with Dawn Perllman
Your new movie Ready
for My Close Up - in a few words, what is
it about, and what can you tell us about your character?
would best describe it as a black comedy. It’s about an ageing movie
star who embarks on a series of misadventures down memory lane! I play
Nurse Becca, I say “nurse”, but you’ll have to watch to find out
What did you draw
upon to bring your character to life, and how much Charlotte Mounter can
we find in Nurse Becca, actually?
Not a lot,
thankfully. I wanted to make her completely different to me, she is
much harder, streetwise and not the quickest! I love the Carry On films
horror, so I drew inspiration from a little of both!
How did you get
involved with the project in the first place?
I was approached by Stuart & Jen Morriss from
Misty Moon Productions,
who sent me the script. I love working with Stuart and Jen and this was my
third film with the legendary Lynn Lowry - I just love her, we have a nice
rapport on screen.
extent could you identify with Ready
for My Close Up's approach to both horror and humour?
A lot, actually, I think we can often find humour in very sad/tragic
circumstances in life. It’s sometimes how we deal with it and get
through things. American Werewolf in London is one of my favourite films,
I find myself laughing a lot at the graphic horror in that! Ready
for My Close Up is
perfect mix of horror and humour and audiences seem to be loving it.
talk about Ready for
My Close Up's director Jason Read, and what was working with him like?
Jason is fantastic, he works quickly and
efficiently. He always gets the job done and he is multi-talented as he is
a wonderful musician, too.
few words about the actual shoot and the on-set atmosphere?
always great to be around, Gary Shail never fails to make me laugh, he
is so funny and I love working with him! Jen made great bacon sandwiches
and endless cups of tea. It was great. Of course, you Michael are a legend
for writing this script [Michael
Haberfelner interview - click here]. I loved our scene in the film...
future projects you'd like to share?
Yes I have a feature film coming
out in the next couple of months, and my husband and I are working on a
film project with Misty Moon
called Chuck based on Charles Manson. Busy
What got you into
acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the
with Lynn Lowry
I have always loved performing. I sing too, and have treaded the boards in
West End musicals. I went to the East 15 Acting School and graduated with
a BA in Acting. and it all started to kick off from there.
What can you tell us about your filmwork prior
to Ready for
My Close Up?
have done a mix of indie feature films that have been growing in
stature/exposure as well as shorts that have had great runs of success at
international film festivals.
How would you describe yourself as
an actress, and some of your techniques to bring your characters to life?
I trained at a
method acting drama school, so I always like to get into character by “being them”,
embodying their movements/mannerisms and being as real as I can.
(and indeed actors) who inspire you?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Roberts, Tom Hardy. I could go on!
The Elephant Man, Alien,
The Terminator, Love
Story, Gone with the Wind
and the Hammer
horror films would be a start.
... and of course, films you really deplore?
I’m not a huge fan of subtitles in films, but I wouldn’t say I deplore
them. It’s more of a distraction.
website, Facebook, whatever else?
Website is charlottemounter.com
Please give me a follow!
Anything else you are
dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Yes. It was wonderfully written and you were great to have on set. Quite
nerve-wrecking having the writer watch you...
for the interview!