Your new movie B.C. Butcher
- in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your
character in it?
four cavewomen that try to protect their way of life from a monster that
threatens them. There's blood, guts, and a romance with a loose and somewhat
confused caveman in a loincloth! Yay! My character Bamba is the blind
clairvoyant of the tribe.
What did you draw upon to bring your character to life?
I studied the Jamaican
Patois accent, and rewrote all my lines as how they should sound. Do I execute
it well? That's for you to decide!
What was it even like to run around the woods in campy costumes like yours?
You know, since
we were just in a backyard, it wasn't bad! It probably wouldn't have
been bad even if we were in public either. The only thing that killed me
was walking around in the canyon without shoes, and not being able to
look down to see what I was stepping on (because I'm supposed to be
How did you get hooked up with the project in the first place, and
to what extent can you identify with the prehistoric and the slasher
I responded to
the casting call online, and I originally auditioned for Anaconda.
Kansas [Kansas Bowling interview -
click here] called me a couple of days before the shoot and told me she
wanted me to play Bamba. I'm glad I ended up playing Bamba though,
because she's awesome. I enjoy horror movies and such, so I like the
occasional slasher film. As far as prehistoric goes, I was a history
minor in college? That connection might be a stretch, but that's okay.
What can you tell us about your director Kansas
Bowling [Kansas Bowling interview -
click here], and what was your collaboration like?
is a true visionary, and she was a thrill to work with. She knows what she
wants, and she gets it done. She's really inspiring!
talk about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere!
atmosphere was amazing; everyone was really friendly and got along
great! I really made some lifelong friends on that shoot. The only
exception was Dwayne (The Butcher), who was nice, but could never
remember anyone's name or who they were.
future projects you'd like to share?
family television pilot that I'm attached to, True
Colors, is set to start to secure funding this February. It follows
LGBTQ teens in 90's New York as they discover their identities and
sexualities. I'm really excited for it! Also, #30Nods, a webseries I'm
attached to, should be coming out soon. It follows seven friends and their
30 day experiment with heroin. Obviously, that's something to watch with
the family as well (please don't).
What got you into
acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the
As cliché as it sounds, I've always been into acting and performing arts, and
I started training when I was around eight. I've taken numerous acting and
theatre classes, and my most recent one was an Improv class at Second City
What can you tell us about your filmwork prior
to B.C. Butcher?
is actually my first feature film here in Hollywood. Before that,
I did some short student films.
would you describe yourself as an actress, and some of your techniques to
bring your characters to life?
Hmm, I'm not
sure how I would describe myself. I'm cool I guess.
shooting, I say my lines a little differently in each take until I like
how I've said it. Different inflections can mean different things.
That's about it I think?
Actresses (and indeed
actors) who inspire you?
Michael Fassbender inspires me
with HIS LOOKS! But in all seriousness, the acting friends I've made out
here in Hollywood all inspire me in some way. There's something about
seeing a bunch of people you know landing commercials and different gigs
that make you want to get your act together.
Your favourite movies?
question never gets any easier. I'm gonna go with The Lego Movie, Sakuran,
Stranger Than Fiction, and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (the remake).
and of course, films you really deplore?
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really comes to mind, although B.C. Butcher
was a better love story than Twilight.
Facebook, whatever else?
metalmonkey.xyz for True Colors, and
guess which one.
Anything else you're dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Kato Kaelin is a
hilarious human being!
you so much!