Elena Kampouris is dishing deets about the upcoming movie adaptation of Lauren Oliver‘s bestselling book Before I Fall!
“We shot in Vancouver, specifically the majestic mountains of Squamish (near Whistler), breathtaking locations,” Elena told JJJ. “Ry Russo Young directed and it was absolutely amazing to work with a female director. It’s so rare and I think we need more of a women’s touch behind the camera! Which is why I loved working with Nia [Vardalos], who not only stars but wrote and produced [My Big Fat] Greek Wedding!”
Elena continued, “I’m excited for people to see Before I Fall though because it’s a dark teen drama, total departure from this comedy. I play Juliet, a severely bullied girl who is so abused in school that she has been driven to insanity and suicide. The film deals with important teen issues like bullying, teen drinking and partying, and also teen suicide. It’s an emotional ride, comes out sometime next year!”