KILLER PROFILE: A Word With Actress Kristanna Loken
|Kristanna Loken in Black Rose|
With the film a little over a week away from its limited theatrical release courtesy of ITN, we've already had the pleasure of sharing questions with one of the film's guest stars, actor Matthias Hues in which he delves deeply into his career history, progression and plans for the future. The same goes for Loken who now takes center stage in this week's interview following Hues which also briefly highlights something interesting about the new movie, as well as a little about herself in the years since making strides as the formidable cybernetic supervillain in Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines and recent projects like Black Rose, Attack On Darfur and Mercenaries.
Thus, I was granted the opportunity to send her some questions with the help of Roman at marketing firm, Bronson Agency. She has since replied, and I thank Ms. Loken in advance for sharing a piece of her career progress with our readership.
Film Combat Syndicate: Greetings Kristanna Loken and congratulations on the U.S. release of Black Rose. How has 2017 been for you so far?
Kristanna Loken: 2017 has had a great start to the year. My son Thor is thriving, and I’m excited about the launch of my production company, Trio Entertainment.
KL: I was always interested in acting since I was a little, tiny girl. I loved performing in the theater, studying dance, and singing. My father had done some acting and I met with his agent when I was 13, that started my professional career.
KL: Since T3 I have been blessed with many “badass” roles, none of which were quite like TX. I feel that role will live with me for the rest of my life, and there is not a day that goes by without a memory or reminder of my participation in that film.
KL: I met with Alexander and really liked what he had to say about his vision for “Black Rose”. I enjoyed the script, and my character “Emily Smith”. She is a new police profiler who joins the case and is Nevsky’s partner. “Emily" has a lot of empathy for the victims which fuels her drive to find the killer.
KL: I really wanted to bring a lot of heart to the character. For the first time in her police career, she experiences women being murdered under her watch. I actually watched real female beheading videos to deeply experience and feel what it would be like for the women who were getting murdered. This was extremely painful and difficult.
KL: Alexander is a wonderful human being, and has become a good friend. We had a great time working together, as I did with the rest of the cast.
KL: Yes, we have spoken about potentially doing a “Black Rose” 2.
KL: With the inception of Trio Entertainment, I’m very excited to produce, act and potentially direct. I would like to play a character that is so different from myself that I can’t identify with her at all. This would be a wonderful challenge and opportunity.
KL: I love good war movies like “Apocalypse Now”, and “Full Metal Jacket”. On the softer side I like, “The English Patient”. A comedy I love is “Sideways”. I also watch anything and everything with Helen Mirren, she’s my favorite.
KL: Enjoying motherhood, and building Trio. We have some exciting projects that are heating up for our company.
KL: Thanks for the vote of confidence, but Alexander definitely!
|Kristanna Loken (front) and Alexander Nevsky (rear) in Black Rose|