Monday, July 16, 2012

Danielle Campbell - Movie

Danielle Campbell - Movie

By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

Danielle Campbell
Challenging Medea Under Protection!

Danielle Campbell (Lionsgate Photo)

     She is a relative newcomer on the Hollywood scene but her acting skills says veteran. Seventeen year-old native Chicagoan Danielle Campbell had what some would consider a role of a life time playing the rebellious, poor little rich girl Cindy Needlelman who challenges the authority of none other than the infamous Madea in Tyler Perry’s latest flick, “Madea’s Witness Protection.” 

    Campbell’s passion for acting blossomed at the tender age of ten. She began doing national commercials in her home town and broke into TV as a guest star on the hit drama series “Prison Break,” appearing on seven episodes. This was followed by her first TV Movie leading role as Jessica Olson in the Disney Channel Original Movie “StarStruck.” This was followed with a Disney feature film “Prom.”

Danielle at Madea Premiere (RMM Photo)
  Campbell not only possesses the cutie-pie looks and bubbly, warm personality that attracts like a mega-ton magnet; she has both feet on the ground in terms of the reality of the business in which she works. She was a hands down favorite on the red carpet at the New York Premiere of “Madea’s Witness Protection.” 

   When asked to break down her experience working with the renown Tyler Perry and the fun associated with it, Campbell lights up, “That was all that we did while we were filming. We were cracking up the entire time. They would call cut and you could hear the entire crew roar in laughter. It was so much fun to film. I had a great time.” Campbell has to explain the bedroom scene where Madea dumps the bucket of water on her when she refuses to get up. Again, Campbell is laughing, “That’s my favorite scene. Before I got the water poured on me, Madea had to scream at me and I screamed back at her because I didn’t want to get out of bed. So were arguing back and forth to get ourselves really ramped up with anger and it got to the point where it was so funny, we started cracking up.”

Danielle Campbell (Disney Photo)
      Rich and spoiled Cindy Needleman was so filled with resentment and anger. Where did Campbell go inside to create that personality on screen? She flashes that sweet innocent “who me” smile and says, “You know, I think it was just kind of like me playing off of Madea’s energy and kind of what I’ve seen in movies and stuff. I hope I would never get that mad at somebody. There’s no reason to.” When she looks back at the entire experience with this project, what did she take away from it? Campbell reflects, “The people that I got to filmed with are going to be life long friends. I had such a blast with all of them. They were veteran actors that I’ve been watching since I was a little girl and I just had a blast filming with everybody. Honestly, I was honored to take this role. I’ve been watching Madea movies since I was so young growing up and I could not believe when I heard that I got the role.” 

Madea - Nuff said! (Lionsgate Photo)

   What was it like for a Chicago girl working in Atlanta? Campbell lights up, “Oh my gosh, it was so fun! There are so many great things out in Atlanta and the people are so nice. Honestly, I have nothing bad to say about Atlanta.” “Madea’s Witness Protection” may be the best Madea movie yet!

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