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12 June 2009 @ 04:34 pm
Brittany Snow Attends The Jed Foundation's 8th Annual Gala  

Brittany attended and hosted the JED Foundation's annual Mind Ball. It is an amazing cause that offers support, guidance, and information on suicide prevention and mental health for college and university students.

(view more pictures here, courtesy of brittany-snow.org)

Brittany Snow (in Alice + Olivia) attends the 8th annual Jed Foundation Gala at Guastavino’s on Thursday (June 11) in New York City. Here’s what the 23-year-old actress told JustJared.com at the event:

BS: Wait you’re Jared? Shut up! I love you, my friends love you, we check your site all the time.

JJ: Thank you, you’re so sweet! How did you get attached to the JED Foundation, the nation’s leading organization working to prevent suicide among college students?

BS: I did a PSA for them three years ago. I also had a friend who committed suicide when I was 17, so I wanted to get involved with an organization that dealt with that. Being aware of mental health issues is important and we have to help reduce the stigma of people thinking it’s something that you have to deal with on your own.

JJ: Where are you with work? Is the Gossip Girl spin-off a definite no?

BS: Yeah, it didn’t get picked up which is great and bad at the same time. It was a huge bummer, I really wanted the show to go, but at the same time I think that everything happens for a reason. Maybe the show didn’t get picked up because there will be better things on the horizon!

JJ: Are you going to dye your hair back to brunette?

BS: No! I’m staying blonde, I definitely like it better.

JJ: Are you filming anything right now?

BS: We’re about to start shooting Walks, this is my boyfriend Ryan (Rottman, pictured below), and he’s producing it and we’re about to start doing that in a few weeks. After that I have a few other projects that are lined up, so just movies and stuff.

JJ: What’s the timeline for you, Ryan and the movie?

BS: It happened kind of simultaneously, I read the script first and loved it before I even knew him, then it just kind of happened that he was producing it, and also in it. My character plays the girlfriend of Ryan’s character, which is actually really weird and not that far of a stretch. It’s all about a graffiti artist in NYC, and I play the girlfriend of this graffiti artist who has to go away for a while. We’re shooting in NY, too.

JJ: Where’s your favorite place to shop with [BFF Vanessa Hudgens]?

BS: Sometimes we just go to the mall and go to Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s and stuff like that, or we go to Third Street or Fred Segal, but mostly we just go to the mall.

JJ: Is piloxing (pilates + boxing) a regular thing you do?

BS: Yeah, Vanessa and I do piloxing a lot, one time like all of us girls went at the same time, but usually it’s just me and Vanessa, and usually I do it twice a week or something.

JJ: Are you in NY just for the film and then heading back to LA?

BS: I’m in NY tonight for the charity event, then I’ll go back to LA and then come back to NY for the film.