Your upcoming film Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich
- in a
few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your character
That would be the hardest question
of them all. I am not sure
what it is about I think it has something to do with Nazis? Yeah Nazis and
a lot of blood. Crazy crazy scenes, twists oh and more blood, I like
blood. There are spies in
there too, Iím pretty certain there is something about the film in here
- but again Iím not sure. You
might have to check it out yourself. When
someone finds out, would you be kind enough to let me know?
I do know that there are
no zombies and I repeat NO ZOMBIES in this film.
My character, I think I may be able to help you
out with that one! I think I played some sort of crazy psycho bitch that
seemed to enjoy blood. No wait
is that me? Or the character I played? Again Iím not sure. I
remember being cold! The best
thing to do is watch the film when it is out.
How did you get involved with the project in the first place?
I was drugged up by the director
Philip Gardiner [Philip Gardiner
interview - click here] in Exorcist Chronicles
and made to think that being involved in such a crazy film called Dead
Walkers would be a good idea. Or
I was hypnotized? Again I canít be sure.
I do know it was such a privilege
to be a part of them both and I am so lucky to have met such an amazing
team of determined and talented people.
I do have to mention that they are extremely off their heads and utterly nuts.
This AWESOME team were prepared to chuck themselves into anything thrown at them and did it with style!
But again this might have been the drugs talking.
Seriously, when you initially heard the film's title - Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich
-, what were the first thoughts going
through your mind? And how can you relate to the film's subject matter?
I thought Ö BLOOD - then soon after that thought, I thought dead and maybe Nazis,
guns, spies and zombies! But donít tell Mr Gardiner I said that, I
canít take that look he gives you when you do or say something wrong.
Itís kind of like the Iím
not angry Iím just disappointed-look!
I initially thought this was going
to be amazing! Action packed,
weird, twisted and insane - lots of blood! Did I mention I like blood? Well
I do and you will see why during the movie. I love films that are based on true facts and
background research, this is definitely one of those filmsÖ I think.
What can you tell us about Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich's
director Philip Gardiner [Philip
Gardiner interview - click here], and what was your collaboration
like? And how did you first hook up with him?
Am I allowed to say the truth? He
has paid me a lot of money to say nice things you know!
Heís an absolute pain in the
butt! No one likes him and we all talk about him behind his back!!
OK OK ÖÖÖ truth
timeÖÖÖ He is a pleasure to work with, he knows exactly what he
wants (well most of the time) and how he wants it. His
directions are clear (most of the time) and he doesnít shout at you at
all (thatís a lie).
... if I go missing after this
interview can someone please look inside the boot of Mr Gardiners car?
No really I mean it!! Iíve
promised my friend Rachel Malone that Iíll give her three rings on the
phone when this comes out [Rachel
Malone interview - click here].
We first met at a music video
shoot that was being directed by Philip Gardiner: Wes Dolan's Reason to
Exist, the soundtrack to Dark
Watchers: Women in Black, where
he forced me into a black suit (gimp suit) and made me crawl around like a
weirdo and I couldnít see a thing. I
did however really enjoy it (donít tell him) and he then invited me to
do some scenes for the Dark
Watchers, and our friendship blossomed from
We all love him really! Amazing guy! (Help me!)
From what I heard, at least parts of Dead Walkers: Rise of the 4th Reich
were shot in an unheated warehouse during the coldest days
of the year - so what can you tell us about the shoot as such and the
FREEZING !!!! Absolutely freezing!
My hat goes off to the guys that had to wear the paper suits and be
covered head to toe in blood! They showed amazing courage and
determination for what they did. Everyone
helped each other out, it was quite emotional to see everyone become so
close and work together, I love these guys, I canít fault any one of
The warehouse was the perfect location, the
atmosphere was perfect, I would do it all again in a heartbeat.
If there ever was a Dead Walkers II: Since the 4th Didn't Quite
Succeed Either, Let's Raise the 5th Reich, would you be on board?
