WLNS TV6 | Lansing/Jackson | January 13, 2009
Anthony Wenson, Michigan Film Office: "Gran Torino being number one at the box office will continue to put Michigan in the spotlight, not only for its incentives, and also the beauty of the state we have as far as landscapes and different locations to shoot, Gran Torino will bring in to the state a lot of attention. "
That attention could turn a local girl into a national celebrity. Whitney Her, a Lansing teen, made her Hollywood debut in Gran Torino. When Whitney her finished her sophomore year at Sexton High School last June, she was a normal 16-year-old girl with big dreams.