Our GBD BOD has taken this newsletter into their capable hands. I am so excited that this is their creation! It is not easy to create new things, there is a certain uncomfortableness to doing something you have never done before. Often, we humans confuse comfortable with good... I know I do--heehee! Yet growing and giving take effort and intent! So thank you GBD BOD for choosing to put your efforts and positive intentions into this. I dare each of you ladies out there to go and do something you have always wanted to, but have held back because of your fear or possible discomfort. Love and courage! Kristin and Kendra"
ALLISON MACK’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT — Clark (Tom Welling ) finds Tess (Cassidy Freeman) in Lana’s (Kristin Kreuk) ransacked apartment and realizes Lana is missing. Tess tells him Lex is still alive and may have kidnapped Lana and finally reveals the truth about what happened to Lana after she awoke from her Brainiac-induced coma. Meanwhile, Tess breaks into a secret LuthorCorp facility and is shocked at what she discovers.
quote:"Lana and Tess finally meet. There is plenty of animosity between the two that culminates in a great fight sequence. The new and improved Kristin Kreuk (post-Street Fighter shooting) shows that she can handle herself with some rather complex fight choreography. "
quote:"Tess pulls a gun, Lana grabs it, thus begins the chick fight. Kudos, it's a pretty good one. They go crashing around the office and Kristin Kreuk gets to show off some of those Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li moves she learned. Lana finally is able to grab the gun and turns it on Tess."
quote:""PR Staff" Can you tell us what you are doing to promote the film prior to its release?
"Tokumaru" Normally the distribution company takes care of the promotion, but because we will be selling "Street Fighter IV" right around the same time, we did a joint promotion. We started by showing the trailer at the Cannes Film Festival, and invited magazine companies and journalists for photo ops and interviews. When newspapers and magazines in Japan pick up the story we can use that to spark up interest. Also, in February, before the movie's opening, we'd like to have the star of the movie Kristin Kreuk attend the premier and allow her a lot of TV exposure.
"PR Staff" Tell us what we can look forward to in this film.
"Tokumaru" Of course Street Fighter won't be a human drama from start to finish. The action unit director is Dion Lam, famous for his choreography work on "The Matrix" and "Spider-man 2". True to his reputation, we think that the movie's action elements are quite impressive. As for the cast, Kristin Kreuk known for her role as Lana Lang in the TV series Smallville is playing the part of Chun Li. Kristin is the daughter of a Dutch Father and a Chinese mother. She was born and raised in Vancouver Canada, so she comes from a very international background.
When it came to casting the part of Chun Li, it wasn't only Kristin Kreuk's appeal as an actress that won us over, but we feel she captures the image and spirit of Chun Li that Capcom has spent the past 20 years building up and was able to project that onto the big screen."
The TVGuide.com interview that was reported yesterday with Kristin is now online:
quote:"TVGuide.com: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the shock factor? Kreuk: It's Smallville, so I'd say a 7.5. Considering there are always weird creatures on the show.... [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: I saw an interview where you said that Lana will get "a beautiful sendoff." Why does that sound like a teary deathbed scene to me? Kreuk: I don't know what I'm allowed to say about anything, but ... there are a lot of tears. But I don't know if there was a bed involved in any way!
TVGuide.com: What was it like reuniting with Tom Welling for this arc? Did your old shorthand just pick up right away? Kreuk: Yeah, pretty much. Tom and I have been working together for a long time and I adore him. We had a really great time. "
JOHN JONES IS SHOT — Clark (Tom Welling) discovers John Jones (guest star Phil Morris) was shot while working as a police officer, so Clark dons the uniform and goes undercover to find the culprit. Meanwhile, Lana (Kristin Kreuk) confronts Tess (Cassidy Freeman) and tells her Lex isn’t the man she thinks he is. Lana’s shocking news forces Tess to reevaluate her position as the head of Luthorcorp. Morgan Beggs directed the episode written by Bryan Miller
The poster that being posted around as the new Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li poster is a fan made poster, it's NOT official (sadly).
The creator of the poster originally posted the poster on his deviantart.com profile, then shared it with fans over at the Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li forum on IMDb.com.
