“Just keep at it. Honestly? Like, if you love it enough? Then it’ll happen. I think a lot of it, like, has to do with luck. I feel really lucky. On the day that I auditioned, it was thunder storming so that helped.”
Producer Rob Menzies was quick to jump in and add: “Real dedication. And I think Eva showed she was really passionate about it and she was dedicated and this really meant something to her, it wasn’t just a fun thing.”
Right. Moving on…
Here’s the thing: there’s a big difference between stage actors and film actors. Stage actors are loud and film actors, unless intoxicated and on a tabloid rampage (I’m looking at you Hasslehoff/Cage/Sheen/Baldwin/whoever) are not.
That becomes a bit of a problem when I chat with Allie McDonald. Because I can’t hear her. I don’t want to do that creepy invading personal space thing, but when I ask her if she has any advice for aspiring actresses, this is what I hear:
“Mumblemumblemumble… 100 no’s a day but I keep going…mumblemumble…love Twitter…mumblemumblemumble.”
Even from the recording device which I kept edging closer and closer, all I can hear is “Score…mumblemumble…first feature film…mumblemumble…it was an incredible experience…mumblemumble…”
Thank goodness she has a face for film, because she definitely does NOT have a voice for radio.
And then it was time for InSecurity actress Natalie Lisinska.
Sorry Natalie, we’re totally distracted by and talking about your boots.
“Oh thank you. Flueflogs.”
36 seconds of female media ogling boots followed. Ah, the life of a red carpet journalist…