New Trier Senior in Coppola’s Latest Movie

Katie Chang, who studied at the Actor’s Training Center at the Wilmette Theater, plays a party girl in the movie The Bling Ring.


Katie Chang, a New Trier High School senior, plays a party girl in Sofia Coppola’s latest movie The Bling Ring, which opens next month, Chicago Tribune reported. 

When Chang read a script in December 2011, the actress who studied at the Actor’s Training Center at the Wilmette Theater, had no idea she would end up on the big screen as part of Coppola’s latest movie. 

“In the audition process, I had no idea what the movie is about,” Chang told Patch in a 2012 interview. “Sofia is known for being very secretive of her projects and keeping all of her projects very sacred until the last minute.”  

The Winnetka native plays Rebecca in the movie inspired by a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who robbed celebrity homes, including that of Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan and Orlando Bloom.  

The cast includes Emma Watson, Kirsten Dunst, Leslie Mann, to name a few, and follows the teens during their crime spree through fancy Hollywood neighborhoods.   

Curious about how the New Trier graduating senior went from Winnetka Community House to a Coppola movie? Check out Patch’s interview with the teenager in 2012.

Chang is planning to attend Columbia University in the fall to study creative writing and since wrapping up The Bling Ring she has already shot a second feature A Birder’s Guide to Everything co-starring Ben Kingsley and Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chicago Tribune reported.


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