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Katie Chang starred in one of 2013′s biggest movies, The Bling Ring, but don’t expect it to go to her head any time soon. Katie is down to earth, but driven. She’s been acting since she was a little girl, and through focus and years of training, was able to make her dreams come true. We were lucky enough to chat with the young starlet, and trust us, she’s an actress you’ll want to keep your eye on.

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The great thing about Sofia’s interpretation of The Bling Ring case is that she didn’t ask us to be totally truthful to our character’s real life counterpart. So I didn’t feel like I faced any challenges in terms of playing an actual person because I really got to create my character, with Sofia’s help of course. However, that sort of organic character creation is itself a challenge.

 

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I worked a lot with my acting coaches and also on my own to find things in my own life that I could relate to my character, Rebecca. Being a young woman, I’m no stranger to insecurity and self-consciousness. I used those emotions and experiences that I’ve had and kind of blew them out of proportion to play Rebecca. Eventually I found that Rebecca’s motivations for her crimes originated in her personal unhappiness and lack of self worth.

 

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It was difficult to find an honest source of motivation for Rebecca’s crime spree, as I spoke about in the last question. But at the same time, once everything clicked and I felt like I understand Rebecca and her actions, then it really became fun. I got to lose myself within this crazy character. It’s very liberating to play a totally different person.

 

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Paris Hilton’s house was amazing. It’s like a modern day Versailles. Seriously. She was really nice to let us invade her home and film there, and we’re all grateful for that kind gesture. Being in her actual home helped fully create the environment of the robberies because a lot of the reactions you see on camera are truly us reacting to what we see in the house.

 

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Sofia Coppola was a role model of mine before I got to work with her. And now having been in one of her films, that fact is as true as ever. It was inspiring to work with her because she is a strong female presence in the industry who is telling her own stories and playing the game her own way. I was and will always be honored to be a part of one of her films.

 

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I love bits and pieces of each film. I love the story lines of Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation. The Marie Antoinette soundtrack is amazing. And the cinematography in Somewhere is so quintessentially Sofia.

 

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Yes I was very nervous about meeting and working with Emma because I grew up knowing her name. But at the end of the day I had a job to do so I had to get over the fact that I was working with someone who is known around the world. She’s very talented and professional and it was exciting to work with her.

 

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I think I would steal all of Lupita Nyong’o's award season outfits. She always looks so classy and put together!

 

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My acting coach always puts it like this: an athlete would never go to practice for two years and then say that he was done training and he was just going to show up to the games. Acting is the same way. You have to keep practicing and training your craft to be totally prepared for the “game,” that is the project you are cast in.

 

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Take classes at your local theater or acting school. Start writing scenes or character descriptions. It’s never too early to start exercising your creativity!

 

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I think that the best actors are the most well-rounded people. I mean that the people who bring the most “life” to their characters are those that have had many experiences, not just with acting. I’ve chosen to go to college to have life experiences and meet new people, because I truly believe that they will influence my acting for the better. I’ve also chosen to go to college because while acting is my passion, I am also very interested in many other things, like art history and literature.

 

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This past fall I played a supporting role in a new film called “Anesthesia,” with Glenn Close and Kristen Stewart. And in March, my film “A Birder’s Guide to Everything” will be released!

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Follow Katie on Twitter @KatieChang53 !

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Pastel hair has become a huge trend lately, and we are so into it! Pastel hair has made its way onto the pages of magazines, on the runways and even the red carpet. Dying your hair is a way of expressing your creativity and we think pastels make the perfect statement.

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If you aren’t quite ready to dye your whole head pink, that’s ok! There are plenty of other ways to wear pastels in your hair!

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This style makes it look as though you accidentally dipped your hair in a can of paint, but that’s what makes this look so fun!

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Putting Pastel streaks in your hair allows you to maintain your natural color while still experimenting with something new!

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Ombre is all the rage right now! Why not try it with pastels?

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Take a chance and go all out! A little change can be fun!

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Pinks, lavenders, teals and baby blues are all very in right now. Some girls even go for more jewel tones, such as deep purple and bright blue. Stay away from primary colors, such as reds, greens and yellows to avoid looking too harsh. Lighter colors look better on blondes, while darker colors stand out more on brunettes.

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For a longer lasting look, you can dye your hair with colors found in stores or at the salon. However, if you want something a little more temporary, look in to hair chalks! They look so real without actually having to commit for a long period of time!

