Shelley Burkhard plays Johnny Knoxvilles girlfriend in the skater flick and was cast in the role after being hired as an extra because director Catherine Hardwicke liked the way she reacted during a scene where Knoxville signed her stomach.
The 19-year-old actress was thrilled by the opportunity and is surprised shes in the film so much even more than Bai Ling.
Even better: The reaction to her performance helped her get hired to ride a mechanical bull with Justin Timberlake in an upcoming film called Alpha Dog.
But while Burkhard is starting to make a name for herself, she hasnt lost touch with reality. She still works as a hostess at Vitellos Restaurant the restaurant where Robert Blake and his wife Bonny Lee Bakley ate the night of her murder and, as yet, no one has asked for an autographed menu.
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