Star of The New World Arrested in White House Protest

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06/03/2010 2:58 PM |


Q’orianka Kilcher, who at 14 played Pocahontas in Terence Malick’s The New World, was arrested on Tuesday for chaining herself to a fence outside the White House while her mother “poured a black substance over her,” in apparent protest of a visit by Peruvian president Alan Garcia. Kilcher, whose father is a Peruvian indian, has been a supporter of the Peruvian indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, recently arrested following violent protests in Lima.

Reached for comment, Colin Farrell said of his former co-star’s arrest, “We shall not return her kindness by making her a captive!”