Your movie Sweet
Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot - in a few words,
what is the film about, and what can you tell us about your character?
The movie is a combination of dreamy, sci-fi, horror and sex... lots of
sex!! It's an amazing movie about the adventures of two beautiful women,
Prudence and Veruca, who go on to discover the mystery behind Bigfoot. The
viewers follow along a hilarious journey with the two ladies and come to
learn the truth behind the mystery. My character, Veruca is a powerful, independent and very sexual woman who gets everything and anything she
wants, such as a martini in the middle of the woods. She is Prudence's
rock and "go-to" person. She is a professional sex-blogger with
a double identity and is never seen in public without high heels.
The know-it-all, Martini-slurping sex blogger Veruca - how
do you approach such a role, how much of yourself can we find in your
portrayal? And how would you personally judge the character you're
This was a fantastic role to play, and it came
very easy to me as there wasn't much changes I had to make to portray the
ideal Veruca. The credit goes to our Director William Burke [William Burke interview -
click here] as he knew
exactly who to cast to play such a versatile character. Veruca is the
woman most women want to be, at least the ones who want to eventually run
the world by the snap of a finger, and playing this character was a dream
for me as I got to fulfill some of my intimate fantasies and desires.
How could you relate to Sweet
Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot's brand of comedy,
and do you consider yourself a humourous person in real life?
This movie has a ton of good laughs and I am glad that the audiences
were always on cue with the jokes. It's humour that you don't see these
days in your usual B rated movies. Most B rated movies are so serious
and have lost the humourous touch, which is how they were meant to be. So
I am definitely glad this movie captures every essence of a good laugh and
Angie Bates and Albina Nahar
I am joker and always find myself doing random acts of silliness in
public just to make my friends laugh or simply to entertain myself. I
live life smiling...no matter what. I still chase after ice cream
trucks... in my six-inch stilettos of course!
Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot, you and Angie Bates [Angie
Bates interview - click here] as Prucence are basically a comic team. So what was your collaboration
Angie Bates was a gift to this production, she was
extremely easy to work with. After the first day of rehearsals we
practically became best friends!! Thanks to Bill for that because he knew
we would be good pals before we even met each other. Angie and myself
bring a diverse kind of energy to this production and when one us is low,
we feed off the other.
did you get involved with the project in the first place? And honestly,
what did you think when you first heard this is going to be an erotic
feature featuring Bigfoot?
I remember being at the Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario when I received
the email from Bill wondering if I would be interested in being one of
the lead roles for his upcoming Erotic Feature. I was ecstatic!!! I started screaming at the top of my lungs and jumping everywhere
erratically, meanwhile people were wondering what I had won as I wasn't
sitting at a table or at a slot machine. All this while I spilled my
drink all over myself and my phone. Quite the mess but the best news
ever. I didn't care what the people thought because in my eyes I had
just hit the JACKPOT!
I had already worked on the TV show Lingerie for 3 episodes
with Bill, so the idea of an erotic feature wasn't a shock, I was
actually thrilled that it was. The confusion or shall I say intrigue
arrived when I learned about Bigfoot's
involvement in an Erotica... hmmm... interesting.... but upon receiving the script
I was on
the floor laughing.
few words about Sweet
Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot's director William
Burke [William Burke interview -
click here], and what was your collaboration like?
William Burke is a super talented director with not only the vision to
make amazing movies but also a knack for casting the perfect actors for
all the roles in the movie. I am so blessed that he spotted me out of
hundreds at the audition for Lingerie and not only did he
cast me for that he kept me in mind for THIS! He saw talent in me that I
honestly didn't know I had, he saw all this just from my few short
moments on camera on Lingerie. One thing anyone has to know
about Bill, he always believes in his cast and crew and is a motivator.
Working with Bill was a breeze, he made all of us feel extremely
comfortable throughout the production and especially during the love
scenes. I have heard horror stories of other actresses who have worked
in the B movie industry and I can proudly say IK had nothing but great
experiences. Bill always made sure we all were looked after and had
adequate mosquito repellant on site :)
far as I know, Sweet
Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot was shot at an
actual nudist camp - did that at all feel weird, and what can you tell us
about the on-set atmosphere?
