Featured Actress of the Day LaDonna Pettijohn is the very first talent from the state of Indiana I’ve had on this blog and that’s something special. If you are lucky enough to be present at the World Premiere of “Scalene” this Saturday at Dances With Films 2011, LaDonna will most certainly be gracing the momentous event. I love how a personal quote on her Facebook Fan Page reads ‘A hard working actress, gonna’ make it BIG!’. With such passion and her amiable personality coupled with the buzz she’ll be getting for her performance in “Scalene”, LaDonna should soon be on the shiny pavement to stardom…:) I hope they release the full trailer of “Scalene” because the teaser (above) is seriously missing the scenes of elegant Miss LaDonna. Obviously eyes are on Margo Martindale and Hanna Hall who together are the protagonists of the thriller but LaDonna should be commended as well especially since she’s playing the distressed mother of rape victim Paige Alexander (Hanna Hall). As much as I can, I’ve always believed that actresses be put on equal footing as one can never guess when they’re going be sought after! Will LaDonna as Mrs Alexander be caught in the crossfire of revenge purported by Janice Thimble (Margo Martindale), whom we know is the retribution-seeking mother of her rapist son who got incarcerated….these are the times when we as fans salute the whole cast of “Scalene” for delivering first-rate drama.
Oh by the way, LaDonna did appear alongside Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo in the underrated “Lullaby” set in the crime-heavy concrete jungles of South Africa. The Actress/Producer/Director has worked with some of the best in the business and it’s now her time to shine as she’s astutely done in commercials, shorts and films spanning her career. Sci-fi fans will note that she starred as Dr Samantha Fuller in “Quantum Leap: A Leap To Di For”, the independent feature based on the long running, fan favorite TV series fronted by Scott Bakula. I have to admit I missed out on this adventure in body teleportation but if they ever did a big screen treatment, please get LaDonna to reprise her role. Make sure your viewfinders are pointed at LaDonna Pettijohn as this angelic blue-eyed blonde is bound to keep us entertained.