Your new movie Hacked
- in a few words, what is it about?
is a movie about a woman who gets hacked and her intimate pictures and
videos are leaked to the internet, and I wanted to create this film to show
people how much this can affect someone's life.
If my information is
correct, you were personally affected by the iCloud leak back when - so could you
elaborate on that a bit, and what ultimately inspired you to make a movie
about the topic? And to what extent is your movie based on your personal
I was one of the victims of the iCloud hack leak. I wanted to create this
film so that people can see how unfair a situation like this can be and
since these types of hackings are still considered a fairly new crime, I
wanted to bring more attention to people in general and the justice system
how they need to have more severe punishment laws against crimes like
these. These women end up getting a life sentence, their image is ruined
for life and people tend to automatically blame these poor women since
they are in the public eye and the focus isn't so much on the person who
actually committed the crime. So I think it's time for a change.
Other sources of inspiration when
main inspiration for creating this film was to use something that was so
horrible and try to turn it around in order to help other people,
especially women. If one day the justice system would change, that would
be a dream come true.
also play the lead in Hacked
- so what did you draw upon to bring Sarah to life, and have you written
her with yourself in mind from the get-go?
I wrote this script with myself in mind, but I worked a lot on the
dramatic and Meisner technique to bring the character to life.
Do talk about
the rest of your cast! And as writer/executive producer/star, how much of
a say did you have or demand in terms of casting?
since I created this film, I had most of the say. I love the people that
we cast, they were amazing, and they believed in the project and
understood the message behind it.
you tell us about Hacked's
director Ali Zamani, and what was your collaboration like!
great, I explained my vision and he understood what I was going for and
brought it to life, he also understood the importance the message behind
few words about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
was great and very easy to work with; the atmosphere was great and very
$64-question of course, where can Hacked
film is out on the film festival circuit.
Anything you can tell us about audience and
critical reception of Hacked
believe people tend to judge the victims in a situation like this, so
hopefully, with a film like this, they won't be so judgmental towards the
victims and start looking as the hackers as the villains.
Any future projects you'd like to share?
working on a few pilots and features.
got you into acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal
training on the subject?
got into acting because I wanted to affect people through different
characters, whether it was through comedy or drama. I had a lot of
training in acting in general, but I would say my main focus in training
has been through the Meisner technique.
What can you tell us about your
filmwork prior to Hacked?
had a vision and Iíve been wanting to create this film for a while, so
Iím happy I brought it to life and finished the project.
would you describe yourself as an actress, and some of your techniques to
bring your characters to life?
always want to learn more and get better; the learning never stops, and I
love pushing myself and be vulnerable. I like to dig deep into the
character and sometimes it's very draining, but how beautiful is it that
in this one life you can experience so many other people's lives and
Actresses (and indeed
actors) who inspire you?
Streep, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, there's
so many that inspire me, the list would go on and on.
Your favourite movies?
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Carlito's Way, Blow, The Professional.
and of course, films you really deplore?
Ninth Gate, lol, but also, itís so bad that I love it!
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
letís make things happen with this movie, letís make a difference.
for the interview!