Your new movie Reed's
Point - in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us
about your character in it?
teenagers survive an RV crash near the Jersey Pine Barrens. On the
anniversary of the accident, Sarah (me) and Alex drive to Reedís Point
to investigate the crash site. Things go downhill quickly as they find
themselves stuck in the woods unsure of who they can trust and questioning
if monsters really do exist. My character, Sarah Franklin, is a student
college reporter writing for the college newspaper, and her project is
investigating the crash and what happened to her cousin, Kelsey.
What did you draw upon to
bring your character to life, and how much Sasha Anne can we find in
In order to bring Sarah to life, I tried to find
things we both have in common, and that helped a tremendous amount. I
didnít act like Sarah off camera and off set. Meaning, I didnít become
the character when I wasnít filming, but when I was I just told myself
to be myself only with a different name. We are both very determined to
get to the bottom of things. We donít take no for an answer, and neither
of us are very athletic.
How did you get involved with the project in the
first place, and how did you end up on the producing side of things as
My manager, Sandy, knew
Suzanne DeLaurentiis and told her I wanted to act and I sing too. So then
Suzanne looked at all my YouTube videos and TikToks and told my mom that I
have that ďit factorĒ and that I have star potential. So then she made
this movie for me and Iím so thankful and blessed. I couldnít have
done this without her. She made my dream of being an actress come true. I
also have a YouTube channel. I edit and film myself. So for this movie, I
was able to have my own input as well.
What were the challenges of bringing Reed's
Point to the screen from a producer's point of view?
Iím very controlling with how I look and how I
present myself to the camera. Thatís why I edit and produce my own
YouTube videos. Iím happy I was able to do my own natural makeup for the
movie, but I was too excited to see the final product after it was finished
editing. Iím a perfectionist. I was definitely patient but I was so
happy to see my movie for the first time.
can you tell us about Reed's
Point's director Dale Fabrigar, and what was your collaboration
Dale is an amazing director. Working with him was
super easy. Since it was my first movie, I did have some trouble with my
lines when we had to cram around 10 pages 1 of the days. But he was so
nice about it and helped me out. He helped me pace myself. I also love
Daleís vision and ideas. He has an idea, asks me what I think, and I say
ďletís go for it!Ē I was down for anything to see his creative ideas
come to life.
A few words about the shoot as such, and the
was so fun, exhausting, and a dream. The on-set atmosphere was very nice.
Everyone was so much fun to be around and so supportive. Each actor is so
talented and helpful. Off camera we all had a great time, making jokes
when being exhausted and rehearsing lines.
Any future projects you'd like to
Possibly some new music in the works.
I was also just in an upcoming pilot comedy called On All Fours. I had a
small part and itís produced by Suzanne DeLaurentiis as well. Itís
based on Jeff Lazarusís books called Dogtology and Catakism. Itís
coming soon and they are in the editing process of it now. They did have a
few pick up days with filming.
From what I know, your first claim of fame wasn't
as an actress but as a makeup artist doing makeup tutorials and beauty
transformations on YouTube - so what can you tell us about that aspect of
I wouldnít say
claim to fame, haha, but thanks! When I was 13 I started a YouTube channel
doing basic makeup tutorials. I became a professional makeup artist and my
friends and family asked me to do their makeup, and then I got some
bookings. I was inspired by YouTubers Jaclyn Hill and Kandee Johnson. I
still am. I then wanted to make videos on makeup and transformations. In
2017 I was a finalist in the Shorty Awards for best in beauty. I did a
modern day Cinderella makeup look. Then in 2018 I won the audience honor
award in best in beauty for my Wonder Woman makeup transformation. My
campaign was called Empowering Young Women, and that really stood out. Now
Iím a professional, certified makeup artist.
What made you go into acting eventually,
and did you receive any formal training on the subject?
In middle school I was always in the school
plays/musicals. Iím dyslexic so I was slow at memorizing lines and had
trouble, so they gave me all the lead roles in singing. I definitely wanted
to act though. After chemotherapy in 2020, my mom asked me what I wanted
to do with my career. I said I want to act again. So she told my manager
Sandy Lo, and she knew Suzanne DeLaurentiis. So she told her I wanted to
act and that I sing too. Suzanne then made this movie for me as my debut
film, and I will never stop thanking her for making my dream of being an
actress come true. So thankful and blessed. I couldnít have done it
without her. After Reed's
Point I did have training at Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. Then I moved to LA right after to pursue my
career. I just finished a few classes with an amazing acting coach, Catlin
Adams, and I have done some Zoom coaching sessions with Craig Compobasso,
who was actually the casting director for Reed's
can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Reed's
Point is my debut film. So itís my first movie Iíve ever been in and Iím
the main actress. I havenít been in anything prior but I had a little
part in an upcoming pilot comedy called On All Fours as I said before.
How would you describe yourself as an
actress, and some of your techniques to bring your characters to life?
As an actress, you need to have drive,
dedication, the passion for it, and a good mindset. The business is
extremely competitive and hard. Everyone is fighting to be on top. I love
the hard work because itís a distraction from everything around me.
Iím a very hard worker so I think I will thrive. I know there are some
actors out there who can have an attitude, but I surround myself with
people who keep me grounded and in a good head
space so I will never turn out like those actors. Some techniques I have
are to watch movies or shows that are the same genre as the movie or show
you will be in. Or to watch how other actors react to the ones speaking to
them. That makes it easier for me when Iím the one speaking. When Iím
the one whoís speaking I can relax slightly because reacting to others
takes a lot of focus. You need the perfect facial expression for whatever
it is you are reacting to and you need to hold it. What also helps me, is
to think of something in your life that youíve possibly been through.
Think of a memory and bring it to your scene.
(and indeed actors) who inspire you?
Julia Roberts from Pretty
Audrey Hepburn, Lady Gaga from A Star is Born, Emma Roberts, Zendaya from
Euphoria, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway from The Devil Wears Prada and
Princess Diaries, Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus.
A Star is Born, Cinderella (2015), Pretty
Princess Diaries, Breakfast at Tiffanyís, West Side Story, and of course
... and of course, films you really deplore?
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you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
to check out my debut single remake Catch Me Iím Falling, out on
all streaming platforms and the music video is on my YouTube channel.
Produced by my incredible producer, Suzanne DeLaurentiis and director,
Dale Fabrigar. Already over 200k Spotify streams.
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