Camilla Belle gets a “Push” into the spotlight


Camilla Belle first showed up on my radar when she starred in The Ballad of Jack and Rose as Rose Slavin, a young girl trying to figure out who she is among her family and friends.

Later that year, she starred alongside Elisha Cuthbert in Jamie Babbit‘s film, The Quiet. Despite playing a mute so most of her lines were voiceovers, through her posture and facial expressions she was able to express her loneliness and the burden of everyone’s secrets.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s very attractive, so staring at her onscreen to decipher her character’s feelings was not too much of a chore.

It wasn’t until Belle played a babysitter being stalked in her client’s home in When a Stranger Calls that she really entered mainstream consciousness.

Suddenly, she’s being gossiped about (“Is she really dating a Jonas brother?” “She’s BFF with Maria Sharapova!”) and is racking up covers of fashion magazines like Nylon and Lucky, both of which feature photos and an interview with the actress this month.

Belle is currently starring in Push, a sci-fi drama opening this weekend. She stars as Kira, a clairvoyant who, alongside Chris Evans, Djimon Hounsou and Dakota Fanning, is being chased down by the government. It sounds a little X-Men-ish, I know, but with Belle instead of Ellen Page. Fair trade?

Are you a fan of Camilla Belle, or at least one of her films?

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