ROUTE 30’s Nathalie Boltt Discusses Her Role in District 9
Born in South Africa, Nathalie Boltt plays “Mandy” in the award winning comedy – ROUTE 30. Set in South Central Pennsylvania, Route 30 is about three interconnecting stories of local, interesting people. One of the stories titled ‘Deer Hunters Wives’ focuses on Mandy. Mandy is a frustrated US civil war tour guide who obsesses over Jenny Wade, the only civilian killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. Mandy struggles with the historical story, refusing to believe that Jenny died from a bullet in the behind. View Trailer
Boltt’s career has now landed her a part in the global hit – DISTRICT 9. Below is a portion of her interview from “Talk with Tim” on Twitter.
Tell us about your character and her motivation.
Sarah Livingstone is a sociologist commenting on what happened to ‘Wikus’ and the District 9 situation. She tries to be as straight and honest as she can and deliver the facts. From a sociological point of view, this is of course a very unique situation so very interesting to her. But from a personal perspective, her sympathies lie with Wikus and the Aliens. She feels they were wronged and is saddened by it all. She is not intimidated by MNU and has no problem speaking out about their unethical motives and their mistreatment of the aliens or the way they mercilessly used, abused and abandoned Wikus.
How does working on a sci-fi movie compare to working on films in other genres?
You do your best and try to bring truth to the character you are playing, while helping to realize the director’s vision. It’s the same really. But great to see the end result – being involved in something fun and wonderfully creative – that attracts such a different audience and will potentially have a cult following.
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