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A slew of new faces has been added to the cast of Rose McGowan's next project, "Napa." Well, they're familiar faces, but faces nonetheless!
Variety reports that Sean "Samwise Gamgee" Astin will be joining Taryn Manning, Kevin Pollak and Johnathon Schaech in the indie thriller. Manning, who first broke through in "8 Mile," recently starred in "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll"; Schaech previously shared the screen with McGowan in Gregg Araki's hyper-violent and sexy '95 film "The Doom Generation." Get More »
You may have first seen Taryn Manning when she played Britney's BFF in the coming-of-age dramedy "Crossroads," but you probably know her best for the edgier roles that came later (and seemed to suit her better) in films like "Hustle & Flow" and "8 Mile."
Over the last decade, Manning has proven her staying power, transitioning from teen queen to leading lady with ease. These days she's prepping for the release of her film "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll," in which she plays a determined, if somewhat misguided, manager trying to save the career of a rock star (played by a guyliner-wearing Kevin Zegers) who's on the brink of losing it all. And trust us, it's not going to be easy to keep this ship from sinking.
We got the lowdown on what draws Manning toward music-centered stories, how she navigated from "It" girl to thespian and why every actor needs to have at least one "serious hobby." Get More »
"There are two movies that really stand out for me. The first is 'Purple Rain.'
"I mean, it was Prince! It was music! It was just, like, a totally awesome experience. Prince was my very first concert ever. My mom took me when I was five, and then she covered my eyes with her hands the whole time. I could still see though. It didn't work!
Prince became such an inspiration to me after that, so 'Purple Rain' really made a lasting impression.