Thursday, January 8, 2009

Leah Clearwater Casting Rumors...

MTV News has reported that as the search for New Moon cast members continues, two Disney Channel stars are at the top of the list to portray Leah Clearwater. Bella's Book Club (BBC) friends will remember that Leah is the Native American girl who got ditched by Sam Uley, and has some special abilities of her own.
Apparently, strong rumors are circulating that both Brenda Song of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical fame, are being looked at for the part, as well as Selena Gomez of The Wizards of Waverly Place.

Hmmm...What do you think, BBC?

115 comments:

Amanda said...

I find it really annoying that they aren't even bothering to cast Native American actors in the roles of Native American characters. It seems kind of insulting.

hannah said...

There should REALLYYYYY be an open casting for Leah, i feel if they cast Vanessa, or the other two- they will try to make a big role for Leah, and its not in New Moon. And if you cast a nobody who can be good for the part they have time to grow and learn for Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. I don't see Brenda, Selena, or Vanessa as Leah AT ALL-

Isle_Esme said...

I don't like any of these for Leah. I truly think they should cast a Native American as well as an unknown. Like Hannah said, casting a Disney girl will mean making it a bigger role than it is in New Moon.

Anja said...

i really cant see a high school musical kid playing leah clearwater, honestly i really hope they will find someone who acctually is a native american and not some little kids hero from high school musical!
honestly, they should have an open casting, like hannah said! i find it insulting both for the fact that leah is supposed to be native american and that a character likeleah si supposed to be portrayed with a little kids movie character like vanessa. or any of the other girls.

Debnog said...

As much as I am hoping that Chris Weitz will do New Moon justice, I worry about these casting rumors, and hope that this does not indicate that the studio is just in it for the money.
It would make sense to put an established "Disney girl" into ANY role in the film, because it would pull over those pre-tween Disney viewers. This was a proven success with Rob Pattinson, as Twilight pulled over the Harry Potter fans because of his involvement in the film. Do you see how HSM's Gabriella would have the ability to pull over the 8-11 year old crowd?

I'm not saying that I'd like to see this happen, but this rumor, and the Taylor Lautner rumors swirling have me worried about the integrity of this new film, as well as the credibility of the new director.

Please don't ruin New Moon, Mr. Weitz!

hannah said...

yes i see how casting a "disney girl" would bring in more money and the 8=11 year old tweens- but seriously i think twilight is for the older crowd- and new moon should be made for the mature audience who read the sagas. i cant see there high pitched perky voices yelling at jacob black

wolfgirl said...

i dont like this get someone the world does not no please

Anonymous said...

Who knows if it is true, but I heard that this girl: http://nicole-lee-smith-photos.blogspot.com/ is being considered for Leah. She is a Native American girl from Seattle. As for the Disney rumors, I just really hope the studio does not go that route!

Anonymous said...

I think that there should be an open casting where any one (unknown) could have the chance to play Leah's part or a native american.

Kat said...

I really think they should cast like a nobody, i think someone with a reputation would just ruin the character

twilighter2009 said...

i read about nicole lee smith too, i think she would be perfect as leah, or she would look cute with sam too! i was so relieved to hear that the vanessa rumors were FALSE!

Kristy "Cullen" said...

I just read (on twilight lexicon) that Leah isn't even going to be in "New Moon," they will definitely need an Emily though. I like Nicole Lee Smith as Emily, and who is the girl who played Pocahontas with Collin Farrel(sp?), she would be a good Leah.
And, don't hate me, but if they cast Vanessa as Leah, it really wouldn't be the end of the world, but I just pictured Leah looking older than Jacob and she doesn't.

BellaNoche said...

I dunno if she's anything Native American but I think she would be an okay Leah I found her on myspace check her out her name is Crissy Charleen Done she's an aspiring actress i can't find anything else on her though:

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=442260936&albumID=166276&imageID=4413914

BellaNoche said...

Sorry that link didn't work here's another:

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=442260936&albumID=166276&imageID=4413914

Anonymous said...

