January 12, 2009

The latest on Tonantzin Carmelo

Roscoe Pond reports the latest from actress Tonantzin Carmelo:Hi Roscoe--My new projects include playing the voice and image of Kendra Daniels in the EA video game "DEAD SPACE." My Voice Over Work in a national commercial with Lisa Kudrow. I also just finished a potential recurring Guest Star on a Jerry Bruckheimer, Danny Cannon Pilot called, "The Line."Comment:  I wonder what happened when the Twilight people auditioned Carmelo to play Leah? They did audition her, didn't they? She's cute and a real Native and a proven talent as an actress.

If not Carmelo, how about Crystle Lightning? Or Misty Upham? About the only reason not to hire one of these Indian women is a racist prejudice against them in favor of sexy Disney-style girls.

For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.

Below:  Not "hot" enough to be a Quileute werewolf?


Anonymous said...

Tonatzin would make a great Leah. Not only is she an actual Native, her body type is a bit more in line that Vanessa Hudgens or Brenda Song.

Anonymous said...

She is an excellent actress. wonderful in Imprint. However, my only concern for her to be Leah is she looks a little older than the character calls for. Leah is supposed to be 19 at most - possibly 20. Most of the other native actors cast are pretty young. around 18 to early 20s. However, she could look younger; maybe just looked older for Imprint as she was dressed in business suits etc for part. Its hard to tell.