White Lie is out now! You can already enjoy this story that talks about human complexities and how lies destroy us inside … and outside. We talked with its star Amber Anderson about this very human and realistic film and it’s time you got to read everything she told us.
Here we go!
First you have to see the trailer for this wonderful story.
Now, let’s go to our interview with Amber Anderson, whose character Jennifer is absolutely amazing and we love her.
Before we started the interview, we discussed with Amber how different this story was and the hearts it touches. In that sense, we wanted to know what she liked the most about this story and her character, Jennifer. And you have to read what she told us because her answers speak of a woman who is clear about things and is fascinated by human nature.
I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY INTERESTING, THE MANY WAYS A RELATIONSHIP CAN BE EMOTIONALLY ABUSIVE .WE TALKED A LOT BEFORE WE STARTED FILMING ABOUT THE SIMILARITY BETWEEN KACEY’S CHARACTER’S ADDICTION TO LYING BEING LIKE SOMEONE WHO WAS AN ALCOHOLIC OR A DRUG PROBLEM, IT’S THE SAME KIND OF ENERGY WHEN SOMEONE HAS AN ADDICTION. IT IS RELATED TO SOMEONE WHO LIES AS A WAY OF LIFE AND I JUST THOUGHT A LOT ABOUT PEOPLE I KNOW OR EXPERIENCES THAT I HAVE HAD INVOLVING A RELATIONSHIP WHERE YOU KNOW SOMEONE IS NOT GOOD.
YOU JUST BELIEVE IN THEM SO MUCH THAT YOU STICK AROUND, BECAUSE YOU REALLY WANT THEM TO BE BETTER SO I THINK THAT’S WHERE IT CAME FROM FOR ME AND I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS SUCH A GOOD SCRIPT. I HAD NEVER REALLY READ A SCRIPT LIKE THAT, WHERE YOU KNOW FROM THE BEGINNING THAT SHE IS LYING. THE WHOLE PREMISE OF THE MOVIE IS THAT YOU KNOW IT’S A LIE, AND IT REALLY IS LIKE WATCHING A CAR ACCIDENT IN SLOW MOTION. YOU’RE JUST ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHEN EVERYTHING IS REALLY GOING TO EXPLODE FOR HER. I THOUGHT IT WAS A REALLY INTERESTING KIND OF PREMISE.Amber Anderson
In the movie, there is a scene that is one of our favorites: the fight between Katie and Jennifer. It’s a complicated, difficult, very emotional scene … and we had to ask Amber how she prepared for it. And what she told us … you just have to read it because we can’t help but love her even more after her response.
IT WAS INCREDIBLY INSTINCTIVE AND THERE WASN’T A LOT OF PREPARATION. NOT IN A BAD WAY, IT WAS JUST BECAUSE THE WRITING WAS SO GOOD THAT EVEN JUST READING IT MADE ME GET INTO CHARACTER SO I DIDN’T HAVE TO WORK A LOT IN TERMS OF CONNECTING TO IT BECAUSE IT WAS ALL RIGHT THERE ON THE PAGE.
I WAS ALSO DOING ANOTHER PROJECT FOR THREE MONTHS. AND I FINISHED THAT OTHER PROJECT AND FLEW TO CANADA THE NEXT DAY TO SHOOT THIS MOVIE. I HAD JET LAG AND I WAS FEELING EXTREMELY VULNERABLE. I WAS EXHAUSTED AND I JUST DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT THAT MUCH, WHICH ENDED UP BEING, I THINK FOR ME, A GREAT THING BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU CAN READ THOSE TYPES OF SCENES AND OVERTHINK THEM. THE CHARACTERS GO ON A BIG EMOTIONAL JOURNEY IN THAT SCENE, AND IT WAS ACTUALLY REALLY NICE NOT HAVING TIME TO THINK TOO MUCH.
ANALOGOUS TO THE CONTENT OF THE SCENE, IT WAS A VERY FUN ACTING EXERCISE. IT WAS A GOOD REMINDER THAT SOMETIMES IT’S GOOD TO LET WHATEVER HAPPENS HAPPEN, SO ALL YOU SEE IN THAT SCENE IS THAT I’M GENUINELY UPSET AND THAT WAS REFRESHING. I GET ALONG SO WELL WITH KACEY WHOPLAYS KATIE. I FELT VERY SAFE WITH HER, YOU KNOW, ALMOST INSTANTLY. I THINK WE HAD A GOOD CONNECTION. SHE REALLY IS A VERY GENEROUS ACTOR, EVEN WHEN THE CAMERAS ARE ON YOU, SHE GIVES ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. SO IT WAS A VERY, VERY NICE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH KACEY.Amber Anderson
Towards the end of the film, Jennifer, Amber’s character, makes a very tough decision: she leaves. We wanted to know if Amber would have done the same in this situation or if, on the contrary, she disagreed with Jennifer’s decision. We really like her response because she is really mature and she shows incredible strength, brave and courage.
