Shantel VanSanten is the sort of woman who, if she worked in any industry, would be told she should be in the movies. This is because she should be in the movies And she’s well on her way thanks to recurring television roles and high-profile modeling gigs. She’s an eyeful, sure, but what she really looks like is the future. She just needs the right vehicle to get there.
Your new show, The Messengers, is out this spring on the CW. The story seems a little complicated, so why don’t you give me the elevator pitch: It’s what meets what?
I play an astronomer who watches a mysterious object plummeting from the sky. When it hits, my heart stops briefly—I die!—and when I come back to life, I have this special power. It turns out there are five other people like me, also with gifts, and then we have to basically save the world from an impending apocalypse.
So, it’s Lost meets The Matrix meets The Walking Dead?
I would say The Leftovers meets The Matrix meets—who knows? It’s a Rapture story, loosely based on the Book of Revelation. There are the Four Horsemen: pestilence, death, famine—I always forget the last one.
Happy 29th birthday to Shantel! On behalf of the site and the fans, I wish her all the best and hope she has a wonderful day spent with her loved ones. Please feel free to leave your own birthday wishes for her in the comments section.
1.07 Regreso Del Infierno
One Tree Hill alum Shantel VanSanten has signed on to CW’s ensemble drama pilot The Messengers, from writer/co-exec producer Eoghan O’Donnell and exec producer Basil Iwanyk. In it, when a mysterious object crashes down to earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse. VanSanten, repped by Innovative Artists and Leverage Management, will play Vera, a NASA scientist.
Welcome back! As you can see the site has a new look, which I hope you will all like. In addition to the new design, the gallery has been updated with two new promotional photos of Shantel and the cast of Gang Related. Enjoy the new additions and look for new events and more to be added very soon as well.
Thanks again to Ann for the new promotional photos.