I heard the same thing; that they were considering Nicole Lee Smith, a NW Native American for the part. I really hope that they don't go the Disney route and stay true to the character. She could definitely play either Leah or Emily.

Shelbi said...

I think brenda song ould just look cheesy but i think selena or vanessa wouldn't totally ruin the role! I mean yeah i think they should pick a native american girl but again those two wouldn't be so bad!

Kate said...

Ugh. I personally don't think they should use Disney stars either. My friend said she really wanted to play Leah. I think she would make a great Leah! check it out-
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=26133809&albumId=490459

and she's even part native american too!!

Angelica said...

Created a video on youtube with what I believe would be a great casting for New Moon. Please tell me your thought as comments are appreciated. Subscripe if you like

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq96RA7EdLk

Anonymous said...

ok....i definately think it is a HUGE mistake to cast Disney stars...that's all they are Disney stars. I don't want Hudgens to make Leah cutsey and i don't want Brenda to make the role all about her...i just think it's a big mistake. Leah is an emotional rollar coaster whi is confused and heart broken. Now i don't believe the role HAS to be played by a Native American ... actually i have acting experience and a pretty impressive resume...they definately should have open casting calls, i want to audition...check it out? and tell me what u think??

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=8535&id=1248201220#/photo.php?pid=1651998&id=746729446

Angelica said...

For the girl who asked my opinion on the part of Leah. I think you can do it (in my opinion) but I am not a casting director. I was able to get casting call info for you. Follow link below and good luck.

http://acting411.blogspot.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiaeIO0J6tE

Anonymous said...

wow thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I just sent an email but i'm afraid they might not be accepting anymore on that site :/ but thanks so much. If you have any other information that would be awesome thanks so much for your help.

Anonymous said...

Im sorry, but adding any of them three disney actors would make it seem more childish. Twilight Sagas are completely different from disney programmes and you just cant mix it together. I think the role should go to someone who isnt seen as more of a teen actor but to someone who can really play the role well and make it more believable without all the sterotypes people are gna write for vanessa, brenda and selena. Also., if any of them three are cast the role will become to big than its supposed to be and i guess they will try to make it the main thing which it isnt! I dont see them as Leah at all.!
Love twilight... etc.
& Robert Pattinson

Anonymous said...

no.they all fail.epically as leah.and i do agree that they will make it a big role for them but no.i hate when that happens.JUST FOLLOW THE BOOK!

Anonymous said...

Leah needs to be able to pull off mean. Vannessa Hudgens CANNOT pull off mean. Brenda Song is ASAIN... wth. Selena Gomez is wayyyyy too young. i could POSSIBLY see Vanessa as emily if ANYTHING. but those little roles really dont need someone well established... grrr. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEEEEE dont ruin new moon!! PLEASEEE!!!

Anonymous said...

The Twilight series is being made too commercial. I agree that there should be open casting for almost all the characters. No doubt the actors in the movies should be good actors but they shouldn't be well-known. I think that with well-known actors the audience will focus more on whose portraying the characters that the characters themselves. And I definitely agree that Native American parts should be played by Native Americans.

Ashley said...

I think it is stupid that they are not going to cast a native american for this role. It should be a native american. And i think that they should and not have a disney charecter do it. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr

twilighter said...

The only one I can picture is Nicole Lee Smith; her blog is listed in another comment, she looks exactly like what I would picture Leah or Emily to look like. She looks tough and exotic and like she can hold her own against the rest of the wolf pack; just like in the book. I am so so so glad the Disney rumors were not true!

Anonymous said...

Personally, if they use Vanessa-all they need is Zac Affron-and they can turn it into a twilight musical!!! lol!!! Leah is ment to be really strong minded and, no offence, but i cant see any of the rumored actresses fitting that part!!!

Anonymous said...

WHY BRING DISNEY INTO SUCH A GOOD MOVIE! THAT WILL RUIN IT! THIS IS MAKING ME SO ANGRY! don't bring disney into it. i will refuse to watch it!

