Your new movie All
Girls Weekend - in a few words, what is it all about, and what can
you tell us about your character in it?
All Girls Weekend
embodies the mantra "girls just wanna have
fun", unless nature's involved.
Without giving too much away, let's just say that everything that would
be attributed to force majeure happens to
the girls, times ten. Amid the horrors there's one person who eases
tensions and serves as the comic relief; that's Gem, my character.
What did you
draw upon to bring your character to life, and how much Gema Calero can we find in
I drew the best out of me to play Gem.
Writer, director, producer Lou Simon [Lou
interview - click here] wrote the part for me and it was
lovely to see that she based it out of what I consider are the purest
parts of me. Gem has the best lines, in terms of their overall effect on
the audience. Hopefully viewers will have a laugh or two while enduring
horror, and as dark as that may sound, that's what Gema Calero tries to do
in life. For me, laughter even in the midst of despair is paramount.
How did you get involved with the
project in the first place? And to what extent could you identify with All
Girls Weekend's horror theme?
Anything Lou Simon asks me to do, I will do lol. All Girls Weekend
highlights the atrocities human kind is
committing against the environment. If I didn't identify with that, I'd be the biggest villain of them all. Talk to my good friend,
Leonard Dicaprio, he'll give further comment.
What can you tell us about All
Girls Weekend's director Lou Simon [Lou
Simon interview - click here], and what was your collaboration
like? And since this was not your first movie with Lou, what can you tell
us about your previous collaborations, and how did you first meet even?
I met Lou when I first began my career. We went to a film festival,
fell in love and the rest is history. I've worked with her on three films,
and on the next I'd like to work with her behind the camera.
With the film being filmed mostly outdoors in
wintery conditions, how did that affect your performance, and do you
consider yourself at all an outdoorsy kind of woman?
The last thing I would consider myself to be is an outdoorsy
kind of woman. It was VERY challenging to work with the elements,
especially on a low-budget film, but when I see how naturally beautiful
it came out (no pun intended) I was glad I put my big girl panties
on and got through it.
can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
We were literally fighting against Mother Nature, and I think what
pulled us through and made the film fantastic was our collective sense of
humor. Shout-out to Neil, the sound engineer, who made me laugh
Any future projects you'd like to share?
was just in North Carolina for two weeks filming an episode of Good
Behavior, which stars Michelle Dockery of
Downton Abbey and will air on TNT in the fall. Please
tune in and hashtag #biancasboobs. My character's boobs were the most
important element in the episode.
got you into acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal
training on the subject?
I went to magnet school when I was
a child, and unfortunately the acting bug bit me. That's a horror story in
itself. I have received formal training, but I shy away from any
What can you tell us about your
filmwork prior to All
It's been a nice ride, especially
when I went to Cannes Film Festival for my work in Swingers Anonymous.
How would you describe yourself
as an actress, and some of your techniques to bring your characters to
I consider myself to be a bada$$ actress. Can I say
that? Lol. My technique involves reading the text, respecting the
writer's intentions and then creating a character that pays homage to both
the story and my imagination.
Actresses (and indeed actors) who inspire you?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Juliette Lewis: she's not Hollywood's darling, but she works on
brilliant projects with creative geniuses, and does it on her own terms.
Zack Galafinikas: He's hilarious and doesn't even have to curse.
Crash, Me, Earl and the Dying
Girl, Step Brothers (don't judge me).
... and of course, films you really
ALL ROMANTIC COMEDIES.
Your website, Facebook, whatever else?
else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
thank you very much for being interested in All Girls Weekend, and for
taking the time to formulate these fun, yet thought-provoking questions.
for the interview!