Article on The Cove and appearance in Japan

June 23rd 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsCharities, The Cove, Transformers 2

THE Cove’s popularity will please Isabel Lucas. The former Home and Away star was one of several people arrested in the port of Taiji in 2007 protesting against dolphin slaughter. Footage of their surfboard blockade features in The Cove. Lucas was recently in Japan promoting her latest film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which opens here this week. She says there haven’t been any repercussions. “We weren’t particularly worried because it was such a vague arrest,” she tells Reel Time. The charge was “interfering with international commerce”. “I didn’t mention or bring it up while I was there because it wasn’t the time or the place and the Japanese people were very hospitable and very gracious, and I was there to talk about the film,” she adds, referring to the second Transformers film, another bombastic blockbuster from director Michael Bay, which could be a career maker for the young actress. “It is a different character that I haven’t really played before,” she says, and one she is under strict instructions from Bay not to talk about in detail. Let’s just say the character is a little Sam Worthington or Hugo Weaving. Producer Steven Spielberg’s people asked to see her audition after watching her performance in the coming World War II miniseries The Pacific, which filmed largely in Melbourne. That series will be seen on Seven next year.

Daybreakers Poster

June 23rd 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsDaybreakers have posted a first look at the poster for Daybreakers.

Daybreakers poster - click to view

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

I don’t think a release date has been set for the movie yet, but we’ll keep you posted!

‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ Leads Overseas Sales

June 23rd 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsTransformers 2

Paramount Pictures’ “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” debuted atop the international circuit over the weekend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie has drawn in $20 million from only 846 locations in two key foreign markets, the United Kingdom and Japan.

Reaching the first position in both countries, the follow-up to “Transformers”, which is helmed by Michael Bay, made $14.1 million from 517 screens in the U.K. and $5.8 million from 329 sites in Japan. The impressive bows have outnumbered the first film by 71% and 13% in both territories respectively.

In the second position was Sony’s “Terminator Salvation”. Dominating the overseas charts last weekend, the Christian Bale-starring sci-fi thriller grossed $18.4 million from 9,400 theaters in 74 territories. So far, it has collected an international cume of around $200 million.

Warner Bros.’ “The Hangover”, in the meantime, came in third. Raking up $30.4 million, it held strongly in U.K., though the ticket sales decreased 16%. It faced a mere 7% decline in Australia, pulling in $2.6 million from 227 scenes. The comedy film also garnered $1.1 million from 342 sites in Russia and $966,000 from 292 scenes in Italy.

“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is scheduled to open wide in the U.S. on Wednesday, June 24. Teaming up once again Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox as Sam and Mikaela, it also sees the return of Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro, and the joining of Isabel Lucas, Rainn Wilson, Ramon Rodriguez and many others.

Isabel in Cleo

June 21st 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsMedia Alert

Isabel is featured inside the new July issue of Australian magazine Cleo. Kate Hudson is on the cover.

She has also been on a few Aussie weekend magazines recently – Insider (June 21st) and Event (June 21st). You can also see Izzy in the July issue of FilmInk (Aus).

If anyone can contribute scans of any of these magazines then please contact me! I would be so grateful, and you would be fully credited. Just drop me a line at :)

Isabel Lucas to transform into Hollywood star

June 20th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsTransformers 2

Isabel Lucas to transform into Hollywood star WHEN Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits cinemas on Thursday, audiences will be treated to a different side of former Home and Away star Isabel Lucas.

The action sequel to 2007’s hugely successful Transformers features Lucas vamping it up as Alice, a student bombshell trying to seduce co-star Shia LaBeouf.

“It’s so enjoyable playing a character that’s so different from yourself, because you can really go and take risks,” Lucas told The Sunday Mail while in Sydney for the premiere of the film, also starring Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel.

To listen to US tabloid gossip, however, it’s art imitating life for the LA-based starlet who lived briefly in Kakadu National Park before moving to Cairns.

For the past 12 months she has been pitted at the centre of a love triangle between her co-star LaBeouf and her ex-boyfriend, Entourage’s Adrian Grenier, who apparently called it quits after learning Lucas was in a car accident while LaBeouf was behind the wheel.

“Me and Adrian, unfortunately we broke up like a month before that car accident happened (in the middle of last year), I didn’t even know Shia at the time,” she revealed.

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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen out now in UK!

June 20th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsTransformers 2

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen was released in the UK yesterday! Make sure you book your tickets to go and see it! If you have seen it/after you do see it, come and share your thoughts on it here by posting a comment – what was Isabel’s character like? How was her performance? Tell us the details (although, no spoilers 😉 )

Click the still below to visit the official site for the movie.

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

Welcome to the temporary version of Isabel Lucas Online

June 19th 2009 • by Jess • 1 Comment »Site Update

Welcome to Isabel Lucas Online, your new one-stop resource for everything on the rising Australian actress Isabel Lucas! This is just a temporary version to provide you with the latest news on Izzy while I am finishing up the Gallery and content of the site and waiting on a full layout.

