A ballerina/author, an actress from a popular TV series, an aesthetician and a budding veterinarian, the Van Camp sisters are a bunch of driven, successful women. We love their passion, grit and how they thrive in whichever industry they are in. Naturally, we invited them to be our Fieldtesters – inspiring people whose stories we share and who fieldtest our pants in their work and travels.
Katie VanCamp (Ballerina and Author), Emily VanCamp (Actress), Alison VanCamp (Aesthetician) and Molly VanCamp (Veterinary Medicine Student).
What was the VanCamp household like growing up?
ALISON: Life in our house changed a lot for me as a young girl. It went from being the second of three. To the second of four then to just being me and the fourth at home. My youngest years seemed to be so busy and chaotic with juggling everyone’s hobbies and school and three girls close in age just gets a little crazy. When Katie, then Emily moved away things seemed to calm down a lot around home. (Accept of course my crazy driving schedule for Molly’s dance!).
MOLLY: For me, being the youngest, it was relatively quiet as it was only Alison and I living at home and then only myself after grade 6. The phone rang a lot, that double ring that meant long distance, which meant one of my sisters was calling. And then, when we would all get together it was manic. But I remember thinking how fun it was to have such chaos in the house!
KATIE: It was interesting. We are a family of five girls (including my mom), so my Dad was quite outnumbered. That should give you a sense of the dynamic. It was a girl-power household. We lived in a small town in Ontario, Canada and things were quite normal for the first nine years of my life.
Best thing about being a band of four sisters?
KATIE: Each sister has their own perspective, characteristics and set of incredible talents. There’s always someone able to lend a hand, an ear, or offer a hug (even if it’s a virtual hug from afar). Combining our skills, it’s rare one of us won’t be able to help the other with something challenging that might come up in our lives.
EMILY: This has been coming up a lot for me recently. As I’m thinking about starting my own family soon I find myself reflecting on my childhood all the time. The laughter, the secrets, the love, the sisterhood. I can’t imagine not having that. I can’t imagine not having the support that only my siblings could offer as I embarked on the many exciting and yet frightening adventures this life has taken me on. There truly is nothing like it.
ALISON: Having 3 sisters has to be one of the most special things to have in life. We all have such unique relationships with one another but there has never been a time that I felt like I didn’t have someone there for me when I needed them.
MOLLY: I had 3 big sisters which was the greatest thing in the world. There has never been a time where someone hasn’t been through what I’m going through or when no one has had advice for me. At least one (usually all) would have words of wisdom, which I well and truly lived by. Even living so far away, I carried my sister’s words with me. They were all so successful, classy, and fun that I figured they must know a thing or two about maneuvering through this world!
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Marvel’s heroines are gearing up for some serious action in Captain America: Civil War, and now the film’s biggest stars are giving a sneak peek into their evolving roles.
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the film, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen and Emily VanCamp explain where their characters are in the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
VanCamp’s character, Sharon Carter (aka S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Agent 13), will play a larger role in Civil War than her appearance in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, where she spent most of her time undercover as Cap’s literal girl next door.
“I’m really glad to be a part of it,” VanCamp says. “Sharon Carter, she’s a little sassier. We get to do a little bit of fighting in this, it’s awesome.”
A new behind the scenes video from Captain America: Civil War has surfaced from Good Morning America. You can watch it below. Emily appears at the 1:50 mark.
Also, some upcoming events! Promo for the film will start soon. All this may not apply to Emily but I thought some of you may want to know anyway. It’s about to get incredibly busy around these parts. I will try my best to report everything new I see. If you have any tips, please don’t hesitate to tweet me! Thanks!
It is also rumored that the cast will be split into two camps (Team Cap and Team Iron Man) and that Emily will be with Team Iron Man during the promotional tour of Europe (while Team Cap will be in Asia). I’ve read that Emily will appear at the Berlin premiere on April 21st.
The tentative premiere dates are as follows:
Emily attended her first event in months last night: The Canadian Screen Awards. She was a presenter for the Best Actor Award. I unfortunately have a very busy week ahead of me so I will not be able to update the site with pictures until later this week. For now, here is a video interview Emily did last night on the red carpet. If I find more, I will be sure to post about them on the main site page.
A bit late posting this so I apologize but Emily will be a presenter at the Canadian Screen Awards tomorrow night at 8 PM EST on CBC. Please remember that Daylight Savings Time is in effect Sunday so if you get the channel the awards are on (CBC), make sure you record it at the right time for your timezone. This is a Canadian channel so it may not available everywhere. Please check your local cable providers.
From the press release – “Fans can engage with the Canadian Screen Awards leading up to and throughout the gala on Fanzone.Academy.ca and by following @Academy_NET on Twitter and Instagram using #CdnScreen16, as well as on Facebook by liking the Canadian Screen Awards“
You can watch Emily and co-star from Captain America: Civil War, Elizabeth Olsen, introduce a new program by Marvel for young girl scientists. For more information on the program, visit captainamericachallenge.com. Plus not even a day later (since the second trailer came out yesterday) and we have gotten our wish! First footage of Emily as Sharon Carter / Agent 13! Both can be found in the video below.
Marvel Studios is increasing their girlpower on the big screen, and behind the scenes they’re looking for some talented science-loving youngsters as well.
Marvel’s partnering with the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange for a program where girls 15-18, and in grades 10-12, can submit projects they feel can change the world with a short video that demonstrates their idea and explains its far-reaching potential.
In conjunction with the release of Captain America: Civil War May 6, “Girls Reforming the Future Challenge” is geared toward female applicants who are interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) projects and share the same goals as the Avengers on screen: “the commitment to safeguard humanity, protect the earth at all costs and make the world a better place for future generations,” says Civil War star Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch and hosts an exclusive introduction video with Emily VanCamp.
Five finalists will be picked to travel to California to present their projects to a panel of experts, and they’ll also receive an invitation to hit the red carpet at the Civil War world premiere at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre April 12, a tour of Walt Disney Studios and a $500 saving account from Synchrony Bank.
In addition, one girl will be selected for the grand prize: an internship at Marvel Studios.
“I’m really excited to meet these exceptional young women who have STEM backgrounds and who maybe also want to be part of more of a creative- and science-based world,” Olsen says. “And Marvel’s a perfect place for that.”
Entries will be accepted through March 26. For applications and more information about the program, visit CaptainAmericaChallenge.com.
Source: USA Today