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Alexa Davalos 'Feast of Love' Sep. 28 Alexa Davalos hails from sturdy thespian stock. Her grandfather, Richard Davalos, played James Dean's brother in 1955's "East of Eden." And mother Elyssa Davalos is a veteran of TV, theater and films. Davalos says she couldn't resist joining the family profession, even though that may not have been her family's desire. "I kept it very quiet until it was actually happening," says the 25-year-old actress, who stars as the free-spirited Chloe in Robert Benton's romantic drama. The role is her highest profile yet and also marks her first nude scene. "There is a stigma about it and fears -- am I going to be protected?" She and Benton talked about it during the audition process "and just speaking with him put my mind at ease, enough to say, 'If I am going to do this, he is the right person.' " Since completing "Feast of Love," Davalos has made "The Mist," a Stephen King chiller directed by Frank Darabont ("The Green Mile"), due out this year. And she's now in Lithuania filming the World War II drama "Defiance," starring Daniel Craig and directed by Edward Zwick. S.K.
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