actress at the Independent Spirit Awards for embodying Lila Littlewolf in “Frozen River”.
As Lila the widowed Mohawak mum looking to reclaim her son from the mother-in-law while smuggling immigrants, MISTY was a revelation and showcased how great she is at delivering on conflicting emotions. She was able to sustain the attention of audiences who must have been fascinated with the multi-layered role MISTY so successfully made believable. Slated to star with the legendary Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County,” a dark comedy based on a play, things are looking very rosy indeed. It’s a key role for MISTY as Johnna Monevata, a Cheyenne woman hired as a live-in housekeeper by the Weston family whom has demanding matriarch Violet Weston of course played by Meryl Streep. So start admiring this most graceful Native American talent certain to make waves the world over!
HOLLIS WITHERSPOON is certainly an upcoming talent to be excited about, more so since she stars in “One Last Time” which screens at the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival 2013. What we can envision that it’s not just the high profile flicks getting all the attention as there’s an ever growing pool of short films deserving of recognition. By virtue of this so shall the actresses in them be looked upon as noteworthy talents. With her attractively, large eyes which I’ve come to know as being called neotenous features (a characteristic of youth), HOLLIS projects a lasting and young appeal onscreen. Although her role in “One Last Time” rides on a nonchalant flirtiness, she’s spot on with the mannerisms. This is achieved in part to the formulation of her character by constantly observing the traits of people around her. She rates Parkey Posey highly who is incidentally one of my idols.
She also once said in an interview that the biggest allure of acting for her is in the challenge. It’s never easy getting under the skin of an intended character for any actress and yet HOLLIS has gamely delivered as authentic a work as she has so often done. She’s also been active on the theatre scene with acclaim as a member of the Old Kent Road Theatre. She does have an innate fearlessness allowing her to explore different psyches. Watch for her to shine even more in the coming months!
With Cannes 2013 only days away, the focus is on emerging women of the screen and VELINDA GODFREY is someone we’ll be adoring soon enough. Whether in France or the world over, she’ll be celebrated as her film “Adonis” is screening at the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at this year’s Cannes! With its innovative use of green-screen, we’re taken into a colorful toy world with the premise of cuteness by way of Adonis the dog who turns into the center of attraction. The other enchanter of the short film is of course VELINDA who plays JENNI and as the director David Dibble himself readily admits she’s a honey; ‘Every Girl Here Is Beautiful’ being the effusive words by David which is a clear reference to the captivating VELINDA. There’s also Ernie Hudson adding comic flavor to this most intriguing of stories.
There’s every reason to drop by the VELINDA GODFREY OFFICIAL SITE and being smitten with her will come thereafter. We clearly put the cutest actresses on a pedestal and VELINDA has all the right facets to keep us entranced. Those who are avid viewers would have seen her in “The Truth About Angels” which also starred Candice Accola of “The Vampire Diaries” fame. It wouldn’t surprise me if the very pretty VELINDA attains a similar level of fame in a relatively short span of time. Seeing how “Adonis” is being well-received at so many film festivals, she’s set to be in the limelight.
Inexhaustible praise can be conferred on actress MURISA HARBA for she’s drop dead gorgeous from head to toe. Seeing how a blonde namely Gwyneth Paltrow has been lauded as the most beautiful woman by People Magazine, it’s a given to feature MURISA who herself is just so heavenly. Check out her latest REEL where she absolutely enchants from the first till the last frame. The Jamie Kennedy comedy “Lost and Found In Armenia” was the film where she had her eye-catching moments as her reel will confirm. Her Eastern European roots makes her gloriously classy and she comes off as naturally approachable too. As her appearance in the Kyle Puccia music video “Broken People” (above), MURISA can touch the hearts of viewers in other ways too. Heart-wrenchingly magnetic in the video, I’m sure many will agree she has an endearing and divine appeal.
A peek at the MURISA HARBA OFFICIAL SITE will reveal MURISA is also an accomplished dancer. Give her a latin beat and she’ll heat up the dancefloor in no time! She does have the va-va-voom figure which accentuates the foxy facets she’s endowed. The most exciting news of course, we’ll be able to watch MURISA in the short film “Adonis” screening at Cannes 2013. Looks like May will be MURISA Obsession Month and we can’t wait!