Anonymous said...

MAKE A OPEN CASTING CALL! i want people who aren't well known. people who aren't known are better. LIKE ROB PATTINSON! just dont ruin the movie. have an open casting call!

LinneaNicole said...

I agree with Amanda. It is ridiculously annoying that they're not looking for a Native American to play the role of Leah Clearwater. I, along with many others, do not think any of the three disney girls would be good for the part. They're all too "bubbly" and not tough enough. They need to find someone that has not been seen much in movies and use her. That would be totally perfect for the movie.

jack said...

yeah, anyone of those three disney girls would just draw more younger kids. and the twilight books arnt like that. they would probably end up giving them a bigger part and that would ruin the movie. i agree with you guys sayin that they should just cast normal people. i mean ive read all the books and seen the first movie, and i hope it doesnt go bad or ill be like ssssoooo dissapointed:(
- jack

jack said...

!!! i just read one of kates comments and went on her friends myspace. dude, i think your friend would make an awesome leah! and you can tell shes native american! is there like anybody we can wright telling them what they should do? cuz they should let US tell them since were the ones watching the movie.!

jack said...

OK, its me again. i reallly think they should have open casting calls for like EVERY actor. cuz i would LOVE to be like an extra or just one of those people who show up as just inocent by standers. because im only 13 and to young to play any real parts :(

Anonymous said...

those links that people put up are pretty good,
but doesn't the books describe Leah as being fairly dark skinned?
and not like i have anything against the girls in the photos, but neither of them have even close to copper skin...

If they're going to make the perfect saga, they should cast an unknown actress to play Leah, not some stupid Disney puppet!

Anonymous said...

ok yeah they should not use vanessa hudgens, brenda song or selena gomez for the part of leah. I know that if they choose an of those three they will lose a lot of teenage fans. and i agree with you all that they should use a new face someone who's not known.

Anonymous said...

Im 12 and it seems dumb 2 me 2 put either of them into it!!!

It will totally ruin New Moon if they dumb disney dolls in it!

Anonymous said...

I sent in a resume for leah clear water and im mexican and people say i look like sacajawea.

Anonymous said...

Nicole Lee Smith is gorgeous, a fantastic actress, not to mention a lovely person who would be perfect for this part. I hope Hollywood goes for talent and realism instead of tabloid fodder.

Anonymous said...

Well I think they will not put Vanessa, or Brenda, or any of these girls for Leah Clearwater. In fact I don't even know if Leah will be in one of the movies, what is unfair.

My perfect Leah, I guess is that girl, i found her on mySpace. Her name is Amanda Tavares. I know she is Brazilian, but she looks a lot like a Native.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=305879038&albumID=387298&imageID=15155479

Anonymous said...

And for what I read, she is a actress too.

Karin said...

I don't care who they pick, as long as she's actually native american. Native american women are so beautiful and Leah is supposed to be 'erotically beautiful'. Well Hudgens and that asian chick are NOT erotically beautiful or even copper-skinned. Juuuuust ridiculous. Just hope its native...

TeamJacob said...

Im all for gettin someone unknwon for the role of Leah. This role was not meant for a Disney Star! we all know that. Please don't ruin New Moon! :/
I have a friend who wants to audition for the role of Leah. She' part Native American.
Here's her link;

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=171618971

Anonymous said...

oh please, not a Disney kiddie. If they've cast the Native American males as the rest of the pack, they can certainly do it for the role of Leah. We've suffered through their horrible movies now let Summit make a good one without the little boppers.

Anonymous said...

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=305879038&albumID=1276172&imageID=15952670

Could be a good Leah, and i think she have some experience with act.

Anonymous said...

OMG thay CANNOT put like anyone from Disney in the movies it would totally ruin them plus i agree with everyone else when they said they should choose someone who looks the part i mean for jane i heard Dakota fanning was supposed to play her i dont mean to be racist but isnt jane suppossed to be blak how is that going to work what are they thinking????????

