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Genevieve - The Interview

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Movie Life: What made you want to become an actor?

Genevieve Hudson Price: To be honest, it’s hard to remember. I never had one of those defining moments when you realize what you want to be. I just have no memory of ever NOT wanting to be an actress (although until I was about 12 I wanted to be an actress/veterinarian). All artists (ps: I hate actors who call themselves “artists” but right now I’m gonna do it) do what they do because they have a private world in their head and they do whatever to allow them to share that world, painting, writing, playing music, farting, etc. Acting is what does that for me.

ML: How does acting on TV compare to film?

GHP: The director’s relationship to the actor is a little different with TV, but every project is different because everyone has a different process. I think it’s the directors, creators or whoever that make one experience different from another, rather than the venue.

ML: What's going on now at 7 Eleven Gallery?

GHP: We are a nomadic gallery and are currently between spaces, but we’re always actively planning our next show and going on studio visits.  I’ll let you know when the next one comes!

ML: What about your theatre company?

GHP: A few months back we did a nation wide writing competition where we put out a call for submissions for full-length plays. We then narrowed them down to three finalists all of whom received a cash prize and a staged reading at the gallery, which was judged by Kristen Johnston, Hilton Als and Richard Price.  The play that the judges chose as the winner will receive another cash prize and a workshop of that play, so right now we are planning the workshop of the winning play. We are also planning our next company show (which will be in January).

ML: How did you prepare for the role of Danielle?

GHP: I acted irresponsible, slutty and bitchy.

ML: Do you think marijuana should be legalized?

GHP: I do not want tobacco companies to quadruple their profits (and you know they already have the packaging ready for the day it becomes legal), so no (although cigarettes and pot are both undeniably wonderful). 

Posted by Jonathan on October 09, 2009

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