According to the following press release from the Quileute Nation Tinsel Korey will be at LaPush for this weekend’s Stephenie Meyer Day Festivities.
Twilight Saga: New Moon” Actress Tinsel Korey to share her talents with Quileute Youth
The Quileute Tribe featured in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight Saga: New Moon” welcomes actress Tinsel Korey to La Push September 8th. Tinsel is conducting acting workshops at the Tribal School for ages 4-25. “In true native tradition, she is doing what our ancestors & elders have taught us to do for centuries” states Chairwoman Carol Hatch, “Tinsel is giving back and sharing her gifts and talents with our Native youth.”
Tinsel Korey has been performing since she can remember; she always knew she wanted to be an entertainer. Tinsel recalls: “I remember when I first started labeling my acting tapes – I named them ‘Tinsel’s quest for stardom’. Now, I name them ‘Tinsel’s quest for acting excellence”.
Tinsel has worked on numerous films and television shows, from Steven Spielberg’s mini-series “Into the West”, Scott Frank’s feature thriller “The Lookout”, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and acting opposite Adam Beach in the CTV MOW “Luna: The Way Home”. Ending off 2008 with a lead role on an Insight Film entitled “Wyvern”, playing a neo-fem action character name Vinyl Hampton.
An artist to the core, Tinsel holds great pride in her work and breaking casting stereotypes. She began 2009 by landing the role of Emily Young in the “Twilight Saga”; and is very excited to be working with such a talented cast and brilliant directors.
“I think it is fantastic”, states Al Zantua, Quileute Tribal School Principal, “for her to reach out to the kids after reaching that level of notoriety is inspiring and remarkable. Our kids are pretty excited!”
“We are thrilled to host the 2nd Actor from the Twilight Saga to visit La Push”, states Jackie Jacobs, Quileute Tribal Publicist. “Solomon Trimble visited the Quileute Nation in July during the Quileute Days Celebration and now to share the shores of First Beach with Tinsel Korey is quite a treat. I am humbled by Tinsel Korey’s generosity and graciousness. I am confident Tinsel’s contributions will have a lasting impression on our youth, but I am just as certain that the hospitality of this beautiful nation and beauty and magic that is La Push, will have a lasting impact on her as well”.
Tinsel will be making an appearance on First Beach with Quileute Storyteller Chris Morganroth, September 12th and will be available for an autograph session at the conclusion of the storytelling event.