Kelsey Chow’s only just legal, but she’s got quite a résumé, with hot shows like CW’s One Tree Hill and Disney XD’s Pair of Kings under her stylish belt.
The big screen called as well. The Columbia, S.C., native, who had a small role in The Amazing Spider-Man, will bring smiles on Christmas Day, when Parental Guidance with Billy Crystal comes out. We spoke to the part-time Columbia University student about other projects in the pipeline. Since Pair of Kings, about two teen kings (Mitchel Musso and Doc Shaw) ruling a fictional island, was recently canceled, she will be jumping into even more work.
You are a busy gal. What do you do in your time off, if you have any?
It’s been a very exciting year so far. I take advantage of any time to travel. I was fortunate enough to attend Milan Fashion Week as a guest of Salvatore Ferragamo in the fall. What an amazing experience. It was the whole package, definitely. The opportunity to experience the city, its culture, cuisine and the world of design and fashion.
Can you talk about your upcoming movies?
The Wine of Summer is a beautiful film about love lost and found, and the complexities of life while discovering who you are. It was filmed primarily in and around Barcelona, and the imagery is breathtaking. And Run is exciting, about family secrets, the mystery surrounding them and the outdoor sport of parkour. The story itself is full of intrigue and action, but the parkour takes the story to another level. It was an absolutely incredible experience, working with experts from all over the country. It challenged me physically and gave me the opportunity to play the dramatic, tough girl.
What has been your favorite project thus far?
I enjoyed the drama of One Tree Hill, and the opportunity to be one of the comedic aspects, initially. Pair of Kings has impacted my life the most at this point. I have grown as an actor, and I am surrounded daily by amazingly talented individuals. I like to be involved in projects that allow me to expand my range as an actor, to play against type, to experience the world through that character.
Who is your dream costar?
I’ve always wanted to work with Sean Connery — there’s something about his style, and his calm, cool demeanor that I find intriguing.