I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing the actress, Margo Martindale, for the upcoming DVD release of her movie, Scalene (review forthcoming) on the web site, the Film Yap. If you've followed this blog at all, you know I am a huge fan of the FX TV show, Justified. A special thank you goes to Austin Lugar and Chris Lloyd for the opportunity. It was great fun. Here's a bit of the interview:
Martindale talked recently with Indiana-based mystery and
Western novelist Larry D. Sweazy, on special assignment to The Film
Yap, about the impending release of “Scalene”, the role of Janice
Trimble, and life post-Justified.
Larry: What about this role (Janice Trimble) appealed to you? It was pretty complex.
Margo: That’s what appealed to me.
Larry: That’s not fair, I gave you the answer (laughs).
Margo: I like a thriller. I’m really drawn to murder (laughs). That’s all I read, thrillers and murder mysteries.
Larry: This movie presents some real challenges for
an actor. It’s almost like you play three characters. How did you
approach the role of Janice Trimble?
Margo: It was complicated, and I had to keep asking
Zack (director Zack Parker), who am I now? Whose point of view is
this? Is it Jakob’s (Adam Scarimbolo), Paige’s (Hannah Hall), or mine?
It was fun in that way to make the adjustment to the more sinister
Janice in Hannah Hall’s point of view. I really enjoyed it. I think
Zack has great vision, and I think he has a really good future.
Larry: This was my first introduction to Zack’s work, and I agree, it looks like he has a promising future.
Margo: I really think he does. I love the Hitchcock element to his style, and he did it on a dime, too. I really believe in him.
Larry: You’ve done work in indie films like this,
and you’ve done a lot of work in major studio films. What are the
advantages of each one?
Margo: The advantage of big, huge films, are money
and luxury and time. I would say mostly time. You have a lot more time
because you have a lot more money. This film was fun because there
were people who don’t get the opportunity to make a movie like this.
The DP (director of photography) was fantastic, all the camera people
were incredible. They really had a great crew, and everybody was
working basically for nothing. It was an opportunity for people who
haven’t had that bit of luck. [Indie films] are a great platform for an
artist, I think
Larry: Movies don’t get made in Indiana very often.
Margo: Well, I loved Richmond, I really did. I had a
great, great time, stayed in a beautiful place, and they treated me
like I was doing a major motion picture.
FOR THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW GO HERE: thefilmyap