Alexandria Maillot stars as Red Riding Hood’s sister in the new film.

Alexandria Maillot stars as Red Riding Hood’s sister in the new film.

Island twist to new Red Riding Hood film

Matthew PetersonThe ChronicleThe new incarnation of the classic tale of the Big, Bad Wolf has a district Island infusion.Alexandria Maillot plays Red Riding Hood’s sister in Red Riding Hood, now in theatres.Maillot’s Vancouver Island resume is extensive. She has lived everywhere from Nanaimo to Courtenay and has family from Ladysmith.Maillot left the Island a few months ago and was lucky enough to sink her teeth into the silver screen when settled in the Lower Mainland, where the movie was filmed.Maillot it was an incredible experience working on a big-budget production in her first role.“I can’t believe I was able to have that opportunity.”Maillot said she wasn’t star struck rubbing elbows with such big names as Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried.“I don’t get really star struck with people. I look up to people, I just don’t want to seem unprofessional.“I don’t see them as an idol. I see them as another human being and, in this case, a colleague.”Maillot has brought to the studio’s attention by her agent and, after numerous auditions, was cast as Seyfried’s sister, named Lucie.Acting is not Maillot’s only artistic avenue — she is also an aspiring singer looking to release her first EP by mid-April.Maillot is no stranger to the singing stage, having worked alongside David Foster and Jann Arden.