I didn't think much of it when
the location was disclosed, but I remember arriving there with Angie and
my first glance was at a naturist, spread eagle at the parking lot. Thats
when the intimidation and curiosity started setting in. So, weird? - Yes.
Uncomfortable? - NO... All the guests and staff at the resort referred to
us "Textiles" as we kept our clothes on for the better half of
the day when we weren't filming. But after the first couple of days on
set, it was scorching outside so the cast one by one slowly started
turning from a "Textile" to a "Naturist"
Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot, you do get naked
quite a few times, and I presume you have gotten naked on camera before.
So, has on-camera nudity ever bothered you, and can you still remember
your first nude shoot?
Albina Nahar with Heather O’Donnell
Never bothered me, I feel more
comfortable in my own skin than clothes... maybe thats the naturist in me
speaking. I remember the first acting gig (naked or not) I ever booked was
a "naked" commercial for MTV. So that was a very interesting way
to break the ice for on-camera nudity... for this shoot I was to report at
a beach in Toronto in early March with nothing but a robe... my job was to
jump on a trampoline for two hours giving the illusion that I was being
tossed around by fans while they filmed me naked. Not to mention it was
freezing and I was by the lake with creepers hiding behind trees taking
pictures - yikes... good thing my career has progressed from that :)
Before you got into acting, you
started out as a model, right? What can you tell us about your modeling
days, and how does modeling compare to acting?
Initially I was aspiring to be a model but soon realized that I wasn't 6
feet tall, so my wonderful agent at The Fulcher Agency signed me on as
an actor and told me not to sweat it as there was more money in acting
than modelling :) Now that my acting career is starting to progress it's
also dragging up my modelling career. I still work as a commercial print
model and enjoy the versatile shoots here and there, but nothing beats
acting and the experience, rush of being on set and being someone else!
I love expressing myself on camera and rather speak than be silent for
an ad campaign
What got you into acting in the first place, and did you
receive any formal education on the subject?
The Fame and Fortune!
I am currently attaining a degree at University of Toronto for Theatre
and Performing Arts along with constant training for acting workshops
offered by Fulcher Agency. I also have extensive training from well
known "Celebrity Teachers" in Los Angeles.
Training is crucial in this industry, if you are not working you have to
train, learn a new skill or take up a new language.
recently made the movie Esha, which from all I've heard about it
couldn't be further removed from
Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot. You just have to
talk about that one for a bit!
is a modern-day love story rooted in the cultural backdrop of people
changing their names to fit into western society. This was my first
short film I ever worked on and all I have to say is I was amazed how
well it did at all the film festvals around the world... from Cannes Film
Festival to all over Europe and North America. NOT BAD at all for a
modestly budgeted short film shot in pretty much one day. Its a must-see
and is available on YouTube. You can read more about it at
I got to attend a lot of the film
festivals where Esha was an official selection with the cast and crew
and got to walk my first Red Carpet for this movie. That was an amazing
experience! I was shaking like a leaf and petrified of all the flashing
lights, journalists and photographers.
Best part about a film festival
whether it was for Esha or Sweet
Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot was that I got a chance to meet and connect
with all my fans across the globe and sign autographs!! Yayy!!!
Angie Bates and Albina Nahar at Cinekink
Any other films of yours
you'd like to talk about? Any future projects?
I have also worked on Mangalsutra with Dalewood
Productions. I am
currently working on a handful of movies - shorts and features with
Dalewood Productions. The latest feature project, and I can't say much
because its all hush hush, is being shot in India and Toronto in August,
2012. I will be collaborating with well-known Bollywood actors and in
the process will learn a lot from the traditional acting techniques
implied in Bollywood.
So follow the progress of the movie with Dalewood Productions.
If there was
ever a sequel to Sweet
Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot (and I hope there
will be), would you hop on board?
ABSOLUTELY! I would enjoy
and love nothing more!!!
I am always bugging bill about it, I know he
has his hands full with the first Sweet
Prudence, but I am nuts and
already want to film another one!!!
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Actresses (or indeed
actors) who inspire you?
Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Sandra
Bullock, Meryl Streep.
Your favourite movies?
to say Titanic and Cast Away.
and of course films you really deplore?
.... well I don't
think I have ever watched a movie I really deplored, I always learn and
take the best from any movie I watch. Every so called "bad
movie" has a diamond in it and I try to find it and seize it.
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