Your TV-series Wisp
- in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your
two characters in it?
is the story of a
serial killer who has stopped killing and after some years, his modus
operandi is repeated, and the local police fear he is back. To try and
solve the murders, they call Lincoln Frost, a detective who has
investigated the original cases. My characters are twin sisters: One of
them, Linda, is murdered, and Lana is a reporter who has written about the
murders before and will not stop until she finds out who killed her
What did you draw upon to bring
your characters to life, especially considering one of them has to go
through some quite traumatic experiences?
own traumatic experiences. There is no point in trying to understand a
certain scenario from an emotional point of view unless you've been there.
But, we all have had our OWN traumatic experiences and life experiences in
general we are emotionally attached to...those moments are what I use to
create a character, trying to make their emotions relatable to my own.
did you get hooked up with the project in the first place?
I contacted Paul
Gorman interview - click here]
telling him that I read about the project and I was interested in being
considered for a role when the project was originally a movie. I had a
smaller role but then Paul offered me to play Lana, and I was thrilled.
When it was decided that Wisp
was going to be a TV series, he also offered
me the possibility to play twin sisters - Lana and Linda. I couldn't pass
such an opportunity!
can you tell us about your director Paul Gorman [Paul
Gorman interview - click here], and what was your collaboration
with John Baran in Wisp
Paul is very relaxed
and open to any suggestions we may have to develop the characters and the
storyline. I know that I can freely run any idea by him and he will
consider it, no matter how crazy it is.
What can you tell us about the shoot as such, and
the on-set atmosphere?
relaxed. Paul knew what he wanted and if you delivered, that's a take.
Everyone on set was great and had an amazing sense of humor. I wasn't sure
what to expect as I didn't know anyone in the cast or crew before arriving
there. The cast was all "shipped" from different cities. That is
a hit or miss. Fortunately we all got along very well from day 1.
As far as I know, only act 1 of
has been filmed so far - so anything you can tell us about your
involvement in act 2 and the development of your character yet?
I am looking forward
to Act 2 of Wisp
as my character grows a lot in the following episodes.
The first Act was nothing but an introduction of Lana, but there are
plenty of action-packed scenes for me in the future.
future projects beyond Wisp?
Yes! One of the first
projects I will start shooting early 2014 is called Blood
Sombrero, a grindhouse style movie in which I play a katana expert. Till
Death is a feature currently in production so I will be shooting any
day. The Deadliest Gun, if I am not mistaken, will start
production around April and later in 2014 The Prodigal.
got you into acting in the first place, and what can you tell us about
your training as an actress?
I joined drama at
school at the age of six, and pretty much fell in love with acting right
there. When I was about 9 the school owner contacted my mom and suggested
she considered taking me to acting classes outside of school.
And I did. I took all sort of acting workshops and tried to read as
much as possible to try and find my own "method". Something that
worked for ME. And I was fortunate to have been able to train with
INCREDIBLE directors and coaches. I believe that no matter how naturally
talented you are, training will give you the tools to channel that talent
in the right way and make you exponentially better.
Can you still remember your
first time in front of a camera, and what was that experience like?
Yes... it was... well,
strange. I worked on stage for about 10 years before I finally decided to
try acting in front of a camera, and I never thought at the time they were
such different animals!!! I remember my coach repeating me that "you
don't need to talk so loud." Of course, I was used to acting for the
last row, so it took me a while to realize the slightest eye movement would
be captured now. But I love both.
can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Wisp?
I started doing a lot
of shorts to gain experience in front of the camera, but I never really
considered film work mainly because the film market in Argentina is way
smaller, as opposed to theatre. Until this one time in 2006/7 I read about
an open audition for a horror film and I auditioned. I got the lead female
and I enjoyed the shoot a lot so I thought about (pun intended) giving it
have also done quite a bit of theatre-acting, right? So how does
performing on stage compare to acting in front of a camera?
Yes that's how it all
started. I love the stage, that immediate feedback from the public is
incredible. And there's no "sorry, let's try again" or
"sorry, I forgot my lines". You better remember and if you
forget, you better improvise! And there's of course, like I said before, a
lot of work with projecting your voice. You have to learn to whisper
without whispering, and tricks like that. But at the same time the flowing
of the scene on stage, without interruptions, makes you really "get
into" the character. That's, to me, the tough part of doing film
would you describe yourself as an actress?
I don't know how to
describe myself, but I'd tell how I'd like to be described as an actress:
as an actress who takes chances and welcomes challenge, as someone who is
not scared of giving 100% for a role even if that means not looking
"pretty", and as someone who is not scared of bold, obscure, or
(and indeed actors) who inspire you?
The Allegiance of Powers
Meryl Streep can do no wrong in my eyes. There
should be like a Meryl Streep Oscar every year, just because she exists!
But besides her, Jessica Lange, Helen Mirren,
Kathy Bates, Sally Field, Jodie Foster, Glenn Close... Daniel Day Lewis,
Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp... and so many more!
Clockwork Orange, Silence of the
Lambs, The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, Natural Born Killers,
American Psycho, Rain Man, Forrest Gump,
and many more!
... and films you really deplore?
I will refrain from
answering this question and I will tell you why: behind every movie that
"sucks", every record that is "lame", every book that
"stinks" and every work of art that is "crap", there
is a person that poured their heart into it. There is a group of people
that tried and DID something. And I respect that.
series' website, Facebook, whatever else?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
IMDb page: www.imdb.me/paulamarcenarosolinger
Blood Sombrero: https://www.facebook.com/bloodsombrero
Till Death: https://www.facebook.com/TillDeathTheMovie
Deadliest Gun: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Deadliest-Gun
The Prodigal: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theprodigalfilm
And some of my past projects, Velvet Vengeance, Blood
Reunion, The Allegiance of Powers, which you can find on my website.
you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
believe that covers up a lot! Just a big thank you for the interview and
to all my supporters!
for the interview!