Your upcoming film Exorcist Chronicles - in a few words, what
is it about, and what can you tell us about your character in it?
to be completely honest I could revel much about it if I wanted to, one
reason why is Philip Gardiner [Philip
Gardiner interview - click here]
is very secretive about his films, but the
other reason is, the days I filmed was different to the rest of the cast
because I was away on holiday, so I missed a lot of the main filming. What
I do know is all over the world people are becoming possessed, and two
specialists from completely different professions are brought in to deal
with it. My character is a very nasty Possessed Girl who has been through
a very traumatic experience, that no one deserves!
a possessed girl in Exorcist Chronicles
- how do you even prepare
for such a role, what do you draw upon?
Good Question! Well I can honestly say I have not been possessed... well
not as far as I know, but I am a strange girl so it wouldn't surprise me
if I had! So I turned to the internet and films! I watched as may films
about possession as I could and read as much as possible on the topic on
the internet, although I kept an open mind about it all because I knew
Phil was wanting a very different kind of possession to what most people
To what extent
can you personally relate to the paranormal events covered in Exorcist Chronicles?
Well I don't really
think I can! I'm a strange girl and extremely interested in the
paranormal, I find it really intriguing but I have never had anything
happen that relates to the paranormal events in Exorcist Chronicles! The
closet thing I can relate to is eating honey! But iv never done that in
real life as much as I did in Exorcist Chronicles.
How did you get involved with the
project in the first place?
One of my
best friends was reading the local newspaper and came across an advert
about auditions, she let me know about it and gave me the email address, I
sent an email and got the details. I went to the audition, then the rest
happened from there. So a tip to anyone reading this... Read newspapers,
you never know what you're going to find!
According to my information
(and I might be totally wrong), Exorcist Chronicles
is your movie
debut. So what was your first time in front of a movie camera like?
Exorcist Chronicles is my movie debut. Although I was an extra in a movie
called Summer upon which I did 3 days of filming for 3 seconds of film.
But this was my first time actually acting in front of a movie camera
(actually having a role) and I loved every second! My first day was quite
nerve wrecking, but Phil was so lovely, which gave me more confidence but
my nerves also worked well for my character because she had to be scared.
I'm not mistaken, there's quite a bit of nudity on your part involved in Exorcist Chronicles. Did that at all bother you?
was nudity? Ohh yes I forget! The nudity didn't bother me, because
everyone was so friendly and became family I became that used to being
half naked it just became normal. Each day I filmed I was told to bring
some old clothes and each day I brought them... I don't know why I knew I
wouldn't be using any! To be honest after a while I would have felt wrong
What can you
tell us about your director Philip Gardiner [Philip
Gardiner interview - click here], and what was your collaboration
Philip Gardiner is AMAZING! I
couldn't have worked for a better guy! He is completely bonkers and pushes
you to the limit! You have to be bonkers to work with him! In my opinion
it's the way Phil is and what he thinks up for you to do is what makes
working with him so fun!
As far as I know, Philip Gardiner has put you (and
the entire cast) through the motions quite a bit during the Exorcist Chronicles-shoot. Any part of the experience you would not care to
There is nothing at all! I
would do it all again just for the fun of it if I could! The worst part
about it was everyone was that good the experience was over to soon!
A few words about your co-stars, the actual
shoot and the on-set atmosphere?
I didn't get to meet most of the cast due to me being on holiday, but I
have talked to quite a few after and they seem like such amazing people. The
cast I did meet was awesome, everyone of them was friendly and amazing
actors! I have stayed in contact with all the co-stars I met and more!
They have become great friends and I hope to work with every single one of
them again! The atmosphere on set was great everyone was trusting and so
kind making it such a fun environment.
As far as I know, you
will play the lead in Philip Gardiner's next movie Paranormal
Possession. Anything you can tell us about that one and your character
in it yet?
I can't say much about
Paranormal Possession yet but I play a girl named Sophie who has a
terrible and haunting history.
Any other future projects you'd like to talk
I don't have many future
projects yet, I hope to get more! I have another film coming up but I can't
say what yet, but it's going to be amazing, so keep your eyes out.
With Exorcist Chronicles
Possession both being horror movies - is that a genre at all dear to
you, and why (not)?
I love Horror! I
love the scare thrill it gives you. They are not fun if they don't make
you jump or even feel sick, the only thing I find is I'm not scared after!
I can't think of a better genre to work in! Although I do like action too!
What got you into acting in the
first place, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?
the age of 12 a film company came to my school because they wanted school
kids for the film ( I've already mentioned this film, Summer). I went to
about 6 different auditions but didn't the part but I still enjoyed every
minute of. It was this experience that made me realise I wanted to become
an actress and was going to do anything it took to achieve this dream. I
then decided to take GCSE Drama, then after leaving school I studied a two
year National Diploma in Performing Arts at West Nottinghamshire College
(this made me realise I also enjoyed dancing but I have never done
anything professional with that), I am now studying a HND in performing
arts to further my knowledge and training.
can you tell us about your acting experiences prior to Exorcist Chronicles?
Prior to Exorcist
Chronicles I have been in many different stage performances, I enjoy stage
work because its a great thrill performing to a live audience, but I don't
love it as much as working in film.
In general, how do you prepare for your
roles, how do you approach your characters?
do research on the character type I'm doing. This can be anything from
watching TV or film that relates to the role, reading books, internet
research, even talking to people you know who are similar to the role, but
one of the best things to do is to see if your self relates to anything the
character does in any way, this way you can call upon your own experiences
and use emotional memory.
(or indeed actors) who inspire you?
a tough question! There's so many great actors out there. I find Jonny
Depp really inspirational because he is such a versatile actor and fits
pretty much any role! When I watch his films I don't think of him as Johnny Depp
because he always portrays a believable character. If I had to pick a
favourite actress I would have to pick Rachel Hurd-Wood mainly because she
is an actress who inspired me to become an actress and I really enjoy her
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Gosh another tough one! I
love so many movies to name a few would be Pirates of the Caribbean,
Grudge (this was the first horror movie I ever watched and at the age I
was it really scared me) - and as a lot of people know I love mermaids so
Splash is also one of my favourite movies, but there is far to many to
name them all!
... and of course, films you really deplore?
I deplore? Well I wouldn't really say there is any not that I can think
of, there are particular genres I don't enjoy but that is just my personal
opinion it doesn't mean it's a bad film.
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Anything else you are
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
got to mention Michelle Gent [Michelle
Gent interview - click here]! She's amazing and made a really great
producer on Exorcist Chronicles, a talented writer and just an all-time
wonderful person! Other than that I think I've said it all.
for the interview!