I recently got the chance to have a quick interview with Lucy Lowe about her role in ‘Blood’. Here, Lucy talks about what it was like working with the cast and crew on-set and how she got into acting in the first place…
What’s the general plotline surrounding the film?
A young girl is murdered in a small town. Two policeman who are brothers investigate the crime with a passion that turns into an obsession with murderous results.
Tell us a bit about the character you play in the movie…
I play the mother of the murdered girl.
How did you get involved in the project in the first place?
I got called into the casting office and they put me on tape. I got the call the next day that I had the part!
How would you say this film is different and unique?
Well, without giving the story away there are a few twists and turns along the way that you wouldn’t necessarily expect from the two good guys.
The film stars Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Stephen Graham, Brian Cox, Zoe Tapper, Ben Crompton, Natasha Little, Adrian Edmondson and Patrick Hurd-Wood – with Nick Murphy onboard as director – what was it like working with the cast and crew on-set? Any good anecdotes?
At the risk of sounding like a luvvie, everyone was totally lovely! We were filming on location in Liverpool, I think it was around April time and it was unusually warm. Jennifer Connelly was on set visiting Paul. We had lunch with her and her children who are the most amusing and polite kids I have ever met. Ben Crompton is good at telling a good joke or two.
Let’s talk a bit about you Lucy. What made you want to get into the acting industry in the first place?
I was incredibly shy when I was younger. I used to miss my stops on the bus because I didn’t dare get up in case people looked at me! I can’t quite believe that now but acting was a way of overcoming that shyness. It allowed me to express myself in a way in which I wanted to in real life, but with the security of nobody looking at the real me. It helped me combat my insecurities and got me out of my shell.
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to pursue a career in the industry?
You have to be able to handle rejection, after rejection, after rejection. If you can and you still want it more than anything – you’re on the right track.
What’s currently on your I-Pod right now?
Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
If you could have dinner with three guests – (living or dead), who would you choose and why?
Charlie Chaplin – (I think he might be the greatest performer to have ever lived), Julie Walters – (she is a close second) and Bill Hicks – (I could listen to him talk forever).
Which film was your favourite of 2012?
What’s coming up for you in 2013?
Thanks for the interview!