Alex Lombard who has appeared in films ranging from “Inception” to the new “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” was kind enough to speak to us about her new film, career, and future projects.
What inspired you to choose a career in film/TV; do you have any advice for people who are looking to get into the television and or film industry?
Being an actress is something I always wanted to do. I grew up loving movies and knew I wanted to be a part of the magic that is movie making. I think it’s important to find a mentor – someone to look up to who also inspires you. Doing is a great way to learn. If you want to be an actor, get into a great class and if you want to work behind the camera, get on a set.
Looking at “Abraham Lincoln ”, what can you tell us about your character and how you got the part?
Gabrielle is a fun and flirty gal who adds some comic relief to the top of the film. I auditioned for the role in Los Angeles and my tape was sent to the director. I booked the role from my tape and before I knew it, was on my way to New Orleans where we filmed.
When you consider a script or a potential TV or film project, what elements do you look for in the story and character and what types of projects would you like to do in the future?
I love a role I can sink my teeth into. Femme fatales are a lot of fun and I love period pieces of any kind. I shy away from images of gratuitous violence toward women and children. I like deep, psychological examinations of why people are the way they are.
What were some memorable moments from filming?
Every moment was memorable on this film! We shot in New Orleans, which is an amazing city. Being on the set surrounded by such incredible attention to design detail was really great and, of course, getting to work with the director, Timur Bekmambetov and the cinematographer, Caleb Deschanel, was a dream.
Was the film shot in 3D or converted in post production?
It was shot in 2D and converted.
How does making a 3D film differ from others and how was working with the FX element to the film?
My scenes didn’t have any special effects, but that’s a question everyone asks me. I would love to work on a project that has FX elements in the near future!
As a follow up, what was working with your cast and director like?
Timur was great! He made me feel very at home and seemed to give the cast room to play. Dominic Cooper was a dream. He made me feel very comfortable which was nice considering I was wearing a sheet!
When you’re not filming, what do you like to do and which shows and movies are you looking forward to seeing?
I watch a lot of TV and film. I think it’s important to know what’s going on in your industry and to get inspired by what others are doing. It’s also good for recognizing trends and figuring out how to push boundaries. I try to watch the pilot of every new TV show.
If you had carte blanche, what type of role would you like to create for yourself, who would direct, and who would star with you in the project?
My dream team would be Martin Scorsese and Michael Fassbender. I’m a big fan of the movie “Casino” and loved Sharon Stone’s character, so I’d really like to play a role like Ginger McKenna.
What future projects do you have coming up that the readers can look forward to and any rumblings on more Inception?
I just finished writing a TV pilot and will start shopping it around very soon. I am also directing a film that I wrote next month, which I’m very excited about. I also have the movie “Man Without A Head” coming out starring Shannyn Sossamon so there a lot of things to look forward to!
What do you like to do in your off time and what sort of music do you like?
I like to spend time with my friends when I’m not working. We can usually be found eating or at the movies. I mostly listen to electronica. And Radiohead.