Your new movie All
American Bikini Car Wash -
in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your
character in it?
American Bikini Car Wash
is about Jack’s journey to pass his business class by running a car wash
for a week. There’s just one catch. He has to make a profit. It seems
like an insurmountable task, until his friend Vex comes up with the idea
to turn it into a bikini car wash. Needless to say, it turns into quite a
tumultuous journey. My character is Brittany, Jack’s friend and
confidant. Brittany is not exactly the car wash’s biggest cheerleader,
but she looks out for Jack and has his best interest at heart.
What did you draw upon to bring
your character to life, and how much of you can we find in her, actually?
think that Brittany and I were one from the moment I first read the
script. I was fortunate enough to understand the character of Brittany
immediately due to our similarities in nature. Brittany is calm, logical
and analytical. She thinks about consequences of certain behaviors, but is
also a playful, loyal and fun friend to Jack and the others.
Your first thoughts when you
heard the title "All American
Bikini Car Wash"?
we had already finished shooting the film by the time I found out what the
official title was going to be, so it fit perfectly in my mind.
For the most part, your role in All
American Bikini Car Wash requires
you to wear very little - was that at all a problem for you?
shoot was during summer, so I was thrilled to wear shorts, skirts and
tanks throughout the film. Brittany never ends up in a bikini, though.
Maybe in the sequel!
Do talk about the shoot as such,
and the on-set atmosphere?
on-set atmosphere was incredible. I can honestly say that this was one of
the most fun sets I’ve ever worked on. We all had a blast shooting in
Vegas, and the talented people I had the pleasure of working with made it
that much more amazing.
Any future projects you'd like
just finished filming Rogue Warrior:
Robot Fighter, a sci-fi feature film that will be released in early
2016, produced by Tracey Birdsall [Tracey
Birdsall interview - click here] and directed by Neil Johnson [Neil
Johnson interview - click here]. My
character is Rhianna, a fearless warrior with strong survival instincts. I
also just completed Day For Night, a film noir feature film directed by Michael
Chrisoulakis, which has garnered a lot of publicity this year due to an
incredible script by Guy Jackson. I am gearing up to shoot Trapdoor, a
female-focused thriller in the vein of movies like the Descent.
It's a desert sci-fi that blends the excitement of action sports with the
horror of a creature film. My character is Kat, a curious, fearless and
thrill-seeking individual with an aptitude for speaking her mind. I'm also
preparing to join the cast of the supernatural web series Last Life
for season two as Nari, a character I'm also very excited
to take on.
What got you into acting in the
first place, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?
wanted to be an actress since I was a little girl, but I fell into the
world of sports at a young age, becoming a high-level competitive athlete
for many years. Training took a lot of time, and was my top priority. Once
my athletic career came to an end, I immediately turned to acting. I found
that I loved it even more than I had anticipated. My only regret is that I
didn’t start sooner. Yes, I have formal training from many wonderful
teachers in the LA area.
How would you describe yourself
as an actress, and some of your techniques to bring your characters to
for truth above all else. I am very analytical, so digging into a script
in search of all the clues that inspire a character is something I truly
I draw inspiration from scripts, books, movies, TV shows, people I admire,
and of course, my own imagination. I'll admit that I'm a bit of a dreamer.
In many ways, I think I draw inspiration from challenges.
Actresses (and indeed actors)
who inspire you?
would say that Tatiana Maslany is probably the actress who inspires me
most. Her ability to portray so many characters in such a truthful way on
the series Orphan Black is incredible.
Your favorite movies?
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tend to prefer TV shows, simply because I love getting to grow with the
characters throughout a season and over the course of a series. Some of my
favorite shows are: The Killing, Orphan Black,
Continuum, House of Cards,
True Blood, Big Bang Theory and Game of
Thrones. But I’d have to say
that any Disney movie or rom-com always makes me a happy girl.
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Thanks for the interview!