Yet despite all the props, Blanchard is not being inundated with film and TV scripts. In fact, even the object of all the adoration is beginning to wonder what's taking the folks in La La Land so gosh darn long. "I haven't gotten any offers yet," she groans in mock anguish. "Where are they? Hopefully, I'll get some."
Still, truth be told, the 24-year-old Bayonne, N.J., native is not exactly hard up for work. In mid-April, she begins shooting Stealing Stanford, a big-screen comedy starring Jason Lee, Tom Green and Will & Grace's Megan Mullally. And Blanchard reveals that she's also "in the running" for several pilots.
In the meantime, the up-and-comer is just enjoying all the positive press surrounding Shadows although she insists the good buzz is hardly inflating her ego. "It took a long time for me to get something like this," admits the former Guiding Light ingenue, who played Dorothy in numerous school productions of The Wizard of Oz. "It's been a really slow process, so I don't think it's possible for it to go to my head."