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The Shreveport Journal from Shreveport, Louisiana • Page 55

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Shreveport Journal Fri July 16 1982 F-THIRTE EN Acting is basically the only thing she wants to do there is more attention to character development and less on the karate though the movie will still have a lot of action Filmways will distribute the picture sometime between Christmas and March 1983 So what's next? "I really like television" she said "I would really like to do a comedy on a regular basis I'd like to have a regular role" Still she said "I never really know when I'm going to get a part" Another actress Sharon Farrell once told Kimmell she can't wait for her films to get out because that when they are seen by producers and directors Kimmell hopes that they will be watching her performance when the third "Friday the 13th" movie is released appropriately enough on Friday Aug 13 Whatever the future holds in store for her Kimmell said "I want to be proud of what I do want to do something you wouldn't be ashamed to take the kids to I don't ever want to be ashamed of my career Wherever that leads me that's where I want to be" gt44'''' ittiijs441'4 i l': 1Ipe Iths 4 tlis -''f''l I I-04 41z i "fir414: 'Iitt 'A IP kiNtit 'As '1 ":4 tow 4A' i 4i i 701 It' ti 1 '5 i- 4''et14 4' A vi r1: "1-45Yi q- Av N' I' ti i41 iil l'AIN y' '-44 eif4'34 '0 i ifY 4 4 l'Sr6 'i''' :4 0-r) s- -c57--x married life and is not bothered by divorce statistics in the Hollywood community "People in every profession get divorced" she said "Half of what you read you can't believe I know some really fine people In the business who have been married for years and years" The only reason stories about divorce among actors are so widespread she said is because they are in the public eye Right now Kimmel' is concentrating on the Chuck Norris movie in which she plays Norris' daughter According to the plot she and her boyfriend are attacked by the villains prompting Norris' character to go after the bad guys She said that this movie is unlike other Chuck Norris films in that Dana Kimmel' LIQUIDATION SALE Side Porch at Plerremont Common All Merchandise Must Sell! Fantastic Values on Quality Merchandise 61 Plerremont Common Line Ave By KERRY KIRSPEL Journal Staff Writer All those stories about how tough it is to break into show biz do not apply to Dana Kimmell a Center Texas native "I've been acting in Los Angeles about five years now" she said in a recent telephone interview Kimmell was taking a break from shooting "Lone Wolf" a new movie starring martial arts expert Chuck Norris and David Carradine She said she became an actress because "that's basically the only thing I care to do" Kimmel' left Center with her family and completed her schooling in Fresno She got herself an agent and went to UCLA as a theater arts major "I was lucky Within two months I got a couple of jobs one in 'Charlie's Angels' I think it was the summer of '77 "It's funny because I'd always heard how hard it was to get an acting job I thought 'Hey this is But after that it took months to get other jobs I didn't do anything else until April or May" Kimmel' does a lot of guest starring on television She has appeared on such TV series as "Private Benjamin" "The Facts of Life" "Code Red" and "Eight Is Enough" and played the part of Dawn Marshall in the soap opera "Texas" for six months She also has acted in motion pictures Her first feature "Sweet Sixteen" which stars Bo Hopkins Patrick IP "There have been several parts I have been offered but I would also have to take my shirt off (Nudity) is one thing I decided I would never do" "Friday the 13th" contained one bedroom scene for another actress but that scene was not shot as it was originally written When she first came across the scene in the script Kimmell voiced her objections and the scene was changed "In a lot of films (directors) want to know right away if you'll do nudity I hope to get enough clout one day to look at a script and say 'I want this out' This is not to suggest that Kimmell will only be seen in "good girl" roles She said she would love to play a "bad" character such as a prostitute provided the audience is shown the transformation of that character She's already had some practice In one TV show "I played a I snobby girl but I showed how ignorant she was" Kimmell credits her success to the support of her family "My parents have always known that acting is what I wanted to do They're very supportive I wouldn't be where I am today 1 without them They let me know I could do it They never said 'It's always somebody else on TV That can't be you'' She is also getting married in a couple of months and she said her fiance who is not in the acting profession also is supportive of her She looks forward to AM ERICAN I 4 4r A If 114 1 STUDIO 221-3083 2345Grimmett Llivil The Return of the Great Adventure Macnee and Susan Strasberg has not yet been released But Kimmell credits "Sweet Sixteen" for her selection in the lead role in the upcoming 3-D thriller "Friday the 13th Part 3" "One of the men financing 'Friday the 13th' saw something in connection with 'Sweet Sixteen' and so I met with the director and producer" Conflicting schedules almost made it impossible for her to accept the role "I had other things going at the same time and I had to choose But I found would possibly be available if the filming was delayed" The filmmakers waited and Kimmel' got the part "1 have the starring role" she said begin rang to laugh as she described her part "I play a young college girl who takes her friends up in the mountains" Of course not all the friends survive the night and she will give no clue to her own fate in the film Kimmell is concerned about violence in movies but added "I think the thing with these films (like 'Friday the 13th') is that they're not serious People who go to them are going to be shocked Everyone likes the shock value" She does not regard the thriller as a cheap movie "I didn't want to do an exploitation film There's so much of that going around It's by no means a cheap horror film My part was good in it" Other elements of movies concern her too Ommoilimlimmlmo ''-'7 -f-7-r-Ct77r- t' pi -7712 17 1 I 77 r-44r- i'l i I 4 A f'' pi 4 tl" 4 ii i l'' fT 40 ft il" l' ry 1 '14dk! 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Are there not greater numbers of women at home in the morning? "We're just as confused about that as you are" Bryant said "We just don't understand it But we do know that you can't sell a one rating for women 18-49 to advertisers" Bryant believes that reruns of "Bonanza" on the 11i0N? q1) $011111 PARKMALL ANIWII A SOADARM1116414114 VP 5i1U 46611 40.

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