Seth said...

I think my sister would make a fabulous Leah she's native American is 17 a good actress(was lucy in dracula school play therefor has acted whith vampires before) and she has a younger brother named seth ive red all the books( the first i was forced to by my twin sister but i really do like them all) I hate all the disney people and they would ruin the movies

ps
if they casted my sister as leah i think i would make a perfect Seth since i would look like leah and i was dracula in our school play (it didn't really work because im only in grade nine and there were a whole bunch of people older than me, therefor taller but it was fun)

Anonymous said...

dude NO they should cast someone who is actually FIT for the part of leah and leah is not that big of a part in new moon they should cast someone who is unknown to the public

aly said...

ok dude they totally pick someone thats not famous i mean hello they should hold auditions for this part!!! duh!11

Hannah said...

If they cast either of these people I wont go and see the movie.

Anonymous said...

Leahs a really weird hurt person and I dont think any of these actresses can portray such passion and desperation. I personaly dislike Vanessa and the whole HSM instution, she isnt a v good actress, it wont work, the disneys are too glossy for her. Cant we get someone good?

Anonymous said...

There is a girl by the name of Saxon who lives in Alberta Canada, who would be perfect for the role of Leah Clearwater.

Savannah said...

I would love to play Leah I'm Native American!! http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=81745770&albumID=14550&imageID=17738348

team_edward said...

PLEEEEEEASE DONT CAST ANY OF THEM, THE ARE ALL CRAPPY ACTRESSES AND IT WILL TOTALLY RUIN HAVING THEM IN THE FILM BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL DISNEY CHANNEL ATRESSES WHICH MEANS THAT IS WHERE THEY HAVE MADE THEIR MARK AN THAT IS WHERE THEY SHOULD STAY!!!!!!! CASTING ANY OF THEM FOR THE ROLES WILL PUT ALOT OF PEOPL WHO HAVE PREJUDICES FOR THOSE ACTRESSES, WHICH WILL HAPPEN!!!!!
I AM SERIOUSLY BEGGING YOU, SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, DO NOT CAST THOSE ACTRESSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

There is a photo of a girl on Twilightsaga.com that you should check out. I think it is on page 9 or 10 of the photos. It says "Could this girl be Leah Clearwater".

Cassandra said...

I was looking at the pictures of nicole lee smith and I came across this girl aaand she's native american
http://lauragutierrez115.blogspot.com/
I immediately thought of Leah but I still love Nicole..although, I wouldn't want to get on this girls bad side. She kinda reminds me of someone that'd be related to the actor who plays jacob..any thoughts???

Hannah said...

okay so my theory is that they're already ruining new moon by putting dakota fanning in it. strike one. put a disney star in it and thats strike two. another screw up and im out.

Anonymous said...

would i make a good leah clearwater?? idk but vanessa,brenda and selena will defenatly kill it..no kidding..
here are some pictures PLEASE tell me what you think!!...

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k240/Lorena12_2006/getclosermofo.jpg



http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k240/Lorena12_2006/P_24025-1.jpg




http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k240/Lorena12_2006/P_26318-1.jpg



http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k240/Lorena12_2006/P_26134.jpg


my myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/77613992

Angelica said...

To all aspiring Leah Clearwater's. I am flattered that you all are sending me pictures but I am not a casting director or agent and I do not want any of you to waste your time. If you are asking my opinion (specifically directed to "anonymous" who sent me her pics)yes I think you would make a good Clearwater. If you do have and aspiration and drive anything is possible so I wish you the best of luck. These is where you can truly apply:


http://acting411.blogspot.com

For more information:
1407 Buena Vista
Burbank, CA 91505
424-354-0786
http://opencastingcalls.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

NO!!! NONE OF THEM WOULD WORK FOR THE PART OF LEAH!!! I think that that would be a hard part to play and honestly...I don't think any of them could do it right =(

Kelly Vaughn said...
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Laura Gutierrez said...

