Australian actress Nancy Rizk (Counter Play) tells us about She’s Not So Ordinary, a feature based on a popular literary series that’s currently filming down under.
How did you get the gig in “She’s Not So Ordinary”?
I went in and auditioned with all the other actors that had booked their roles. I had the most chemistry to my character Katie and just gave in to her. I believe my commitment to Katie was stand out
How close to the character in “She’s Not So Ordinary” are you?
Very close. Katie and i share similarities like being the tough/knows what she wants type. She is fearless.
Is there a character in your past that you could relate to more? Who has been the closest to you?
I play really strong and sassy characters so i was able to take a little from each of those roles and create Katie. I find that a lot of the roles i go for are very similar in the sense of strong female types.
Does the film resemble the book?
Yes it does however a few things were altered for the films adaption. Either way it is seriously kick arse in every aspect. It is a must watch.
Where did you film? Did it require you to relocate?
We have been filming in Melbourne on different locations and are still filming for the next couple of months which is great. I am from Melbourne originally and came back from LA for what was supposed to be a couple of months, but when you book certain roles in your home town it is a brilliant feeling.
How long of a journey has this been for you – from script to release?
Its been so far about a 6 month journey of rehearsals and behind the scenes stuff. We still have a few solid months left.
What do you hope audiences get out of the movie?
That life isn’t always black and white.
Is there a message in the movie?
There is a message in the film however i feel everyone takes their own message for SNSO and any other film they watch. But there most definitely is a clear message.
What can you tell us about your upcoming projects?
Currently I am in ‘wushu’ and ‘kung fu’ training for a film called ‘Black Mask’ where i play the lead detective. I finished season 1 of ‘Counter Play’ where i played the strong and sassy Logan, a private investigator and have season 2 coming this year as well as heading back to LA for a TV Series called ‘ Emergency LA’ where i play JJ a 911 supervisor. In my down time i am currently in the stages of creating a Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV series
So a very busy year ahead. But i love it.
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