Ava Sambora, Heather Locklear’s Daughter, Lands Movie Gig

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
August 12, 2011|9:24 am

Ava Sambora, the teenage daughter of actress Heather Locklear and Bon Jovi guitarist Richi Sambora, has been cast in a movie by Judd Apatow. The thirteen-year-old will make her acting debut alongside “Knocked Up” stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, as well as Megan Fox.

Sambora will play the best friend of “Sadie” in her cameo appearance. The only child of Locklear and Sambora, Ava is familiar with being in the public eye. The teenager began her modeling career at a fashion show for her father’s White Trash Beautiful clothing line last year.

49-year-old actress Locklear is best known for her roles on shows such as “Melrose Place and “Dynasty.” Sambora, 52, was released from a rehabilitation center last month and continues to tour with Bon Jovi. The couple divorced in 2007 after more than 12 years of marriage.

In the new film, the character “Sadie” will be played by Maude Apatow, the director’s daughter. Maude and her sister Iris often appear in their father’s films with along with their mother, Leslie Man, whom Apatow has been married to for 14 years.

“My daughters will be back,” Apatow said at the 2011 Silver Circle Gala in February. “This is how I pay for their college tuition.”

Mann and her daughters formerly portrayed a family in Apatow’s comedy “Knocked Up” as well as in the director’s 2009 “Funny People,” which starred Adam Sandler.

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“I’m going to direct a movie this summer, which is a spinning off from Knocked Up,” added Apatow. “It’s about the characters that Rudd and Mann played and all of the issues of their marriage five years later.”

The title of Apatow’s new comedy has not yet been released, but the media speculates that the film may be called “This Is Forty.”

Others set to spear in it are John Lithgow, Albert Brooks, as well as “Knocked Up” actors Jason Segel and Charlyne Yi. Melissa McCarthy, who starred in Apatow’s 2011 hit comedy “Bridesmaids,” will also have a role in the film.

The movie is the director’s fourth project, and it is currently being filmed in Los Angeles. Universal Studios is planning a release next June.

 

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