Although the pilot I shot in December (with Jennie Garth, John O’Hurley, and Rachel Cannon) was not picked up by ABC Family (BOO!!!!) you can still watch it on the web at http://vimeo.com/39024851 (YEAH!!!)
If you like it, tweet me at @sadiecalvano and let me know!!
11-11-11 was a BIG day – a HUGE day… J. EDGAR opened nationwide (my first feature film) and I was cast in the new abc family pilot, VILLAGE PEOPLE, starring Jennie Garth (WOOT-WOOT!). The show is sort of like Juno meets Parenthood. My character, Ione, is a 15 year old kid who is in foster care because her parents robbed a jewelry store and went to prison. Remarkably, Ione is relatively undamaged by all this drama, and is smart, funny, thoughtful and articulate…oh, there is one small problem though… I am seven months pregnant. In the show! Again, like the smoking thing – this is my character – not ME. Anyway, Ione is stupid enough to get pregnant but smart enough to know she can’t raise a child, so she finds someone, Alexa (Jennie Garth), to adopt the baby. The script is super funny and I cannot wait to meet the rest of the cast and start working on it!
It is also super cool because for the past couple of years I have been involved with this charity called BAGS 4 KIDS that puts together comfort packs of stuff to help foster kids feel less scared and alone when they are taken into the system. So, playing a foster kid who puts her baby up for adoption will hopefully give me a chance to raise awareness about how people (like YOU!) can help make a difference in a foster kids life. You can learn more about how you can get involved at www.bags4kids.org Check it out!