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An Interview with Madeleine Wade, Star of Sweet Madness

by Mike Haberfelner

July 2015

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Sweet Madness is a glimpse into the mind of Harley Quinn, as she executes a plan to gain her independence. Hopefully viewers will gain insight into how her mind works.


What did you draw upon to bring Harley Quinn to life, and how do you prepare to play such a character even? And quite honestly, can you find anything of yourself in her?


To prepare for the role, I watched a couple of clips of the old Batman cartoons on YouTube just to see how she spoke. I quickly realized that this character speaks awfully similar to how I talk to my dogs. Yes, I have full on conversations with my dogs in a high pitched voice. After I got her cadence down, which I wanted to be somewhat more subtle than the annoying voice I use to talk to my dogs, I just let myself be free and organic and in the moment within the parameters and context of the scenes. Playing a character like Harley, you can't try to "play" her like she's crazy. Harley doesn't think she's crazy - so I had to just live in her reality, her truth. Her perception of things.


Before you accepted the role in Sweet Madness, to what extent were you even aware of Harley Quinn the comicbook character, and would you at all call yourself a comicbook geek?


Prior to auditioning for the role, I didn't know who Harley Quinn was, or anything about her. I grew up primarily overseas, as I'm German, and wasn't exposed to the same pop culture growing up as the typical American. I've never been much of a comic book geek, just a regular geek, period. I have a new found affinity for it now, though. I would love to do a rendition of Catwoman next!


How did you first get involved with the project, actually?


I first got involved with the project because Peter (the director) [Peter Dukes interview - click here] reached out to me on Facebook. I then read for the role. Honestly, I think I got it because Peter liked the squirt gun I brought as a prop to the audition. Ha ha ha.


What can you tell us about your director Peter Dukes [Peter Dukes interview - click here], and what was your collaboration like?


Working with Peter was great, because you really had the sense that this was a true collaboration, and everyone involved really approached it as a labor of love. He gave me free reign to just have fun with the character!


What can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?


Everyone on set, from the makeup, the director, the camera crew, sound, the other actors - everyone was top notch and very professional. That's hard to find on a low budget shoot, but no one was there for the money - I mean, we were all there because it was a fun project that we really wanted to do, and everyone gave it their all.


Any future projects you'd like to share?


Future projects coming out that I'm really excited to share: I have a role in the new Terrence Malick flick Knight of Cups. It's a tiny role, but I'm excited nonetheless, because it's Terry Frickin' Malick! And, I got to work opposite Christian Bale, so that was pretty cool. It'll be in theaters in the US in December. Boone: The Bounty Hunter should be releasing in a few months, and it's a really funny action comedy. I play a party girl opposite Jonathan Lipnicki (yeah, the "kid" from Jerry Macguire).


As far as I know, you initially entered "show business" if you may as a model in Korea and Japan - so how did that come about, and what can you tell us about that aspect of your career? And how do modeling and acting compare, actually? And what got you into acting eventually, and did you receive any formal education on the subject?


I did get my start as a model in Asia. I have to say, that really worked against me when I started acting. I was so aware and conscious of what I looked like, so that I was afraid of looking stupid. As a model you have to be aware of what angles of your face and body the camera is catching. So, I had to learn to let go, take chances, really live in the moment as an actor, and not "mug" for the cameras. Acting is very different from modeling. Boy, was I awful when I started out! You have to gain practical experience and technical knowledge as an actor, such as finding your light, cheating your eyeline and hitting marks, but the most important thing is honestly feeling and thinking what the character should be feeling and thinking in that moment. It took me a while to learn that! One of my best acting teachers was Sal Landi, with whom I studied with for a good 10 years.


What can you tell us about your film and TV work prior to Sweet Madness?


When I was first starting out, I did some cheesy low budget, straight to VHS (lol) horror stuff. But it was an invaluable learning experience. We all have to pay our dues in any given field. So I did my share of student films and low budget crap. Then I started getting some cool network TV shows and films. It's still a struggle to find my next acting job. There are literally tens of thousands of cute blonde women in my age range in LA all vying for a handful of roles. I'm always extremely grateful for roles I do book and do the best job I can.


How would you describe yourself as an actress, and some of your techniques to bring your characters to life?


Every project and character is different, so I can't tell you of a specific technique that works every time. You just have to do whatever works for that particular role. I've had to overcome a lot of adversity and emotional hardship in my life, so I'm lucky in the sense that I have a deep emotional well from which to draw from, just below the surface of my subconscious. You really just have to use your personal experiences to make a character come to life.


Actresses (and indeed actors) who inspire you?


I have huge admiration for Cate Blanchett. I mean, here's an actress that's like a chameleon. She can do a ton of different characters and just nail it every time. Daniel Day Lewis is another actor like that. It's always inspiring watching a film in which the actors totally transport you into their world, and you're just swept away watching their performances. 


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