New Headshot..opinions are appreciated :)

http://lauragutierrez115.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

I'm with "Hannah" (couple of comments up), what is dakota fanning doing as Jane? Shes like 15!! Janes is suppost to be an adult, just small, like Alice (Ashley Green was a gd choise). Shes too young to play Jane. Also i think none of these actresses should be cast! They'd all look crap as Leah. They should use someone who isnt very well known, like they have done for the rest of the Wolf pack. Why should Leah be any different? I agree with anyone who says these girls just wont do. Leah should be a strong, native-american woman/older teenager eg 18/19. Thx for reading :) X

Stephanie said...

I just read somewhere that Jane is suppost to be like 12, it never mentioned it in the books, i had no idea. I suppose if she really is suppost 2 be a child dakota fanning wouldnt be too bad. I still stick by what i said about Leah tho :)

mixed_pride said...

heyyy i hate vanessa i think all three of them are way 2 light skinned to play Leah Clearwater my friend is copper skinned and i think she'd be a good leah since that's already her name and she has a totally mean side but a hurt side of her too i'll find some pictures of her and put the URL on here

WolfQueen said...

I agree...they should do an open casting call for leah, i like vanessa hudgens but i dont think her or any other girl displayed would play a good leah.I personally am an aspiring actress and i would love to do the part of leah, i can relate to her alot, with what happened in her life, ive read all the books and ive practiced her part, i read it to my cousin cause she read the books to, and she was like OH MY GOD you are so good. I am mexican and native american. But i really think they should have a casting call in Denver,Colorado when they get ready to start filming eclipse cause she is not gonna be in new moon.

Anonymous said...

i dont think that vanessa should be in the movie. it would probably wreck the movie for me. do you really want someone in your movie who posts naked pictures of themselves to be and represent your movie. i wouldnt

Andrea said...

I loved Leah when I read these books and when I went to work I had to talk to our receptionist about her since she was the one that nudged me into reading it. She told me she thought it was funny that I liked Leah so much cuz she thought that Leah reminded her of me. So, I come to you asking if I dare even try to look for open casting or anything. I've added 2 pix below that are from about 3 years ago (I'm at work and all I have is some college photos from an old myspace). These were taken in winter, so I'm lighter toned than usual. My grandfather is in one of the photos...that's where I get a little Native American from. Let me know what you think (myspace me: http://www.myspace.com/contreras_andrea).

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e136/minniecontrer/l_145dddbab07b8bf0854324d5820d591a.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e136/minniecontrer/l_ef1653eef6d6be3528383756a07b50f9.jpg

As for the other girls, I think they look too young. Not that I'm much better, but they're well known faces and everyone thinks Disney overactors. I do have to say that I LOVE that Dakota Fanning is Jane...sorry. I just think she's so perfect!!!

Anonymous said...

We despise Vanessa Hudgins with a very strong passion. We are huge twilight fans and are very upset to see that she has been cast as Leah Clearwater in New Moon. All of our friends are refusing to see New Moon if it has Vanessa in it. We are starting a petetion to bump her off the cast for the sake of twilight fans. Vanessa should get her juice box and suck it. Therefore I think Brenda Song would be a better choice.

martinique said...

I would LOVE to be Leah...she is the character that I identify most with...but I'm not sure I really look like her... I am African American but, I have native american ancestry. check out my pics and tell me what u think!
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.editAlbumPhotos&albumID=116298

Stephanie said...

Does anyone know if Leahs Actress has been cast yet?

Omg look at this photo for New Moon, it looks really cool!!

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1104971776/tt1259571

What do u think?

XXX

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with all of you about the disney characters trying out for the twilight roles. As for Leah, to me she is suppose to tall, tan, and most of all mean. Who ever read the books knows werewolfs are tall even Leah as a werewolf. So, I saw a girl at school who kinda remined me of Leah so tell me what you think...

