Podtalk: Malin Akerman of ‘Rampage’ on Michigan Avenue Cover

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CHICAGO – The restaurant Katana, in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, was the setting for the unveiling of Michigan Avenue Magazine’s latest cover on April 3rd… their 2018 Spring Style issue. Actress Malin Akerman (“Billions,” “The Heartbreak Kid”), whose latest film is “Rampage,” graced the front of the issue.

The event, sponsored by the magazine, celebrated the Spring Issue with an appearance by Ms. Akerman, who walked a Red Carpet and posed for photos with the assembled attendees. Michigan Avenue Market President/Group Publisher Dan Uslan and Editor-in-Chief J.P. Anderson were also there to represent the magazine and toast the new issue. Malin Akerman’s role in “Rampage” – which is primarily set in Chicago – will be seen when the film is released on Thursday, April 12th, 2018.

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Michigan Avenue Magazine Celebrates its Spring Style Issue with Cover Star Malin Akerman at Katana Chicago
Photo credit: Nigel Barker for Michigan Avenue Magazine

Malin Akerman was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and moved to Canada when she was two years old (she has dual citizenship). She began her career as a teenage model, and was at college in Toronto when she was offered commercial work and guest roles on TV. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting fulltime and made her film debut in “The Skulls” (2001).

After landing a small role in “Harold & Kumar Got to White Castle” (2004), she had a breakout supporting character opposite Lisa Kudrow in the cult HBO series “The Comeback.” Several higher profile parts followed in films including “The Heartbreak Kid” (2007), “27 Dresses” (2008), “Watchmen” (2009), “Wanderlust” (2012) and “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (2015). She also has success on TV, as a regular on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series “Children’s Hospital,” ABC-TV’s “Trophy Wife” and Showtime’s “Billions.”

In the following Podtalk from the Michigan Avenue Magazine event Red Carpet, Malin Akerman talks to HollywoodChicago.com about “Rampage,” “The Heartbreak Kid” and being Swedish/Canadian in the American entertainment industry.


For more information about the latest Michigan Avenue Magazine, click here. “Rampage” opens everywhere on April 12th in IMAX, 3D and regular screenings. See local listings for IMAX and/or 3D theaters and show times. Featuring Malin Akerman, Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jake Lacy and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Screenplay by Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal and Adam Sztykiel. Directed by Brad Peyton. Rated “PG-13”

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2018 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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