Inspirational Women In Hollywood: How Twilight Star Jodelle Ferland Is Helping To Shake Up The Entertainment Industry
…I wish someone had told me it’s okay to not have everything figured out. No one really knows what they’re doing, we’re all just sort of pretending to. I think that’s true for most people, regardless of their career path. It’s okay to make mistakes along the way. It’s okay to change your mind about what you want to do at any point in your life. As a kid you sort of expect some kind of magical transformation when you reach adulthood, like you’ll become a different person or something. But you don’t, you’re still you.
As a part of our series about Inspirational Women In Hollywood, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Jodelle Ferland.
Jodelle Ferland’s blossoming career spans over two decades with a résumé that includes over 75 film and television credits.
In 1999, at the age of four, Jodelle’s first leading role in MERMAID earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special and won her a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television Movie.
Jodelle’s 2004 starring role in the ABC TV series Kingdom Hospital got the notice of director Christophe Gans, who then cast her to play the triple roles in Sony Pictures’ psychological horror SILENT HILL (2006). Jodelle earned Genie and Saturn Award nominations in 2007 for her starring role alongside Jeff Bridges in TIDELAND, directed by Terry Gilliam. Shortly thereafter, she landed a starring role in CASE 39 opposite Renée Zellweger and Bradley Cooper. In 2007, her leading role opposite Sissy Spacek in the Hallmark feature PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS earned her a Camie Award.
In 2010, Jodelle joined the TWILIGHT cast and was seen in ECLIPSE playing BREE, who was the subject of Stephenie Meyer’s most recent book, THE SHORT SECOND LIFE OF BREE TANNER. Some of Jodelle’s other titles include GIRL FIGHT…