Listen to Alexandra’s interview with Mr. Media.
posted by Kelly on November 8th, 2011
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They’ve opened up shop and welcomed their first customer with Grammy winner Cee Lo Green. Now Adam and Crosby’s burgeoning business is getting a receptionist on Parenthood. Enter, Rachel (Alexandra Daddario).
“She’s a young girl who is sort of figuring out her life and really wants to go into the music business,” Daddario tells TVGuide.com of her multi-episode arc starting on Tuesday’s episode (10/9c, NBC). “She comes in and she sort of causes a little bit of drama for Adam (Peter Krause).”
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Rachel joins the recording studio team after dropping out of graduate school to pursue her dream of working in the music industry full time. “It was just sort of a realization that as she got older — she wanted to pursue her passion and not pursue something that she thought she had to,” she says. “It’s really wonderful to play a character that’s so driven and knows what she wants as far as her career and I identify with that as well and sort of the fears that come with changing your path.”
The role has allowed Daddario the chance to tap into some of her own experiences both on-screen and off-screen, thanks to the sometimes improvisational nature of shooting. “Sometimes Dax [Shepard] will throw things out that you don’t expect and sometimes your natural reaction is better than anything you could think up,” she says. “I have a background in improv a little bit. Just from studying acting, I did a lot of improv growing up. I find it sort of interesting what can come out when you’re not thinking and that’s a lot of fun.”
But if her character is causing trouble, how long will Daddario last? Rachel will meet other members of the Braverman clan in episodes to come, but as for her long-term employment at The Luncheonette, Daddario is uncertain. “I think she could [stick around]. The character is very, very passionate about what she’s doing and she’s in it for the right reasons,” she says. “Beyond that, I’m not quite sure what’s going to happen.”
Source: TV Guide
posted by Kelly on November 6th, 2011
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Alexandra Daddario is excited about causing some drama on one of our favorite dramas.
The actress has landed a multiple episode arc on Parenthood and told me over the phone last week her Rachel – a receptionist as the Luncheonette – will create some “problems” for Adam and Crosby. As a love interest for the former, perhaps?
No comment, Daddario said.
“She’s very invested in the music business,” Daddario said. “She’s passionate about it and she’s just a girl trying to figure her life out… but she does cause some friction between characters.”
Already a fan of Parenthood before signing on, Daddario appreciates how “relatable” the show remains, saying it “doesn’t ever go to a place that’s crazy, or beyond an understanding of where everyone is coming from.”
That’s quite the departure from Daddario’s next big screen role: she just wrapped shooting on Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. It comes out in October 2012.
Source: TV Fanatic
posted by Kelly on March 27th, 2011
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When 25-year-old Alexandra Daddario got her first real acting gig at 16, she lacked a few basic skills. “I didn’t know where my camera was,” she says. “And I was a little bit shy — very shy.” As you can see, she got over her shyness (and learned how to find the camera), but when she moved from New York to Los Angeles more than a year ago, there was still one important thing she didn’t know how to do: drive. Which meant that for four months, despite starring in a movie that would go on to gross more than $200 million — last year’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief — Daddario rode the bus. She’s since moved on to better transportation (a Nissan Sentra) and to movies for more mature audiences, like the new Farrelly brothers comedy Hall Pass (out now). In it, she plays a flirtatious babysitter who tries to seduce Owen Wilson. “I sort of cause problems for him,” she says, though we can’t imagine how.
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posted by Kelly on March 20th, 2011
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It was a very different experience than working on the big-scale LIGHTNING THIEF, which called on her to work with very different kinds of FX. “I went from a movie where everything was live, I was really tied up, I had blood all over me, to a movie where a lot of things weren’t actually on the set,” she says. “It was a huge Chris Columbus film with greenscreen and a five-and-a-half month shoot and a huge budget, and it was a fantastic experience. I think doing BEREAVEMENT actually helped with that, because it helped me get rid of any inhibitions that I had as an actor. One of my big problems was nerves, and being able to do that movie and push myself to the limit helped in that area, because I realized it’s OK to embarrass yourself and lose your mind in a role a little bit.
You can read the article in it’s entirety here.
Here are some “Bereavement” promos from the official Facebook page.
posted by Kelly on February 23rd, 2011
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I added photos of Alexandra at the “Hall Pass” Premiere tonight in Hollywood, California.
Check out this Jenna Fischer and Alexandra Daddario interview from the “Hall Pass” Premiere here.
posted by Kelly on August 5th, 2010
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JJJ recently chatted with starlet Alexandra Daddario about her role as Annabeth, kissing costar Logan Lerman and what she’s up to next. Check it:
On smooching with Logan: “Oh it [the kiss] was fine. This was sort of towards the end of filming so we were all such good friends at that point that I didn’t even think about it. Movie kisses are different that real kisses. It’s hard to believe but when you’re acting you don’t even…I don’t know how to explain it but you know we shot two endings and I think they decided the other ending made more sense as far as the relationship and what was true in the book.”
On being aware of the fans when she was cast as Annabeth: “I was aware of the negativity towards my being cast. I hadn’t heard or read the books before I was cast because they were geared toward younger audience but I read the book before I read the screenplay. I think I got a good sense of who Annabeth was through the book and the screenplay. She is a very tough smart girl and that was a lot of fun to play. Even though I wasn’t physically similar to the book Annabeth, I think it’s what’s on the inside that counts and I had a lot of fun playing her and I really respect her as a character.”
On her next project, Hall Pass: “It’s a Farrelly Brothers movie with Owen Wilson and Jenna Fischer. The cast is huge and it’s such an amazing cast. It happened very last minute. I think I got a call and then sort of similar to Percy; I was on a plane in two days and it was great. I even celebrated my birthday with some of the cast. It’s a very, very funny movie with a very talented cast and I think it’s going to be great.”
Source: Just Jared Jr.