Teen frenzy in Kelowna over 90210 and Glee stars
When an thespian from TV’s 90210 assimilated one of a new faces from Glee to film a thriller in Kelowna, some of those thrills were off-screen among teen fans of both shows.
“It was crazy, we were like a Beatles,” says Vancouver-born Jessica Lowndes with a laugh. The 23-year-old Lowndes has played uneasy teen incited nation thespian Arianna for a past 4 years on 90210, with a fifth deteriorate of a CW array set to start filming in Los Angeles in July.
For a past month she has been in a Okanagan city co-starring with American actor Grant Gustin (rival glee-club personality Sebastian in Glee) in a Lifetime channel thriller A Mother’s Nightmare.
Lowndes plays a partner who turns aroused when Gustin’s teenage impression tries to dump her. Joining them in a expel is American actor Annabeth Gish (Mystic Pizza, Brotherhood) as Gustin’s mother.
Filming is still a newness in a Okanagan city, and fan recognition strike a rise when they filmed for 4 days during Mount Boucherie delegate school.
“That’s unequivocally a demographic of both a shows, a infancy of high propagandize students,” says Lowndes, who spent summers in a Okanagan with her family when she was flourishing adult in Vancouver.
The new film was created by Vancouver’s Shelley Gillen and is being destined and constructed by a Vancouver father and mother organisation of Vic Sarin (director) and Tina Pehme (producer). They are venturing into TV cinema after collaborating on several underline films including a strike family play A Shine of Rainbows.
Pehme says they suspicion of a Okanagan as a filming plcae after screening A Shine of Rainbows during a festival in Kelowna.
“Vic unequivocally favourite a demeanour of it, a unequivocally opposite demeanour from Vancouver,” says Pehme. “He likes a dried landscape and a sunsets adult here.”
This book was creatively set in Seattle. They altered a environment to a tiny Washington state city to take advantage of a Okanagan locations.
“They’re unequivocally perplexing to build their film courtesy here,” says Pehme. “It’s a smaller place, so it’s easier to get around.”
When they filmed during a school, students were invited to be extras in corridor scenes, and some students in a school’s film module interned behind a scenes.
Lowndes, who started her possess behaving career when she was 17, acted for photos with a students and her castmates during filming breaks.
“I found it unequivocally inspiring, we like that they’re still examination 90210, or we wouldn’t have a pursuit right now,” she says. “I wish we all done it a good knowledge for them.”
On another stormy filming day, Lowndes was filming an interior stage in downtown Kelowna while a organisation of teen girls waited for 8 hours outward in a rain.
“They had a 90210 DVDs, they were so respectful and so sweet. we hung out a small bit. They had watched each singular part of a show.”
For 22-year-old Gustin, a fan courtesy is a new thing. The Virginia-born actor was a repeated impression in a final deteriorate of Glee, after removing his uncover business start final year in a furloughed U.S. prolongation of West Side Story.