From New Moon to Superbad: P.E.I.'s MacIsaac goes Hollywood

Martha MacIsaac, who starred in TV's Emily of New Moon, will appear in her first Hollywood feature film due out this summer.

Martha MacIsaac,who starred inTV's Emily of New Moon, will appear in her first Hollywood feature film due out this summer.

Now 22, MacIsaac plays Becca in the teen comedy Superbad, which also features Michael Sera of the TV series Arrested Development.

"I was beyond excited. It's just that you never expect it to happen. I mean, I've always sort of hoped. You know, like all growing up 'Oh I'm going to go to Hollywood and I'm going to do this' but to actually have it happen," said MacIsaac.

"I was thrilled. I was so excited. And nervous, very nervous. But it ended up going as smoothly as it could have."

MacIsaac grew up in Charlottetown and now lives in Toronto. Superbad is not only her first Hollywood feature, but also her first comedy work.

Apart from her role inEmily of New Moon, which ran on CBC-TV from 1998 to 2000, MacIsaac is well-known on P.E.I. for featuring in the tourism campaign "Come play on our Island."

She is now back in Toronto where she will return to the stage in March with the Soulpepper Theatre Company.