Your new movie Club
Lingerie - in a few words, what is it about, and what can
you tell us about your character?
Lingerie is about a model who inherited a once prosperous nightclub
in a part of town that has seen its better days from her grandfather.
In order to turn the club around to the jumping place it used to be, she
gets the idea of modeling lingerie and hiring additional models to help
with the support of her fiancé. The club is attracting new clientele and
making a nice profit until the models start getting murdered in unusual
and gruesome ways by an unknown killer. My character is doing her
best to appear happy and optimistic, without having a nervous breakdown in
order to keep the doors open and promote business despite the killings and
all the other problems that arise include dealing with the police, the
press, and the threat of being shut down.
What did you draw upon to bring your character to life? And since
you're also co-responsible for the story the movie's based on, have you
written your character with yourself in mind?
Since I'm a method actress, what I drew upon to bring my
character to life was some of my own personal experiences and those of
friends and family and transposing them and relating them into the
character. When I wrote the story idea I did have myself in mind
for the character. However it turned out a little different.
My character is strong willed, very creative, and artistic willing to
solve the crimes herself if necessary to save the club. Originally my
character was also going to model the lingerie, but in real life it
would have been too much stress with the murders and everything she was
dealing with, trying desperately not to break down, and we wanted it to
be as real as possible.
did the whole thing come into being to begin with, and how did you wind up
The whole thing came into being when I was
looking for somebody very creative, original, and professional with a
track record of doing sophisticated horror films and with distribution
contacts. I met Jared Masters [Jared Masters
interview - click here] of Frolic Pictures through an
ad. We arranged to meet, got along well, both ambitious and hard working,
have the same goals and ideas, and that led to doing Club
mentioned, you have co-written the story - so what were your inspirations?
And what can you tell us about your co-writer John Van Harlingen?
My inspiration when I co-wrote the story was to do something a little
different from the norm that would be scary, funny, entertaining and
also sexy with interesting characters along with the weird out of the
ordinary characters. I guess the main thing was to give the audience
something they could laugh at, be scared, and be
entertained while watching sexy girls strut around in skimpy lingerie.
My co-writer John Van Harlingen is very creative, gets the most original
ideas out of nowhere, is very funny and good at comedy.
Bouvier and Art Roberts
What can you tell us about your director
Jared Masters [Jared Masters
interview - click here], and what was your collaboration like?
Masters is an excellent director. He gets good performances out of actors
in the shortest amount of time, usually one or two takes. He
works fast and furious and gets films done within the shooting schedule
and budget. I was especially impressed with his advanced planning for each
day and his skill in script breakdown. We work well together and I look
forward to doing our next project.
talk about the shoot as such for a bit, and the on-set atmosphere?
Everything on the shoot went well. It was a lot of fun. Everyone
was well-prepared for their parts and knew their lines, which cut down on
rehearsal time. The on set atmosphere was friendly, cooperative,
and professional, and usually a little hectic getting ready for the next
scene which sometimes required a different set. The dressing room was a
little cramped since it was a small space that everyone had to crowd
into with all their wardrobe and other stuff. There was one scene
in an alley when the body of one of the murdered models wrapped in clear
plastic was carried out and put in a dumpster to take suspicion away
from the club. In the middle of rehearsal a police cruiser drove
down the alley, and we were all worried it would stop, but luckily
kept on going and we were so relieved. They must have been used to
filming in the area. Everyone was on time except for me one
day when the call was changed and somehow the message didn't come
through on my email. I arrived on the set two hours late, and everyone
was waiting for me to start filming. I felt awful holding
everything up, but at the same time felt like Marilyn Monroe or
can you tell us about critical and audience reception of Club
Lingerie so far?
So far Club
Lingerie has received
good reviews and great audience reception. At its world premiere in San
Diego on Halloween night, it received tremendous applause from the
Any future projects you'd like
I have several future projects. The first now in
pre-production is Jared Masters, Ballet of Blood, the second is Blood
Tulip to be filmed in Amsterdam. Swamp Witch is in development.
