The Vancouver Island, British Columbia, location where “Twilight’s” next installment, “Breaking Dawn,” is being filmed was evacuated Friday (March 11). The decision was made in the wake of advisories following Japan’s own massive tsunami and 8.9 magnitude earthquake in which hundreds of people lost their lives.
Tinsel Korey, who plays Makah Emily Young in the movies, tweeted this message Friday morning:
They’re evacuating us 4 a tsumnani warning. If this this is my last my tweet. I love you. The end. Hugz.
Daniel Dae Kim, the “Lost” alum who now fronts CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” also tweeted that the cast was being moved to higher ground while Hawaii waited out a tsunami warning. At approximately, Noon ET Dae Kim updated his status with this good news:
Back at work, bleary eyed & heartsick, but very grateful. As far as I know, everyone is safe. Thx 2 all of you 4 your kind thoughts. Truly.
In a Friday telephone interview, Ross Thomas, co-star of the upcoming “Soul Surfer” (April 8), recounted his own tsunami scare experience in Hawaii while filming the movie about a young professional surfer who loses her arm in a shark attack. Thomas plays her older brother.
“We were staying at the Turtle Bay Resort on the north shore,” says Thomas, “when the Chilean earthquake struck and they were worried about a tsunami hitting Hawaii. It was scary. My parents were in town. Luckily everything turned out all right.”