Norfolk Woman Lands Role in "Nebraska"

NORFOLK - A Norfolk woman will appear in what she calls a "small but pivotal" role in a Hollywood movie, "Nebraska," that will premiere nationwide later this month.   Simonsen who is a a registered nurse, not an actress, says it all started when she answered a newspaper ad seeking locals to work as extras.  She says she got a phone call a couple of weeks later asking her to audition.  Simonsen says she didn't feel the audition went well, but she got the part of a receptionist.  Much of the film was shot in Norfolk and other area communities.  She's appearing with several big-name stars, including Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach and Will Forte.  "Nebraska" will open nationwide November 22nd.  A special premiere will be held in Norfolk November 25th.