Hollywood Comes to Malaysia

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Erinn Westbrook and Tina Treadwell in a group photo with the fans from Johor. (Photo by Sultan Ismail Library)

Hollywood actress Erinn Westbrook, who made a mark in the TV series Glee, and former Disney executive Tina Treadwell dazzled crowds in Johor Bahru, Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur.  The duo inspired hundreds of youth, including students, writers, academicians, and filmmakers, emphasizing the importance of education, perseverance and hard work in reaching success in Hollywood or any field.   They motivated Malaysian audiences with stories of tenacity and dedication, with Erinn advising to face rejection as “every ‘no’ is one step closer to your ‘yes’.”

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Ms Westbrook engaging with the media after an event at the City Hall Auditorium in Kuala Lumpur. (U.S. Embassy photo)

Erinn and Tina also shared their journeys on air with Red FM and Capital FM radio morning shows.  Audiences, including a group of more than 300 students at an ETA school in rural Johor, were spellbound by the guests, getting autographs and selfies at every stop.  One fan tweeted, “Such an inspiring talk @EriVeronica ! Love your tips; do what it takes.”