India Eisley: ‘Flaunt’ Feature!

India Eisley poses for a sexy shoot at the historic Hollywood Tower for a spread in Flaunt Magazine‘s latest issue.

Here is what the 18-year-old Underworld: Awakening actress had to share with the mag:

On getting the part of Kate Beckinsale‘s daughterIndia happened to be at Starbucks at the same time as Kate and her husband (and Underworld producer) Len Wiseman. “Kate had said to Len, ‘Oh, you should go up to that girl and ask her if she wants to be in a movie; she’s like a mini-me.’ And he said, ‘Oh my god. I just saw that girl’s audition tape.’ So, it was just a strange thing.”

On her shy personality: “I kind of prefer it [in Europe], because normally I’m quite shy, and here, when you’re shy, they immediately think, ‘Oh, she’s rude or snobby,’ so unless you’re like, ‘Hey!’ and you’re big, you’re unfriendly. They don’t realize that maybe it’s just ’cause you’re quiet. They’re more accepting in other places; they don’t just write you off as being just a snob.”

On her celebrity crush
: “Gary Oldman. I just think he’s handsome. He’s talented. He’s all-around fantastic. I tend to like older.”

Source: Just Jared

Flaunt Article On India Eisley

Here we are, set in an empty quarter of the Hollywood Tower, where stories of hauntings have been ingrained, and continuously advertised, eventuating Disneyland to come up with “The Tower of Terror” ride, and causing many a tenant sleepless nights. Luckily, the ghosts stay on their side this afternoon, as India Eisley, perched on her throne, gets her long marron hair coiffed and her radiant face—“like a baby’s ass,” interjects her publicist—made up beyond her 18 years.

Down in the lobby, the shoot commences. She is instructed onto a velvet couch. Eisley pops up her legs, slightly bends the right one, and points out her toes, forming a 90-degree angle with her upper half. She is double-jointed. And she looks quite sexy for a girl who plays a 14-year-old in the latest contribution to the sci-fi vampire franchise, Underworld: Awakening.

Hours later at the 101 Coffee Shop across the street (where, truth be told, someone ought to 101 them on quiet café civilities, for “Sweet Dreams” on blast during a recorded interview simply won’t do), Eisley shares a funny story, as to how she may or may not have obtained the role as Kate Beckinsale’s vampire/werewolf hybrid child in the movie. About a month after her audition, having heard nothing back, she casually strolled into Starbucks, ordered her coffee, and then joined her mother at a table. “You’ll never believe who stood behind you in the line,” mother said to daughter.

“Kate Beckinsale!” Beckinsale was accompanied by her daughter Lily, and her husband, Len Wiseman, the producer of Underworld. Looks were quietly exchanged. Before she knew it, Wiseman was making his way to Eisley, declaring that he remembered watching her audition tape. Later on, Eisley would find out what really transpired: “Kate had said to Len, ‘Oh, you should go up to that girl and ask her if she wants to be in a movie; she’s like a mini-me.’ And he said, ‘Oh my god. I just saw that girl’s audition tape.’ So, it was just a strange thing.” Continue reading

Cinema Blend Reviews Underworld: Awakening

Action films are often judged based on their third acts. We’ve come to expect blood, precision and grandiosity, and most are smart enough to deliver. The problem with the bad ones, more often than not, is that they don’t do quite enough to keep us invested before the proverbial castles are stormed.Underworld: Awakening isn’t a great movie by any measure. Its 3D is practically non-existent for long stretches, and most of its characters behave according to motivations shoehorned in quickly and without sincerity. But somehow, it recovers just enough from these lulls to offer well shot graphics and choreographed action that bridge the way to a successful, fast-paced final act. 

