Autism Awareness at the Po Movie Premiere
Posted On Apr 06, 2016
Po, a true story about a father and his autistic son who are dealing with the loss of their wife and mother respectively, premiered in LA last night. We got to chat with the cast about the importance of autism awareness and much more in a few exclusive interviews.
Christopher Gorham stars as the father, David Wilson, in the movie and talks about the value in the push for autism awareness and what we need to do as a nation to help the cause. “The next important step is finding ways to get support and treatment for families who can’t afford it.” He also talks about his upcoming role on NBC’s Heartbeat and his new spot in the director’s chair.
We also caught up with Empire actress, Kaitlin Doubleday, who plays Amy in Po. She talks about her bachelorette party in New Orleans, how she workouts out to balance her love of eating, and her favorite beauty products. “There are these individual lashes that are in sets of three’s, these trios, that are super easy to put on. They aren’t a strip. So those are my favorite new things.” Watch the full video below.
Actress, Leslie Birkland talks to us about her beauty routine as she rocks blue eye shadow to support autism awareness. She preaches wearing less makeup. “I recommend to the women over 50 to go lighter. More matte makeup and lighter on the lipstick.” Watch the full interview below.
Actress, Caitlin Carmichael plays Amelia Carr, a girl who lives in Po’s alternate universe, The Land of Color. She wears a bright and colorful dress to the premiere inspired by her character’s home, which is “everything bright, happy, colorful, and pure.” She is a self-proclaimed boho hippie child who likes to keep it light on the makeup, after all, she is only 11 years old. See more below.