Terry R. Wickham, who is helping Produce “Choke” for Edwin M. Figueroa is thrilled to announce his has cast the first Director’s date for the movie. Wickham says, “When Edwin asked me to appear in his movie with other directors each having a date, I was determined to pinpoint the best looking actresses I could find. I also made it my goal to try to cast the type of woman each director would prefer, if given the choice.
When I started looking at the actresses that responded to casting posting for the role for my date, Megan Penn stood out right away. But I had to see what she was like in an audition. This is where she got even better.
Besides being a highly trained actress and with dazzling beauty, Megan was so easy to talk to, humble with a great attitude about the business. She would have won the role on her appearance alone, but she’s got depth and much more going on than just the surface.
The fact is I wanted a stunning actress who could make an impression. Megan reminds me of the Hollywood starlets of yesterday like Marilyn Monroe mixed with the mystery of a femme fatale character like Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, combined with wisdom beyond her years. It’s a rare combination that I believe will lead her to something big time. I actually can see her playing a huge role in one of the movies I’m dying to make in the near future.”
Megan Penn is a Los Angeles Woman with New York blood. She was born in Long Island, New York and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles County. Miss Penn trained in a conservatory program at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, privately with Yale trained Gregory Berger Sobeck and at The Actors Collective with Bo Jesse Christopher. Feeling frustrated with the depth and complexity of female roles, she redirected her focus behind the camera, which led Megan to direct, write and star in her first short film Amenonamnia, a silent film about a woman who lives in her mirage-filled mind. While well trained, but new to the Hollywood scene, old Hollywood glamour runs through Miss Penn’s veins. She is the distant great niece of Academy Award winner Anne Bancroft, who remains her greatest inspiration. Both actors are Strasberg alumni. Fiercely independent, Penn plans to be the kind of woman both in front of and behind the camera. She will soon be featured in the upcoming notable art book ‘100 Women’ shot by fellow female filmmaker Nadia Lee Cohen.