April 2018 Puma Dumar

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hicago born and raised, Jennifer Morrison studied Theater and English at Loyola University, then acting at the Steppenwolf Theater Company. Her movie debut came in 1994, playing the daughter of Richard Gere and Sharon Stone in “Intersection.” Various film and television roles followed, including the lead in “Urban Legends: Final Cut.” She rose to prominence as Dr. Allison Cameron in the television series “House,” which earned her a prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. She has also had key roles in “Star Trek,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Warrior,” and as the unforgettable Emma Swan in “Once Upon a Time.” In “Sun Dogs,” Morrison directs a uniquely poignant comedy/drama—her first feature—about a young man who is determined to be a military hero but follows a misguided adventure that ultimately leads him to the most unlikely realization of how he can courageously “save lives.” HW: Thank you for taking the time for this interview. Why did you choose “Sun Dogs” as your first feature film to direct? Jennifer Morrison: I responded to the script and I care about the characters. I loved the overriding message of looking for your purpose and realizing that the smallest things can make the biggest difference. But ulti24 • HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY 24 • HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY

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