Jolie nets lead role in Euros

Jolie Forrest in the Hyundai ad for Euro 2016 (s)Jolie Forrest in the Hyundai ad for Euro 2016 (s)
Jolie Forrest in the Hyundai ad for Euro 2016 (s)
A pint sized little girl from Padiham with a huge talent is set to become THE star of the UEFA European Championship when it kicks off on Friday night.

Jolie Forrest was chosen from thousands of hopefuls to star in the TV advert for car giant Hyundai that will feature in commercial breaks throughout the month long tournament. She spent two weeks filming in Barcelona and the ad has already clocked up an incredible seven million hits on You Tube.

Viewers will see Jolie (seven) appear in a series of scenarios including one as an excited young football fan preparing to got to her first football match with her daddy in his brand new car. In one scene Jolie brings the stadium to a standstill when the players delay kick off as she arrives because they don’t want her to miss one moment as they know it is her first game. The ad will run thoughout the tournament and is set to make Jolie almost as famous as the players.

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A pupil at Padiham Green Primary School Jolie lives with her proud parents, Adam and Jodie and little sister Trixie (two) in Cambridge Drive.

Jodie said: “When we heard that the ad had received seven million hits on You Tube we were speechless and so proud. “Jolie loved filming the ad and it was all done in the first take for each scene. The director told me he was in awe of how easy and natural she is to work with.

“But that’s Jolie all over, she isn’t starry or demanding, she just loves doing it and has so much fun. We wouldn’t want her to do it if she wasn’t loving every minute.”

Jolie shot to fame in 2014 when she appeared in the Three Mobile ad riding a pink bike belting out the lyrics to the 80s hits song “We Built This City”. She is folowing in the footsteps of her uncle, Andrew Derbyshire, who has starred on the West End stage and was a semi-finalist in Britain’s Got Talent.