The spotlight certainly falls on Russian temptress ELENA TALAN who is on course to make quite the impression in LA. She is the writer, producer and actress of “Paper”, the short film of a Russian immigrant hoping for the American Dream. This is a story close to her heart having been a transplant from Russia herself and speaks of experiences gathered of people far from home trying to make ends meet in the US. Not shying away from making its point that the promise of a better life in America can often come up empty, ELENA stars as Mashka who after escaping a massage parlor faces the great unknown. Without a passport nor money, she’s almost lost until she has to make a decision on doing anything to get her documents. Almost angelic at times ELENA does ever so well to make Mashka a sympathetic character and we can relate with the grim situation she’s in. You have to watch the LA Shorts Fest Filmmaker Interview with Elena (above) as she talks about her experience working on “Paper”.
It’s also interesting to note she’s added some comic flavor alongside pre-MTV, raunchily twerking Miley Cyrus in an episode of “Hannah Montana”! Of note, ELENA has even played Mia Farrow in a biopic about Roman Polanski’s life called “Polanksi Unauthorized”. Proving she’s no one-genre actress, there’s still plenty more to come from this most fetching of faces. I came across an interview who praised her a woman with integrity and intelligence to match her beauty and as you can see this rings true. Elena is of course most well known for her starring role as the sexy, exotic Sasha, in Cinemax’s steamy “Sin City Diaries” and we can’t wait for the second coming of the delectable Miss ELENA TALAN.
Having informed me that she’s in “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon”, I get a tingle of excitement having Canadian TV/Movie actress KATHLEEN GATI on this blog. In a fun and crazy role as a Russian bar owner/bartender, it’s a given that Transformers fanboys will be looking out for her as they so often do, dissecting every piece of morsel related to the upcoming Summer Popcorn Blockbuster. Well-known in Eastern/Central Europe, audiences have been in awe of her many emotionally-charged onscreen displays for quite some time. She’s currently gracing the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival where her movie “Visszatérés” aka “Retrace” is making its premiere on June 26th. It’s a bittersweet story set in Romania during Ceausescu’s grim regime that has KATHLEEN’s character revisiting her homeland only to discover tragic events. In addition to being a multiple award winning actress, KATHLEEN is multi-lingual and has the magical European allure thanks to her Hungarian roots. Best remembered as the First Lady of Russia Anya Suvarov who has Jack Bauer as an ally on “24″, she’s also been impressing in a slew of hit shows including “The Mentalist”, “NCIS” and “Covert Affairs”. When she first started out in the biz, this was what she noted: “I played a few hookers in my day, because I was always a little ‘voluptuous’” referring to her small part in the cultish “Frankenhooker”. I came across her photo with Tim Roth whom she worked with on an episode of “Lie To Me” and she’s every bit an Über Striking beauty.
KATHLEEN is on the throbbing pulse of entertainment and with those sultry blue eyes of hers, everyone should be in awe of her. Head on over to the KATHLEEN GATI OFFCIAL SITE for a glance at the stellar career and life of this consummate thespian. While she’s often a Bodacious Blonde, KATHLEEN went jet black for the recent indie “The Future” that premiered at the LA Film Fest 2011. Check her out as Dr Straus, the vet dispensing sage advice to Miranda July (playing Sophie) about her adopted cat in the trailer (above). The Sundance fave “Little Birds” sees her part of the fantastic female powerhouse cast of Leslie Mann,Juno Temple and Kay Panabaker. She continues to be influential in a plethora of mediums including Broadway, along the way accumulating a body of work that’s as mesmerizing as she is…:)