by Alyssa King–Carsen Grey, the 11-year-old Skidegate singer, is in Australia filming a live action version of the movie Peter Pan. Cast as Tiger Lily, Carsen auditioned in Vancouver and beat out 5,000 other actors. With no set experience, this is a major part for such a young girl, but her agent says Carsen has the star quality and “it” presence that sets her apart from other fledglings.
Carsen sang in Haida for her second audition and the casting director – the same guy who discovered Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake – loved her. He promised to fight to get Carsen the role, and compared her voice to another of his discoveries – Christina Aguilera.
After meeting Peter Pan’s director and producer – who praise Carsen’s poise and manners – it was set. Carsen had won the role.
Carsen will return to Vancouver in a couple of weeks and her agents say a role in the new J.Lo flick may be her next project. She is also up for a few other films.
From Haida Gwaii to Hollywood, watch for Skidegate’s Carsen Grey!
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