By G. Allen Johnson
"I feel like, as a celebrity, I have a responsibility to tell important stories," said Kilcher, calling from Arizona, where she is filming "Shouting Secrets," a movie with an American Indian theme. "Films are very influential, and I especially feel a responsibility to tell stories that have been pushed aside. Being able to shed light on issues that need to be brought to the world."
Unlike many young self-absorbed actors, Kilcher talks openly about starting a family while still in her 20s, and not letting her foot off the pedal when it comes to her causes. She enlisted Malick's help in a "Princess Kaiulani" screening event earlier this week that raised money for Peruvian flood victims.
For more on the movie, see Barbarian Princess Plods, Hawaiians Criticize "Barbarian" Movie, and Princess Kaiulani Trailer. For more on Kilcher, see Q'orianka Kilcher on Ellen Show and "Sedition" and "Savages" in Peru.
Below: "In her second starring role, Q'orianka Kilcher (Pocahontas in The New World) again plays an important historical figure."