Your new movie Once,
When I Was Dead - in a few words, what is it about, and what can
you tell us about your character in it?
I donít want to give anything away but in a nutshell itís about an
artist struggling with her demons. My character, Alice, is also an artist
who has her own demons to battle.
How did you
prepare for the role, and considering your character is dialogue-less, how
much of a challenge was it to bring her across?
much more difficult to tell a story with no dialogue. You rely solely on
conveying all of your thoughts and emotions thru your eyes and facial
expressions. So in that respect, preparing for this role was a bit more
difficult than other roles I have prepared for, but I welcomed the
you get involved with Once,
When I Was Dead in the first place?
interview - click here], the director, approached me with the script and the character and, after reading it, I
really felt like I could connect and relate to both the script and the
role of Alice. And I really enjoy working with Scott, so I told him that
of course I was on board.
can you tell us about your director Scott W. Perry [Scott
W. Perry interview - click here], and what was your collaboration
love working with Scott. We have worked together twice so far (on Once,
When I Was Dead and the In
Fear of-episode Merinthophobia) and I feel like we work very
well together and make a great team. We have become good friends in real
life and I think that also helps our working relationship, because we both
trust one another. Heís on the (very) short list of filmmakers that I
would work with on everything and anything.
You appear topless in most of your scenes in
When I Was Dead - was that at all a problem for you?
In Fear of: Merinthophobia
Iíve done nudity in several other films, so at this point it doesnít
bother me at all. I also do burlesque every weekend, so Iím used to
running around half naked in front of people :P
can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
atmosphere was pretty serious for the most part, but itís a very dark
film, so we all tried to stay in that kind of mindset as much as we could.
I really enjoyed working with everyone in the cast and crew. Everyone
involved is super cool and extremely professional.
We actually shot in the
same studio that we shot a lot of the scenes for Merinthophobia in,
so it was fun to be back there.
also have to talk about Steven-Mark Glassner's [Steven-Mark
Glassner interview - click here] rather impressive Blood Wings-picture
that's prominently featured in the movie, and about its creation!
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actually flew out to NY a couple months before the actual filming dates so
we could do the wings. I basically laid down on the material and Steve
painted the picture around me. It took awhile but it turned out amazing!
Steve is a great artist.
future projects you'd like to share?
do have a couple films coming up, so keep an eye on my Facebook! Thatís
where I post info on all the fun things Iím working on.
Facebook, whatever else?
Thanks for the interview!