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Friday, December 23, 2005

Woman Meets Granny Pocahontas

From The (Newport News, Va.) Daily Press:

CW meets Hollywood

Rolling out the glitz amid the gravel at the film's debut draws some stars, and those hoping to see them.


BY MIKE HOLTZCLAW
December 22, 2005

WILLIAMSBURG -- The red carpet sprawled out in two directions on Wednesday afternoon outside the entrance to the Kimball Theatre.

To the left was the line of guests waiting to see the East Coast premiere of the historical epic film "The New World," filmed on location at nearby Jamestown last year. And extending straight out from the front door was the ceremonial crimson for the stars and other celebrities.

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The 15-year-old screen newcomer [Q'Orianka Kilcher] who plays Pocahontas stole the show at the premiere even more than she stole it on screen.

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As she made her way up the carpet, she stopped to pose for photos and sign autographs. Jackie Spangler, of Williamsburg, exchanged pleasantries with Kilcher over the velvet rope and came away gushing.

"I really came out here today to meet her," Spangler said. "I do a lot of genealogy, and Pocahontas and John Rolfe are my grandparents if I remember to say 'great' 11 times. I'm glad I got the chance to meet her."

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