Actress Alexis Rhee to discuss challenges of acting in Hollywood on CNN Headline News

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  • (1888PressRelease) April 23, 2011 - Angeles, CA - Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-winning Actress Alexis Rhee (CRASH, 2004) discusses the challenges of acting on CNN Headline News local edition at the Charter Cable TV studios, Los Angeles, CA (dates TBA, check local TV Guide listings.)

    "My brother directed me in a play while I was learning to play the violin," Rhee told
    CNN Local Edition News Anchor Tracy Young in a record five minute news segment. "So then I got bitten by two bugs, music and acting."

    Rhee, who is also a classically trained accomplished violinist, a certified hypnotherapist, Microsoft Systems Engineer and a black belt in the Martial Arts and has also written a screen play entitled, "Hal." The screenplay is about an old jazz pianist, who's suffering from Alzheimer's in a nursing home. "My mother passed away a year and a half ago from the disease, and I know there are a lot of actors' parents who are currently suffering from Alzheimer's," explained Rhee, who is currently shopping her movie script.

    When asked has it been easy to succeed in Hollywood? She responded this way, "Very, very difficult. The industry concentrates on the things I don't do," explained Rhee. "For example, speaking English without an accent. They don't care about what I can do as an artist like playing the violin, martial arts and acting. These skills are all secondary. The first thing they ask is, 'do you have an America or Asian accent?'" she said. Rhee is of Korean descent.

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