That climax, coupled with an interesting premise and a killer car chase scene, are enough to make Underworld: Awakening watchable, but because of one over-arching problem, I still can’t help wondering what-if. Arguably the best thing about the series prior to this movie has been its willingness to play both sides of the fence. Nothing was quite as it seemed, and no one single side was in the right. Like most wars, the Vampire/ Lycan feud was an escalating mess caused by two sides with fundamentally different wants and needs. The main issue with Underworld: Awakening is that it doesn’t spend enough time muddying the motivations of the opposition, which is utterly bizarre considering the film’s very plot adds two huge new wrinkles to the saga.  Continue reading

Neon Tommy Review: “Underworld: Awakening” More Action-Packed Than The Rest

Kate Beckinsale returns for the fourth installment of the series.

“Awakening” singles itself out from the rest of the films of the series by focusing less on the mythology that dominated the plot of the previous films. This installment is more action-packed, and with its fast-paced storyline and its cinematic shots and effects, it could be the best film of the franchise.

The film opens by rehashing the events of the first two films (the third one was a prequel). The war between the vampires and the lycans has been turned on its head. The existence of both has been discovered by the humans and they seek to eradicate them.

Vampire warrior Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and her hybrid lover Michael (Scott Speedman) are seeking to escape but fail. Selene is captured and remains frozen in a lab called Antigen.

Some time later she is mysteriously awakened and escapes venturing out into a world that is vastly different than the one she left behind. She returns to the pier where she was last with Michael and discovers that twelve years have passed since she was captured.

She begins seeing flashes of someone else’s vision, which leads her to lycans (who are thought to be extinct) who are hiding. There she meets a vampire named David (Theo James) and what ensues are action packed scenes of Selene dueling it out with the lycans. She discovers that the flashes are not coming from Michael but from her twelve year old hybrid daughter Eve (India Eisley).

The film begins to enter a fast-paced plot after this. It is soon discovered that the lycans have fooled the humans into believing they are extinct in hopes of carrying out their master plan, in which Eve is the key.The rest of the film features certain twists that were at times unpredictable. The ending wraps up in a way that leaves room for another installment in the series.

The film effortlessly steps away from its mythology to deliver a quick, action-packed plot, which delivers a fresh feel setting it apart from the rest of the other films.

Its one plot fault is not portraying the other side’s motive. Part of what made the other films strong was its ability to get the audience to sympathize with both the vampires and lycans. “Awakening” fails to do so. Instead, it focuses on Selene’s fight with the lycans for her daughter.

Directors Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein do an excellent job in the effects and action shots of the film. The 3D on the other hand falls flat.

Despite those flaws the film manages to come together in a way that makes it one of the better films in the series.

Source: Neon Tommy

India Eisley ‘Underworld: Awakening’ Los Angeles Premiere & After Party’ Hi Res Event Photos – January 19th

Today is the grand opening of the site, we welcome you to the first fansite on talented actress, India Eisely. You are welcome to browse any contents, news, photos and updates on India.

As celebrating our grand opening day, I’ve added new high quality event photos of India arriving the ‘Underworld: Awakening’ Los Angeles Premiere & After party event on January 19, 2012 to the gallery. 


Beckinsale stops Eisley getting icy

India Eisley has revealed Kate Beckinsale helped warm her up on the set of Underworld: Awakening.

The 18-year-old actress revealed that Kate, who she described as “wonderful”, made sure she didn’t get too cold on-set.

Speaking at the film’s Los Angeles premiere, she said: “I had a very, very – skimpy’s the wrong word, but a very cold outfit in the rain, so I was helpful whenever she’d drag me in front of the heaters because I didn’t want to say I was cold.”

Kate, who has a 12-year-old daughter Lily with her former partner Michael Sheen, reprises her role as vampire Selene in Underworld: Awakening.

India said: “I always loved her work before I’d even seen Underworld, and she’s really just a wonderful person and she doesn’t even realise how wonderful she is.

“She’s just a sweet human being, and a great actress.”

India also lavished praise on her ‘sweet’ former co-star Shailene Woodley.

The actresses appeared as sisters on American TV show The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, and Shailene received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in The Descendants.

“I think it’s incredible, what’s been happening for her,” India said.

Source: The Press Association