with Eirian Cohen
Your upcoming movie The Night Monica Came Back - in a few
words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your character in
I was very lucky and happy that I could play adult Thurston, he is
quite a character and a show-off. He wasn’t afraid to do anything.
Of course everybody knew that he was making things up and that he was a
total loser. Some of the scenes have been challenging, I loved every
minute on set.
What did you draw upon to bring Thurston to life,
and how much of Petr Malinkovic can we find in him, actually?
explored the character's personality, and did my best to make him a little
more expressive. Some scenes I found myself nervous in because so many
actors were involved and this was my first role.
The Night Monica Came Back being a horror comedy, are these genres
that actually appeal to you, both as an actress and as a viewer?
I was younger I watched horror movies quite a lot and comedy is my top
genre, even nowadays. As an actor I love to participate in creating and
being able to experience emotions in various ways – horror comedy is
great combination of scary situations and laughter.
The Night Monica Came Back was actually part of an "actors'
bootcamp" - so do talk about the bootcamp for a bit, and how did you
get involved with it even?
with Laurence R. Harvey
I couldn’t wait for Northern
Star Acting Bootcamp, it was the first bootcamp ever and I know
Eirian Cohen [Eirian Cohen
interview - click here] is an amazing tutor with wide range of experience,
mind-set skills and a determination to teach, share and help all new
actors. We learned and ate only healthy vegan, and I did enjoy most of the
meals at the weekend. I do my training with Northern Star
Acting and when
I found out there will be the bootcamp I jumped in like I do with all kinds learning
and improving opportunities. That’s just me!!!
The Night Monica Came Back
also stars horror veteran Laurence R. Harvey from Human Centipede 2
- so what was working with him like?
Laurence R. Harvey is
amazing person and actor with many years of acting experience. I think
Laurence R. Harvey is great in what he does. All actors at the NSA
did his workshop, we all clicked very well and I found him very
professional and that we could learn a lot from him.
What can you tell
us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
atmosphere on set was brilliant, everything was very well organised by
Eirian Cohen [Eirian Cohen
interview - click here], Michael Haberfelner [Michael
Haberfelner interview - click here], and also Cameron Prudames did an
amazing job with camera and directing actors on set. I found it all very
challenging and amazing to shoot so many scenes in one day. It was great
fun and all actors worked very hard - it was my first, unbelievably great
future projects you'd like to share?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
This year I’m
working on The Mystery Show created mostly by Lucy Marshal, she is a
great director and actress, she deserves most of the credit for this show.
I will also be part of the webseries Ivan’s Guide to Mother
Russia directed by Kris Sumer. Sure this year will be a successful one.
What got you into
acting in the first place, and what can you tell us about your education
on the subject?
I learned my acting at Northern Star
Acting, this company is run by Eirian Cohen [Eirian
Cohen interview - click here] and I love the idea of sharing, learning, experiencing.
My favourite quote: ”What you learn in life, if you don't share it with others, it will
die with you.”
How would you describe yourself as an
I think I am unique, the same as the person reading this
lines. My accent is East Europea,n some people say it's funny, arrogant,
Italian. Well, I won't argue. I am very respectful and kind but I am sure
I can be a pain in ass. Please check my showreel, profile, and you will
get some picture of me. You can always ask.
Tais Toi (2003), Red Beard (1965),
Gump (1994), …
... and of course, films you really
I do appreciate all movies because I do know there
is lots of work behind all of them.
Your website, Facebook, whatever else?
for the interview!
Thank you, Michael!!!