What got you into acting in the first place,
and did you receive any formal education on the subject?
start with, I think I got into acting because growing up my sisters
and I always put on plays and shows in our back yard for neighbors and
friends and I could never decide what I wanted to be when I grew up.
First it was a teacher, then a vet, a scientist, a detective, a
doctor, a nurse, a spy, a reporter, an author, an explorer, and on and on,
so I decided being an actress I could be all of them. I went on to
do plays in school, did shows for the USO in Europe, attended acting
schools and had drama coaches in Hollywood, and studied the method.
you still remember your first time in front of a camera, and what was that
My first time in front of a camera was
scary but very exciting. I kept telling myself to calm down, concentrate
on my character and forget the camera, except don't look directly in it
unless asked to do so.
You have starred in Andy Milligan's
last film Surgikill - so you just have to talk about that one for a
bit, otherwise I'm sure certain readers of my website would tar and
feather me! And what was Andy Milligan like to work to begin with?
with Andy Milligan was an interesting experience. I didn't realize he was
that well known and respected. Actors lined up around the block to
audition for Surgikill when they heard Andy was involved.
Andy Milligan directing Bouvier and company in Surgikill
On the set
you better be prepared to do your scene in one take or he would yell at
you. Andy worked fast and did everything himself with just a couple
people to assist. I got along good with him because I came
prepared and followed direction but he had a quick temper and could
be a tyrant if someone gave him a problem.
One day on the set he got
in a fight with an investor's rep and a producer had to get in between and
separate them before he punched the guy out.
For the hospital, we
used a closed up medical facility in a rough area near downtown Los
Angeles. There were derelicts and dangerous looking characters
hanging out everywhere so Andy had someone walk me to my car at the end of
each day's shoot. He was very professional and nobody ever had to be
told to be quiet on the set. He got the film done on schedule and within
films of yours you'd like to talk about?
Beach was a lot of fun. It was filmed on location on the world famous
Venice Beach Boardwalk and on the beach. Besides starring in it, I did all
the wardrobe and props. My character was a homeless runaway who
escaped a prostitute mother to avoid being forced into the same
profession. She ended up living on Venice Beach eating out of trash cans
since the small amount of money she had was stolen. She is
befriended by a elderly bag lady who teaches her to beg to survive.
It's a love story that shows wealth, living on the street, derelicts, bag
ladies fighting, druggies, conflicts, rock'n roll, comedy, arrests, and
murders. So far, it's my favorite role. Spencer Davis of The
Spencer Davis Group played the policeman who arrested me.
As far as I
know, prior to Club
Lingerie, you took a break from making movies for some 25 years.
Why was that, and what did you do in the meantime?
Lingerie I did take a break from filming for about 5 years, not 25
years, that was a misprint. During that time I did some writing and
developed and designed my Bouvier fashion line of hot styles, accessories,
and cosmetics. It was very successful and sold in major department
stores and boutiques nationwide and also through mail order.
How would you
describe yourself as an actress?
with Doug Eames in Surgikill
The way I'd describe
myself as an actress is that I'd be willing to play almost any part.
Actresses (and indeed
actors) who inspire you?
There are so many talented actors
and actresses, but some that inspire me are Meryl Streep, Angelina
Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp,
Bradley Cooper, Leonardo di Caprio, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, and
Billy Bob Thornton.
Your favourite movies?
have a lot of favorite movies so it's hard to choose but some are Gone
with the Wind, It's a Wonderful Life, Casablanca,
High Plains Drifter, Easy Rider, Schindler's List,
Jaws, and Pirates of
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A film I really
deplore, although it was very commercial, is The
Blair Witch Project.
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
My website is
More information about Club
Lingerie including the trailer, press
releases, photos, etc can be seen on IMDb, Facebook, and
Also on frolicpictures.com and
amazon.com are pictures,
trailers, etc of Surgikill and Venice Beach.
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