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'Buffy' sister Michelle Trachtenberg stars in hit 'Ice Princess'

UPI News Service, 03/22/2005 

"Ice Princess" star Michelle Trachtenberg says she tries to mix up her film and TV roles so she doesn't get typecast in Hollywood.

Best-known as Dawn on the TV drama "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the 19-year-old actress has appeared in the teen comedy, "EuroTrip" and the HBO series "Six Feet Under," since "Buffy" ended in 2003.

Confiding she would love to have a career as long and varied as Nicole Kidman's, Trachtenberg said she thinks an actress's ability to play different parts dictates how long she works.

"After I did 'Buffy,' I got a lot of (offers to play) that book-wormy, smart-allecky character and I was like: 'Nope. That's not it!'" she told UPI. "That's why I did 'EuroTrip.' A lot of people were, like, 'I can't believe she did a racy teen comedy!' Well, that was the point. Breaking out."

After her appearances in "EuroTrip" and "Six Feet Under," Trachtenberg was ready for something sweet and fun like "Ice Princess."

"I had been meaning to do a movie with Disney about girls being empowered in a really cool, girl-centered story for a while," she said. "And they came to me with a story about ice skating, so I was like: 'I'll try my hand at ice-skating. How hard could it be?' Little did I know."

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