Sofia Vassilieva and Abigail Breslin show their support as they arrive at the Stand Up To Cancer telethon held at Sony Pictures Studios on Friday afternoon (September 10) in Culver City, Calif.
The former My Sister’s Keeper costars helped out with answering phones at the event. JJJr. recently caught up with Sofia and found out that while she still stars as Ariel in Medium, she’ll actually be heading to college on the east coast!
Sofia shared with us, “The writers are actually writing Ariel so she’s going off to college, just like me. So I love that. I’m actually majoring Business Econ. I don’t know why, I’m crazy. I’ve always been a math and science nerd so I’m really excited.”
Sofia Vassilieva Pictures: Sofia Vassilieva attends the Zooey magazine launch party held at the 8443 Warner Studio on August 15, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
Benefiting the Farm Sanctuary, the event consisted of an eco-friendly gift lounge consisting of items from Mobi – Headphonies, Earth Essentials hand lotion, My Lip Stuff lip balm, Skinny Bitch books, Way Basics furniture that are made from recycled paper, YakPak gift bags made from recycled billboards, O’BON pencils which are made from recycled newspapers, Revenge Is t-shirts that consist of recycled bottles, Mui Chic jewelry, SET Boutique items that are fair trade, Lupine Pet keychains, and Green Forest/Planet Green laundry detergent. Other sponsors included Cupcakes a Go-Go, Steaz Organic Drinks, Granola Garden, EcoJot, Star Brite Smiles, and Carolina Pad.
More than a dozen of Hollywood’s young stars – a cast including Zac Efron, Dakota Fanning, Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell, Jon Heder, Aubrey Plaza, Zachary Levi, Sofia Vassilieva, Clark Duke, Olivia Munn, Naya Rivera, Donald Faison, Aaron Yoo and William Moseley – have joined together for a new public service campaign called “Change The Odds,” in support of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), an initiative raising critical funds for innovative cancer research. The SU2C “Change the Odds” PSA launched online today and will be featured on the upcoming SU2C broadcast event on September 10th.
Co-directed by Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer, Untitled Spider Man Reboot) and Rich Lee and produced by Laura Ziskin and Pam Williams, the “Change The Odds” PSA calls on younger audiences to join the SU2C movement for those they love and the future of their generation.
The spot was filmed recently, as Vassilieva has the short bob she’s been sporting lately. It’s only a 15-second spot, but it’s quite well-done, and it’s always nice to see celebrities, especially young ones, working with charitable organizations. You can watch the spot below:
CBS president of entertainment Nina Tassler told reporters on Saturday that both of the network's Friday-night genre shows—Ghost Whisperer and Medium—are in the running for renewal next season, though no decisions have been made.
"Medium is doing fine, and it will absolutely be considered for next year," Tassler said in a press conference in Pasadena, Calif., for the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
CBS picked up Medium after NBC declined to put it on its 2009-'10 schedule. Ghost Whisperer has been a mainstay on CBS and also has a good shot at returning. "Nothing's a lock, but it's absolutely in consideration for next year," Tassler said in a group interview following the press conference.
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One of the newer stars involved is Sofia Vassilieva, who played a young cancer patient in “My Sister’’s Keeper.”
Vassilieva decided to participate after seeing first hand the resilience of young survivors her age. “These kids they have this energy about them because they are the strength in the room even though they”re the sick ones. Even though they”re the ones who are going through this disease and have the hardest battle, they”re the energy. They hold everybody together. They give strength to these doctors to continue to do what they can, they give strength to their family members to be there with them every step of the way,” Vassilieva said.
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Cameron Diaz couldn't have coped with the death of her father Emilion if it hadn't been for the support of teenage co-stars Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vassilieva. Cameron Diaz was helped through the grieving process by her young co-stars.
The actress - who lost her father Emilio in April 2008 after he died of pneumonia while she was shooting the film 'My Sister's Keeper' - said it was the kind words of Abigail Breslin, 13, and Sofia Vassilieva, 17, who provided the most comfort.
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May 28, 2009, was an exciting day for the patients of St Jude when they had the opportunity to meet the stunning and talented actress, Sofia Vassilieva. Sofia was the star of the movie My Sister’s Keeper, in which her character is striken with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), and has been plagued with since childhood. The film inspired Sofia to want to give back and help children who suffer every day with this disease.
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“You know? I’m going to be really corny. It’s Tristan & Isolde, the scene in the marketplace where they’re sneaking hand-holding. It’s so sweet, romantic, and ancient. The loss of courtship in modern days — like, people don’t court anybody anymore. There’s no beauty about it. And the sweetness and the tenderness and the way that people kind of used to court others is so beautiful, and I love themes of forbidden love and I love that can’t ever be.”