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    Passions' Brook Kerr in New Horror Series

    Tuesday, April 10 2007

    Brook Kerr (NBC)
    Passions has always flirted with the horror genre, to the chagrin of some and the delight of others. That is, after all, why Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was such and ardent fan of the show. The use of witches, ghosts, demons, zombies, portals to hell and mysterious entities have been fundamental to its plots since the beginning and set it apart from most soaps. Now two of the show's stars will be featured in full-blown horror films.

    Fans of Brook Kerr (Whitney Russell Harris) will get to see her in a whole new light in upcoming months. She has just signed with HBO for a major role in their upcoming series True Blood. Based on The Southern Vampire book series by Charlaine Harris which tells the stories of vampires and psychics in a small Louisiana town. Brook will play a clever and crafty young woman who gets a job working in a bar with a psychic played by Anna Paquin. The show is being directed and written by Alan Ball, the same man responsible for HBO's Six Feet Under and the film American Beauty. Shooting for the series is set to begin in June.

    Meanwhile, fans can catch Mary Elizabeth Winstead (former Jessica Bennett) on screen right now in the new horror-thriller Grindhouse. She appears alongside Rosario Dawson in a leading role as Lee in the segment entitled 'Dead Proof' directed by Quentin Tarantino. It's a lurid and shocking feature about speed freaks who like to tempt death by riding on the wind shields of speeding cars, often resulting in brutal accidents. Winstead has been very busy since leaving Passions, appearing in horror films the Ring Two, Black Christmas and Final Destination 3.

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    Posted by DallasandClayton at Saturday, April 14 2007 09:14 AM

    Will that mean she wont be on passions anymore if so that sucks. I hate it when acterts leave it doesn't make it the same to watch.

    Posted by Ethans_wife at Sunday, April 15 2007 04:51 PM

    im happy for her she's a get actress and deserves da best♥after all her and teresa are the reasons i keep on watchin the show there life's mess and everyday i watch i hope it get better♥

    ♥Love Edna♥

    Posted by Belle_Claire_Shawn at Tuesday, April 17 2007 06:30 AM

    im happy for her.

    Posted by SOAPS_ LOVA at Tuesday, April 17 2007 01:06 PM

    Well she deserved better than being in passions and the show is going off air anyway so this will be great for her.

    Posted by Chrissi at Thursday, April 19 2007 10:16 AM

    The series will be great! The books are really cool. I'm looking forward to seeing her in it!!

    Posted by dionne226 at Monday, April 23 2007 07:15 AM

    I didn't even know she played a roll in Final Destination 3 I'm going to have watch it again to see also I'm glad to see her get to do better than what she has been doing on passions I think she can do better

    Posted by RinnaHudson at Tuesday, May 29 2007 05:30 AM

    Ive been a fan of Brook Kerr's portrayal of Whitney since the first episode of "Passions". Im happy that she is heading to primetime. Harmony wont be the same when Whitney leaves. It has now been confirmed that Charles Divins (Chad), Adrian Bellani (Miguel), Cathy Jeneen Doe (Simone), Danica Stewart (Jessica) and Christopher Maleki (Spike) have signed on for Passions when it debuts on The 101. Brook Kerr (Whitney) and James Stevenson (Jared)will be leaving the show. I will miss Whitney.

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