June Cover Girl: Jodelle Ferland
1. You have been acting since you were a little girl, what was the first project you remember filming?
“I’m not exactly sure. I remember little bits¬†of different projects I did when I was really young, but¬†the first¬†one that comes to mind would be a Pedialyte commercial I did when I was about 3 years old. I¬†only had¬†one line, it was, “More Pedialyte, please!” and I held out a little cup with a big smile on my face. I remember that one really distinctly for some reason…I guess I must’ve had fun on set.”
2. What has been your favorite project so far?
That’s a really tough one! Most people would assume my favorite is ECLIPSE, but I’m not sure if that’s what I’d pick, actually. I did a¬†TV movie called CELINE a few years ago, where I played a young Celine Dion. It was really fun, and I had such a great time filming.¬†I didn’t actually get to sing in it, but that’s still one of my favorites¬†so far.
3. How were you inspired to become an actress?
Well, since I started acting when I was¬†2¬†years old, I¬†wasn’t really “inspired”. My brother and sister used to do acting, and honestly, I don’t even remember, but apparently I found it very interesting! My mom took me to the agency and¬†I started out with commercials…and now here I am today.
4. What has been a type of character you haven’t gotten to play yet, that you hope to?
Hmm…I’ve already done so many! Dead girl, check. Vampire, check. Evil clone, check.¬†Princess/Queen, check. Normal girl, check (that’s not much fun though). I don’t think I’ve ever done a¬†crazy girl. It might be fun to mix it up a little, right?
5. Who has been your favorite person to work with?
Probably¬†Renee Zellweger, though I don’t like picking favorites.¬†I did CASE 39 with her. She’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.¬†Most of our scenes in the movie were with each other, and I really¬†enjoyed spending time with her. She’s such a generous person. We really got along well, and I’d love to have the opportunity to work¬†with her again.
6. With all the hype about Eclipse, do you think new doors will be¬†open for you in the acting world?
I don’t think it’s possible for¬†somebody to be in a movie as big as ECLIPSE and not have their career change.¬†There are definitely more doors opening for me.¬†TWILIGHT is a name that pretty much the whole world recognizes, and¬†it’s¬†basically the best possible thing to have on the top of¬†my resume.¬†Not that¬†I didn’t have anything good on it before, but¬†something about THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE¬† just looks impressive.
7. What was it like working with Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and¬†Robert Pattinson?
Amazing!¬†It was so much fun. You never¬†know whether celebrities are going to be really nice or¬†complete snobs (but most of them are nice) so it’s always reassuring to know that they haven’t let their fame get to their heads. I was¬†a little¬†nervous meeting them, but once I got to know everybody, that wore off,¬†and I didn’t¬†really think of¬†them as celebrities anymore. I really enjoyed¬†being able to meet and spend time with the whole¬†ECLIPSE cast. I’ve actually worked with Kristen before, on THE MESSENGERS, but that was before¬†the whole Twilight/Bella thing happened. It was great to work with her again. It’s too bad I’m not in BREAKING DAWN! But I’m not complaining. The fact that I got to be in ECLIPSE is amazing.
8. Have you read the TWILIGHT SAGA books before you found out about ECLIPSE?
I think I was just finishing the BREAKING DAWN book when I¬†got called for¬†the Bree audition.¬†I loved the series,¬†it was absolutely fantastic.¬†I’m a total bookworm, and I¬†just can’t put a book down once I start reading it. Especially a¬†good book. So¬†I didn’t get much sleep while I was reading the TWILIGHT series. I can¬†honestly read until 5 o’clock in the morning if¬†I’m really into the book. Probably later, if I wasn’t afraid that¬†I’d fall asleep¬†while eating breakfast.
9. Aside from ECLIPSE, do you have any other projects coming soon that we should look out for?
I’m going to be really busy this year…I’ll be doing quite a lot of traveling for ECLIPSE publicity. Basically all¬†year long.¬†In between that, I’m filming a movie called MIGHTY FINE with¬†Chazz Palminteri,¬†as well as¬†a short film called MONSTER and a TV movie called ICE QUAKE.
10. If you weren’t an actress, what would you want to do?
I don’t know exactly. I’m¬†into entertainment and art. Since I’m already in the entertainment business, I guess I’d be an artist. I really enjoy painting, drawing and pretty much anything else¬†that involves creativity.
Jodelle as Bree from TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE