- 11:40 AM, Feb 20
A fine example of the characteristic of a Hollywood young actress, Kate Bosworth, without doubt, possesses all the goods within her: talent, beauty, intelligence, humbleness, and the most important, a genuine love for acting. "It's my passion and I love going to work everyday," she admitted. "But there's a difference between that and between craving the spotlight. That's not what attracts me to this business, doing the red carpet stuff. It's involved and can be really fun but it's not something that I like to do on a night out." With this star quality, no wonder she quickly soared to acquire world's attention as well as praise and admiration from both critics and audiences.
Born as Catherine Anne Bosworth on January 2, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, Kate spent most of her early life going around different parts of U.S., like Connecticut and Massachusetts, with her parents. During this period, she not only began to grow a fondness for horseback riding, but also got interested in acting, as this only child in the family once said: "I think that my love for horses spurred my love for acting. What attracted me the most about being an actor was that you go through different layers of yourself," she added.
An equestrian champion who previously appeared in the stage production of "Annie" held by a local community theater, the 14-years-old girl later heard about an open casting call for a big screen production entitled "The Horse Whisperer" (1998). The fact that it focuses on horses prompted her to join the film's audition in New York besides the curiosity to experience what it was like to audition for a movie role. Surprisingly able to impress the casting directors, she finally encountered her first film debut in this drama feature as Judith, the best friend of Grace MacLean played by Scarlett Johansson.
Although her role in "The Horse Whisperer" was a small one, the film's success to become one of the box-office movies of that year led to other promising offers of either auditions or scripts. However, Kate wisely chose to finish her education at Cohasset High School while also explored various athletic endeavors for she did not consider being an actress as the main priority of her life at that time. It was not until the year of 2000 that she made her comeback through Warner Bros' short-lived TV series, "Young Americans," and