Strangely as this may sound, I was holidaying in India and went to visit the Taj Mahal on the 20th December 2006. I was there standing in the middle of the front garden staring at the Taj Mahal when my partner ask me to ask the girl standing next to me if she could take a photo for us. The girl shifted her sunnies to the top of her head turned around and said "sure", although she look awfully familiar I couldn’t figured out where I had seen her. It was only a brief encounter and I didn’t take any pictures of her. Even though she wasn’t wearing make up she still looks absolutely stunning. She blended into the crowd of Indians very well wearing jeans and a Indian shawl, no one seem to know who she was. I’m truly grateful that I got to meet her in an unexpected place. Afterall it’s only a once in a lifetime meeting, doesn’t come twice.
Thanks to Mz Tammy for sharing her encounter with all of us!
Kreuk, who turns out to be as intelligent as she is beautiful — and as sweet and as charming, so you don’t have to hate her — seems to be at a turning point in her career. She’s toying with a move to New York, she says. She’s not even sure if she wants to be an actor forever.
Kreuk never went after an acting career. It came to her. The Vancouver native intended to go to Simon Fraser University to study environmental or forensic science, but then a casting director contacted her high school during a search for a Chinese-Canadian actor to take a role on TV’s Edgemont. Kreuk (her father is Dutch and her mother is Indonesian Chinese) got the role, despite having no real prior acting experience.
And after Edgemont came Smallville, both of which were filmed in Vancouver.
“I’m 24 now and I’m not sure I want to stay there forever,” she says, “but I don’t know. Vancouver is still home. My family is there, and the people in Smallville are important to me.”
From today’s eTalk Daily, 5 things you should know about Kristin:
5. Kristin first big break happened at school. 4. Kristin is global. Her mom is Indonesian Chinese, her grandmother is Jamaican Indonesian / Chinese and her father is Dutch. 3. Kristin inspired the Eurotrip theme song "Scotty Doesn't Know" 2. Kristin’s skin is flawless and is the longest running spokesperson for Neutrogena. 1. Steve Carell had his eyes on Kristin for the role of Agent 99 which Kristin lost to Anne Hathaway.
The Agent 99 rumor mill continues running! At least it wasn’t--Kristin likes walking around her house naked.
Kreuk, who comes from Vancouver, is a revelation as Naseem. She not only captures the accent and authentic feel of a daughter of India but, of the three leads, is the only one to find a spirited inner life.
They misspelled her last name in the actual review, it was bugging me so I changed it to the correct spelling above.
‘Partition’ is a film worth seeing. It tells a story about the evils of racial and religious intolerance and humanizes it by showing how it can destroy the innocent.
And it gives us a glowing panorama of India in all its eye-filling splendor.
To read the full review click here! Warning: there's somewhat spoilers within.
The powerful film features a mesmerizingly beautiful score by Brian Tyler, incorporating many ethnic instruments into the exotic tapestry of his orchestration. Lushly romantic and evocative, this may be Tyler’s best score and album yet!
Partition was featured in this weekend's issue of The Province and an interesting quote is found in the article in reference to Kristin's looks as a Pakistani, which has been a big debate around the internet:
Kreuk’s ethnic mix of Dutch and Chinese worked for the Indian audiences who have seen the film, Sarin says. “A lot of people think (Kristin) comes from the west Pakistan area, that skin tone.”
Vic Sarin hopes his epic love story Partition makes the Critic Circle's coveted list next year. The Vancouver-based filmmaker and master cinematographer welcomed a capacity house to the exclusive, invitation-only Vancouver screening of the film that stars British actor Jimi Mistry, Smallville's Kristin Kreuk and Nev Campbell. Seville Pictures toasted the world premiere of its $10-million investment‹a story of boy meets girl during India and Pakistan's bloody political separation‹with a Hollywood-style opening at the Ridge Theatre followed by an A-list bash at Maurya Indian Restaurant. The must-see film opens Feb. 2.
This year's Top 99 Women of 2007 got 8.5 million votes worldwide, 6 million more than last year's!
AskMen.com’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women list first emerged as an attempt to counterbalance the surplus of "Most Sexy" and "Most Beautiful" lists published by other men's lifestyle outlets. In casting their votes for the annual Top 99 Most Desirable Women, AskMen.com readers are asked to look beyond the nominees’ surface assets and take into account the character traits that they would prize in a girlfriend or wife, such as strength of personality, ambition or intelligence.
