1. Your film
debut, the horror-comedy Stagknight by Simon Cathcart [read
Simon Cathcart interview here], is just months away
from release. What can you tell us about the movie, and your role in
The movie is comic-horror.
My character is
reluctanly sucked into a stagnight party where a group of blokes are
camping in the woods for the
weekend having fun. My character, Blossom, agrees to go along with her
friend, Ginger, who has been engaged by the boys to provide dancing
enternainment. Anyway as part of the fun we decide to spook the
guys, except the joke backfires, which is where it all starts to get
scary. In the end, I am one of the few survivors ...
2. The shoot was
pretty much an outdoor night shoot in not-so-warm conditions. What can you
tell us about the filming of Stagknight ?
It was indeed
very cold. In some of the scenes in the woods I am actually shaking, not
because I was scared but because I was freezing! But the atmosphere and
morale on the set were great - somehow we always had a good time.
3. You were pretty much the only girl thrown into the
woods with 10 guys. Did that feel at all weird ?
Yes I did feel a
bit exposed ! But the cast was fantastic. They were all very supportive.
It didn't take me long to warm up and feel comfortable among the other
4. Contrary to
many other actresses in horror films you studied drama for three years and
have, as I understand, a background in theatre. What made you choose a
horror comedy for your first film, and did you have any difficulties come
to terms with your role ?
Yes. I have a degree in Acting at Italia Conti. Stagknight was truly unexpected because
I was still studying when Simon Cathcart offered me a short scene at the
begining of the film only. I was very lucky to have had that opportunity, but
after one day of shooting he
approached me together with the producer, Rob Mercer [read
Rob Mercer interview here], to offer me the main
role, Blossom. I remember I thought about it all night, because
next day I had to go to Drama school. But I knew I wanted to do it, after
nearly three years studying theatre mainly, it was very refreshing to have
the opportunity to create a film, and that it is what I wanted to pursue
really. So I was thrown to Blossom very quickly and I had virtually no time
to get to know her. But soon we came to terms and the times that I enjoyed
being her were countless.
5. In your
private life, do you watch horror films at all, and if yes, were there any
you found particularly good or bad ?
Up to now, I have
not been a big horror fan. But I enjoyed Saw and also Shaun of the
Dead which made me laugh a lot!
6. Would you like
to do more horror flicks or horror comedies, or would you rather do
something more serious and substantial ?
I have enjoyed
doing Stagknight and
it always going to be my first movie, so it will have a
special part in my heart. But what really drives me is Drama, Realism,
Naturalism, Romanticism, Modern drama and fiction. So yes, you are
more likely to see me doing something more serious and substantial in the
7. Are there any
dream roles for you (both in theatre and in film and regardless of how
impossible it would be to play them) ?
roles! I would love to play a role in a Spanish fictional movie like Zorro but also
biographical films like Frida (Salma Hayek). I am equally
interested in theatre plays by Spanish or South American authors like
Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Federico Garcia Lorca as well as Italian authors
like Luigi Pirandello. My favourite character to play would be the Step-daughter in
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8. Who are your
biggest influences in acting ?
I really don't
have acting heroes, but I admire Rachel Weiss, she is so natural and
beautiful. Mel Gibson is so
daring as an actor and director. Tony Collette, I loved her performance in
Japanese Story. Robert Duvall. Charlize Theron. Cornie Nielsen
in Gladiator. Alec Guinness. Diane Lane, she was truly amazing in Unfaithful. Glenn Close, she was so chilling in
the Spirits. Maria Grazia Cucinotta in Il Postino. I have
also watched Turkish films and I think their actors are very good, my
favourite is Head On. Also Palestinean films like Uzak, and Angel on The Right
which is from
Tajikistan. I find it very refreshing watching these types of films. I should
not forget to mention Chilean cinema, which is really developing - Los Debutantes is a very good film.
9. Any future projects you'd like to plug ?
Umm ... my next
movie with Simon Cathcart. It is called Runners, my character
is an aeroplane hostess in a fantasy-action film shot by the end of this
Thanks for the interview, and the best of luck with Stagknight !