A few days ago, we put the focus on a new movie that is pure adrenaline. We are talking about Wildcat and we love this movie more than we thought. We had the pleasure of chatting with its star Georgina Campbell about her experience shooting this movie and what it was like for her to play such a physically and emotionally demanding character.
Here we go!
Before you read our exclusive interview with Georgina Campbell, how about a backstory?
In Wildcat an ambitious reporter (Georgina Campbell) stationed in the Middle East is taken captive after a militant group ambushes her convoy. Convinced that the young woman is hiding her true identity, they’ll stop at nothing to extract information crucial to the success of their upcoming terrorist attack. With time running out, she must find a way to survive and turn the tables on her assailants.
Sounds really good, we know it. And just wait for the trailer…
And now, finally, it’s time for our exclusive interview with Georgina Campbell about Wildcat.
You already know that we like to break the ice with the game about describing the movie in three words. It is ideal because it helps introduce us to the subject and, at the same time, gives the artist the opportunity to explore her own feelings about something that many both behind and off the cameras have put so much effort and passion into. Georgina’s choice is great! She chose “relaying mystery gets out”. And we agree!
Khadija, Georgina’s character, faces harsh and violent situations, scenes that weren’t easy for her “it’s a quite intense, you know, it’s all well choreographed, though, and trust that, we talk the themes through” she shared, “so you feel safe and look after. And it’s just that at the end of the day, it’s not real”.
In Wildcat there are many good scenes to choose from, but we were curious to what Georgina’s favorite scene was. Having worked on a project for so long, you always have a special affection for each scene, so our question wasn’t an easy one for Georgina … but she chose wonderfully.
“I really loved the desert scene with Luke Benwood, where you find out how Kat got her nickname Wildcat, and I really enjoyed that scene” she commented. “It was kind of like really beautifully shot and was just kind of quite sweet reprieve from all of the kind of action and, you know, tension that’s going through the script. So I really enjoyed that”. It’s one of our favorite scenes too! So yeah, that scene is as cool as it sounds.
Wildcat is a hell of a ride! But why Georgia say yes? The movie is certainly worth it, but what was that caught Georgina’s attention? Everything works in this movie so we intuit that it was love at first sight for Georgina, because that’s just what happened to us.
“I just thought it was a really brilliantly written script, I got sent over to my agent and I read it and I felt fantastic” she tells us. “And then I had a meeting with Jonathan and he was very intelligent and he had a very good vision for the film, which is really important, because when I read it, you know, it is very shocking and it is very intense. And there’s lots of torture. It could be dealt with in a gratuitous way with a certain person directing it. But Jonathan was just so respectful and I think made a really beautiful film” she added.
Georgina’s talent and work were recognized with nothing more and nothing less than a BAFTA. It’s a … huge moment in an artist’s career. And we could only imagine how that moment felt for her, the moment she knew the BAFTA was hers. “Oh, it was amazing, it was such a surprise”, she shared. “I really didn’t think I had a chance of winning it, so it was just so fantastic. It was such an exciting point in my career”. We assure you that Georgina is very modest here because her work was excellent and, of course, she deserved to win.
Georgina is a versatile actress and in her long career she has worked in movies, shows and short films. It is … difficult for an artist who loves her work to choose between her own projects but we wanted to try. “All of them, they’re all fantastic. You know, I think there’s not much difference anymore. I think doing film and television in the past, they were completely different worlds. But now, I mean, television is so high budget and such amazing directors and writers and producers are getting on board with television and now, you know, huge movie stars are doing TV. So, I mean, I think they’re all wanting the same now”, she tell us.
Everything she said. Right now, the world of television and cinema are more connected than ever. Actually, there are shows that are as great in quality as if it were a movie and artists from all walks of life collaborate on the big screen and on the small screen intermittently.
You already know that we always love to follow the talents that fascinate us, so we asked Georgina what her next project would be. “At the moment, I’m shooting a TV series for Apple, it’s called Suspicion, where we’re just finishing off the filming now actually in New York and it should be coming out later this year. So that’s really exciting”. Can’t wait to see it!
Georgina Campbell was open, super cute, kind, lovely and charming. It was a real pleasure chatting with her and her passion for her work was imprinted in every word she said. It is always special when an artist prints that passion, that effort, that part of herself in her responses because you are really able to see what it was like for her to participate in this adventure.
We are looking forward to meet Georgina in her next projects and to be able to speak with her again soon.