As I said before I am so lucky to be a part of
this team and all the projects involved, I couldnít have asked for
anything more, except to do it all again.
You just have to talk about your previous films with Philip
Gardiner [Philip Gardiner
interview - click here], Dark
Watchers: Women in Black and Exorcist Chronicles, for a
Ė I loved doing the scene for
this, I was covered in liquid latex and had ripped clothes on, which was a
lot of fun. Although it was a
nightmare to get off! I left the set with the latex on and thought it
would be a good time to go to the drive-through at McDonalds - well the
ladies at the counter had a shock and I couldnít order as I was giggling
too much. I then had to drive
a few miles and go watch a play that a good friend of mine was in, this
was also fun as I was still covered in the stuff.
After waxing every tiny hair on my body it finally came off.
music video - now this is an awesome video,
lots going on and it was such a pleasure to make.
I played a drunken miner (I looked like a builder) and danced around
like an idiot (they had a bar there, not much acting involved).
I also played the weird black figure which is shown throughout the
video, this was a challenge as my face was covered and I couldnít see a
thing, also the material was slippy on that nicely polished floor, so you
can imagine how hard it was to walk and see.
Chronicles - utter madness but a must-see!
Again I have no idea what I was doing or where I was for that matter (must
have been when the drugs kicked in) or what was going on, so I canít
tell you much about the film so here you go
check out the link and find out for
yourselves. You might want to
watch that one too. I do know
I met some amazing people on that set too who have become really good
friends of mine. They are all
nuts but lovely.
ahhh the famous warehouse! I
honestly miss this place, nice and warm, electricity, and those working
toilets. Dream place. Well joking aside I loved every
minute of it. Having
intestines and whatever else was in there strapped to me wasnít most
pleasant and I still wake up smelling that horrible smell!
But if I had the chance to do that all again I would.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all those
people I hit for real in the torture scenes!
Haha, just kidding, I loved every minute of it! Iím sure
theyíd all agree, it just made those parts seem more real because the
majority of it was.
Anything you can tell us about your upcoming Dusty the Demon
Hunter and especially your character (Dusty) yet? And how did you get
picked for this one?
the books! By Michelle Gent [Michelle
Gent interview - click here]! This will give you an idea of what
about. I am not sure why I got
picked for this one, I tend not to ask Philip
and Michelle too many questions, just take it
and run! And be grateful I was chosen.
I know it is going to be a very physical role and I am having to
get my fitness levels much, MUCH better! Such an honour as I
know how much this means to Michelle.
She is a lovely woman. Very
quiet, you never hear her ever (thatís a lie).
Any idea yet how you will approach Dusty as an actress? And how much
of her do you find in yourself?
Strangely she reminds me of myself
when I was younger, sheís different, moody and has an attitude problem
with a lot of sarcasm. Iím
not like that anymore of course, Iím never sarcastic! I am
looking forward to playing Dusty and seeing the characters from the book
come to life. Itís also
going to be great working with Rachel again!
From what I know, Dusty the Demon Hunter is a rather physical
(as in action-heavy) role. So how do you prepare for the movie?
I have been a little out of
action due to an injury but I am getting back on form and upping my
training a lot. I have a diet
and an intense training plan in place which really leaves me no time in my
busy life to sleep. But Iím a sucker for punishment and love it! Bring
I am going to take part in Tough Mudder in September and am training for that too which is a very
physically challenging project. More about that here
Haslehurst, Melanie Denholme, Nikki Webster
Eirian Cohan [Eirian Cohen
interview - click here] is providing a training program for
us all in the team and she is also doing a lot of work with a lot of the Awesome
Talent team. You can find Eirian on Facebook, through
the Awesome Talent Agency and in Awesome Online Magazine with her
fitness tips. You can also get to
her through http://www.funfitnessuk.co.uk
Any other future projects you'd like to talk about?
There is a secret film I am going
to be doing soon, starring myself, Jane Haslehurst [Jane
Haslehurst interview - click here] and Melanie Denholme [Melanie Denholme interview - click
You can find more about that and the updates on my website or Facebook page. I
really canít tell you anymore about that one yet, no, not even if you
give me those big puppy dog eyes.
