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Teresa Palmer’s Kick-butt Fantasies of Angelina Jolie

from The New Zealand Herald

Teresa Palmer casting her spell

By Jacqueline Smith

Sorcerer’s Apprentice star Teresa Palmer leaves behind some awkward years as she heads up the Hollywood starlet ranks, writes Jacqueline Smith.

Teresa Palmer thought that being from Adelaide might make a film career an unrealistic option and then she was hand-picked for <i>Wolf Creek</i>. Photo / Supplied

It’s hard to believe Teresa Palmer was less than a babe at school, but she insists she did her time as the nerdy kid.

“I was so dorky up until I was about 14 or 15 and started to get a little bit cooler, but I was a socks and sandals girl. I would wear big frilly socks with sandals and all the kids would tease me.”

Having dealt with her own awkward stage, Palmer says she was able to identify with the nerdy hero of her latest film the The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

She recently fulfilled another fantasy by playing the kick-butt Angelina Jolie-style character in I Am Number Four – dressed top to toe in leather, beating people up and riding a motorcycle. But what is most exciting about that film is she is not only the tough-chick, but the Australian tough-chick.

“It was so refreshing because I haven’t been allowed to be an Aussie so far in my career. But they decided that my character, who is an alien, was placed in Australia as a young girl and grew up as an Australian, so I got to keep my accent – even my Adelaide one, my very thick South Australian accent,” she says proudly.

[ click to read full article at The NZ Herald ]

Posted on September 15, 2010 by Editor

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