Summarized by Rosemary Pollock
BYU student lands lead role in upcoming Disney flick
(BYU) Daily Universe 3Jun99 L2
By Ariel Cassady: NewsNet Staff Writer
Brigham Young University sophomore, Erin Chambers, has landed the lead
role in an upcoming Disney movie, "Don't Look Under the Bed." The
Halloween movie will premier in October on the Disney Channel and will
have Erin playing an older sister who will help her younger brother deal
with a prank-playing boogey man.
Chambers, 19, was chosen for the part through an agent from Eastman
Agency of Salt Lake City. Carole Turcotte of Toronto, Ontario
negotiated the deal with Disney's freelance casting director. "Erin is
just a real person," Turcotte said. "Even if an actor is amazing on
camera, directors really appreciate when actors are easy-going when the
camera stops rolling."
"One of Chambers' best qualities is her youthful appearance," Turcotte
commented. "She is l9, but she can play l5 or l6-year-old parts
realistically." Managing school and an acting career has been
challenging for Chambers who understands that this is a
once-in-a-life-time opportunity. "There have been times when Erin will
have to miss class because she has an audition, but she will also miss
adutions because she feels she has missed too much school," Turcotte
Explaining why Johnson, a freelance casting director hired by Disney,
picked her over a Los Angeles actress for the part, Turcott said, "She
has a great look, red hair, a great smile." "We hit it off right away.
I knew I had to have her, and casting people love her."
"Filming has lasted six weeks and will wrap-up in the next week,"
Johnson said. "The film will then go into post-production so it will be
ready for its October release." "Don't Look Under the Bed" will air in
October on the Disney Channel.