So here's what happened in the interview from MTV Screen:
- The promos said Kristin’s character in the movie falls in love with the wrong man at the wrong time. And they showed a clip of Kristin saying imitating or imitation or something.
-. The Vic talks about inspirations for the movie. Kristin said it’s a huge time in history for people that she learned about this while making the movie and that people should go read a book on this or google it.
- Jimi Mistry said Kristin is a great girl and enjoyed spending time with her and that she has a great personality.
- Kristin then said Jimi is a great actor and also funny.
- They asked Kristin if they played joke on each other and Kristin said she doesn't like to get played jokes on so they didn’t do it. They cut into a clip from premiere with Kristin making weird face at Jimi.
1. Partition 2. The Crossing 3. Attack at the Crossing 4. Naseem's Journey 5. Transformation of Gian 6. Water 7. Sirsa 8. Coming of Age 9. Death Train 10. Tears of Joy 11. Bombay 12. Hilltop Decision 13. New Delhi, 1942 14. Gian's Plea 15. Rain Dance 16. Crossing the Border 17. Festival Of Holi 18. Confrontation 19. Vijay 20. Gian to Margaret's 21. Naseem and Gian 22. Free 23. Separation 24. Shimla 25. Villagers Demand Naseem 26. Partition End Title
Don't you hate it when they don't put the music from the trailers into the soundtrack... *sigh*
Oh well, I've read more than once anyway that the score in Partition is GREAT!
DC COMICS' CHARACTER MARTIAN MANHUNTER COMES TO CLARK'S AID - Clark (Tom Welling) is attacked and wakes up in a mental asylum where the attending physician, Dr. Hudson, tells him he has been there for five years due to his elaborate fantasy that he has alien superpowers. In this new world, Martha (Annette O'Toole) is married to Lionel Luthor (John Glover), Chloe (Allison Mack) is deemed insane and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) chose Clark over Lex (Michael Rosenbaum). Lana begs Clark to agree to Dr. Hudson's treatments so they can be together, but when a fellow patient named John, A.K.A Martian Manhunter (guest star Phil Morris), tells him the good doctor is actually a phantom and he needs to kill him in order to return to reality, Clark must make the toughest decision of his life.
Composer Brian Tyler was at the Todd-AO scoring stage today to record the orchestral component to his music for the Canadian independent drama, Partition. Taking place in 1947, Partition is about a forbidden love between two people set against the backdrop of India's independence from the British Empire, and the re-emergence of the conflict with Pakistan.
Varese Sarabande will release Brian's score for Partition on January 30, 2007 (with a running time of 78:17). Of Brian's score, Partition director Vic Sarin writes:
"If a picture can tell a thousand words, one music note can evoke a thousand emotions. What struck me when I first heard the music that Brian Tyler had composed for Partition was how beautifully it captured and embodied the emotion of the movie. When music and picture come together in this way I feel true movie magic is created." (Full notes to appear in the CD booklet)
Partition will be released to theatres in Canada on February 2, 2007.
I finally got a hold of the Elle Canada issue with Kristin featured inside it and took the liberty to make bigger scans of the pages.
Along with the 3 pages, I also scanned the one picture from Partition of Kristin and Jamine Sarin which I recall someone saying how they wanted that picture in a larger format because it was so adorable… which I have to agree! Well, here they are:
As a new spokesperson for Neutrogena, Ms. Castillo will be featured in both national TV and print campaigns. She joins fellow Neutrogena spokespersons Kelly Preston, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, Julie Bowen, Kristin Kreuk and Paola Rey, each of whom will continue in their role as Neutrogena representatives.
Ok, so here's the thing, I was talking to my friend when he came from Vancouver to visit for a short time. He goes there for University. Anywase, we were telling each other about our lives and all that, and then I told him about Smallville, because after a few discussions about concerts and books, my life sucks, so I talk about Smallville. When I was telling him about this stupid season, he said these three little words, "I met Kristin." Of course, I died, but after fanning myself into consciousness, he told me about his meeting with her.
He said that he met her in Vancouver in the Body Worlds convention in November, around 9-11. He was there with his girlfriend checking the place out then all of a sudden, he noticed someone looking awfully familiar. He asked his girlfriend if that girl he was looking at was Kristin Kreuk, and she said that it might be. When they kinda walked closer to her, they KNEW it was Kristin Kreuk!!
He said that she was with a blonde girl, which I presume was Karen because he said that she had long hair, so it can't be Allison Mack. She wasn't with any guy so no, Mark. He also said that neither of them really wanted to ask for her autograph because they were too scared and plus she was blending in with the crowd very well, so he didn't want to disturb her.
