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Since acting in "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" Alexandra Daddario is beginning to take the world by storm. With more movies coming out in the next year, such as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “Hall Pass”, Alexandra will soon be known all over the world.
How do you think acting has changed your life?
“It’s been a great adventure and learning experience so far. I’ve been able to meet
a lot of wonderful, brilliant people; I’ve been able to travel, move to Los Angeles,
and accomplish things I never thought I was capable of.”
What part of acting is the most appealing?
“Acting was something I gravitated towards when I was young. Movies always inspired
me. There are so many stories in life that I feel it is important to tell and being
part of telling them and inspiring other people is incredibly rewarding. Working on
a film like Percy was particularly amazing because I saw myself reflected in so many
of the fans of the movie and the books. It’s wonderful to be part of what inspired
me when I was young. I think you should always try to do work you love, and I love
acting. I feel incredibly lucky to be part of this business.”
Since you’ve become an actress, what’s the most exciting experience you’ve had?
“It’s hard to choose just one. The first commercial I booked was so insanely
exciting. I couldn’t sleep the night before and still had tons of energy on set. And
everything I booked after that – just knowing that I was going to be on a set was
enough to send me into fits of jumping up and down and screaming like a maniac. Kind
of like when Abigail Breslin finds out she’s going to be in the beauty pageant in
“Little Miss Sunshine.” Being able to meet other actors who have been doing this
much longer than I have, and to hear their wisdom – that is pretty exciting as well.
Another moment that stands out: We traveled to San Francisco for the first
Percy event and everyone screamed as we walked in. I think you can see the look of
shock on my face in the video. It was exciting to be part of something so huge.”
What was it like working with Logan Lerman?
“Working with Logan was great. He’s a fantastic actor and a wonderful person. I’ve
said it many times, but I am truly lucky to have worked with such funny, smart and
Will you be coming to Michigan any time soon?
“Unfortunately, I don’t have plans to go to Michigan as of now. But a lot of
projects are shooting there, so you never know!”
What do you have coming up?
“Up next, I have a movie coming out called Hall Pass on February 25, 2011. I also
just wrapped an episode of White Collar that will air in January.”