Just wanted to put this out here. Alexandra Daddario who plays Kate on white-collar, is one of the key characters in the new movie: Percy Jackson & the Olympians the Lighting the Thief.
Way to go Alexandra!!!
The cool thing for white-collar fans is that, "kate" Alexandra Daddario,--who plays the character of "AnnaBeth Chase" the knowledgeable, trained, battle-wise sword-wielding warrior and half-blood demi-goddess daughter of the Greek goddess Athena (i.e. the Olympian Goddess of Wisdom and battle strategy), in the new Percy Jackson movie-- actually has the opportunity to act for more than 30 seconds at a time.
Alexandra Daddario really can act, although in Percy Jackson she appears to be a teenager. I do not know when the movie was filmed. Her character according to the film is 16 years old. How old is "Kate" supposed to be in White-collar? Has Jeff Easton indicated how old Kate's character was when she met Neal?
I had the opportunity to see the movie this weekend. "Percy Jackson ..." is a family fantasy adventure film, directed by Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films. Personally, I really enjoyed it, and I'm an Adult. Anyone who enjoys Harry Potter and is willing to watch a similarly styled movie centered around Greek mythology with a modern-day twist, as opposed to wizardry, will more than likely enjoy this film.
Again, If you want to see Alexandra Daddario in a key character role where she has the opportunity to really act, wield a sword, and get her hands dirty, in an imagined world where Greek mythology and the present-day collide, then definitely take the time to go see this film, and make-sure to stay for the entire duration of the ending credits
The Romans referred to Athena as "Minerva" and I personally would have loved to see 'Dame' Maggie Smith who plays Professor Minerva MaGonagall in the Harry Potter films, show up as "Athena" because there is something regal about 'Dame' Maggie Smith and I thought Alexandra Daddario played "Athena's" teenage and estranged but knowledgeable warrior-wise; battle ready and sword wielding HALF-blood daughter "AnnaBeth Chase" with both style, and class. Sadly 'Dame' Maggie Smith is not in the film. Hollywood always seems to choose to depict gods and goddesses as being perpetually in their 20s.
Hmmm. The Characters of "Kate/AnnaBeth Chase", apparently both have a thing for bad boys, who are either con men or individuals accused of a crimes without any proof, or respect to an accusations validity. (i.e. in white-collar its Neal, in this movie its Percy) If Kate's character winds up with "AnnaBeth's" fierce warrior skill/determination, and knowledgeable savvy, it will be very interesting to see what happens, when she and Neal, are able to interact together for more than thirty seconds. I think that "Kate" may be able to hold her own, and that the writers of white-collar have a plan which will surprise us when "Kate" has the opportunity to act, since I now know she definitely can act.
One odd, and strangely familiar white-collar parallel that I did note with respect to the "Percy Jackson ..." film's Media Press, is that although Alexandra Daddario is fully credited in the film, and is actually one of the films key/main characters, the press media either omits listing her as a key cast member, when the "stars" of the film are listed in an article, or appears to refer to her essentially as an afterthought, in the article. (Did she intentionally ask not to be mentioned by the media?) In reading reviews of the Percy Jackson movie I felt like I was looking at another agent "Clinton Jones" situation, since white-collar fans know that agent Clinton Jones is a key supporting part of white-collar but is not credited as a key/main cast member. I think he is listed as a guest star. Maybe Alexandra Daddario wants to remain mysterious continually. Hmmm.
Edited by DolphinSong, 16 February 2010 - 07:42 AM.