Your new movie The
Second Age of Aquarius - in a few words, what is it about, and
what can you tell us about your character in it?
Second Age of Aquarius
is a sci-fi film about a computer programmer
who brings her favorite rocker to life! I play Alberta, the computer
programmer! She is agoraphobic and a bit neurotic but with a good heart.
did you draw upon to bring Alberta to life, and how much Christina
Jacquelyn Calph can we find in her?
When I used to make YouTube videos I had to learn how to edit all of my
own videos. I actually grew really passionate about figuring out
difficult edits I was trying to accomplish. I would stay at the YouTube
Space in Playa Vista from 11am - 12pm everyday for about a year. So
definitely pulled a lot from that experience. Alberta is a part of my
How did you get
attached to the project in the first place, and what drew you to it?
My good friend Jacob Rachinski told me about the audition and I put
myself on tape. I loved that it was 90 pages of just me and another
character talking. I wanted the challenge of keeping it alive and
interesting. I wanted to see if I could carry a movie in a lead role.
Quite honestly, if you could, which
deceased rockstar would you bring back to life?
Oh jeez. That’s hard. Freddie Mercury!
you tell us about The
Second Age of Aquarius' director Staci Layne Wilson [Staci
Layne Wilson interview - click here], and what was
your collaboration like?
I adored Staci!!! She really helped calm me down when I was nervous
about different things. She had a lot of patience and was a very good
Do talk about the shoot as
such, and the on-set atmosphere?
It was very challenging. We shot a full feature in 6 days!! I had to be
very on-top of everything involving me because it was a small crew on a
micro budget. But I really learned a lot on this shoot because I needed
to be conscious of what I was wearing, what happened in the moment
before, how did my hair look, etc…
I did all of my own makeup, hair and clothing and we would shoot out of
order. I’d have to change myself to match the shot before so I took a
shit ton of notes and pictures. I’m actually kind of proud of myself
for that. It was stressful but a lot of fun.
We kind of all bonded together because of it.
Any future projects
you'd like to share?
Right now I am developing a stage show in Los Angeles called Comedy
Pole Show! It’s a variety show with equal parts comedy to pole dance!
I am working on my indie project Burp Girl about superheroes with
Hosting a comedy wrestling show with Dolph Ziggler and the comedians of
wrestling podcast in Dallas during Wrestlemania!
What got you into acting in the
first place, and did you receive any formal training on the subject?
I am always training! I really believe in constantly working on my
performing. I attended the American Musical Dramatic Academy. Then went
to HB Studios and studied with Austin Pendleton and Mercedes Ruehl.
Studied with Bob Krakower. Joined the Classical Theatre Lab in Los
Angeles. It never stops.
I saw the movie Home Alone in the theatres (my first movie) and told my
mom I wanted to do what Kevin did.
a handful of occasions you've also stepped behind the camera - so what
prompted that move, and how would you describe yourself as a
I wanted to make my own projects. I am a beast. I never have any money
to do anything but I take on all the roles myself and it happens. It
just takes forever to finish since I’m doing so much. It’s
exhausting. But fun.
What can you tell us about your
filmwork prior to The
Second Age of Aquarius, in whatever position?
Tons of different projects. My goal is to do 100 projects a year.
Pre-Covid it was pretty attainable… now a little more challenging. But
I love working on as many projects as people will let me!!! To see the quality of projects you can check out my
would you describe yourself as an actress?
Feeling lucky ?
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for more, better results ?
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will take you
A fighter. I have no problem hearing the words No or taking chances. I
will throw myself into something and give it all that I got.
filmmakers, whoever else who inspire you?
The people who inspire me are the people I work with like Staci. She had
a mini budget and did everything she could to make this film come to
life and so smoothly. And she did it.
Cage with Nathan Lane and Robin Williams.
... and of course, films you really deplore?
Gory blood gushy movies… bleh. I can’t stomach it. Like The
Holy shit. No thank you.
website, social media, whatever else?
Bad Girls Ball is my YouTube series.
you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
I love you! Keep fighting for your happiness!!!!
for the interview!