The cast of 'Sorority Row'
“It was an amazing experience,” gushes Audrina Patridge of the “Sorority Row” film shoot, brimming with the ebullience of a college girl rushing the coolest Greek house on campus. “The cast is so talented, and everybody did such an amazing job. I’m just so proud of it.”
Another reason to be proud of the Stewart Hendler-helmed horror pic: The award that Patridge (as a rah-rah sorority sister with a cheating boyfriend on whom she and her friends play a prank) and her five castmates — Jamie Chung, Briana Evigan, Margo Harshman, Leah Pipes and Rumer Willis — collectively snapped up as ShoWest’s Female Stars of Tomorrow.
“When I found out I was in shock,” exclaims Patridge, “The Hills” star who is appearing in her first nonreality role. “I am so honored because I realize what a prestigious award it is (past alums include Abigail Breslin from last year). I’m so flattered, and it just encourages me to work harder as an actress and push myself to do better.”
Evigan, who plays the “honest girl who wants to do the right thing” in “Sorority Row,” was elated when she got the news.
“It’s the industry’s way of recognizing potential talent,” says the bright-eyed newcomer, “and for an ensemble cast it’s just an honor. Because of this event, our movie can really be seen and put out there.”
Evigan credits the on- and off-set camaraderie among the actresses for the movie’s encouraging critical response.
“The minute all the girls met, we had a big dinner,” she notes of the rehearsal period leading up to the October shoot in Pittsburgh, and uses the words “goofy,” “fun” and “loyal friend” to describe fellow castmate Willis.
“We all just clicked immediately,” Evigan effuses. “We would all sleep during the day and we would film all night. It was 28 degrees, and we would form these heating packs to keep us warm where we’d huddle together and practice our lines. It was great. I’ve never had relationships like this before.”