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=315019699

Nicole Tyau said...

i am in love with twilight and leah is my favorite character (other than the total hottie males :DD). all these crappy disney stars could not pull of leah AT ALL. they're tooo girly girl. like many people on here, i think that playing leah would be the most awesome thing in the world!!!!! www.myspace.com/nicolejenicetyau
thats me :) tell me what you think

Denise said...

I think the girl on top of Nicole is a great leah! I would love for her to tryout for leah clearwater! DISNEY CHANNEL'S SHOULD NOT HAVE THEM PLAY LEAH! THEY WOULD RUIN IT!Have a nobody like that one on top of nicole! I really like her. Go look and see and tell me about it.

=]

RAS said...

I think Crystle Lightning would be cool. She is a First Nations actress and has a hard yet soft appearance. I think she could play a bitch that you could grow to understand and like... just my opinion.

edward_lover said...

this is a joke right?
these "disney stars" shouldnt be in the twilight saga!!
it will ruin the movie..come'on...vanessa hudgens cant play the role of leah!!theres this girl at my school and i think she could be play leah..she has black hair now and longer take a look at her....



http://www.myspace.com/bibster15

leah said...

hmmmm...i really like leah and i wish when some very preety actress(even maybe unknow,native american,or to looks like it is)acted her...i think perfect leah would be nathalie kelley from fast and furious-she is very preety and looks like she is native american...!check her out on google images and tel me what u think

Anonymous said...

Um I actually think that they should hold hold open casting calls. A lot of people have talent and should be considered for the part.

Excited for Eclipse! said...

Rumors are swirling like crazy about Nicole Lee Smith as Leah Clearwater! When will we know who is cast???
Check out her photos:
www.nicole-lee-smith.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

yea...they shouldnt cast a disney star.....and i heard leah has to be tall skinny and short black hair...actually my sis would like the part...i think shed be great...check her out


http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=205057397&albumId=1639796

Sierra Greenburgh said...

i believe that Nerayda Harris will be a great Leah Clearwater. I added her on myspace and she is a very beautifull Native American. I told her to try out. but she doesn’t know whether she will or not. her myspace is http://www.myspace.com/lilndnprncss.
check her out. If you support her then add her on myspace and tell her to try out. maybe she will if others agree too.

Support Nerayda!!!!!

Samantha said...

I would love to try out for the role of Leah Clearwater... that was supposed to be part of my plan. Seeing as I am actually Native American I already have the look... and this would help me get closer to Rob Pattinson... well if anybody hears of any open auditions for Leah please email me at samantha_ledrew@hotmail.com because I'd so go for it.

Knock out baby said...

Hello ppl! I wanted to know what "YOU" think of this girl...
http://www.myspace.com/imcease_10
Just throwing it out there. GOOD LUCK FINDING Leah Clearwater fans!

Anonymous said...

My vote is Nicole Lee Smith for Leah Clearwater (too bad my vote doesn't count for anything)! I just looked at her pics and she is seriously exatly how I pictured Leah!!!
nicole-lee-smith.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

I totally disagree that Vanessa Hudgens or any of the other Disney stars should be cast for this role. Just like on New Moon they cast some new faces giving other people a shot other than the washed up people we've been seeing. So I totally feel that they should do the same with Leah Clearwater's role. After being on the web and reading so many posts on who should play Leah, I stumbled across this post on an IMDB message board where they were talking about some girl named Sara Tomko. After watching her videos I totally get why she should considered for this role.

Check out the board at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1325004/board/thread/139964654

Kandace said...

I agree with denise about that one girl on here. All you other people have the wrong people. The thing I don't like about that girl is that she is not tan. Disney, please don't even brother to tryout. Reply to this message. down below.

Nadia said...

I looked up a few of the people that were recommended to play Leah Clearwater. Nicole Lee Smith has a nice look to her but I didn't see any videos so I can't really judge if she would be a good fit for Leah. But I think Sara Tomko better fits Leah Clearwater. I watched her videos on her website and I think she should be cast to play Leah.

TWILIGHT ROX!!!!! said...