"After 2006, the cinema can only take best. In any case, several Canadian films hope to land in Cannes. It could be even that 2007 constitute a big year as regards the Quebec presence in the great appointments of cinema."
Partition is listed as one of the many Canadian films.
VIC SARIN, the Kashmir-born, Australia-raised Canadian director, and producer-wife Tina Pehme premiered their feature film Partition at the Ridge Theatre Wednesday. The romantic epic stars young Yorkshireman Jimi Mistry as a former British Indian Army soldier who falls in love with a teenage girl -- played by city-raised Kristin Kreuk -- during the murderous conflicts of India and Pakistan's political separation in 1947.
Carrying actor-son Jaden Rain, who plays Mistry and Kreuk's child in the picture, Sarin hosted a post-premiere party at the Maurya Indian restaurant. That's where entrepreneur-attendees Robin Dhir and Randeep Singh Sarai, who are Canadian Conservative and Liberal party organizers, hunkered happily with none of the partition-style animosity that once riddled fellow apparatchiks.
Good news to all the Canadian fans who were worried that the movie was going to be release in limited locations as well as those American fans that live minutes from the border (there's a Cineplex theater in Windsor)!
Partition is found in the coming soon releases for Cinplex Entertainment theaters, which are found across all 7 Canadian provinces.
Plus, "Smallville's" Kristin Kreuk moves to the big screen in the epic film, "Partition." It's a love story played out against the backdrop of religious border clashes during the early independence of India. But the stars insist it's not a political film.
They talked about so many things regarding the movie. Kristin was in it plenty and she was interviewed a lot.
They filmed the director and 2 producers talking about casting KK for the role of Naseem. The director, Vic, said that they looked for actresses in India and London and other places, but they chose Kristin because she was very passionate and that she can capture the innocence of a young girl and also the maturity of a mother because her character has a lot of transitions in the movie. the director said that casting Kristin would be "dynamite" and that he has no doubt in his mind that she will be "excellent". One of the producers said she was very exotic and beautiful. Vic said, "She's our girl."
KK on set: It's the best script I've ever read and it's a story that I think is very important right now, especially today. There's so much hatred out there because of people's religions, and I think it's very important to show that people of different backgrounds and religions can come together and love each other.
Well... at least that's my order most of the time at Starbucks...*ahem* Anywhoo..&br;&br;Kristin was spotted last Thursday at a Starbucks in downtown Vancouver ordering a low-fat something or another, the person severing her the low-fat something or another said Kristin was really nice and pretty personable with her.&br;&br;Yeah...I'm about to get really nice and personable with someone at Starbucks right now...Mmmm frappuccino.&br;&br;Thanks to Mike for his friend's encounter!
Last night on Global TV a promo for this week's ET Canada aired and in the promo it spoke of Kristin appearing on the show sometime this week.&br;&br;There was no date... just that she would be one of the many celebs to appear on this week's show! So keep a look out, you Canadians you...&br;&br;Thanks to Yojimbo for the info!
I've gotten a few people asking where they can find the Elle Canada.com issue with Kristin here in the U.S.
And the truth is I don't think there's anywhere to find it here. A few of us American Kristin went in a hunt to find a store where you can buy it here and we haven't had any luck. So we or as else I thanks to another American Kreuk fan, had to result to buying the issue online.
For 11.00 US dollars you can get yourself an issue off of ebay. Right now there's 3 being sold here.
- Kristin extinguished the rumor of the Agent 99 casting.
- Also comments on the rumor about walking around naked in her house...which she responded by saying, if she were to do that she wouldn’t tell people.
- She knocked down the whole body-double issue with some power. She said that she doesn’t need to tell the exec's that she doesn't want to show off her back or her naked body. She said that if it’s not right for the part, then they know she won’t do it.
India 1940s. The British are leaving and violence erupts between Muslims and Sikhs, rather than Hindus. Another setting for Romeo and Juliet. You know there will be no happy ending. There never has been in a film touching these issues.
The story moves along fairly smoothly, although some scenes feel a bit jumpy in that they're short. It sounds almost like a Hollywood soundtrack. The plot is a bit simple too, that outside of the initial dispute, everything gets resolved almost a little too easily, and the end is almost physically unbelievable, without giving away what happens, you'll have to see for yourself.
Overall, it's an enjoyable film, if you'll pardon the lack of political correctness in choice of words. One forgets from time to time that Kristin Kreuk is not actually Indian, but the two leads are well played. The best scene in the film? At the train station where they're separated by the train tracks, a meaningful setting complimenting the title and one of the main themes.
