August 28, 2009
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.
Click HERE for full interview
August 21, 2008
Maybe it’s all imagination, and society is just getting board – not enough interesting stories in the news or interesting movies to view. But the mythical primitives, such as Bigfoot, are making headlines in reputable news. Within one month, videos, photos, and even DNA tests reveal that there might be some truth to these tales.
Just last Friday, two men in Georgia, USA claimed to have come across several dead Bigfoots (or is it Bigfeet) and snapped photographs as well as took a sample of their blood for DNA testing. The week prior, global news channel CNN aired video of the infamous bloodsucking Chupacabra – native to Mexico, it was sighted just across the border in Texas. And the month before that, Canadians hiking in Ontario captured pictures of the Sasquatch.
Are these creatures really out there, or are people’s minds just running wild? Maybe it’s time to give them some more ammo for their stories. Next to Bigfoot and the Chupacabra, the PRIMITIVE roams South Africa. Sightings are few, but legend and fossils state its existence. These are the people’s stories…this is what they want to believe…this is what they want to see.
Get lost in the folklore and believe. It’s time for Primitive to be the next headline.