I really agree with most of the people here that Leah Clearwater should be played by a Native American star or complete nobody with talent. If they do choose one of the Disney stars then I will be kinda upset, but I will still see the movie cuz TWILIGHT ROX! BUT I really don't think that Brenda, Vanessa, and Selena can live up to the role of Leah Clearwater, the ONLY girl werewolf. (Did I spell werewolf right???)

Anonymous said...

i personally think they anyone of them should get cast as leah. because when people are going 2 be seeing eclipse in theaters in a bout a year and a half, there just gonna be saying "oh look, theres brenda song from the suite life. or theres vanessa hudgens from HSM. I mean they should get someone new and not already famous to play her.

Anonymous said...

I really like Nicole Lee Smith for Leah! She looks so intense in her photos, just how I pictured Leah to be. And, from the experience and training listed on her resume, I am guessing she is totally talented enough!
Go Nicole!

~Janelle

eclipse grl said...

i think sara tomko looks too old for leah. she looks like a cool chick, but not 19. my fav so far is nicole lee smith.

Andrea said...

Hey I would really love everyone's support, I am auditioning for Leah Clearwater open casting. I have Cherokee Indian on my mom's side and Aztec on my dad's side.

I made a mini for fun poster...let me know what yall think. I hope this works.

C:\Documents and Settings\rodgersa\My Documents\My Pictures\Eyekool headshots\Leah Clearwater1.JPG

Anonymous said...

Ok, first I'm really bummed none of these links are working! I wanna see what you guys think!! Second, I agree, Disney is a no-go. They need a fresh face and the RIGHT one. Fierce, exotic, pained, etc...
How about this girl? Medalion Rahimi, new to acting but has potential and you cant really tell what her ethnicity is...

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Emily said...

this is so gay!!! y in the world would they want 2 freakin cast a disney channel star as a werewolf thts just ridiculous!! no1 wants them as the role! they r 2 preppy 4 the way tht leah acts! i would rather them find sum1 native american and they dont even have 2 b an actress already they can b any1! it doesnt matter who just sum1 native american and not sum1 from disney!!!!!!!!!!!

Erika said...

PLEASE! Can the Twilight Casters come to their senses!! We dont need any of these Disney Stars.. Leah is a character who I believe none of these actresses can play. These movies have been both typecasted and "apperence casted", please keep it that way...

Anna said...

Ok so i read all your comments and i agree with u about not letting disney girls do it!! but i am auditioning for the part of Leah Clearwater and i want you guys to tell me if i can do it. please say yes!!!

heres my actorscast site

http://www.actorcast.com/actormain.aspx?FromLogin=0

Anna said...

me again i would just like to say before u look that i am native american

Anna said...

if this link doesnt work then please go to actorcast.com and type in Anna Parry

Anonymous said...

I think Q'orianka Kilcher is the perfect person for the part.. She is an experienced actress and has the perfect look! she is also Native American..

Anonymous said...

I agree.. She is the perfect person to play Leah Clearwater. She is well known in Hollywood and is of Native American decent. you can find some of her video's on youtube.. just look up Q'orianka kilcher..

Anonymous said...

She would definitely be the best person for the part of Leah Clearwater.. She was amazing in New world, and also played the leading role in a film about a hawaiian princess alongside Barry Pepper and Will Patton.. She is the perfect person for the part..

Girly-Girlxo said...

okaay, iv read some of these comments and i agree with almost most of them, like whats with this, leah clearwater is suppose to be "eroticly beautiful" and i kno many ... and im sure there is many beautiful native american woman out there that can fit the part, & can do way better than any of those prissy teenage disney stars. New Moon needs a gurl that knows how to be native, not act native... and im sure these gurls dont kno how to act like one, especially how leah is suppose to be like obnoxious and making everyone else feel worse as much as her. Like i could even play this part, any native gurl could. Because , love plays a big part in our lives as teenagers. hannah makes a great point also, leah doesnt play a big role in the book, and i bet they'll try to make her role bigger just becuz shes already a star.

pynkflower said...

