First up, why don't you introduce yourself to those of us
unfortunate enough to not already know you?
Hi I'm Sophia Disgrace,an alternative style model, actress and performer!
I think it's
safe to assume Sophia Disgrace is not your birth name - so how did you
come up with this stage name?
No it's not my birth name -
did you guess?! The name actually came to me completely randomly and just
seemed to fit - I've been using it ever since and people seem to like it!
You recently starred in
the upcoming film Kung Fu and Titties. What can you tell us about
the movie and your character in it?
Sure, it's a cult movie
in the making, about all the good things in life - girls, breasts and kung
fu! I play Techno Babe, a babe who likes to dance at random!
Judging from the
title alone, Kung Fu and Titties
sounds like a lot of fun (at least
from a male perspective). So how much fun was it to make the movie?
was a lot of fun to be involved in, I flew out to the US to film my role in
the movie and had a really fun time meeting the rest of the cast and crew.
It was a very memorable experience - and yes, there were titties!
did you get involved with the project in the first place?
Three's a Shroud
by chance actually, I saw a casting call for the film and knew it sounded
like my kind of film! I contacted the director Joe [Joseph
McConnell interview - click here] and things went from
also star in the upcoming anthology movie Three's a Shroud. A few
words about that one?
Yes, that was againgreat to be
involved in, wonderful bunch of people who I've worked with previously, and
lots of blood and camped up humour - which is always nice! I feature as a
strap-on wielding mistress!
Your segment in Three's a
Shroud was directed by David V.G. Davies [David
V.G. Davies interview - click here], in whose debut feature Animal
Soup you also star. So what can you tell us about that movie, the good
Mr Davies, and how did you two originally meet up?
up by chance really, I saw an ad for a forthcoming horror movie - Animal
I emailed to see if they required any extras or actresses, they replied and suggested
I come down on set one day to catch up, and on the day I turned up, one of the leads had dropped
out, so I was
offered her role - it was a baptism of fire! Dave's a nice guy, hard working
and a real film buff!
it comes to unique titles, it doesn't get much better than Bear Scary.
A few words about that one?
Bear Scary was a film
about a killer bear! So yes a Scary bear! Director Dan Brownlie loves the
horror genre, and this was one of his many ingenious takes on it!
You are not only featured
in the ingeniously titled Houseparty of the Dead 6, you also did
the special effects makeup, right? What can you tell us about that one?
is awesome, the very cool Andy Edwards and co are responsible for this
utterly depraved film ;p - and yes, I also helped out with some of the SFX
makeup, along with some other artists. I love movie gore and so took a SFX
make up course a few years ago - to give it a go myself!
great title is of course Supervixens of London Town, which you also
co-directed. You just have to talk about that one! And is directing
something you see yourself doing more in the future?
Supervixens of London Town
co-directed my segment of the film (well, tried to under expert director
Andy Edwards watchful eye!) - it's got a real B movie Russ Meyer type feel to
it - a vibe I definitely like! It's basically about girl fights - think Fight
Club minus Brad Pitt with boobies and lots of tongue in cheek!
I actually wanted to be a director first and foremost - I'd love to direct
music videos, really good ones like Aphex Twins' Come to Daddy!
other films of yours you'd like to talk about, any future projects?
due to start filming a new horror film next year, in 2012, but that's still
under wraps! Another film I've had the pleasure of being involved in is The
Shadow of Death - big shout out to the director Gav Chuckie Steel [Gav
Chuckie Steel interview - click here] and all the guys!
out for it, it's going to be very, very cool - go google!
got you into acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal
training on the subject?
My first go at acting was in Animal
Soup, when I got a role by pure chance, I have no formal training (I
hated drama at school!) but haven't ruled this out as a possibility!
Most of your films are of the
horror variety - so is horror a favourite genre of yours, and why? And
what kind(s) of horror do you prefer?
I do love horror and
so have been very happy to feature in the kind of films I love! Horror can
be so varied - it can be surreal, it can be gross-out funny, it can be camp as
hell - it has a definite charm for all these reasons - and also, who doesn't
like a good scare?!