With or without its super-beings and special effects, Smallville remains a great character-driven serial drama, at times as sexy and romantic and melodramatic as any other on television. The most recent proof is in an especially strong scene between Clark and Lana near the end of tonight's episode - one that plays as powerfully as it does because we have been following the relationship between these two characters for more than five years, and because Tom Welling and Kristin Kreuk have developed such intimate chemistry during that time. Watching them as they look at each other with wide-eyed passion, both keenly aware that after being so close for so many years they are keeping huge secrets from each other, you may feel as if you shouldn't be in the room with them at so personal a moment. Kreuk has never been lovelier than she is in this scene. Clark and Lana may be the best looking star-crossed couple in television history.
TORI SPELLING (BEVERLY HILLS 90210) GUEST STARS AND TOM WELLING DIRECTS After Lana (Kristin Kreuk) confesses to Chloe (Allison Mack) she has reservations about marrying Lex due to her lingering feelings for Clark (Tom Welling), The Daily Planet gossip columnist, Linda Lake (Tori Spelling), runs a story detailing their exact conversation. Determined to prove she didn't give the story to Lake, Chloe investigates her fellow co-worker and discovers she has the ability to turn herself into water and uses it to secretly overhear conversations for her column. Meanwhile, Lois (Erica Durance) begins to suspect Oliver (Justin Hartley) is the Green Arrow and enlists Clark's help to prove it.
Partition is a new film by Canadian filmmaker Vic Sarin and is set in the India of 1947 during the last days of the British Raj. A way of life is coming to an end. Intertwining cultures are forced to separate. As Partition divides a nation, two lives are brought together in a profound and sweeping story that reveals the tenderness of the human heart in the most violent of times.
Kristen Kreuk (Smallville) making her feature film debut, stars alongside Jimi Mistry (East Is East, The Guru, Touch of Pink) and Neve Campbell (The Company, Wild Things) in Partition, a classic love story played out on the vast canvas of India during the 1947 Partition.
Kristin was interviewed by the Canadian magazine Inside Entertainment December 16th-17th 2006 issue:
quote:""It is a wonderful show," Kreuk says. "but it's entertainment. I felt Partition was so important and I was playing someone so far from who I am as a person. I felt a certain responsibility. I did a lot of research, tried to learn as much as I could: how Naseem grew up, what made her so extraordinary....that script was in my head for so long.""
quote:""It was poignant and pertinent, since even today we constantly make judgements on other people based on religion and culture. I think we need to respect each other's differences. It's the only thing that makes it possible to live life more honestly.""
From Buddytv.com: Hollywood takes on a refreshing face in the eyes of Kristin Kreuk. Having distinct and exotic features translates positively in the showbiz world as her striking appearance mesmerizes the viewers. Her inclusion in the popular series Smallville ultimately exposes her beauty and talent worldwide.
When Partition opens on 30 screens across Canada on Feb. 2, veteran director and cinematographer Vic Sarin will realize a lifelong dream.
His film is a Romeo and Juliet story, set against the backdrop of the final days of the British Raj and the violent 1947 partition of India, which pitted Muslims against Sikhs upon the creation of Pakistan. Written by Sarin and Patricia Finn, Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) stars as a 17-year-old Muslim girl who falls in love with a 38-year-old Sikh man played by Jimi Mistry (Touch of Pink). Neve Campbell and Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong) play supporting roles.
"It has been my dream to share the beauty, complexity and universal humanity of this part of the world, this chapter in Indian history, with an international audience," says Sarin, who was born in Kashmir in 1945. "Many people know about the tragedies of the Holocaust or Africa; it is my hope that it will shed a little light on the conflict still going on today."
From the July 2006 issue of the French Magazine CHOC:
After 5 seasons of "Smallville", are you not bored by the character of Lana Lang?
It's thanks to Smallville that I have my notoriety of today. But even if I am very attached to Lana Lang, it's true: to act the same thing every time can become boring during a long time.
Have you some projects, like a film?
Sure. After a first role at the side of Matt Damon in EuroTrip, I finished acting in "Partition" with Neve Campbell. I interpret the character of Naseem, a young Moslem woman, separated of her family. The film is held in India in the 40's.
"Partition" is completely different of what you have already done!
Yeah, that's right. It was a true challenge! With this film, I would like to prove that I'm able to interpret another role than Lana Lang. I hope that, henceforth, the directors will think more of me at the time of the casting of their films (she smiles).
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