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Some of our favorite celebrities have tried their hand at the pastel look! Who do you think pulled it off best? Rachel McAdams, Katy Perry, Kelly Osbourne, or Demi Lovato?

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Today you may know Leonardo DiCaprio as that great actor who has yet to win the Oscar, but back in the 90’s he was the golden boy. The Olsen twins had a giant Titanic poster in their Two of a Kind bedroom and Lindsay Lohan was devastated in The Parent Trap when his picture was ruined. Leo was everywhere.

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The world got it’s first taste of Leo when he was 17 and became a recurring cast member on the popular TV show Growing Pains. Even back then, he was pretty adorable. His career continued to take off with The Boy’s Life and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

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In 1996 DiCarprio starred opposite Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. He was perfect as a modern day bad boy and girls everywhere wished  he was their Romeo.

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It was Titanic, however, that shot Leo to super stardom. Girls around the world hung posters of Leo on their walls and followed his every move. This fan worship was known as Leo-Mania.

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DiCaprio’s stardom could be overwhelming at times, and he has stated “I have no connection with me during that whole Titanic phenomenon and what my face became around the world. I’ll never reach that state of popularity again, and I don’t expect to. It’s not something I’m going to try to achieve either.”

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Instead, Leo focused on proving himself as an actor. He won critical acclaim for his roles in Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, Revolutionary Road and many, many more.

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Back in the 90’s fans were outraged that Leo didn’t get nominated for an Oscar for his role in Titanic. Over 200 fans contacted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to protest. Today, Leo is still waiting for his Oscar. Search Leonardo DiCaprio on tumblr, and you’re sure to find thousands of memes lamenting Leo’s oscarless-ness.

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This year, everything could change. Leo has been nominated for his role in The Wolf of Wallstreet. He won the Golden Globe for the role, and now we are all holding our breath to see if our favorite 90’s heartthrob can win it all!

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There is so much to talk about when it comes to this year’s Golden Globes Red Carpet. So many ladies looked amazing! So many looked…interesting. Where do we even begin? We suppose the only real place to start is with this year’s queen of the red carpet.

 

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All year long, we’ve been watching newcomer, Lupita Nyong’o, absolutely dazzle the fashion world. As if her performance in 12 Years A Slave was not powerful enough, this girl proved herself on the red carpet as well. We were all holding our breath to see what she’d wear to the Golden Globes, and this nominee certainly  did not disappoint! Her bright red, Ralph Lauren, dress was simple, yet stunning. The dress showed off the star’s shoulders and boasted and 60′s style cape. We just couldn’t take our eyes off her!

 

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When Kate Beckinsale stepped onstage to present, we were totally wowed. Can we please just steal her dress? The sparkly, silver, mermaid-style Zuhair Murad dress was absolutely perfect. We want it in our closet!

 

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Each year the daughter of a famous actor or actress serves as Miss Golden Globes, presenting the winners with their awards and helping them on and off stage. This year, Sosie Bacon, the daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick had this honor. The 21-year-old looked amazing in this beautiful gown.

 

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Additionally, Sofia Vergara looked beautiful as always, Reese Witherspoon was gorgeous in a bright teal Calin Klein number, and Taylor Swift looked sweet in red and black.

 

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But what about those interesting looks we mentioned before? We’ve got those covered too…

 

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Drew…Drew, what exactly were you thinking? Did you fall into a pile of confetti? Did little Olive make your dress as an art project and you just had to wear it out of motherly love…or pity? We’re not exactly what sure what happened, but this dress was not fun.

 

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Zoe, we absolutely love you. We do. But we did not love this dress. There was just too much going on. You deserve so much better.

 

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This was Jennifer Lawrence’s year. Therefore, she should have looked amazing, right? Wrong. The actress looked like she had been tied up in rubber bands. JLaw, what is this?

 

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Is that a dress with a shirt underneath it? Is it all one piece? Not a favorite.

 

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Emma Watson’s red dress- and pants -made us think. Did we like it? Did we not like it? The actress wore a slitted dress with an open back, and pants underneath. We weren’t sure exactly what to think, but Emma’s beauty won us over and at the end of the day, she will still always be our sweetheart.

 

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What would we wear to the Golden Globes? Here are our top dress picks from As U Wish!

 

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