A holiday weekend is the perfect time to catch UC alumna Lisa Howard, CCM '97, in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part Two," which brought in nearly $341 million its opening Nov. 16 weekend. Wearing red contacts and a red wig that took an hour to put on, the musical-theater grad is the vampire Siobhan (pronounced “Shi-von”), the head of the Irish coven, which works with Bella, Edward and Jacob to defeat the corrupt vampire leaders, the Volturi.
The movie broke international opening-weekend records:
- In France, it had the best opening weekend of the year.
- In Spain, it had the top-grossing three-day opening weekend of all time.
- In Russia and the other Soviet nations, it set a new opening-weekend record for its franchise Lionsgate.
This was Howard's first film. She has done a little TV — "Ugly Betty" and "Late Show with David Letterman" — but is best known for her Broadway performances.