Katie Chang chats about Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring and A Birder’s Guide to Everything


Probably one of our favourite conversations during Tribeca 2013 was with rising-star Katie Chang, who was looking fabulous on the red carpet of Rob Meyer’s A Birder’s Guide to Everything.

Katie Chang is from Chicago, Illinois, and a fresh face in the Hollywood scene. However, don’t let that fool you. She is a powerhouse talent making her mark very quickly, recently starring in Rob Meyer’s A Birder’s Guide to Everything, opposite Ben Kingsley, Kodi Smit-McPhee and James Le Gros. The film premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival where we had an opportunity to chat with her.

Of course, as much as A Birder’s Guide to Everything was the primary subject of discussion, we had to ask her about another exciting project: Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, opening soon worldwide. Chang plays Rebecca Ahn, a character based on real-life convict Rachel Lee; leader of the notorious gang Bling Ring responsible for an infamous string of burglaries that left Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox, among others, without thousands of dollars of their personal property.

Much of the hype around The Bling Ring has been around Emma Watson, and rightly so. It is Emma Watson! However, folks need to be introduced to the real star of the film, Katie Chang, a young actress who has kicked-off what will be a pretty awesome career.

The Bling Ring premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 16 and will make its North American debut at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 9th. The film will have its wide release on June 14, 2013.