Your new movie The Night Monica Came Back - in a few words,
what is it about?
It's is about a bunch of campers and their camp leader (Pops) who go
into a forest and relive one of Pops' stories.
How did you get involved with the
I got involed through the Nothern
Star Acting Company through Teen Tribe which I am a part of, and went on a
glamping trip (the horror camp) which was organized by Eirian Cohen [Eirian
Cohen interview - click here].
Do talk about your
character for a
bit, and how did you prepare for her?
I play Martha, who is
a part of the group of teens and whohappens to be a first aider. I
much time to prepare for my character due to the fact of script problems (I
didn't get the script until the night before) but I was very fast at
learning it. I dedicated a lot of free time, when not doing little
workshops I would be going over the script. After learning the script some
of the tribe (who weren't doing a scene) got seated in a field not far
away from the pods we were staying in.
Monica Came Back features horror icon Laurence R. Harvey from Human
Centipede 2 and 3 - so what was it like acting opposite him?
some of the cast of The Night Monica Came Back:
Harry Sugden, Sharon Melo, Kayla Leigh
Holdsworth, Taylor Jayne, Jacob Ian Brayshaw, Barnaby Edward Skelton
with Laurence R. Harvey was an amazing experience and it taught me new skills
like on-scene crying, it didn't really come on very well but I practised a
lot and I learned that even if you do cry sometimes it might not seen real so
it wasn't a massive priority, haha.
what I know (and I was there), you didn't only shoot a movie but this was
part of a "horror camp" - so do talk about some of the other
activities and workshops you did at the camp!
workshops go most of them helped build up skills and confidence and they
did but were also very fun, I had an exceptional time learning with other
aspiring actors and actresses. We did a workshop with a tense game, where
1 was loose and 6/7 being nervous almost scared. It was really engaging to
that you can change so fast physically when you actually pay attention.
about the shoot as such for a bit, and the on-set atmosphere!
atmosphere on set was so much fun and just watching the scenes from behind
was astounding, watching everyone's technique was a thrilling experience.
It was quite cold that day so when not fliming everyone was just so caring and
just wrapped up under these cosy sleeping bags. We moved to a different
location and it rained on and off during the day so some scenes were very
dramatic, but the rain had perfect timing.
there was another horror camp or whatever-else camp again next year, would
you at all want to join again?
Feeling lucky ?
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Yes definitely, this experience has had a massive impact on me and if I ever had another chance
to do this I wouldn't think twice about it.
Anything else you're
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
would just like to thank you to Eirian Cohen because if she hadn't
mentioned this to me I wouldn't have been a part of the film, and it made me feel
involed even though I had only been with the agency for less than a month.
Thanks for the