Former Rochester resident Chandla Manning has just returned from the US, a trip which included a visit to the The Ellen DeGeneres Show.November 16, 2012 4:44am
Former Rochester resident Chandla Manning has just returned from a life-changing trip to Hollywood.
Last year, Campaspe News ran a story about Miss Manning winning a competition to go overseas and take part in model castings.
Little did she know that when she reached the bright lights of Hollywood, she would be a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and an extra on a pilot program called the Zach Fox Project.
Miss Manning, 15, won a return flight and five nights’ accommodation in Los Angeles, which she extended to one month.
Mum Jodi Schultz, who used to operate Hairem Hairroom in Rochester, said the month in LA was a good experience for her daughter.
While taking part in castings, Miss Manning managed to get on set for Disney pilot Zach Fox Project, which was filmed at Venice Beach.
‘‘She spent four hours on set and had two small scenes,’’ Ms Schultz said.
‘‘It was so repetitive and there was a lot of standing around.’’
While Chandla and her mum were window shopping on Hollywood Boulevard, a camera from the Ellen DeGeneres Show came towards them.
Not one to shy away from the camera, Miss Manning said ‘‘Hi Australia’’.
As the show was streaming live, Ellen invited the mother and daughter back to the studio and interviewed them on the show.
During the ad break, Ellen’s wife Portia De Rossi spoke to Miss Manning about being an Australian actor in Hollywood.
However, Miss Manning said the experience had not gone to her head and she would finish school before moving to LA to break in to the film industry.
‘‘We’ve bought a new computer system so she can audition online for overseas films and pilots,’’ Ms Schultz said.
‘‘She can audition anywhere in the world and fly out for the filming so it doesn’t interfere with her studies.’’
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