Look no further! A new shop has just opened on Etsy called POP! Shoppe!Â This little online store showcases custom designs by Lauren H, a TV and movie writer with a love for geek & pop culture. Featured right now is the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Glass Oval Necklace, Hunger Games and Parks & Recreation mugs. You may custom order the glass, oval necklaces and choose from several other designs like Batman, Angel, and The Simpsons, as well as different colors.
I want to say how amazing it was to talk to such an amazing, ambitious and spirited woman. Katherine Castro a beautiful actress, native to the Dominican Republic chat’s with me about her journey to the states, realizing her dreams as a multiple talented artist, and her upcoming film, Pulse of Indigo. The Pulse of Indigo premiere this Friday, July 20th in Los Angeles and will be released internationally in the Dominican Republic on August 1st at Carribean Cinemas, Fine Arts Novo-Centro in Santo Domingo. In the mean time hear what Katherine has to say about being an actress and her upcoming movie.
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How long have you’ve been an actor and how did you get your start as an actor?
KATHERINE CASTRO: I’m from the Dominican Republic and I got my start as a kid there.Â LikeÂ all kids, I started making shows for my parents at their house parties. I did little one-woman shows, played the piano, and did some monologues. I was always creating and it just became a natural transition for me into school plays in theÂ Dominican Republic. I lived in the United States for awhile. When I lived here in the States I gotÂ involvedÂ in dancing, ballet, jazz, and gymnastics. Â That was some of my first times being on stage in front of a live audience. Then I went back to the Dominican Republic, we were in the states because my Dad was in theÂ militaryÂ and he was working at the Dominican EmbassyÂ in Washington D.C. When his time was up we went backÂ and I knew then that dancing and acting was something that I wanted toÂ continueÂ to explore. I was the happiest when I was doing that.
This was a long time coming, but I finally got the first video up from Comikaze Expo 2011. This interview covers the ever so popular All ThatÂ Reunion Panel at Comikaze Expo, with interviews with Alisa ReyesÂ andÂ Lisa Foilies. Check out the video below and keep a look out for more videos from Comikaze Expo 2011.
No, I am not referring to the movie staring the sexy Zac Efron. I am referring to the way two books in particular have made me feel. My favorite type of story is one that leaves you feeling bittersweet, lusting for more, and may even have you rolling around on the floor because of the drama. A good story is one that takes you out of your own world and puts you in one where in alternate universe you can be the hero. The last time I felt this way was when I was a teenager reading books like His Dark Materials and Harry Potter, fantasy and science fiction books full of love, fighting, and purpose.
The two books I am talking about areÂ Legend by Marie LuÂ andÂ Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.Â I devoured these books. They had everything I want in a story; a strong female character, the fight between good vs. evil, and of course a love interest.
Recently, I was lucky enough to have a chat with Paula Brancati from Degrassi: The Next Generation. You can check out my interview with Paula by clicking here. During our conversation she told me she is starring in a movie called Moon Point. Moon Point is this adorable story about a 24-year old Darryl who goes on a journey in a wagon attached to the back of his friend’s electric wheelchair, to find his one true love. Along this journey he meets new friends and fun characters.
This Thursday, February 2nd is the Canadian release of Moon Point. The movie will officially be in theaters for a week long run in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on February 3rd â€“ February 9th at the AMC Movie Theater at Yonge and Dundas Square.
For my fellow Americans, if you want to see this movie as much as I do, then make it known by liking Moon Point on facebook/MoonPointMovie and twitter @MoonPointMovie.Â Post comments, show your excitement and maybe just maybe the creators and producers can get this movie to premiere in the states. In the mean time check out the trailer below.
Since I can’t get enough Degrassi: The Next Generation, I thought I would interview Paula Brancati who played Jane, a rebellious feminist in seasons 7 and on. Now to be honest I kinda stopped watching around season 5 and 6 as I got engulfed in life and had no cable for a couple years. But after talking to Paula about the last couple seasons, she made me realize I missed some of the best parts of Degrassi. Now, I am on a Degrassi kick catching up (through Netflix) on episodes and loving it.
In addition to being on Degrassi, Paula told me of all the wonderful things going on in her life; from singing on the road with her brother, starring in plays and musicals, and of course making movies. Most recently she released a movie on ABC Family called Desperately Seeking Santa, which if you did not get to see over the holidays you can now view on Hulu. Â Later on in the Interview we talk briefly of a independent film she is starring in called Moon Point, directed by Sean Cisterna, which sadly is not yet in the States but that’s another blog.Â ;)
So, let’s get to know this fun bubbly talented young woman, shall we.
Could you describe to us your character Jane, what she is like in the show for those fans that never watched the later Degrassi episodes?
Totally, well I am off the show now but Jane came in at the beginning of season 7.Â I was on the show for three years and then we sort of did this final Degrassi Takes Manhattan. I think it was called â€œThe Heat Is Onâ€ in the states? It was calledÂ Degrassi Takes Manhattan: The Heat is OnÂ for you guys and that was my characters closing story line. We got to go shoot in New York and that was very cool.
So for giggles, I asked Andrea Lewis who she thought were the top 5 best couples in Degrassi: The Next Generation. Â The list below might be short but I think Andrea tells us why these relationships were the most memorable.
When you’re done reading, comment below and tell us who are your favorite couples were on Degrassi.
If you were a fan of Degrassi: The Next Generation growing up then you remember Andrea Lewis. She played Hazel Aden the snotty sarcastic popular girl who had a sweet side. Since ending her role in Degrassi, Andrea has taken the world by storm. From releasing her album; 5-4-3-2-1, to starring in the Nickelodeon movie Spectacular! and launching her website ThoseGirlsAreWild.com â€”this girl has done it all. We also get to hear a little bit about the pilot show she is working on based on her popular website. Through this pilot, Andrea shows us that’s it’s okay to be a fun and silly girl. You don’t have to conform to what society deems as normal behavior for a women. That is something that I think Defective Geeks and Those Girls Are Wild Ladies have in common. Were all just trying to have a good time.
Below I talk with Andrea about being on Degrassi and the plans for ThoseGirlAreWild.com.