If you look closely on the bottom right hand side of the poster you'll see his signature JRG.2K9. To check out more of his awesome work, go to his site -- shokxonestudios.com
Just wanted to clear that up, because I keep getting notices about it... and honestly, if I didn't know of the person through interactions with him on the Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li forum on IMDb.com, I too would had been fooled into thinking it was official! HAHA!
Comicbookmovie.com posted their take on who should play who if their was ever another X-Men and for the character of Jubilee they named Kristin as the prefect actress for the role:
quote:"This young character hasn’t had much screen time in the early chapters but is important enough to cast a good actress for the follow up. This half Asian half American character is part of the newly graduating class of the X-men along side Iceman, Rogue and Shadowcat. Never having taken part in a mission before, she would need an actress that has some experience in “initiation” as well as action sequences. Although her recent experience has yet to appear on the big screen as Chun-Li’s own origin movie for the Street Fighter storyline, she has wowed us in the hit TV show “Smallville” as Lana Lang. I give you… Kristin Kreuk as Jubilee!!! "
The description to the hast episode of Smallville with Kristin as Lana Lang:
quote:"SMALLVILLE BRINGS IN ANOTHER DC VILLAIN — An explosion at LuthorCorp kills all the Board members and injures Oliver (Justin Hartley), who was there to announce the merger of his company with LutherCorp. Oliver believes that Lex is responsible for the blast, but Clark (Tom Welling) and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) learn that the bomber is Winslow Schott (guest star Chris Gauthier), a toymaker and former Queen Industries employee with a grudge against Oliver. Michael Rohl directed the episode written by Holly Henderson & Don Whitehead"
quote:"I know that working on Smallville there was more concentration on the acting, whereas the film is really physical. Was that refreshing to do?
Kreuk: It was, and I realized how easy Smallville is [laughs]. I was like, I just want to act. Can I act now? I'd rather cry than do this anymore. Can I just cry? But it was physically very challenging, which I love. I love physically challenging things, probably because of all the gymnastics training as a kid. I was always very physically challenged as a child. But it was a lot of fun and really hard work. This was the hardest I've ever worked, probably, in my life. A lot of wardrobe changes in the middle of the night, because I'm covered in sweat.
Do you ever get to wear the famous video-game costume?
Kreuk: Not the Chinese-style dress. They do an homage to the blue dress in the movie, but it's really hard to fight in something like that. To get yourself in a harness or to cover any pads. It's difficult to fight in gear like that."
COMING UP MARCH 7th, 2009: TIMEOUT FOR TEEN GIRLS!
TIMEOUT RETREAT and GIRLS BY DESIGN (Smallville star Kristin Kreuk and Producer Kendra Voth) partner for this unique retreat sponsored by Warner Springs Ranch in Temecula.
WHAT IS TIMEOUT FOR TEENS?
TIMEOUT FOR TEENS is an overnight holistic retreat for teen girls where they will have the opportunity to attend rotations designed to empower them to have access to tools to achieve balance in their lives.
There will be an evening event introducing young female celebrities who will attend as speakers for the evening as well as mentors. Retreat is opened to all girls aged 13-17 in the Los Angeles area. Transportation, food and lodging is free thanks to the generous donation of Warner Springs Ranch (www.warnersprings.com) and Kristin Kreuk. To be selected to attend, follow the directions below.
Answer the following question:
What do you want the world to look like in your lifetime? Send us a project that best expresses your vision of how you can contribute to make the world closer to that vision.
*Please submit your project in either a collage, painting, writing, video, musical c.d., or other multi-media format.
Send entries by February 1st, 2009 to:
Timeout for Teens 11551 Santa Monica Blvd. #401 Los Angeles, CA 90025
quote:"PopWrap: I know fans were thrilled you decided to come back, albeit for a short time, was it equally exciting for you to return? Kristin Kreuk: I left during the strike so it was strange parting -- coming back was really lovely. As was getting to take a storyline from beginning to end. In a five episode arc, I could see the beginning, middle and end of Lana's journey and I could reach greater depth with it. We collectively found a way to make Lana's parting really amazing and it was such a wonderful experience for me and "Smallville" hasn't been that from the start. I came into this at 18, I've grown a lot.
