August 18, 1989 |
"Hi. I've never acted before." Those were the first words 22-year-old Thuy Thu Le says she blurted to director Brian DePalma at a casting call last year for the film "Casualties of War." Le learned of the tryout--for a beautiful Vietnamese girl--from a "little tiny ad" posted in front of a Chinatown restaurant in Paris. "I never thought of acting, even when I answered the call," she said. "I just wanted to meet Brian DePalma. 'The Untouchables' is one of my favorite movies."