Being the first Polish-American actress featured on this blog, JULI PIECHOVSKI would arouse interest when visitors chanced upon her captivating factor. Her Eastern-european charms and radiant personality offers up a versatility in her beauty that’s to be admire. Plus she’s been ever so nice in giving me an insight into her upcoming projects so let the enchantment begin! This summer she’s attached to an avante garde psychological mystery feature film with the working title, “We Are Broken”. Playing the lead, Calliope the movie is currently in pre-production. She also appears in Tony Martinez’s feature “I’m Going To Graceland” as well as being attached to a pilot by Pinksy Brother. At Cannes 2012, she was in 2 films namely “The Fantastic Clown Club,” and “Choices,” which won Best Short Film.
How we wish we were at the fabulous riviera to admire her work but fret not, “Choices” is already making the festival rounds and there’ll be plenty of avenues to be in awe of JULI. The JULI PIECHOVSKI OFFICIAL SITE is very informative and TV viewers will recognize that JULI was a recurring guest on Krysten Ritter’s comedy series “Don’t Trust The Bitch in Apartment 23″. She’s been lauded as a talent who can illuminate the screen be it in an indie flick or an artsy feature. After all, JULI is fabulously photogenic which has seen her dazzle as a fashion model. 2012 is looking to be the breakthrough year for her.
With Cannes in full swing, what better than to feature Clémentine Poidatz, the Fair-Skinned maiden who would fit right in the glitzy french riveira. Does it matter that she’s not there as we still can ogle at Clémentine all the same. After all she is heating up television with riveting appearance in shows “Nicolas Le Floch” and recently on “Les hommes de l’ombre” (translation: The people behind the scenes). French audiences must be already warming up to her for she can be seen cutting herself with a razor blade in a suicide attempt from one episode…how dramatic! Furthermore, she’s a scene stealer in the music video “Walking On A Line” by French power pop band Pony Pony Run Run. As you will see there’s a central theme to her work.
She has played Marie Joséphine of Savoy in the 2006 film “Marie Antoinette” directed by Sofia Coppola and her breakthrough role came in “Frontier Of Dawn”, a tale of longing and obsession. She was magical as Eve, the third wheel who complicates the callous affair of a young photographer and his lover. For someone whose cites one of her favorite things as being in love, Clémentine perfectly captured the essence of her character. She has gravitated to playing characters whose lives revolves around romantic situations. Indeed love does transcend borders or even languages and with her being so down to earth (she thinks America has so many good actresses that they wouldn’t need her), there might come a fondness for her soon enough!
Stacy Jorgensen in “Botes al Amanacer”
It’s awesome to see indie actresses like Stacy Jorgensen who appears in “Botes al Amanacer” screening at the short film corner. Currently in Cannes to promote her movie, this is her words of praise of me: “Haren, you’re the best thing to happen to Indie actresses EVER!!!! Thank you so much!”. If her generosity is amazing, her affable personality is sure to be irresistible!
Jen & Sylvia Soska directs “American Mary”
From “Dead Hooker In A Trunk” to “American Mary”, the Soska Sisters are writing themselves into history as true horror meisters in their own right. Now Jen and Sylvia Soska bring their brand of visceral terror to the lovely shores of France. It’s gonna be a twisted good time at this year’s Cannes when this talented duo shows up!
America Olivo & Megan Duffy in “Maniac”
There’s no denying that these two ladies are red-hot sizzlers. A string of femme fatale roles has made America Olivo, Playboy’s February Babe Of The Month extremely desirable. You can call Megan Duffy a sex kitten after her flirtatious appearance as a coy escort on “Torchwood: Miracle Day”. They are both in the remake of “Maniac” which would make both even more coveted!
Sarah Gadon in “Cosmopolis”
She’s the looker who would be able to pass off as a French Siren any day of the week. Starring with Robert Pattinson in “Cosmopolis”, she exudes quite the allure in David Cronenberg’s drama. In fact, from certain angles, don’t you think she has a similar cuteness to Yvonne Strahovski’s, “Chuck’s resident Aussie hottie. Eyes are expected to be fixated on her this coming two weeks!