Who is Isabel Lucas, you ask? Isabel is a 24 year old Australian actress, best known for her role as Tasha on Aussie soap Home & Away and her role in the new film Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen. Isabel is also known for her campaigning for the Save The Whales organisation and work for various environmental causes.

Why another Isabel site? Isabel Lucas Online will provide you with a large gallery full of over 2,000 photos including exclusive high quality photos, rare photoshoots and candids, as well as in depth, exclusively written content, fun games, media, videos and more. I’m hoping Isabel Lucas Online will be a fansite with all the trimmings you need to satisfy your fandom, as well as promoting Isabel and introducing her to new fans.

I also want to emphasise that this will be a fansite made just for you, so if you ever have any ideas, suggestions, comments, contributions … anything, then don’t hesitate to let me know! Any contributions are greatly appreciated and you will always be given credit.

Stay tuned for full opening of Isabel Lucas Online next week …

Burning ambition

June 19th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsCareer, Transformers 2

ISABEL LUCAS is an actress who suffers for her art … up to a point.

The former Home And Away star and Logie winner was in Sydney this week to promote the new Transformers flick in which she stars.

While she’s no Meryl Streep or Cate Blanchett – yet – Lucas, who undertook intense acting classes before she joined the cast of Home And Away, was enthusiastically telling reporters the lengths she had to go to take on her role as a Princeton University student in the sci-fi film.

All those acting classes must have come in handy to meet director Michael Bay’s demands that she be well tanned for her role. Lucas refined her “craft” in a Hollywood solarium, though she said the “claustrophobia” drove her mad so she opted for a series of spray tans. During the casting call, she was wearing a black dress, which Bay apparently found underwhelming. When she took his advice and came back in a colourful dress, she landed the role.

It appears big things are awaiting Lucas in Hollywood. This month she was featured in Vanity Fair as a face to watch. Indeed, Lucas’s prospects look bright, having followed the Sophie Monk formula for fame by dating a string of high-profile men.

She recently ended up in co-star Shia LaBeouf’s car when the actor had an accident, leaving her with a nasty bump on her head.

Isabel Lucas’ Oz visit a waste

June 18th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsPublic Appearance, Transformers 2

SHE came home to Sydney to promote the new Transformers movie but Isabel Lucas’s over-zealous US publicist meant the trip was largely wasted.

Photographers were not only barred from any interviews she conducted, they were not allowed at Tuesday night’s premiere in Bondi Junction.

It’s understood Lucas was happy to pose – and did for an old paparazzo friend who contacted her directly.

Instead of vivid photos of Lucas at the launch, her US publicist, who flew back to LA with her charge yesterday, issued this bland handout photograph.

While the Westfield cinema complex has held many red carpet affairs, a Paramount spokeswoman yesterday said it was “too small” to stage one. It’s understood while Paramount wanted to open the event to photographers, the unnamed US publicist refused.

Transformers star hails Aussie offsider

June 12th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsPublic Appearance, Transformers 2

Shia LaBeouf admits he’s the luckiest guy in the world after kissing both US star Megan Fox and Aussie actress Isabel Lucas in the latest Transformers movie.

But the 22-year-old actor wisely opted not to disclose which kiss was better at a news conference for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in Tokyo on Tuesday.

“Oh Christ, thank you, I appreciate that question,” deadpanned LaBeouf, who was flanked on stage by the two beauties.

“It’s incomparable, they are both specimens cut out of stone.

“I’m the luckiest dude in the world clearly. Anything beyond these answers and I start getting in trouble.”

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Lucas steps out for Transformers premiere

June 9th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsPublic Appearance, Transformers 2

The bright lights of Tokyo are a long way from Summer Bay for former Home and Away starlet Isabel Lucas.

Lucas last night stepped onto the international stage with Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel at the world premiere of Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen in the Japanese capital.

In the film, out on June 24 in Australia, LaBeouf reprises the role of Sam Witwicky, the human caught in the war between autobots and decepticons, and Fox returns as his girlfriend Mikaela.

Lucas plays Alice, a girl Sam meets at college. But there is more to Alice than meets the eye, and the character shows off a side of Lucas that audiences haven’t seen before.

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Isabel to be on Rove – June 14th

June 8th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsMedia Alert

This former Home & Away star and Logie winner is taking over Hollywood, with some tasty roles including a Spielberg mini-series and the action-adventure blockbuster ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’.

Isabel first leapt into our lounge rooms on the series “Home and Away”, picking up the Logie Award for Best New Female Talent.

After a successful stint on the show, Isabel headed for Hollywood and landed feature roles in U.S. and Australian productions. She stared in “The Pacific” – a miniseries about U.S. Marines stationed in the Pacific during WWII, and executive produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. She’s also due to appear in the upcoming film “Daybreakers” opposite Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe.

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