PW: Did you have any idea when you first started that the show would have this kind of longevity? Kristin: I had no concept of what 8 years meant -- what's 8 years to an 18-year-old? It made no sense to me, I was just along for the ride. Now I know what a seven year commitment is."
quote:"Former Smallville regular cast member Kristin Kreuk told SCI FI Wire that she returns for one episode this week and that she'd be willing to return for the series finale, which could happen as early as this year.
In the meantime, Kreuk appears in "Legion," a new episode airing Thursday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. She talked exclusively with SCI FI Wire this week; following is an edited version of that interview.
Tell us a bit about the episode.
Kreuk: It's "Legion." It's about these people who come from the future. They're the Legion. And they have ... powers [laughs]. And they come and see Clark [Tom Welling]. ... Chloe's [Allison Mack] been turned into Braniac, so they're trying to get him to destroy Brainiac. And Clark has a struggle, because he's trying to determine whether or not he should destroy Brainiac, and thus Chloe, or save Chloe's life. But he doesn't know how to destroy Brainiac. ...
Lana in the episode is mostly helping Clark and essentially keep him on mission. She's helping him to understand what's important without the influence of the Legion.
Last time we spoke, you said you were happy about how they brought Lana back and how she's going to exit. I know Michael Rosenbaum [Lex Luthor] said he'd be willing to come back for the series finale. Would you be willing to do that?
Kreuk: I told them I'd be willing to come back. Well, I told someone that I'd be willing to come back for little bit if there was something interesting to do. That's still possible. I'm not opposed to coming back. ..."
DC COMICS’ LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARRIVE IN SMALLVILLE FROM THE FUTURE TO HELP CLARK STOP BRAINIAC AND THE PERSUADER — The aftermath of Doomsday’s (Sam Witwer) attack on Chloe (Allison Mack) and Jimmy’s (Aaron Ashmore) wedding leaves Clark (Tom Welling) in shock, but before he can search for the kidnapped Chloe, The Persuader (guest star Fraser Aithceson) appears and attacks him. Rokk (guest star Ryan Kennedy), Imra (guest star Alexz Johnson) and Garth (guest star Calum Worthy), also known as The Legion, step in from the future to help vanquish the Persuader and the group realizes Brainiac has taken over Chloe once again. Meanwhile, up at the Fortress, Chloe, as Brainiac, informs Davis he is Doomsday and was created to kill “the other Kryptonian” and destroy the world. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Geoff Johns
Kristin makes #3 on BuddyTV.comTV's 50 Sexiest Women of 2008:
quote:"#3 Kristin Kreuk, Smallville This sexy Asian from Smallville is total package. She has the exotic look about her that just makes you drool all over her. She first gained her fame from Canadian hit show Edgemont. You might have also seen her doing commercials for Neutrogena where she is the company's longest serving model spokesperson."
quote:"The CW's Official Description: ALLISON MACK’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT — Clark (Tom Welling) finds Tess (Cassidy Freeman) in Lana’s (Kristin Kreuk) ransacked apartment and realizes Lana is missing. Tess tells him Lex is still alive and may have kidnapped Lana and finally reveals the truth about what happened to Lana after she awoke from her Brainiac-induced coma. Meanwhile, Tess breaks into a secret LuthorCorp facility and is shocked at what she discovers."
MTV.com posted another blog about the casting of Leah Clearwater in New Moon and Kristin was mentioned again:
quote:"Most of you suggested Q’Orianka Kilcher for the part. Some said Megan Fox, Camilla Belle or Kristin Kreuk (my pick by the way!) wouldn’t be bad choices either. The one thing that a lot of you did agree on is who you don’t want for the role: Vanessa or Brenda!"
I just returned from our first annual “Wild Women’s Adventure” in Ecuador. Four of us girls spent a few weeks in the Galapagos, Andes and Amazon… Really one of the best trips of my life. Due, I think, to the company more so than any environment. Between the 4 of us we have 112 years, 1 baby, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 husband, 1 engagement, 2 masters degrees, 4 very different histories and a lot of giggles. I found these women to be such a great source of inspiration and insight. We each have such very different lives but such similar values."