I don't think that none of these girls look Native American, especially Selena. She is absolutely wrong for the part, so is the other girls. We would rather a stranger.

Anonymous said...

i REALLY hope vanessa hudgens doesnt get the role - i hate high school musical and shes not native american. if she gets the part, i really dont think it'll work

SheWolf/vamp said...

Just think if they do cast Vanessa Hudgens or selena gomez or..whoever....these stupid bimbo disney ppl....well i think they are not only going to ruin the whole story (and ALL the movies) but (for me at least) its gonna turn this whole thing into a big joke. these little disney stars like fake %$#** Hanna Montanna is going to draw in younger fans and I thought this movie and book personally is for OLDER TEENAGERS like 13-17 or older, i mean come on i dont want to sit in a movie theater with a whole bunch of babies thats worse than babysitting seven kids (to me) this whole thing sucks! My friends even thought they made the whole twilight movie a little offputting and cheesy by not following the book... we want the story line closer to the book the BOOK IS WHAT WE FELL IN LOVE WITH!!! cant the producers see that..Ugh! what a mess....but im curious how it will turn out

Anonymous said...

Everyone who is saying ther should be a native american who plays Leah is right. I personally dont like Vanessa so that is a defienant NO. Brenda, i dont think she is cut out for it. I think Selina will do a good job but there are other actors out there. Maybe Michelle Rodriquez? Yes she might be kinda old, though she is a great actor and fits the spot kinda. Megan Fox and Jenne Dewan. I am just trying to give my opion and thats that.

annepoes said...

OMG if they even THINK of casting Vanessa Hudgins I will sue them.

Anonymous said...

I actually think Vanessa would be perfect for the role of Leah. Leah is suppose to be gorgeous and Vanessa obviously is. We haven't seen her in a role like this and just because we are use to her doing stuff like HSM doesn't mean that she won't be able to do this. VANESSA HUDGENS IS PERFECT FOR THE ROLE NO MATTER WHAT THE REST OF YOU SAY!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I totally think an Native American should play Leah. As a Native American i think they dont get as much attention as the others i think they get thought about and then forgotten as quickly as they were thought of... but they were casting a Native American for Leah! YAY

Anonymous said...

my friend really wants to play the role of leah, she's an aspiring actress and think she could really bring leah to the screen and thinks she may look the part too
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Anonymous said...

I didnt want this to be anonymous... i just didnt know how else to do it... My name is Zaeysha... And I'm from New Zealand... I personally think they open casting would be the best thing... These disney girls arent going to do the part any good... i mean... they are all amazing... but why make someone look native american when they can get someone just as good to play the part... why cant they change someone else life..??? These disney stars are already famous all over the world... why cant they give someone else a shot at the same thing... Leah Clearwater can only be played by someone who is Native American... it's a shame they didnt put the Clearwaters in the New Moon... it's going to change things now... there are parts in that book, that people arent going to understand now... it's going to be really confusing to those people who havent read the books...

Anonymous said...

It's Zaeysha again... Apparently they did have open Auditions for the roles of Leah and Seth Clearwater... http://www.newmoonmovie.org/2009/06/official-open-casting-call-for-eclipse-seth-and-leah-clearwater/


i'm not sure it's true though... you had till the 30 june to get you're audition tapes in... so hopefully soon we'll find out...

hope it's a native...

Anonymous said...

Vannessa is actually part native american and Brenda is more comedy than romance.

YiJia. xD said...

i think that th castings should be open to everyone who thinks they can do it, and not just for leah, but other roles too. they don't have to be of th same descent, but they should at least look the part and play th part well.

Scabbigail said...

haha you guys are all wrong, there is no Leah Clearwater in the film New Moon.

and as for casting a native american for the part, it shouldn't matter as long as it's the best actress for the role. they don't make a point to cast british actors for the role of brits, it's all a part of ACTING

and I vote Vanessa Anne Hudgens. I would love to see her in a more serious and kind of bitchy role.