21 Questions: Amber Bollinger [Actress]

 Amber Bollinger
 Carrie: Zombies And Assholes [2010]

-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
I take advantage of the "slow season" by crafting my own passion projects. I'm constantly looking for stories to tell and people to collaborate with. I make sure to always have something on my table.

-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
Perhaps I secretly hoped I would have the balls to be an actor, but I found myself acting like I wanted to do other things.  All it took was a little push from my dad and a little faith and courage.

-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
My family, no doubt about it.  I have an amazing support system.

-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
Meryl Streep. I'd like to sit and absorb her wisdom. And Maggie Gyllenhaal. She is brave and she takes really on challenging roles.

-Who inspires you?
Every single one of the Z&A cast! This is a sincere shout-out to Ben, Jacqui, Morgan, Erin, Bryan, Samantha... They're talented, getting out there every day and working hard, booking and making things happen for themselves. That's really inspiring.

-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
I'd have to say that I'm a lot more grateful and confident today than I was a year ago.

-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
I love up-and-coming bands... Fool's Gold is in heavy rotation right now. I also collect vinyl... the last  album I bought was a rare Joy Division record.

-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
'Dogtooth'. Trust me.

-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
I won the state high jump in high school. I worked really hard for years for that title. It was also a great accomplishment for my little hometown, too.

-Favorite Horror Film?
I'm actually a big fan of Korean Horror - Acacia is wonderful! I love the classics like The Shining or Poltergeist or Rosemary's Baby. And I could watch The Other's over and over it's so good.

-Favorite Book?
Please Kill Me.

-Favorite Song?
For the moment, I can't get 'Oh, Bondage, Up Yours' by X-Ray Spex out of my head.

-Favorite Film Character?
Anything Philip Seymour Hoffman.

-Favorite Thing In Your Home?
My records and my record player. 2nd place - my polaroid land cam.

-Favorite First Pet?
Awww... My cat, Kitty. (Pretty original name, I know.) She loved to play fetch and would occasionally bring me a garden snake as a gift.

-Favorite Coffee Or Tea?
Coffee in the morning. Tea in the evening.

-Favorite Phrase?
Our minds can shape the way a thing will be because we act according to our expectations. - Fellini.

-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?
In my bedroom tucked away under the fort I just built.


-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
What other people think of you is none of your business. :)

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4 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

Great interview and I love, love Amber's outlook and attitude. Zombies and Assholes is going on my must-see-even-if-I-have-to-scrape- the-change-out-of-the-sofa-cushions list.

Autumnforest said...

Fantastic interview. What a terribly grounded and interesting young woman.

Matthew MacNish said...

Cool.

Anonymous said...

I found her in a web series of some short.
www.youtube.com/HollywoodisHard
She's a funny gal!