My passion for horror evolved as a child, when we used to go to the local
video rental store and I'd find myself drawn to all these VHS covers I
wasn't supposed to be looking at like Halloween,
American Werewolf in London, Evil
Dead. When I finally saw them, they grabbed my attention like
nothing else! I remember when people at school were like 'I just saw this
amazing film with Will Smith in it!', and I was like 'I just saw this film
where a depraved killer hacks up teenagers for fun!'... it was tough! I
enjoy all kinds of horror, I couldn't pick a favourite type !
As an actress, how
do you approach your characters in general?
I try to
express myself, as would be suitable to the role - I'm not Oscar-worthy by a
long chalk, but I hope I bring something memorable to the roles I undertake!
A few words
about your work as a model?
Sure, I've been modelling on and
off from the age of 18, starting out as a nude art model. From here, I got
into the whole alt model scene and have worked at various levels from
adult to fetish to pin up and glamour!
You've also made quite a
name of yourself as quite a versatile burlesque performer. What can you
tell us about that aspect of your career, and how did you become a dancer
in the first place?
The thing I like most
about performance is the self expression and creativity. I'm actually quite
a quiet person behind closed doors and certainly wasn't prancing around
like some kid from Fame in my teens - in fact quite the opposite -
I did used
to do dancing as a child and was a bit crap really! I started doing
burlesque with a friend of mine and enjoyed it, she then moved to Japan and
that was crunch time - I decided to keep going alone - I'm self-taught
Among many other things, your
burlesque acts include a Star Wars- and a Transformers-routine.
Since there are many fanboys among my readers, you have to talk about
these for a bit?
Certainly! I love Star Wars and
Transformers - who doesn't? And so, I thought it would be cool to incorporate
these themes into my own burlesque routines. I don't really do traditional
burlesque - that's not me really - I dont look like a pretty, pretty 1950's
gal, I wanted to do something relevant to me - that was sexy and fun! For
example, I have specially designed R2D2 nipple pasties and a light sabre
for my Star Wars number - what could be more awesome than that?!
Some of your special skills include
fire eating, sword swallowing, glass walking and bed of nails. Could you
please explain to someone whose special skills include "reasonably
good at typewriting" and "ok at assembling IKEA-furniture"
how, where and why you picked up these amazing skills!
Hehe! Good question - I've no idea! No, seriously, I just read stuff online and tried
things out - I clearly have waaay too much spare time on my hands... !
I like trying new things, I love the whole circus freak thing, I like to
push boundaries, normal life is boring - corny as that sounds!
other skills/aspects of your career you'd like to talk about?
also write for a number of online-zines such as music-zine Sonic Shocks
and lifestyle-zine Sinzine, and also do some artistic type bits and
bobs - I had some work exhibited a few months ago in London. I'm a fully trained body
piercer as well.
have appeared naked in front of the camera or in front of an audience
quite regularly during your career. Has that ever bothered you, and can
you still remember your first nude shoot/performance?
I don't really mind getting my kit
off, not because I'm like 'yeah im hot
shit!' but because it's just natural, really. It doesn't embarrass me -
maybe I have no shame... I used to flash people and pull moonies and stuff at
school - I went to an all girls catholic school - that probably has a lot to
(or indeed actors) who inspire you?
I like Charlotte
Gainsbourg (especially in Antichrist),
Marilyn Monroe and actor-wise Jack
Nicholson,early Robert De Niro and, erm, Jean Claude Van Damme ... for purely
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I have lots and lots - I always mention The Texas
Chainsaw Massacre, Shogun Assassin, Night of the Living
Dead, Taxi Driver,
Back to the Future, Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odessey
and tons more... genre wise - anything by Stanley Kubrick, Hitchcock,
Quentin Tarantino, war movies, especially Vietnam films, gangster flicks like
Goodfellas and Casino, foreign cinema like La Haine, Delicatessen,
Sci-Fi - Alien, Asian
cinema - Ichi the Killer,
Oldboy, Horror... the list goes
on... I sometimes love movies more
... and of course, films you really deplore?
not a fan of chick flicks, films like Street Dance or anything to do with
Glee or High School Musical - you get the idea!
website, Facebook, whatever else?
Hit me up on Facebook -
Sophia Disgrace - or google me for more infos, website coming soon!
else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Thank you for a great interiew!
for the interview!