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Interview With Michelle Page By Chris 5/9/06
Michelle Page is an up and coming actress in America
She discovered Parx-e and found my Myspace Page.
So I figured she was worth giving publicity for
After reading and seeing what she been in.
You will be seeing and hearing more about her Mark My
She is a new favourite of mine and I was impressed so
that’s why the interview
1. What made you want to get into acting?
I saw my first play “Miracle on 34th Street” when I was
four years old at one of the top theaters in Ft. Worth,
where I’m from. I sat in the first row and told my mom
that’s what I wanted to do. Four years later, I was
cast as the lead girl, Susan Walker in “Miracle on 34th
Street” at the same theater. I performed to over 30,000
people in 22 performances.
2. Who were your idols growing up?
The people I’ve always looked up to are Meryl Streep,
Patricia Clarkson, Cate Blanchett and Benicio del Toro.
They’re all strong actors who I really respect. At 11, I
was cast as the lead in a play in Ft. Worth. The role was a
Polish girl, and I told the theater manager that I wouldn’t
take on the role unless I could do a Polish accent. Meryl
Streep became my idol. I watched her over and over again in
“Sophie’s Choice,” perfecting my Polish accent.
3. What was it like working on Kush?
I loved working on this film, because it’s loosely
based on the true story of Jesse James Hollywood, and it
really shows the consequences of using and selling drugs. I
played Kat, a sexy high schooler, who seduced the boy who
was held against his will. I don’t want to reveal more or
I’ll spoil it for you. It’s an awesome cast! Mike Erwin
stars, who was in the TV series, “Everwood.”
4. What was it like working on Sublime?
Such an incredible experience! First of all, Erik Jendresen
who wrote HBO’s “Band of Brothers” wrote an amazing script.
It’s a thriller that is so unique and frightening.
Nothing like this has been made. Tony Krantz who produced
“Mulholland Dr” and TV series, “24” directed, and Tom
Cavanagh from the TV series, “Ed” stars. His character is
admitted to Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure,
but he discovers that his condition is much more serious
and complicated than originally expected; and as his own
fears begin to manifest around him, he learns that Mt.
Abaddon is not a place where people come to get better…
it is a place where people come to die. I played Ravyn, a
Gothic smart ass that Tom Cavanagh’s daughter is dating.
There’s a good lesbian make out scene.
5. If you could work with anybody, who would it
Ah, there are so many amazing people in this industry that
I’d love to work with, but to name some…Patricia
Clarkson, Meryl Streep, or Steven Soderbergh.
6. What have been some of your favorite roles to
Oh, I’ve loved every role I’ve played, but I love
playing Gothic roles. I was up for a feature film while
living in Dallas, and that’s when I first picked up the
Gothic look. It’s not my day-to-day look, but when I dress
Gothic, the way people react to me is crazy to see. People
are scared—they either avoid eye contact or try to be
overly nice. I actually love to portray a lot of different
roles. I’ve played Gothic chicks to a sorority sister to a
teenage prostitute. I really love the versatility that
every role brings.
7. What are some of your favorite movies?
Ooo…I have soo many from “American Beauty” to “The
Usual Suspects” to “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” to
“Trainspotting” to “Inventing the Abbots” to “Requiem for a
Dream” to “Being Julia”. I have a very eclectic
8. What movies have you seen lately you have really
I just watched Elizabeth Taylor’s film “Butterfield 8″ for
which she won her first Oscar. Great film, and Elizabeth
Taylor is just wonderful. I also just saw two AMAZING indie
films: “Half Nelson” and “Little Miss Sunshine.” Both are
just such beautiful films with great casts.
9. Have you had any bad experiences yet?
Haha. On my last film, “Together Again for the First Time,”
we shot in Utah for a month. The month became known as
“Christmas in July.” We’re all in layers of clothing,
depicting Christmas, trying to be freezing cold while
we’re sweating in 100-degree weather. It was quite
comical, actually. There were some days where we had ice
packs on our backs under our layers of Christmas
10. What kinda role would you most like to
I really love dramatic, challenging roles. I’m open to
different types of roles. As long as there is a great
script to back it, and I’m passionate about it, I’m
11. What are your thoughts on studios remaking
Well, since I was in two sequels, Miss Congeniality 2 and
Single White Female 2, which was basically a remake of the
original, I can’t say it’s a bad thing. Haha. You just
never know…sometimes a remake can be absolutely
12. What is you favorite genre of movies?
I’m into romantic comedies, dramas, indies, and
13. Who have you enjoyed working with the
Seriously, I really have enjoyed working with everyone. I
just worked with David Ogden Stiers from “M*A*S*H”…he
played my dad in “Together Again for the First Time,” and I
just adore him. He is such an amazing guy…so sweet and
so, soooo funny! He’s a master of improv.
14. Would you like to do TV work or film work
I mostly work in film. I love it. I want to do film after
film after film. I wouldn’t mind a dramatic role in a TV
15. What’s your view on reality TV? Good or
Well, overall, I think it’s bad because it takes work from
actors, but I am guilty: I love Project Runway and
America’s Next Top Model. I can’t help it. Haha.
16. What have you got lined up next?
I begin filming a teen romantic comedy called “Just One
Look…” in January in New Orleans. I play Clementine, the
lead girl…the “perfect girl.” Drew Seeley from “High
School Musical” plays my boyfriend in the film. Also
starring is Randy Wayne. It’s gonna be really fun!
17. What’s in your stereo at the moment?
Imogen Heap! She is so talented! It’s her album “Speak for
18. What are you some of your favorite music
Like my favorite films, I have an eclectic taste. My
favorite band is Incubus, but I listen to the bands Postal
Service, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Snow Patrol, and
Mutemath. I also enjoy Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Ella
Fitzgerald, Ray Lamontagne, Jason Mraz. I’ve been digging a
lot of female artists right now, too, such as: Sia, Corinne
Bailey Rae, KT Tunstall, Imogen Heap, and Regina
19. What do you enjoy doing when not acting?
I hang out with friends, read, go to the beach, dine,
travel, watch films, and visit art museums. I also love
horseback riding, gun range shooting, and bowling!
20. What was it like working with Larisa Oleynik and
Oh, man, working on “Together Again for the First Time”
with them was so awesome! Larisa and Joey are just great
and soo funny! Larisa loved crossword puzzles…so, the
cast and I would always join in, and Joey! Joey would
always sing for us. He has such a beautiful voice. I had a
blast working with them!
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