I will also be in a play written
by one of the Awesome Talent ladies, Kay Vardy [Kay
Vardy interview - click here], this is going to be
something special and this means a lot to her.
She has just released a book which the play is based on called The Anecdotal Drama Teen
- this is a must read and can be purchased
More updates on this will be on my Facbook page and website:
What got you into acting in the first place, and did you receive any
formal training on the subject?
I cannot pinpoint a certain time in my life when I first thought ďI know I
want to be an actressĒ - I am
and always have been a very determined person, always wanting more and
something different. I
basically canít sit still! I have been into so many different things
from childhood to now. We
would be here forever if I told you all the musical instruments Iíve had
lessons on or the different dance classes Iíve been in.
But it has always been the entertainment side of things Iíve
always known I wanted to be something different from the norm.
I want to be somebody. I
cannot just sit there and let my life pass me by. We get one shot of this
and no one is getting out alive, so Iím determined to make it a good
Do you still remember your first time in front of a movie camera,
and what was that experience like?
Erm? No I donít actually, but I have slept since then,
and ate. Speaking of
which, I am hungry anyone got a sandwich?
Any films of yours we have not yet covered and you'd like to talk
Nothing Iím allowed to mention, see Phil!
I can keep quiet!
Besides movies, you have also done quite a bit of theatre - so how
does performing on stage relate to acting in front of a camera?
is a whole different experience, I like them both for different reasons.
I would explain the differences but I wouldnít want to bore you.
You're also a model, right? So what can you tell us about that
aspect of your career, and how does modelling relate to acting?
If I am completely honest Iím
not a big fan off posing like a duck for pictures.
I love doing different and weird shoots.
I think photos should have meaning, purpose and depth to them.
Pictures mean a lot to me, I see them as captured memories.
Iíd love to be able to express myself in a future photo shoot and
do something completely new and mental, but we will see.
I used to do modelling as a teenager for a well-known high street
shop and I do have a catwalk certificate as well,
I wonít lie I did enjoy that.
I suppose modelling and acting are very closely
related as you have got to act to get the right look for a pose.
But I really enjoy the rush, the challenges and the intensity of
Besides all this, you are presently studying applied science,
right? You just have to talk about that side of yours of course!
this is just my typical Nikki thing, my thirst for knowledge, I crave to
know how things work, the world and humans.
I am like that annoying child that asks "Why? Why? Why?" all the time
so I thought, I know Iíll find out.
I am secretly a geek, it's official! But I love it!
would you describe yourself as an actress, and some of the techniques you
use to bring your characters to life?
I have no idea! I donít like
watching myself strangely enough. Iím
a little bit mental I guess and will play anything in any situation.
Just chuck it at me, I love it.
I have had a lot of life experiences in my short
time here on earth, that does help me with a lot of roles.
I can relate to almost everything I have played. Even
the more fantastical things have a grounding somewhere so if I canít
immediately relate to it, I can still imagine it very easily.
indeed actors) who inspire you?
really do not have many inspirations in my life, I am not usually a
follower I like to be different. As
strange as this may sound Iíve never looked at anyone and thought I want
to be them or I want to do what they do, I always want to do something
more and my own. There are
people in my life who I love and treasure but Iíd never want to be
anyone other than me.
Your favourite movies?
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I donít have any favourite movies in particular.
I love all different types of movies, ones that really get me
thinking and shock me are my favourites. I love the
unknown, the unexpected and I do like to laugh, so comedies are always a
and of course, films you really deplore?
in a different language! With no English subtitles!
Facebook, whatever else?
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/NikkiWebsterActress
Website Ė www.nikkiwebsteractress.com
Awesome Talent Agency Ė www.awesometalentagency.com
Awesome Talent Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/awesometalentagency
Anything else you want to talk
about and I have merely forgotten to ask?
No itís been an absolute
pleasure answering your questions. Good luck with the future!
Thanks for the