Kristin has been featured on the AIM homepage today:
quote:"You can't keep this girl away from Hollywood Despite the abysmal Street Fighter movie, Chun-Li returns to a live action film entitled Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, opening February 27. This time, actress Kristin Kreuk will step into the white boots of the battle hardened world warrior. We just hope that this flick washes the horrible image of that Van Damme disaster out of our heads. --Chris Buffa"
quote:"Could you please tell me which Smallville episode Allison Mack will direct this season and what the title is? — Robin MATT: Allison will venture behind the cameras for the first time for Episode 13, "Power." There, she will call the shots when one of the reasons Lana came back to town is revealed. (Word is that it's considerably shocking.) "
quote:"Let's see what I can answer without irritating anyone involved with the making or distribution of the film...
If you don't like the actual movie; if you don't like the way the characters look, you don't like the action, don't like the choice of font in the opening credits; then your beef is with Capcom and Hyde Park. Hyde Park and Capcom produced the film, chose the writer, chose the director, chose the actors, approved the costume designs, etc.
If you don't like the way the picture is being publicized (the poster, the trailer, the TV commercials, etc,) then you'd want to speak to Fox.
Either way, I will absolutely be passing on the comments to my higher-ups so they can see what the fan base thinks of the choices thus far. I love the fact so many people have been posting not only their complaints, but WHY they are complaining. It shows that you guys aren't a bunch of whining fanboys, but people who know what they want AND know how they would fix it if they could.
I mentioned the following to one of the above posters and I feel it applies to all of the comments: I've been there. I know how you feel. I was extremely disappointed by the second and third Matrix movies. I hated the design for the Green Goblin in the first Spider-Man movie. I could barely watch the two Fantastic Four movies and the fifth Harry Potter movie made me want to leave the theatre. It's tough to see something you love get changed into something that doesn't resemble the movie you had in your mind.
But for every screwup "Hollywood" makes, we get an Iron Man. We get a Lord of the Rings Trilogy. We get The Dark Knight.
And, despite the fact Iron Man was well-reviewed and did great at the box office, there were a lot of people who DIDN'T like it. Everyone's got an opinion and none are wrong.
YOU know the Street Fighter movie is coming out. And when you see it, you will either like it or you won't. Don't worry about what anyone else thinks. But for better or worse, MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD. Post up a storm at IMDB. Give your reviews at Ain't It Cool News. Because when "Hollywood" hears what you like, they will repeat the effort and when they hear what you DON'T like, hopefully they will try to avoid it in the future.
And to answer that last question, I DON'T KNOW why Fox is being so slow with getting you guys the trailer. I would have liked to have seen a website and trailer by now, too, but it's their marketing campaign and I just gotta hope that when they start advertising, they advertise and market the HELL out of it!"
quote:"Wow. Lots of STREET FIGHTER fans out there! It used to be I would receive a few e-mails per week to talk about PIRATE COVE but lately all I've been getting are questions about STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI! Well, it should come as no surprise that I'm not allowed to speak freely about the film or give out detailed information, but I CAN confirm the following:
1. The trailer that has been showing up on Japanese sites was originally created by Fox, then dubbed & slightly altered for Japanese audiences. When Fox gets the trailer online and into domestic theatres, this is pretty much what you'll be seeing.
2. The movie is around 97 minutes long and rated PG-13. We HAD an R up until a few weeks ago, but FOX wanted a PG-13 release so we cut out a few moments of brutality. I expect there will be an unrated version available on DVD when that time comes.
3. For those of you who were concerned, no, Taboo does not sing in the film.
4. Since the poster has been spotted in theatres, I guess it's OK for me to post one! Enjoy"
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li - First Trailer!
Posted by Webmistress on 2009-01-03
Remember how the Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li trailer was reported that it was supposed to premiere at the Tokyo Game Show back in October? Will it did! Here's a video recording of the first Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li trailer that released in October in Japan:
quote:"Kristin Kreuk may have surrendered her fulltime gig as Lana Lang on the CW's Smallville, but she's been keeping busy with Girls By Design, an online portal the 26 year-old (today; happy birthday!) and production exec Kendra Voth have created. The idea is to give teen girls a fully interactive online community.
The site is working with the Timeout Retreat for a retreat called Timeout for Teens co-sponsored by Warner Springs Ranch in Temecula, California and Kreuk. Thirty girls will be chosen by February 15th, 2009.
Acting-wise, Kreuk is scheduled to appear in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li."
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