Elena Kampouris is dishing deets about the upcoming movie adaptation of Lauren Oliver‘s bestselling book Before I Fall!
The 18-year-old actress stars in the film alongside Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Medalion Rahimi, Cynthy Wu, and Kian Lawley.
“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!”
Check out this new interview with the super talented Elena Kampouris!
The 18-year-old actress stars as Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian’s (John Corbett) daughter Paris in the highly-anticipated new film My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which hits theaters Friday, March 25!
We caught up with Elena to chat about the film and what it was like working alongside Alex Wolff, who plays her love interest! Check it:
JustJaredJr.com: Tell us about your audition and how the role came about for you!
Elena Kampouris: It was by far the strangest audition process ever for me, starting with the fact that I was reluctant to even audition for it! That may sound crazy but I grew up in a Greek household adoring this film, and knowing that I have fair skin and light eyes, I’m not a very convincing looking Greek. With that, I knew my chances for landing the role were slim because the audition description even said they were looking for Hispanic, Israeli, Mediterranean looking girls and I was aware that they were auditioning hundreds!
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Elena Kampouris hugs Nia Vardalos tight while leaving the SiriusXM studios in New York City on Friday morning (March 18).
The two My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 actresses are promoting their new film, which is out in theaters on March 25th.
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Later on in the night, Nia and Elena attended the Mamarazzi screening and Q&A session for the film.
“This is what a dream maker looks like,” Elena shared on Instagram with a pic of her and Nia. So sweet!
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Elena Kampouris leans on a chair in this breathtaking pic from the new issue of Schon magazine.
The 18-year-old My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 star chatted about the film and her fear that she wasn’t Greek enough for the role.
“I am Greek,” Elena shared. “A lot of people don’t believe it when I say it because I’m blonde, I have fair skin. I figured they’d want a Mediterranean, Israeli, Hispanic looking girl and I know I don’t look like that. But I knew that if I didn’t get this part, I would not only be rejected by the movie, I’d be rejected by family! I think everybody has dealt with having an overwhelming or embarrassing family, dealing with dysfunction. At the end of the day, Greeks have one volume: loud.”
She added, “All I can say is that I’m not getting married. The rest, you’ll have to wait and see.”
Yael Grobglas toasts to Nanette Lepore‘s new collection during the presentation at Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week held at Baccarat Hotel on Thursday night (February 18) in New York City.
“At #nanettelepore ! #nyfw. Stunning clothes. Stunning room,” the 31-year-old Jane The Virgin actress shared on Instagram during the presentation.
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 star Elena Kampouris is also pictured at the presentation, showing off her chic dress alongside some of the new collection pieces.
Ingrid Nilsen wears her hair in a slick bob for the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2016 presentation at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on Tuesday night (February 16) in New York City.
The 27-year-old beauty guru was joined at the New York Fashion Week event by Elle Winter, Elena Kampouris, Alyssa Campanella and Zella Day.
Ingrid is also pictured below at the Karen Walker fashion show the day before while Zella was spotted at the Thomas Wylde, Rachel Zoe, Baja East, and Rebecca Minkoff shows over the weekend.
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Ciara Bravo catches up with Elena Kampouris while on a filming break in Vancouver, Canada earlier this week.
The 18-year-old actress had some downtime from filming her new TV show, Second Chance, to reunite with Elena, who she starred with in Nickelodeon’s Jinxed.
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Elena is also filming a new project — Before I Fall, alongside Zoey Deutch and Halston Sage.
Ciara‘s series, formerly titled Frankenstein Code, is expected to debut in 2016 on Fox.
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Elena Kampouris poses for a picture with her director Jason Reitman at a screening for their new movie Men, Women, and Children on Tuesday evening (October 14) in New York City.
Also in attendance at the screening was The Last Five Years star Jeremy Jordan.
The cast and crew of the movie are encouraging fans to join in on the #DisconnectToConnect day on Saturday (October 18). To participate, unplug yourself from social media and connect with friends and family by actually talking to them! Oh, and go see the movie in theaters this weekend while you’re at it.