On January 7th 2013, Actress Megan Charpentier attended the “Mama” Screening at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, New York City, along with her agent David Burns. Megan was cast as Victoria, a critical role as the elder of the sisters left in the woods for five years. The movie was produced by Giollermo Del Toro, creator of Pan’s Labyrinth.
The role required a lot from a young actress that appears in the majority of the scenes. The heavy material was physically and emotionally demanding but producer Barbara Muschietti stated that both girls were “the two most precious little girls ever. Megan and Isabelle are amazing. Amazing! They’re both completely different but spectacular, and everybody on set was absolutely in love with them.”
Andy Muschietti couldn’t have imagined that the two characters he and his sister created six years ago would manifest into the young performers in his feature debut. He discusses: “Victoria and Lilly have different arcs, but they both have to go through a lot emotionally and be credible. Megan is a more rational, adult kind of actress, even though she’s 11, while Isabelle is more visceral and spontaneous. But they both bonded with Jessica and delivered the perfect intensity.”
Megan danced barefoot into her first commercial audition at the age of three and hasn’t looked back. She made the transition into film and television, including the features Jennifer’s Body and Red Riding Hood, in which she played the younger version of Amanda Seyfried’s character for both. For the role of Victoria, Megan stars alongside Academy Award nominee, and recent Golden Globe winner Jessica Chastain and lead actor Nikolaj Coster- Waldau.
Megan Charpentier at the ‘Mama’ New York Screening
Megan has been receiving fantastic reviews for ‘Mama’ with one reviewer commenting “the film rests on the shoulders of child actors Charpentier and Nelisse. Kudos to Charpentier, who imbues Victoria with a tense energy as she’s forced to choose between worlds: Exist in an endless childhood with Mama or embrace adulthood and normal human life with Annabel. Even more impressive, Charpentier portrays Victoria’s dilemma with clarity and understanding lacking from the adult cast. Her need to be loved yet push love away for other’s protection drives the film’s emotional beats and gives Mama an effective way to dredge up fear. When a child’s declaration of “I love you” raises a gasp of horror from the audience, your main character and your monster are doing something right.”
Check out the trailer- ‘Mama’ will be released in theaters on January 18th 2013.
Rachel flew back to B.C briefly to shoot the Winter Holiday 2012 issue of Sears ‘Look’ on Whistler Mountain. Rachel looks right at home playing on the mountains, even though she has not seen snow in years since moving to Malibu. Also joining her on the shoot was Caleb, one of our kid actors, so cute!
On Friday afternoon here at the agency we celebrated not only the Christmas season, but also the 20th anniversary of Lizbell Agency. Models, Artists and Fashion friends from Vancouver joined together to enjoy a glass of Fresita, some fancy nibbles, chocolate truffles and delicious macaroons!
Liz decorated the agency perfectly and organized a great event, with help from David, Julian & James. Our intern Connie, and Michael did a fantastic job setting the food and keeping the drinks flowing. Amanda & Amy enjoyed collecting and sorting the images for the ‘LB 2012 Success Wall’s’
Through-out the gathering a wonderful time was had by all- it was great to catch-up with everyone, and meet new friends. Here’s to another 20 years!
Thank-you for your donations to Vancouver Food Bank, and the lovely gifts.
From Wednesday 21st November until Saturday 24th November, talented actor & director Raugi Yu will be directing ‘The Night We Missed the Apocalypse’ an original Canadian comedy by writers James Cochrane and Nathaniel Moher.
After hitting God with their car, Greg and Joseph take His dead body back to their basement suite. Now the two of them, along with their friend Anton, must decide what they should do with the body — use it to better their own lives or use it to better the world. However, as this is a story, things don’t really go as planned….
Opening Night – 8:00pm Wednesday November 21st
Regular Shows Thursday – 8:00pm November 22 – Saturday November 24th
Location: The Cultch 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, B.C. V5L 2H6