I recently got the chance to talk to Hanna Oldenburg about her role in ‘Blood Runs Cold’. Here, Hanna talks about what it was like working with the cast and crew on-set and how she got into acting in the first place…
Hey Hanna. Thanks for taking the time out to talk to me about your new film ‘Blood Runs Cold‘.
What’s the general plot line surrounding the film?
Winona, a young successful singer has had a stressful year and needs some peace and quiet. She travels to her old hometown where her manager has rented a house for her. There is something about the house, it’s surely not what she expected. She drives into town for a drink where she meets her ex Rick and his friends. They’re joining her for hanging out in the house and strange things begin to happen. A mysterious villain is on the loose.
Tell us a bit about the character you play in the movie…
The character I play, Winona, is dead tired and she’s longing for doing nothing for a while. She’s a humble, slightly shy but courageous person whose feelings for her ex Rick awakens again as they meet.
How would you say this film is different and unique?
This film is made with frankly no budget at all, the Stockholm Syndrome Film crew are so talented and dedicated though that they have made it look fantastic.
The film stars Ralf Beck, Elin Hugoson, your good self, Andreas Rylander and Patrick Saxe – with Sonny Laguna onboard as director – what was it like working with the cast and crew on-set?
We had an incredible time during the shoot. The producers and director are hilarious. They were mocking me for walking heavily and loudly in my winter boots, and every time I walked down the stairs they all lined up and yelled “Oh my God, it’s coming… Godzilla!!”
The other actors were all very good and we all got on well. Elin and I made such good friends that I stayed with her in Los Angeles for a couple of months afterwards.
Let’s talk a bit about you Hanna. What made you want to get into acting in the first place?
I didn’t want to choose a path and discovered acting as a way of having it all. I can be Batman, Margot Tenenbaum or Hermione Granger any day, I’ll have a kid’s imagination forever.
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to pursue a career in acting?
If you don’t have talent for it – do something else.
If you do – be business minded and network.
If you could invite three guests to dinner – (living or dead), who would you choose and why?
I would invite my favorite director Wes Anderson. I love his movies, he’s a genius. I would also invite Amy Adams and Isla Fisher, so I could spend the night figuring out who is who.
If you were stranded on a desert island – what three things could you not live without?
Tom Hanks, a ball and my wit.
What’s the most interesting/funniest news you’ve heard in the last month or so?
That would be when my friend recently slept with the wrong twin brother.
What’s coming up for you in 2011/12?
The next projects coming up for me are a psychological thriller as well as a comedy web series. I can’t reveal any titles yet though.
Thanks for the interview!