The 2010 Leo Awards, the 12th annual awards show for excellence in TV & Movies in B.C. took place last weekend.
With an array of stars mainly from the sci-fi world there from such shows as Sanctuary & Stargate SGU dominating the red carpet, perhaps the most sought out star was from neither of those programs, and is merely 15 years old.
Of course Jodelle Ferland, the teenage girl who plays Bree Tanner in the 3rd installment Eclipse, of the mega-hit movie series, The Twilight Saga was one of the most desired interviews there. Not even old enough to drive legally yet, the pint sized cutie from the lower mainland was in demand on the red carpet. She was there as a nominee for Best Performance by an actress in a short drama, for her role in "Everything's Coming Up Rosie", but it was her role in the hit movie series that was getting her the most attention.
Even though I still know her as the 1st girl Georgia Lass reaps in the TV series Dead Like Me, and to many, she is known in films like Silent Hill or Good Luck Chuck, it will be the Twilight series that for awhile people will know her from most likely.
To her credit, she handled it very well. With her agent at her side on the carpet, she answered questions about the film she was there for, as well as her upcoming work in Twilight Saga Eclipse that hits theatres later this month (June 30th).
She willingly signed autographs for the handful there asking. She posed for pictures with the fans & collectors, and even was willing to talk breifly on camera about the new book about her Twilight character "The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner" which hit the shelves that same day (you can see that clip in my 1st Leo Awards blog)
Here is some shots of her from her red carpet arrival.
More shots will be added later today or tomorrow.
Leo Awards red carpet report #1- Jodelle Ferland. Twilight Saga Eclipse star talks breifly about a book just released on her character "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner"
The 2010 Leo Awards happened last night in Vancouver & all of the local stars of movies & TV were out to celebrate the 12th annual awards for British Columbia film.
This years version had a little Twilight flavour in the mix. Along with Christopher Heyerdahl from New Moon (Marcus), young up & coming cutie Jodelle Ferland was also at the awards, a nominee for Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama. Ferland, 15, showed up & walked her way thru the couple dozen media outlets on her way into the show.
With a book being released the very same day (June 5th) about her character Bree Tanner "The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner" in the soon to be released movie "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" movie (in theatres June 30, 2010 ), Ferland was excited, to the point of not really following what I was asking of her when we had the quite short talk about the book by Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer.
Jodelle earlier in the day had eagerly told her Twitter followers to go out & get the book & tell all their friends. She seemed truly proud of the book, even if she seemed at a loss for words what to say about it when questioned about it.
Although Jodelle failed to win in her nominated category, the young up & coming star certainly had an exciting day already. Afterall, it is not everyday that you have a book come out on a character you portrayed, in 1 of the largest phenomenons of your generation.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.