I THINK I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME AND I THINK WE’VE ALL HAD EXPERIENCES … THE EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE MAY NOT BE THE SAME, BUT I THINK A LOT OF US HAVE HAD EXPERIENCES AND BEEN THERE, WHERE WE THINK WE PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE LEFT SOONER.
I THINK THAT MOMENT IS PROBABLY VERY RELATABLE TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THAT FEELING AND SHE’S THINKING WELL, IT’S GONE FAR ENOUGH NOW, YOU KNOW, AND I THINK IF SHE HAD STAYED, IT WOULD BE ALMOST GIVING PERMISSION FOR KATIE TO CONTINUE LYING.
IN THAT MOMENT, SHE KNOWS THAT STAYING WOULD GO AGAINST EVERYTHING SHE STANDS FOR MORALLY, SO I THINK IT’S A GOOD DECISION – JENNIFER GOES THROUGH A LOT IN THE MOVIE, SHE IS SO DEPENDABLE AND GENEROUS AND SWEET AND AS AN AUDIENCE MEMBER I WANT HER TO HAVE THAT MOMENT OF REALIZING WHERE HER BOUNDARIES ARE. TO SAY, I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE ANY MORE OF THIS AND I’M NOT GOING TO ACCEPT THIS BEHAVIOR, BECAUSE SHE’S NOT EASY PREY. SHE’S JUST VERY LOVING AND KATIE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF HER, SO YEAH, AS TO WHETHER SHE SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT OR NOT … YEAH, SHE PROBABLY SHOULD, FRANKLY, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE.Amber Anderson
The main couple is a gay couple and that, unfortunately, doesn’t happen very often, it is not usually the rule. So we wanted to know what Amber thought about this and if she thinks we need more diversity in shows and movies so that we can all relate to our favorite series or movies. We’re in awe of her with her response. Just … read.
I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE REPRESENTED. BUT WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE MOVIE WITH THAT THEY’RE A GAY COUPLE BUT IT’S NOT REALLY WHAT DEFINES THEM. ULTIMATELY IT IS JUST A LOVE STORY LIKE ANY OTHER. I THINK A LOT OF HETEROSEXUAL PEOPLE COULD SEE THE FILM AND RELATE TO THE DYNAMIC BETWEEN THEM. WHAT I REALLY LIKED WAS THAT THE TYPE OF STORY WASN’T DIFFERENT OR CHANGED, IT JUST HAPPENED THAT THEY WERE GAY AND I THINK THAT’S A REALLY NICE THING. I THINK THERE SHOULD BE ALL KINDS OF LOVE STORIES AND ALL KINDS OF COMBINATIONS OF PEOPLE SHOWN ON THE SCREEN. I’M IN FAVOUR OF THAT.Amber Anderson
Frankly, we love Amber and we are going to follow all her projects, like Emma. We want to be there in every project of hers, watching it and supporting her because she deserves it, she brings an unique truth to the scene and is very versatile in her roles. So the next question was a must, what is her next project? She couldn’t tell us much but … she has a lot of interesting things this year.
I’M NOT ALLOWED TO SAY. THERE ARE TWO THINGS I’M STARTING THIS MONTH WHICH ARE REALLY EXCITING. I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF DOING A LOT OF WARDROBE FITTINGS AND STUFF RIGHT NOW. THE MOST RECENT THING TO BE RELEASED IS EMMA, BASED ON THE JANE AUSTEN NOVEL, WHICH CAME OUT IN FEBRUARY JUST BEFORE THE LOCKDOWN. OTHERWISE, I HAVE A FEW THINGS THIS YEAR BUT IT’S STILL A BIT OF A SECRET ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE, I’M AFRAID.Amber Anderson
We can’t wait to see every project Amber embarks on! You have to know that she is sweet and absolutely kind. Whenever we do an interview, we seek familiarity with the star, like a conversation between friends, simply talking about everything and nothing.
It rarely comes as naturally as it does with Amber. With her, we feel that familiarity from the first minute and we assure you that she deserves all the successes that she will surely have in her career. She is all heart.