Monday, 21 February 2011

Amber, The Character - Q & A with actress Anna Walton

You may still know her best as Princess Nuria in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, but this year we'll see Anna Walton explode on to our screens as Amber in Deviation.

Conceived as an "antidote" to all those sappy female characters who *deserve* to die in thrillers and horrors by writer/director JK Amalou, Amber is a real woman with real problems (not just the fact she's been kidnapped, either!). Anna dropped by for a quick chat with Team Devmov about what drew her to the character of Amber...

If you had to describe Amber in just three words, what would they be and why?

Able, Dogged and Resilient: because she is surprisingly resourceful even in the worst possible situation, has an animalistic determination to get back to her family and refuses to be beaten.

Do you have a favourite moment for Amber in the movie?

I have lots! I feel very proud to represent Amber as a character. I hope I would behave in the same way in the same situation, but you just never know until it happens to you. I like the physical moments, the fights... She's not a fighter, but she does a damn good job when she needs to. I think you can surprise yourself in a life and death situation. She finds a strength she never knew she possessed.

In real life you're a young mum like Amber. How did this help inform Amber's plight for you?

I believe parenthood is not something you can ever truly know until you are in it. The strength of love and the need to exist for somebody else, this is what makes Amber do whatever it takes to get away from Frankie.

Thanks Anna!

Get a flavour of Amber as a character and her plight in the movie via some of our "script snippets" we posted during Deviation's main shoot at the end of last year - read them all here.

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