Friday, April 20, 2012

Alien Tornado - The Times-Picayune: Stacey Asaro Interview

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE: Local actress Stacey Asaro stars in Syfy movie 'Alien Tornado'

Friday, April 20, 2012
by Dave Walker

A native who attended Archbishop Chapelle High School and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, local actress Stacey Asaro this weekend makes her cable-movie debut in the science-fiction flick “Alien Tornado,” debuting at 9/8C Saturday (April 21) on Syfy.

Asaro, 25, plays Kelly Walker, teenage daughter of single-dad farmer Judd Walker, played by Jeff Fahey (“Lost”). Kari Wuhrer (“Sliders”) plays a storm-tracking weather blogger. Together and apart, they do battle against electrified tornadoes controlled by extra-terrestrials.

Also acting in the film in a small role is Terry Kiser, who portrayed the corpse Bernie in “Weekend at Bernie’s.”

The film was shot in Lafayette by Baton Rouge-headquartered Active Entertainment, which also produced the earlier “Weather Wars” and “Swamp Shark” for Syfy.

Alien Tornado” is the first big acting credit for Asaro, a graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts Theater Conservatory at Roosevelt University.

“I’ve been in a few commercials here, as well as a lot of print work,” Asaro said in an interview earlier this week, adding that she also had a small role in the Baton Rouge-shot “Never Back Down 2” and one earlier Active title.

“Alien Tornado,” she said, “was the best experience of my life, on- and off-film,” she said. “It was so great to be thrown into a lead role, which is something that most actresses dream of getting, and I got it within the first couple of months of graduating from college...”


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