I used to live in New Mexico on a farm, and my brother and I had this camera and we would just make movies. We were really big fans of “Star Wars.” My brother asked if he could go audition for an agent, and I went, too. Things ended up working out pretty well for me somehow ... and not too good for him. It’s kind of awkward. What do you and your character have most in common personality-wise? What makes you different? He’s a different version of me. I grew into the character.
The juicy drama. In a teen drama like this, it’s a little more soapy. Usually in TV you don’t get drama that’s this exaggerated. There’s a lot of conflict that wouldn’t happen in a usual storyline and I kind of like that. There’s all these plot twists and turns. Another reason why I like it so much is I’m a mega-fan of “Entourage,” so I really like playing the teen girl version of that. What do you and your character Jake Salt have in common? What makes you different?
Amandla: I see the film less as a story based in reality and more as a kind of fable or fantasy, like a modern-day fairytale. When it comes to Maddy, I think the things she’s experiencing are these grandiose, kind of fantastical things, but they’re actually metaphors for things that are much more based in reality. I think her being trapped inside of this house is more like her being trapped by limitations that she’s placing on herself and that her mother is placing on her.
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